Romeo and Juliet: Act 3 scenes 1-5

What would have happened if Tybalt had listened to Benvolios warning at the beginning of the fight in Act 3 scene 1? The fight wouldn’t of have occured in such a publicly open space, and if they had followed Bnevolios advice, the fight could have been taken some place more private or could have been talked over in a more rational manner rather than drawing swords on each other.
Why does Romeo refuse to fightbtubalt in the beginning of Act 3 scene 1? Romeo refuses to fight Tybalt in the beginning as marrying Juliet would make Tybalt one of his “cousin in laws” or a part of his family as well which is why he tells Tybalt that there is a reason that he loves him even though Tybalt is not aware of that reason. Direct quote, ” I have a reason to love you that lets me put aside the rage I should feel and excuse that insult”(58-59).
Why does Meecutio say “a plague on both your families” after getting stabbed? Mercutio most likely says this because both Romeo and Tybalt are at fault for his injury and death, as Romeo rendered Mercutio defenseless when trying to break up the fight while Tybalt took advantage of this weak point and stabbed Mercutio under Romeos arm. Therefore, Mercutio blames both the capulets and montagues for this fued, and hold both families liable for his death.
Was the princes punishment (of Romeo) justified? The princes banishment of Romeo was justified as he cannot excuse killers just because they killed for the sake of vengeance or else all peace within Verona would be lost if he did not uphold the law, and enforce it rigidly enough.
Why was Romeo still punished even though he was not the one responsible for starting the fight? Romo was still punished even though he did not begin the fight because he still committed the crime of murder, and also took a part in this public fight (the prince had originally sentenced anyone in the families to death for this crime at the beginning of the play). Romeo made an impulsive decision as Tybalt would have been punished by death anyways, but Romeo made it worse by killing Tybalt himself as he recieved punishment as well.
What is juliets reactions to the news of tybalts death? In act 3 scene 2? Juliet at first believes the nurse is saying that Romeo committed suicide, than thinks someone killed Romeo. As the nurse continues to be unhelpful, Juliet later thinks both Tybalt and Romeo had died and is shocked and in dismay at such misfortune. When hearing that Romeo had killed Tybalt, Juliet at first blames Romeo and is angered comparing him to multiple vile things then realizes that She would much rather have Romeo alive than killed by Tybalt (because it would have been either of them as they were in a fight).
How does Juliet show loyalty in this scene? Juliet shows loyalty in this scene because even though she wasn’t entirely comprehending the situation and the nurse told her the Romeo had murdered her cousin, she still decided to believe in him, and explains that Romeo was much more precious to her than the death of ten Tybalts.
Why is banishment worse then death to Romeo as he says in act 3 scene 3 to Frair Lawrence? Romeo thinks that banishment is worse than death because he will live to know and feel his separation from Juliet while knowing that everything else even insects have contact with her while he doesn’t. He feels that there is nothing outside of Verona for him, and that going out would be like being tortured alive.
Why does Frair Lawrence say Romeos life is full of blessings? Frair Lawrence chastises Romeo for being so negative, and being pessimistic about his situation because it truly could have turned out a lot worse. He was blessed because Juliet was alive, that he wasn’t killed by Tybalt, and that the prince had softened the penalty from death to exile, allowing him to have a second chance to come back and be with Juliet. (Embrace these blessings)
In Act 3 scene 4, what will happen on Thursday as a result of the conversation between Capulet and Paris? Why does Capulet feel that it is a good idea to rush the matter? Capulet plans to hold Juliets and Paris’s wedding on Thursday. Capulet feels that the wedding should be rushed or hastened because he was sure it would make Juliet happy and change her sadness towards Tybalts death that day.
In Act 3 scene 5, what can readers infer from juliets conversation of nightingales and larks? We can infer that Juliet still has an immature mentality towards her relationship with Romeo and is staying ignorant of their situation. She tries to remain ignorant that the day has come and insists that it is still night because night will keep their meeting secret yet morning will bring the reality of Romeos banishment and also take him away from her.
What is an example of foreshadowing in Act 3 scene 5? Who initiates the foreshadow? Foreshadow is shown when Juliet is looking down at Romeo and says that from a distance he looks like a corpse in a tomb, blaming it on her eyesight and awful imagination (although the audience knows that Romeo will die in two days time).
What type of irony is displayed in the conversation between Juliet and lady Capulet? Why is it this type of irony? Verbal irony is displayed between Juliet and lady capulets conversation as Juliet is implying that she is angry and wants to take revenge on Romeo, but in truth wants to meet Romeo, and is heartbroken at his departure and doesn’t really want anyone to poison Romeo as her mother had suggested.
