Romeo and Juliet: Act 4

Why is Paris at Friar Laurence’s Cell? (scene 1) To plan the wedding to Juliet.
What reason does Paris give for the hasty marriage? (1) It will make Juliet happy.
How does the Friar react to the news of this new marriage? (1) He feels pressured and knows that Juliet will refuse to marry Paris because of her strong love for Romeo.
Characterize the conversation between Paris and Juliet when they meet at Friar Laurence’s cell. Juliet is short and a bit sarcastic while Paris is loving and sure.
How does Paris react to Juliet in these lines? (1) He does not realize what Juliet is trying to do and doesn’t understand her double entendre.
What plan does the friar come up with to help Juliet? He gives her a potion to fake her death.
How does Romeo fit in to the plan? (1) He is the person who is supposed to be there beside Juliet when she wakes up.
How does Juliet respond to the Friar’s plan? She takes the potion even though she has dark and troubling doubts.
What happens to put Capulet into such a good mood? Juliet apologizes to him and agrees to marry Paris.
Why does Capulet move the wedding up to Wednesday? Lord Capulet wants to be rid of the mourning over Tybalt’s death.
How does Juliet continues to deceive her family in this scene? She pretends to be happy and lets them think that she will marry Paris.
What is Lady Capulet most concerned about when she hears that her husband has moved up the wedding date? not be enough time to prepare for the wedding
How does Capulet moving up the date of the wedding complicate things for the friar’s plan? (2) This shortens the amount of time for him to get his message to Romeo.
How does Juliet explain the friar’s actions in her soliloquy? (3) Juliet thinks Friar Laurence may be trying to kill her to save himself.
How does Juliet feel about drinking the potion? She is doubting the plan because she thinks the potion may be poison and that she may go insane.
Who is sent to wake up Juliet? The Nurse
What is Nurse going to find when she goes to awaken Juliet? She is going to find a dead Juliet.
Describe the reactions of Nurse, Lady Capulet and Lord Capulet to Juliet’s “death.” They are confused and upset.
Who said “Death hath lain with thy wife. There she lies,/Flower as she was, deflowered by him./Death is my son in law, Death is my heir;/My daughter he hath wedded. I will die/And leave him all. Life, living, all is Death’s.” What are the literary devices being used? 1. Speaker= Lord CapuletAudience= Friar Lawrence3. Dramatic Irony and personification because we know that Juliet isn’t dead, but Capulet doesn’t.
How does the friar respond to the commotion surrounding Juliet at this moment? What does he say to the adults? Why isn’t Friar worried? The Friar gets upset because he says that she is in Heaven and he is not worried because he knows about the potion.

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