Romeo and Juliet Act 1

Who said “If ever you disturb our streets again, Your lives shall forfeit of the piece” ? Prince Escalus
What does “If ever you disturb our streets again, Your lives shall forfeit of the piece” mean? The people addressed people with be killed for fighting by the speaker
Who said “By giving liberty unto thine eyes, Examine other beauties”? Benvolio
What does “By giving liberty unto thine eyes, Examine other beauties” mean? The speaker is saying look at other girls
Who said “She hath not seen the change of fourteen years; Let two more summers wither in their pride, Ere we may think her ripe to be a bride”? Capulet
What does “She hath not seen the change of fourteen years; Let two more summers wither in their pride, Ere we may think her ripe to be a bride” mean? Wait two years before marrying her, she’s not even 14
Who said “Younger than she are happy mother made.”? Paris
What does “Younger than she are happy mother made.” mean? There are younger people that have children
Who said “But woo her, gentle Paris, get her heart, My will to her consent is but a part” ? Capulet
What does “But woo her, gentle Paris, get her heart, My will to her consent is but a part” mean? My permission is only part of her decision. If she agrees to marry you, my blessing and fair words will confirm her choice.
Who said “An honour! Were not I thine only nurse”? Juliet’s nurse
What does “An honour! Were not I thine only nurse” mean? It was an honor to be her only nurse
Who said”Too rude, too boist’rous, and it pricks like a thorn.”? Romeo
What does “Too rude, too boist’rous, and it pricks like a thorn.” mean? I think it’s too rough, too rude, too rowdy, and it pricks like a thorn.
Who said {“I dreamt a dream tonight”} “And so did I”? Mercutio
What does {“I dreamt a dream tonight”} “And so did I” mean? The speaker was saying that he dreamt a dream that night as well and he said that “dreamers always lie”
Who says “True, I talk of dreams” (and then talks about Queen Mab)? Mercutio
What does “True, I talk of dreams” mean? Yes, I’m talking about dreams, which are the products of a brain that’s doing nothing.
Who said “I fear too early, for my mind misgivesSome consequence yet hanging in the starsShall bitterly begin his fearful dateWith this night’s revels, and expire the termOf a despis├Ęd life closed in my breastBy some vile forfeit of untimely death.But he that hath the steerage of my course,Direct my sail. On, lusty gentlemen.”? Romeo
What does “I fear too early, for my mind misgivesSome consequence yet hanging in the starsShall bitterly begin his fearful dateWith this night’s revels, and expire the termOf a despis├Ęd life closed in my breastBy some vile forfeit of untimely death.But he that hath the steerage of my course,Direct my sail. On, lusty gentlemen.” mean? I’m worried we’ll get there too early. I have a feeling this party tonight will be the start of something bad, something that will end with my own death. But whoever’s in charge of where my life’s going can steer me wherever they want. Onward, lover boys!
Who said”I will withdraw, but this intrusion shall, Now seeming sweet, convert to bitt’rest gall”? Tybalt
What does “I will withdraw, but this intrusion shall, Now seeming sweet, convert to bitt’rest gall” mean? I’ll leave here now, but Romeo’s prank, which seems so sweet to him now, will turn bitter to him later.
Similie A comparison using like or as
Metaphor A comparison that establishes a figurative identity between objects being compared.
Personification A figure of speech in which an object or animal is given human feelings, thoughts, or attitudes
Oxymoron A figure of speech that combines opposite or contradictory terms in a brief phrase.
Themes of the play Love, Civil disobedience, and Fate
Mercutio A kinsman to the Prince, and Romeo’s close friend. One of the most extraordinary characters in all of Shakespeare’s plays, Mercutio overflows with imagination, wit, and, at times, a strange, biting satire and brooding fervor. He loves wordplay, especially sexual double entendres. He can be quite hotheaded, and hates people who are affected, pretentious, or obsessed with the latest fashions. He finds Romeo’s romanticized ideas about love tiresome, and tries to convince Romeo to view love as a simple matter of sexual appetite.
Tybalt A Capulet, Juliet’s cousin on her mother’s side. Vain, fashionable, supremely aware of courtesy and the lack of it, he becomes aggressive, violent, and quick to draw his sword when he feels his pride has been injured. Once drawn, his sword is something to be feared. He loathes Montagues.
Benvolio Montague’s nephew, Romeo’s cousin and thoughtful friend, he makes a genuine effort to defuse violent scenes in public places, though Mercutio accuses him of having a nasty temper in private. He spends most of the play trying to help Romeo get his mind off Rosaline, even after Romeo has fallen in love with Juliet

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