Romeo and Juliet act 3 quiz

What major event happens between the end of Act Two and the beginning of Act Three? Romeo and Juliet’s wedding
In Act Three, Scene One, why does Benvolio say that he and Mercutio should “retire”? It’s hot out and Capulets are in the streets; he realizes that there will be a “brawl” if they stay outside
How does Mercutio respond to Benvolio’s plea? He mocks Benvolio and calls him a hypocrite; he then says he’s not going to back down from a fight with the Capulets
What does Tybalt want? Retribution against Romeo (for crashing the Capulets’ party)
What does Mercutio want from Tybalt? a fight
Why does Benvolio advise Mercutio and Tybalt not to fight in the street? The Prince has decreed that he’ll sentence anyone from either family to death who fights in public (or disturbs the peace in town).
When Mercutio starts to pick a fight with Tybalt, Benvolio warns the two feuding parties that they should do one of two things. What are the two things? Either fight in a more private place or depart and brush aside their differences
Why doesn’t Tybalt initially fight Mercutio? Romeo shows up on the scene (and Tybalt really wants to fight Romeo).
What “burn” does Tybalt conclude the following line with: Romeo, the love I bear thee can afford / No better term than this: Thou art…” a villain
Why doesn’t Romeo want to fight Tybalt? They are now family members, as Romeo and Juliet have tied the knot
What does the name Tybalt mean? Prince of cats
What wordplay (relating to Tybalt’s name) does Mercutio engage in (aka what does he say after Tybalt says, “What wouldst tou have with me?” “But one of your nine lives…”
How does Mercutio die? Romeo tries to break up Mercutio’s fight with Tybalt, and Tybalt stabs Mercutio under Romeo’s arm
After he is stabbed, what phrase (which is an instance of foreshadowing) does Mercutio say repeatedly? A plague o’ both your houses
What does it mean when Mercutio says, “Ay, ay, a scratch, a scratch. Marry, ’tis enough”? He’s going to die from Tybalt’s wound.
What internal conflict is Romeo presented with after Mercutio is killed? Should he seek revenge against Tybalt (and by doing so risk destroying his own life/his marriage to Juliet
Of what does Romeo blame Juliet after Tybalt’s death? Her beauty has weakened his manliness and made him “effeminate” and cowardly
How do we know that Romeo knows that getting revenge will be detrimental to his own future? He says, “This day’s black fate on more days doth depend. This but begins the woe others must end.”
What does Benvolio tell Romeo to do after he kills Tybalt? Why? Run away, because if the Prince sees him and finds out what he’s done, Romeo will “doom thee to death”
What does Benvolio do when the Prince asks for an explanation of what happened during the fight? He spills the beans on EVERYTHING, sparing no details.
What is Lady Capulet’s reaction to Benvolio’s description of the events? Why is this especially notable? She says that Romeo must die, which is awkward because Romeo is technically her son-in-law now.
What is the Prince’s sentence for Romeo He banishes Romeo from Verona and claims that if he is found in Verona again, he will be put to death.
Why is the Prince’s sentence problematic Romeo can’t stay in Verona, and his wife, Juliet, can’t leave
Who is Juliet waiting for at the beginning of Act Three, Scene Two? Why? Romeo; she’s eager to consummate their marriage
What does it mean when Juliet says, “O, I have bought the mansion of a love / But not possessed it, and, though I am sold, / Not yet enjoyed.” She’s gotten married, but she hasn’t yet consummated the marriage.
Why is the Nurse upset when she enters Juliet’s chamber? What is the source of the confusion between the Nurse and Juliet in this scene The Nurse is upset about Tybalt’s death; Juliet thinks that the Nurse is talking about Romeo (and thus, she thinks Romeo has been killed).
Explain the progression of Juliet’s reaction when she hears about Tybalt’s death and Romeo’s banishment. First, she is furious with Romeo for killing Tybalt; then she scolds the Nurse for also cursing Romeo and calls herself a “beast” for being mad at him; finally, she tries to justify Romeo’s murder of Tybalt
Explain both Romeo and Juliet’s reactions to Romeo being banished (as opposed to sentenced to death) They both view banishment as worse than death (because it means they won’t be able to be together
What does it mean when Juliet says, “I’ll to my wedding bed, / And death, not Romeo, take my maidenhead.” I’ll be a virgin until I die now that I won’t be able to see Romeo again.
What does the Nurse offer to do for Juliet after hearing the grief-stricken girl’s lamentations? She says she will go find Romeo and ensure that the two lovebirds will have one final night together.
