Romeo and Juliet – Act 1; lcc revised

Who are the 2 feuding families Montagues and Capulets
What are the servants discussing in the opening act of the play? Two Capulet servants (Gregory and Sampson) are discussing the families they work for and how they hate them.
Why is Romeo upset? He is in love but the girl he likes, Rosaline doesn’t like him.
What does Benvolio vow to do? Help Romeo get over the girl he is in love with
What suggests that Romeo is a man looking for someone to love? He is moping around and basing everything off of looks. When he sees Juliet he falls in love instantly.
There are references to the mythological god and goddess Cupid and Diana in this scene. What significance do they have for Romeo in this scene? Cupid signifies that Romeo is in love because Cupid is the goddess of love. Diana symbolizes Diana’s chastity because she is the goddess of it.
The quarrel of the servants renews the feud. What does this illustrate? It is deeply rooted.
Describe Benvolio He is a peacemaker
Describe Tybalt Aggressive with a quick temper
What does the color purple mean? Royalty
Explain “dark curtains” from dawn’s bed Night is turning into day
What is Romeo’s obsession? He is in love with a girl named Rosaline but she doesn’t love him back.
Why is it ironic that Romeo dismisses the idea of a feud? He once said that his family hate is hidden love. He then ends up falling in love with a Capulet which is sort of ironic.
What is a sorrow to Romeo? The fact that Rosaline’s beauty won’t be passed down to later generations
How old is Juliet? 13
Who is in love with Juliet in Act 1, Scent II? Paris
What does Capulet tell Paris? Juliet is too young. Wait two years and that if she wants to, he can marry her then.
Where do Romeo and Benvolio decide to go at the end of scene (Act 1, scene II)? The Capulet’s traditional feast
Why is Capulet not eager to new a feud? He and Montague are getting older
What is the main plot of the play? The forbidden romance of two young adults
What is the subplot of the play? The long-standing rivalry between two families (the Montagues and the Capulets)
Where does the subplot begin? Yerana
What does Lady Capulet ask Juliet (Act 1, Scene III) To consider marrying Paris
What is Juliet’s response to this question? She has not given much thought to getting married.
What is important about her response? As a young women during this time, it is important to obey the wishes of her parents.
Now that you’ve met Juliet, do you think she and Romeo will make a good pair? How do their attitudes about love compare? No. Romeo falls in love based on looks and Juliet said she won’t fall in love based only on looks.
To what extend do you believe that Juliet is capable of making mature decisions about love and marriage at this point in the play?
Most fairy tales suggest that love will triumph in the end and that everyone in the story will live happily every after. How does Mercutio’s Queeen Mab speech differ from the usual fairy tale format? Is his speech a warning to Romeo? The fairly tale format conjures up images that everyone is happy at the end. Queen Mab is the queen of Fairies. She is responsible for what men dream and that does not always end well.
What happens at the party that causes Romeo to forget Rosaline? He sees Juliet for the first time across a room
Why wouldn’t Capulet let Tybalt attack/kill Romeo at the ball? He doesn’t want Tybalt to disrupt the ball and also Romeo is behaving like a gentleman.
Who does Romeo call Juliet prior to kissing her? Saint
How might one account for Romeo and Juliet falling in love so quickly? Romeo and Juliet are typical teenagers who are often guided by emotions, rather than through the use of logic.
What did Juliet first ask the nurse about two other guys?
What do Romeo and Juliet realize about one another at the end of Act I? They realize they are the children of their worst enemies.
Who said the following lines and why? Is she a Capulet? O dear account, my life is my foe’s debt. Romeo. He means that his enemy now controls his life. This is because he believes that he can’t live without Juliet and she is controlled by Lord Capulet.
Who said the following lines and why? My only love sprung unknown and known to late Juliet. She is saying that she wishes she would have known beforehand who Romeo was. She has found out too late that he is an enemy — too late because she’s already in love
Define Pun A humorous play on words;
Example of Pun in Act I When Romeo says, “You have dancing shoes with nimble soles. I have a soul of lead…”)
Define Alliteration Repetition of initial consonant sounds.
Example of Alliteration in Act I (“busy bee”; “Simple Simon”)”I am fortune’s fool.”
Define Allusion A brief and indirect reference to a person, place, thingor idea of historical, cultural, literary or political significance.
Example of Allusion in Act I Benvolio makes an allusion to Cupid when he says, “We’ll havenot Cupid hoodwinked with a scarf…”
Define Metaphor A comparison of two unlike things without using theword “like” or “as”.
Example of Metaphor in Act I When Romeo first sees Juliet, he compares her to a “shrine” andto a “rich jewel”.
Define Hyberbole An action to which it is not literary applicable.
Example of Hyberbole in Act I “A thousand times good-night!” Juliet
Define Irony A contrast between what is stated and what is reallymeant, or between what is expected to happen and what actually does happen.
Example of Irony in Act I Act 1 Scene 5, at the Capulet’s Ball. Romeo and Juliet have their encounter with each other at the masked ball. Juliet not knowing the identify of her new found love asks the nurse to go and find out who her love is. She tells the nurse ‘ if he be married, my grave is like to be my wedding bed”, here lies the dramatic irony of the scene.
Define Comic Relief Comic episodes in a dramatic or literary work that off-set more serious sections.
Example of Comic Relief in Act I In the beginning when members of the Capulet and Montague men are arguing and one of them “bites his thumb” at another. Back then, biting your thumb was the equivalent to the middle finger today
Define Foreshadow A writer’s use of hints or clues to suggest eventsthat will occur in a story. Creates suspense and at the same time prepares the reader for what is to come.
Example of foreshadow in Act I when Romeo tells his friends that he has misgivings about attending the Capulet party and worries that something bad will happen as a result.
Define Aside where a character does not talk to another character, but talks to himself or talks directly to the audience
Example of Aside in Act I On the balcony between Romeo and JulietJuliet: Or, if thou wilt not, be but sworn my love, and I’ll no longer be a Capulet. Romeo (Aside) : Shall I hear more, or shall I speak at this?
What does Juliet mean when she says, “Deny thy father and refuse thy name”? She is willing to not let their feuding families hinder her and Romeo’s romance.
Define soliloquy When one gives their own thoughts to an audience
Explain how Romeo finds out about the Capulet ball?: When an illiterate Capulet servant asks him to read the invitation to him
Time frame of Romeo and Juliet?: 5 days;STARTS Sunday: Fighting of servants and townspeopleENDS Thursday: Death of Romeo and Juliet

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