What is Lord Capulets response to Juliets refusal of his marriage arrangement with Paris? Was it expected? Why may he have reacted like this? Lord Capulet is so shocked and utterly confused at Juliets refusal that he becomes extremely Enraged, threatening to disown Juliet and have her live on the streets as he had found her the most suitable husband, and if she refused such a matchless partner than no other man would be able to please her (without a heir she would live on the streets anyway). As he has remained calm through most of the play, this reaction was quite surprising and unexpected, yet understandable as it was his responsibility to find her a husband, and when he seemingly found the best match, Juliet still refuses.
What does the nurse tell Juliet to do in Act 3 Scene 4? What is her opinion of the situation? The nurse tells Juliet to forget about Romeo, and her vows of martajge to Romeo (forget all the trouble their relationship brought) and in turn marry Paris, being a much more suitable husband, holding highly esteemed qualities.
What are new traits showed by Juliet in Act 3? Which ones have been reinforced? Her unability to decide, and also her habit of taking back things she said and changing her mind.
What are new character traits displayed by Capulet in Act 3? He can become angry when his role is challenged or his pride hurt.
What is the inciting incident? What is it in the act Romeo and Juliet? The inciting incident is the event that creates the main conflict. It is also the moment that establishes the main conflict. In the play Romeo and Juliet this can be displayed when Romeo and Juliet kiss and fall in love yet cannot be together because of their families.
What are the three main complications that hinder the love between Romeo and Juliet? (Act 1 and 2) The three main complications that hinder the love between Romeo and Juliet are:1.) the fued between the two households 2.) the arrangement with Paris (Paris is favored by Juliets family as the best match)3.) Tybalt wanting to fight Romeo.
What is an example of a major plot point in the play Romeo and Juliet? (Act 2) At the end of act two, when Juliets nd Romeo are secretly married, is an example of a major plot point.
What is the turning point in the play Romeo and Juliet? (Act 3) The turning point in the play is when Romeo is banished from Verona for killing Tybalt in a sword fight, doing this to avenge his friends, mercurtios death.
What is the gist of Act 3 scene 1? What occurred in this scene? What time did it take place and what was the setting? This scene occurs in the early afternoon, on the streets of Verona. Mercutio and Benvolio encounter Tybalt while walking on the streets, and a fight is provoked between Tybalt and Mercutio (Mercutio starts the fight; Tybalt originally came to fight Romeo). Romeo and Benvolio try to break up the fight, but Romeo in the process allows Tybalt access to stab Mercutio from under his arm, fatally wounding him. Romeo kills Tybalt to avenge mercurtios death, and is exiled by the prince as a result, although the orginal punishment would have been death.
What is the gist of Act 3 scene 2? What occurred in this scene? What time did it take place and what was the setting? This scene occurs later in the afternoon in Juliets chamber featuring Juliets nd the nurse. Juliet at first is fantasizing about the night to come with Romeo, though is flustered by the nurses apparent distress when she arrives. From what the nurse first says, Juliet thinks Romeo either committed suicide or was killed and became extremely agitated and panicked, later thinking that both Tybalt her dear cousin and romeo both died causing her great distress. When the nurse explains that Romeo killed Tybalt Juliet is at first angry feeling betrayed, yet takes her unkind words back saying that she would rather have Romeo live than be killed by Tybalt.
What is the gist of Act 3 scene 3? What occurred in this scene? What time did it take place and what was the setting? This scene takes place in Frair Lawrence’s cell late in the afternoon near evening. Frair Lawrence tells Romeo about his banishment which Romeo reacts by becoming depressed ( feeling the exile was worth than death itself because he physically would feel his speration from Juliet). Frair Lawrence insists that the situation could have ended much worse and that Romeo was being too stubborn and ungrateful for the blessings he had been bestowed with. The nurse enters seeking Romeo, and Romeo wants to stab himself for upsetting Juliet (which friar Lawrence chastises him for). Romeo leaves with the nurse to Juliets chamber.
What is the gist of Act 3 scene 4? What occurred in this scene? What time did it take place and what was the setting? This scene take solace in one of capulets chambers, and is on Monday late at night. In this scene the date of Juliets and Paris’s wedding is decided (Thusday) to bring joy to joyless times with Tybalts death.
What is the gist of Act 3 scene 5? What occurred in this scene? What time did it take place and what was the setting? This scene mainly takes place in Juliets chamber early in the morning on Tuesday. Juliet first is with Romeo, though he must leave as daylight is beginning to appear and he mustn’t get caught or he will be put to death. Juliet reluctantly lets him go after finally acknowledging the larks singing signifying daylight. Lady Capulet enters Juliets room and they talk about revenge on Romeo (Juliet carefully wording implying anger, yet really showing that she yearns to be with Romeo). Juliet refuses marriage with Paris, angering Capulet who threatens to disown her. The nurse also turns her back on Romeo saying that Juliet would be best off with Paris, and Juliet takes things in her own hands.
What is the last scene end on? How will this lead to the falling action?

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