Romeo and Juliet Act 1-3

Soliloquy A speech by a character who is alone on stage speaking to him or herself or to the audience
Dramatic irony Irony that is inherent in speeches or a situation of a drama and is understood by the audience but not grasped by characters
Monologue A long speech by one character to one or more other characters on stage
Aside Words that are spoken by a character in a play to the audience or to another character but that are not supposed to be overheard by the others on stage
Turning point The moment when a choice made by the direction of the action
Complication Often ridiculous but serious to heighten the suspense
Archaic Very old or old fashioned
Foil Character who is used as a contrast to another character
Tragedy Play that depicts serious and important events in which the main character comes to an unhappy ending
What does the prologue say ends the rage between two families of Verona? The death of Romeo and Juliet
Who is Tybalt? What does he do that is dangerous? A Capulet, he starts a fight
What warning does prince Escalus give the street brawlers in scene one? That is if they fight again he will kill them
In scene four,how does Mercutio tried to snap Romeo out of his depression? He convinces him to go to the party
Where do Romeo and Juliet first meet? The Capulet party
What plans do Romeo and Juliet make in scene two? They plan to get married
What fault does friar Lawrence find in Romeo in scene three? He rushes his decisions
We hear in scene four that Tybalt is looking for Romeo. Why does he want Romeo? He saw Romeo at the Capulet party and he wants to kill him
How does Mercutio feel about Tybalt? He wants to fight him
What part does the nurse play in Romeo and Juliet’s schemes? She’s the messenger
What causes the fatal sword fight between Mercutio and Tybalt in scene one? How is Mercutio kilt? Tybalt wants to find Romeo and Mercutio wants to fight him; Romeo gets in the way and Tybalt stabs him
Why does Romeo killed Tybalt? He killed Mercutio
Now the young lovers are in serious trouble. What does Juliet threaten in scene two, after hearing of Romeos banishment? To kill herself
What is the Friars plan to help them in scene three? Romeo will hide and friar will tell Juliet’s parents about their marriage
A new complication has risen by the end of scene four. What plans have Juliet’s parents made for her? To marry Paris

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