Romeo and Juliet (Act 1 and 2)

What does the prologue say will happen to Romeo and Juliet? They will die.
What does Escalus say he will do to people who fight in the future? They will be put to death.
How does Benvolio say the fight started? First, Capulet servants were arguing with Montague servants. When Benvolio was trying to stop the arguing Tybalt came in and started swinging his sword (physically fighting) with Benvolio. Everyone else started throwing punches and a fight happened.
How is Romeo acting (in Act 1) according to Benvolio and Mercutio? sad, distant, depressed
What advice does Benvolio give Romeo about Rosaline? Forget her; look for another woman.
What are Lord Capulet’s requirements for Paris to marry Juliet? Wait until Juliet is 16 and make sure she is in love.
Why does the Capulet servant ask Romeo to read the guest list to the Capulet party? The servant can’t read and was asking everyone to read the list for him. He just asked Romeo by chance.
What convinces Romeo to crash the Capulet’s party? Romeo saw Rosaline on the guest list.
How old is Juliet? 13 but just about to turn 14
What does Nurse think of Paris? She thinks he’s perfect.
How are Romeo and friends going to hide themselves at the Capulet’s party? wear masks
Who’s Queen Mab? A made up fairy who gives dreams to people (according to their emotions).
What can you tell about Mercutio’s opinion on dreams from his Queen Mab monologue? He thinks dreams are fake and don’t predict/guide how you should act.
What does Romeo fear at the end of Act 1 Scene 4? Something bad (that results in his death) is going to happen.
How does Romeo react when he first sees Juliet? To what does he compare her? He instantly falls in love. He compares her to a Holy shrine.
How does Juliet react to first seeing Romeo? She instantly falls in love.
How does Tybalt react to Romeo at the party? How does Lord Capulet react? Tybalt is angry and thinks Romeo is mocking the Capulet family by crashing the party. Lord Capulet doesn’t care and lets Romeo stay.
What does Romeo compare Juliet to in Act 2 Scene 2 (balcony scene)? The sun.
Who do Mercutio and Benvolio think Romeo is in love with? Rosaline
Why does Juliet want Romeo and herself to use different names? So they can be together (their family names are the only thing that keeps them apart- Juliet thinks if they drop the names all problems will go away).
What is Juliet scared of when she and Romeo are out on her balcony? They’ll get caught by her family and be killed.
Why is Juliet scared of the love she and Romeo share? It’s dangerous.
Why is Friar Laurence worried about Romeo and Juliet’s relationship? He thinks they fell in love to quickly.
Why does Friar Laurence agree to help Romeo and Juliet? He thinks it will stop the fighting between the Capulets and the Montagues.
Why did Tybalt send a letter to Romeo’s house? To challenge Romeo to a duel (because Romeo crashed the party).
What warning does Nurse give to Romeo? Don’t cheat on Juliet or break her heart.
What does Romeo tell Nurse to tell Juliet? Tell your parents you are going to a confession but really meet at Friar Laurence’s room in the monastery so we can get married.
What annoys Juliet at the beginning of Act 2 Scene 5? Nurse is 3 hours late getting home from her meeting with Romeo and she keeps stalling on Juliet what happened.
What is Friar Laurence afraid of in Act 2 Scene 6? He thinks Romeo and Juliet are moving too fast and they shouldn’t be getting married yet.
What is an example of dramatic irony in Act 2? Nobody except the audience, Friar Laurence, Romeo, and Juliet know about Romeo and Juliet’s relationship.
What is an example of foreshadowing in Act 2? On the balcony in Scene 2 Juliet thinks their love is dangerous.

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