Romeo and Juliet Act 3 – Review Notes

Why did Capulet tell Paris that he and Juliet should get married on Wednesday, but then change his mind to Thursday? He did not want to look rude and inconsiderate since it was so soon after Tybalt’s death
What 3 things does Romeo have to be happy about? -he killed Tybalt (the greatest swordsman) and lived-Prince doesn’t want to kill him only banish him-Juliet loves him
Who is asked by the Prince to explain the fight between Romeo and Tybalt? Benvolio
Why did the Prince say Romeo was banished not killed? Because he was defending himself and his friend after Tybalt killed Mercurio.
How is Romeo responsible for the death of Mercutio? Romeo got in the way of Mercutio and Tybalt fighting and Tybalt killed Mercutio
What was Juliet’s vision? She saw Romeo in the bottom of a tomb
What does Juliet tell the Nurse to do after she feels betrayed by the Nurse? She tells the Nurse to go tell her parents that she is going to confession.
What does Lady Capulet say she had planned for Romeo? She was going to send an assassin to poison Romeo.
Define bier a funeral platform used to carry the dead body
What two things does Benvolio mention about his bad feeling before Mercutio and Tybalt die? -it is hot outside so everyone’s temper is higher-Tybalt was looking for Romeo (so their is no doubt they will meet up)
What literary device is “I do protest I never injured thee, But love thee better than thou canst devise, Till thou shalt know the reason of my love. And so, good Capulet, which name I tender, as dearly as mine own, be satisfied”? Dramatic Irony – Tybalt doesn’t know that Romeo likes the Capulets because he married Juliet
What did Capulet mean when he said, “Wife, we scarce thought is blessed, That God had lent us but this only child, But now I see the one is one too much, And that we have a curse in having her”? He means that Juliet is causing more trouble than she is worth.
Who said, “a plague on both your house” and why? Mercutio. He died because of the Montague and Capulet feud.
What is “sailing in a salt flood” a metaphor for? tears
What does Romeo mean when he says, “Oh I am fortunes fool’? He is only a pawn; his fate was already doomed because he and Juliet are star-crossed lovers
What is the confusion that exists when the Nurse comes to tell Juliet the news about Tybalt? Juliet thinks that Romeo is dead but it is really Tybalt

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