Where is Romeo hiding? At Friar Lawrence’s
What does Juliet ask the Nurse to give to Romeo a ring
How do Romeo and Friar Lawrence differ in their view of Romeo’s punishment (banishment vs. death)? Romeo thinks banishment is worse than death (he class it “torture”), but Friar Lawrence advises that the Prince was being generous with his verdict and calls the judgment “dear mercy”
Why is Romeo jealous of “every cat and dog / And little mouse, every unworthy thing” They may live in Heaven (Verona) and look upon Juliet, while Romeo no longer can
What does the Nurse say to Romeo when she first sees him at Friar Lawrence’s? 1) you look just like Juliet (devastated, weeping, etc.); and 2) Stand up, stop crying, and be a man (for Juliet’s sake)
Friar Lawrence, when explaining why Romeo’s banishment isn’t such a bad thing, says, “There art thou happy” three times. Give two of the three reasons why Romeo should be happy? 1) Juliet is alive; 2) Tybalt would have killed Romeo, but Romeo was able to kill Tybalt instead; 3) the Prince was lenient and exiled him (instead of sentencing him to death)
What “plan” does Friar Lawrence set for Romeo? Go see Juliet (and consummate your marriage), then go to Mantua until all the craziness blows over. Once everything is calm and cool again, Friar Lawrence will have someone bring Romeo back to Verona, where he will be able to be ” twenty hundred thousand times” happier than he is right now
What is Capulet planning in the beginning of Act Three, Scene Four? He is talking to Paris and organizing a wedding for Paris and Juliet.
When will the wedding take place? In three days’ time (on Thursday)
What is the inherent problem with the wedding that Capulet is planning? Juliet’s already married to Romeo (but nobody knows, except for Romeo, Juliet, Friar Lawrence, and the Nurse)
Why does Capulet want the wedding to be small and subdued? Because he doesn’t want it to seem like he’s being ignorant of/insensitive about Tybalt’s death
What have Romeo and Juliet done between the end of Scene Four and the beginning of Scene Five Spent the night together; consummated their relationship
What is the significance of the following birds to the scene – nightingale and lark? Romeo hears the lark, which signifies morning (and means that he must leave), but Juliet claims that it’s the nightingale (which means that it’s still nighttime and Romeo can stay longer).
What does it mean when Romeo says, “I have more care to stay than will to go. Come death and welcome. Juliet wills it so. How is ‘t, my soul? Let’s talk. It is not day.” He’s saying that he’d rather stay with Juliet and risk dying than leave her against her will. He’ll even pretend that it’s not morning so that he can stay with her longer.
Who is coming to Juliet’s room (which makes the lovers realize that Romeo really has to leave)? Lady Capulet
Explain what literary device is present when Juliet says, “Methings I see thee, now thou art so low, As one dead in the bottom of a tomb…” Foreshadowing
Why does Lady Capulet think that Juliet is crying Because Tybalt is dead
What plan does Lady Capulet have that Juliet pretends to think is a great idea (but, in reality, is steadfastly against) Sending someone to Mantua to kill Romeo (and avenge Tybalt’s death
What “joyful tidings” does Lady Capulet bring to Juliet? What is Juliet’s reaction to this news That she’ll be marrying Paris on Thursday; Juliet refuses to marry Paris (claiming that the wedding is being prepared too quickly, and that she would like Paris to “woo her” prior to any wedding plans.
What is the significance of Juliet saying, “I pray you, tell my lord and father, madam/ I will not marry yet, and when I do I swear it shall be Romeo, whom you know I hate, Rather than Paris.” She keeps her mother thinking that she hates Romeo, but in reality she’s acknowledging that Romeo is the one she will be marrying.
How does Lord Capulet respond to his daughter’s refusal to marry Paris He has an epic freak-out. Details may vary.
What is the ultimatum Capulet gives Juliet? Show up to your wedding on Thursday, or you will be disowned by your family
Whose side does Lady Capulet take in the argument between Juliet and her father? Capulet’s side
What advice does the Nurse give to Juliet at the end of Act Three? Forget about Romeo. Marry Paris. He’s wealthier and better-looking (and an overall better match for Juliet)
Where does Romeo say that she is going to go at the end of Act Three? Why? To Friar Lawrence’s to seek confession and penance for how she acted in front of her parents
Why is Juliet really going to Friar Lawrence’s? To seek the Friar’s advice with regard to creating a better plan to be with Romeo
If the Friar can’t help her, what is Juliet prepared to do? commit suicide

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