Romeo and Juliet Act 3

soliloquy a speech in a play in which a character, alone on stage, expresses his or her thoughts directly to the audience (lengthy speech, spoken when no other characters are present)
aside a brief remark, unheard by the other characters on stage, from a character to the audience (brief, delivered with other characters present but unable to hear)
soliloquy/aside let audience know what a character is really thinking or feeling. Shakespeare uses both to reveal character, disclose motives, and advance the plot
monologue similar to soliloquy, a lengthy speech. But is addressed to other characters not to the audience
gallant Brave, noble
fray noisy fight
martial military
agile quick and easy of movement
exile banish
tedious tiresome and boring
eloquence speech that is vivid, forceful, graceful, and persuasive
fickle changeable
abhors detests, intensely dislikes
That _______ spirit hath aspired the clouds… gallant
Where are the vile beginners of this _______ fray
And, with a _______ scorn, with one hand beats… martial
His ______ arm beats down their fatal points… agile
Immediately we do ______ him hence… exile
Not yet enjoyed, so _______ is this day… tedious
But Romeo’s name speaks heavenly __________ eloquence
If thou art _______, what dost thou with him fickle
Soon sleep in quiet. O how my heart _______… abhors
Trace the sequence of events that begins with Tybalt’s insult to Romeo and ends with Tybalt’s death and Romeo’s banishment Romeo controls his anger and tries to make light of the challenge to a duel. Mercutio becomes angry and begins to fight with Tybalt. As Romeo tries to seperate them, Tybalt kills Mercutio and runs away. When Tybalt returns, Romeo avenges his friend’s death by killing Tybalt. Romeo runs away. The Prince banishes Romeo.
Describe the clashing emotions Juliet feels when the Nurse reports Tybalt’s death and Romeo’s banishment At first Juliet believes Romeo is evil and begins to speak against him. But when the Nurse also attacks Romeo, Juliet defends him, feeling guilty that she had even thought he was villainous. She is upset for both Tybalt and Romeo because one is dead and the other is banished
How does Romeo respond to the news of his banishment and Juliet’s grief? Romeo is distressed to hear of his banishment. He feels that the death he expected would be better than banishment to a city where he cannot see Juliet. When he hears how Juliet feels, he asks the Friar what part of his body holds his name so he can destroy it, and he tries to stab himself.
In his long speech to Romeo, Friar Lawrence mentions three things for which Romeo should consider himself fortunate. What are they? Friar Lawrence thinks Romeo should feel fortunate because Juliet is alive, he is alive, and he has only been banished— not sentenced to death
What decision concerning Paris and Juliet does Lord Capulet make in Scene 4? Describe Juliet’s reaction to this plan Capulet has decided that Paris and Juliet will marry in 2 days. Juliet’s reaction is explosive and definite. She will not marry Paris
As Romeo and Juliet are about to part, how do they differ in their views of the future? What advice does the Nurse give Juliet at the end of Act 3? Describe Juliet’s reaction to this advice Juliet is pessimistic, Romeo more positive. She is wondering if they will ever see each other again. Romeo assures her that they will and then all their sorrows will be gone. The Nurse advises Juliet to forget Romeo and marry Paris. Juliet reacts by secretly rejecting the Nurse as a confidante
What does Romeo mean when he says, after killing Tybalt, “O, I am fortune’s fool!”? Romeo feels he is a victim of fate
Why did Escalus not sentence Romeo to death, in keeping with his speech in Act 1? The Prince was more lenient because Romeo killed a person who had himself killed the Prince’s relative
Explain why you think Romeo and Juliet’s troubles do or do not result primarily from fate. Support your answer with details from the play Most of the troubles arise from the fact that their families have been feuding; as a result, their love is dangerous and bound to lead to trouble. Tybalt’s anger at Romeo and the need to keep the marriage a secret are the result of the feud. Capulet might easily have approved a marriage to Romeo instead of Paris, if there had not been a feud between the families
Up to this point, the Nurse has acted as a counselor for Juliet. What qualities should a counselor have? Consistent, intelligent, and not afraid to speak his or her mind.
What thoughts/feelings does Juliet reveal in her soliloquy that opens Scene 2? Juliet is impatient for the the night to arrive, so that she can be with her new husband
When Lady Capulet, in Scene 5, refers to Romeo as a villain, Juliet utters the aside “Villain and he be many miles asunder,” In your own words, what is Juliet saying? Why is it important that the audience, but not Lady Capulet, hear this remark? Juliet says their is a big difference between Romeo and a villain. It is important that Lady Capulet not hear how she feels but also important that the audience knows that she does not think that Romeo is a villain
Friar Lawrence’s monologue in Scene 3 beginning with “Hold thy desperate hand.” What criticisms is he addressing Romeo? Friar Lawrence thinks that Romeo is acting irrationally and self-destructively
Tone in a monologue is the feelings and emotions that accompany the words. When you attend a play, the tone of the speech is conveyed by the voice of the speaker. When you read a play, however, you must infer the tone.
Benvolio’s monologue in Scene 1 beginning “Tybalt, here slain, whom Romeo’s hand did slay”1. What situation is the speaker in?2. To whom is he/she speaking?3/ Why is the speaker uttering these words?4. What feelings and emotions seem appropriate to the monologue? 1. The speaker has observed the previous action and knows precisely what has happened2. He is recounting the events to the Prince and all others present.3. He is serving as a witness, because no one else was there and the facts of the situation need to be explained4. His tone of voice would be sad and agitate, because he was a friend of Mercutio and is close to Romeo. However, he would try to control his emotions in order to give an accurate account.
allusion reference to something in another work of literature, mythology, or history. For example, Juliet alludes to Phoebus Apollo, the sun god in classical mythology, in her soliloquy at the start of Scene 2. An allusion will enrich or reinforce a statement by drawing on the ideas, feelings, or images, associated with the reference.
When Juliet alludes to Phoebus Apollo, she is wishing that the sun would set and night would come. How does the allusion enrich the lines in which it occurs? It gives a vivid picture of horses pulling the sun’s chariot—-or in this case of Phaeton, of the sun’s chariot hurling out of control
Near the beginning of Scene 5, Romeo sees the first light of dawn and says, “I’ll say yon gray is not the morning’s eye, Tis but the pale reflex of Cynthia’s brow…” Explain the allusion here Neither Romeo nor Juliet wants the dawn to arrive. Romeo tries to deny daylight has come by calling it instead a reflection of moonlight. Cynthia was the moon goddess

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