Romeo and Juliet

(Act I) Why do Sampson and Gregory fight with Montague’s men? They are Capulets and hate the Montague’s
(Act I) Benvolio and Tybalt come upon the servants fighting. Contrast their reactions to the fighting. Benvolio doesn’t want to fight, but Tybalt does.
(Act I) When Montague and Capulet enter and see the disturbance, they want to fight, too. What do their wives say? They don’t want to fight.
(Act I) What ended the opening fight? The prince and the officer
(Act I) Why is Romeo so sad? He doesn’t have any love
(Act I) In Act I Scene ii, Paris asks for Juliet’s hand in marriage. What is Capulet’s reply? Wait two years until she is 14.
(Act I) Why is Capulet giving a feast? To introduce Juliet to the people in the community.
(Act I) How does Romeo find out abut the feast, and why does he decide to go even though (being a Montague) he is not invited? The Capulet servant told Romeo and invited him, not knowing who he was; to prove Benvolio wrong, that he can get into the party
(Act I) Describe Juliet’s relationship with her family in Act I. She is respectful and tries to obey her parents.
(Act I) At the end of Act I Scene iv, what does Romeo tell Benvolio, foreshadowing future action in the play? The way Romeo will meet Juliet at the ball, and the way the tragedy will develop as a result; somebody will die
(Act I) What does Romeo mean when he says, “Oh dear account! My life is my foe’s debt?” Juliet is a Capulet
(Act II) In Act II scene ii, Romeo and Juliet profess their love for one another. Juliet is to contact Romeo (through a servant) the next day. Why? To set up their time to get married
(Act II) Why does Friar Lawrence agree to marry Romeo and Juliet? To stop the rivalry, and Romeo and Juliet found true love
(Act II) What message does Nurse take to Juliet? Friar Lawrence will marry Romeo and Juliet
(Act II) What warning does Friar Lawrence give Romeo, foreshadowing future events of the play? “These violent delights have violent ends.”
(Act III) In Act III, Mercutio and Benvolio get into a conflict with Tybalt. What does Romeo do when he comes upon them? Why? He doesn’t want to fight with the Capulets because Juliet is a Capulet and he loves her.
(Act III) How does Mercutio die? Tybalt stabbed Mercutio.
(Act III) How does Tybalt die? Roemo stabbed Tybalt.
(Act III) What punishment did the Prince give Romeo for fighting? Romeo will be exiled.
(Act III) Why did Romeo’s killing Tybalt put Juliet in a bad position? What did she finally decide? Her husband of 3 hours killed her cousin. She decides to be with Romeo.
(Act III) Lady Capulet goes to tell Juliet about the plans for marriage between Juliet and Paris. What is Juliet’s reaction? She refuses and says she would rather die than marry Paris.
(Act III) What is Capulet’s reaction when Juliet refuses to marry Paris? He is furious.
(Act III) What advice does Nurse give to Juliet? Be logical and marry Paris.
Why does Juliet go to Friar Lawrence’s cell? To ask him for advice
What plans do Friar Lawrence and Juliet make? Juliet is going to take a potion that will make her appear dead for 20 hours. Romeo will then come back to Verona and end up with Juliet.
What news does Balthasar bring Romeo? How does Romeo react? Juliet is dead; Romeo wants to kill himself
What went wrong with the Friar’s plan? Romeo never received the letters
What are the circumstances of Paris’ death? Paris doesn’t want Romeo to see Juliet’s body, so Romeo kills Paris
After she wakes up from being drugged, why does Juliet kill herself with Romeo’s dagger? She realized Romeo is dead and they can’t be together, so she kills herself.

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