Romeo and Juliet Act 1 Quizlet

Why do Sampson and Gregory fight with Montague’s men? Because the Capulet and Montague households are rivals.
Benvolio and Tybalt come upon the servants fighting. Contrast their reactions to the fight. Benvolio had a forceful stance and wanted to stop the fighting; Tybalt went all out with rage and wanted to fight to the death.
What ended the opening skirmish? The prince threatens death if they fought. the townspeople agreed: down with the Montagues and the Capulets
Why is Romeo so sad? Rosaline, the girl he loves, doesn’t love him back.
What suggests that Romeo is a man looking for someone to love? Romeo goes on a sad rant about his crush not being hit with Cupid’s arrow, he shares his unfavorable and weird view of love, and feeling bad for his thirsty and tempted self because he can’t hit this girl he likes (basically)
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? Instead of being pricked by Cupid’s arrow and being attracted equally to Romeo, she has instead took on the Goddess of abstinence, Dian’s quality and refrained from any activity with him.
What does the color purple mean? wealth and royalty.
Describe the relationship between Romeo and Benvolio. Romeo and Benvolio have a fairly strong relationship as in their dialogue when Benvolio reassures Romeo about his crush, but they respect each others space, demonstrated when Ben did not pursue after Romeo.
How old is Juliet? 13
Explain what Paris wants from Capulet and how Capulet responds. Paris wants to marry and conceive children with Juliet, but Capulet wants her consent and to give it more time since she is his only living child and is only 13.
How does Romeo find out about the feast and why does he decide to go even though because he is a Montague, he is not invited? He finds out through one of Capulet’s servants making him read a party guest list for the ball. H decides to go, disregarding the servant’s suggestion to not come if thou are of Montague’s bloodline because he wants to stalk his crush at the party.
What does Lady Capulet ask Juliet? What she thinks or feels about getting married.
How does Juliet respond? What is important about her response? She responds that she hasn’t really given it any time. This is important because it shows her abstinence from lust , however her mother gets excited still because she had Juliet at her age and at the same time Paris has been expressing wishes to marry her.
Now that you’ve met Juliet, do you think her and Romeo will make a good pair? How do their attitudes about love compare? I don’t think they’ll make a good pair (from so far in the story) because Juliet is abstinent from marriage and lust and is a good girl; she doesn’t pay too much mind to love. Romeo is all about sex, however; so unless Juliet rebels from her innocence or her parents want them together, they won’t mix.
Is Juliet capable of making mature decision about love and marriage at this point in the play? explain. Juliet is not capable of making mature decisions at this point because she doesn’t think about them on the daily in the first place; plus, she is very flowish and obedient with her parents.
Most fair tales suggest that love will triumph in the end and that everyone in the story will live happily ever after. How does Mercutio’s Queen Mab speech differ from the usual fairy tale format? What is the purpose of his speech with regard to Romeo? It differs in that Queen Mab is the queen of fairies. She is responsible for what men dream, but these dreams do not always end well. Regarding Romeo, the speech was meant to disregard Romeo’s response that sometimes dreams come true and make him realize how silly he sounded.
Explain what causes Romeo to forget Rosaline. When he sees Juliet and is immediately infatuated.
Why would Capulet not let Tybalt attack Romeo at the ball? He thinks Romeo is decent and doesn’t want to ruin the party, anyway.
Why is tybalt’s reaction to Capulet’s restriction and what future actions might this imply? He says he needs to fight him for crushing the party and won’t tolerate it; in response, Capulet insults him for defying him as he greets guests. This implies that Tybalt is going to seek revenge on Romeo later on (for his uncle’s wrath and the crashing of the party)
Romeo and Juliet seem to fall in love rather quickly. What might account for this? Because Romeo had a very smooth and suave pick-up line and made calculated excuses to keep kissing her. (wow what a great first impression)
What is an example of a pun? “You have dancing shoes/ With nimble soles; I have a soul of lead” (1.4.15-16)
Alliteration example “And she shall scant show well that now seems best.” (1.2.104)
Oxymoron example “O heavy lightness!” (1.1.176)
Allusion example “She’ll not be hit with Cupids arrow” (1.1.210-211)
Metaphor example “But he, his own affections’ counselor,” (1.1.143)
Hyperbole example “I will take the wall of any man or maid of Montague’s” (1.1.10-11)
Irony example “and if you be not of the house of Montague’s I pray, come and crush a cup of wine.” (1.2.83-84)
Comic Relief example “In sadness, cousin, I do love a woman./ I aim’d so near when I suppos’d you lov’d.” (1.1.204-207)
Foreshadowing example “From forth the fatal loins of these two foes/ A pair of star-cross’d lovers take their life;” (Prologue. 5-6)
Aside example “My only love, sprung from my only hate!/ Too early seen unknown, and known to late!/ Prodigious birth of love it is to me that I must love a loathed enemy./ What’s this? what’s this?” (I.V.146-151)
Translate these lines:”From forth the fatal loins of these two foes/ A pair of star-cross’d lovers take their life;” (Prologue. 5-6) The children of these two foes/ A pair of ill-destined lovers kill themselves
define buckler A small shield
Define collier. slave
define choler anger
define maidenhead virginity
define kinsmen family
What is Tybalt basically trying to say?”What, drawn and talk of peace? I hate the word As I hate hell, all Montagues, and thee. Have at thee, coward!” No negotiating, I wanna fight!
What is the prince trying to say?”If ever you disturb our streets again, Your lives shall pay the forfeit of the peace” Fight again you die bub
What is a common thing for Ben to do that is often associated with his character? He recaps events.
define ere before
What do these lines say?Ben: “I, measuring his affections by my own,Which them most sought where most might not be found, Being one too many by my weary self-Pursu’d my humour, not pursuing his, And gladly shunn’d who gladly fled from me.” He gladly left Romeo alone becauses he wanted to be alone too.
Who said this quote and why:”Black and portentous must this humour proveUnless good counsel may the cause remove.” Lord Montague; he’s worried about his son Romeo
Who said this quote and why:”Both by myself and many other friends;But he, his own affections’ counsellor,Is to himself- I will not say how true-“ Lord Montague because he’s trying to figure the cause of Romeo’s depression
Who said this quote and why:”As is the bud bit with an envious wormEre he can spread his sweet leaves to the airOr dedicate his beauty to the sun.” Lord Montague; he’s saying his sun is like a flower bud, but he was eaten from the inside by a bird which is his depression, so he can’t bloom.
Who said this quote and why:”Could we but learn from whence his sorrows grow, We would as willingly give cure as know” Lord Montague; he doesn’t feel like he himself has to fix him, but he’ll do anything in his power to help.
define shrift confession
Who said this quote and what does it mean?”Not having that, which, having, makes them short””Out of her favour, where I am in love” Romeo – he is saying the opposite of “fun makes time fly” so “depression make time drag”He is in love with someone but he was denied.
In Act 1 Scene 1 Romeo uses a barrage of oxmorons as follows:”Why then, O brawling love! O loving hate!O any thing, of nothing first create!O heavy lightness! serious vanity!”What point is he trying to get across? That his love is creating and brewing hate within him.
What does the quote below from Romeo demonstrate?”Love is a smoke rais’d with the fume of sighs; Being purg’d, a fire sparkling in lovers’ eyes; Being vex’d a sea nourish’d with lovers’ teras. What is it else? A madness most discreet, A choking gall, and a preserving sweet.”((note – choking gall = lump in back of throat, preserving sweet = what soothes gall) His unfavorable definition and view of love
Who said this quote and why?”Let two more summers with in their prideWere we may think her ripe to be a bride” Capulet because shes only 13
Who said this quote and why?”Compare her face with some that I shall show, And I will make thee think they swan a crow” Benvolio- he’s trying to say that ROSALINE IS UGLY
Who said this quote and what do they mean?”Transparent heretics, be burnt for liars!””One fairer than my love? The all-seeing sun Ne’er saw her match since first the world begun.” RomeoWhat you said what people who are burned at the stake say.No one can compete with his love in terms of good looks.
define fortnight two weeks
define lammastide August 1st
What is significant when the Nurse and Capulet discuss the current time period:”How long is it now to Lammastide? (august 1st)”A fortnight and odd days” It’s the middle of July which means its hot
What is significant about the Nurse’s quote as she reminisces about Juliet’s childhood days?”Come Lammas Eve at nigh shall she be fourteen.Susan and she (God rest all Christian souls!)Were of an age. Well, Susan is with God;” Lammas Eve is Juliet’s birthdayNurse’s own child died so she sees Juliet as her daughter.
What is significant about this quote and who said it?”This precious book of love, this unbound lover, To beautify him only lacks a cover.” Lady CapuletShe’s saying that men are intelligent and have all the substance, and women are just pretty girls. Shakespeare insinuates hypocrisy through her because Queen Elizabeth ruled at the time.
Who said this quote and what does it mean?”But no more deep will I endart mine eyeThan your consent gives strength to make it fly.” JulietI’ll like him as much as you let/ want me to

You Might Also Like