Romeo and Juliet Act 4

Act 4 Scene 1: > 4 things1. What is the dramatic irony of this scene’s opening? They think that Juliet is still crying over Tybalt when she is really crying for Romeo
Act 4 Scene 1: > 4 things2. According to Paris, why has Capulet decided to move up the wedding? Because he thinks that him marrying Juliet will cheer her up and she won’t be sad anymore over Tybalt’s death
Act 4 Scene 1: > 4 things3. What does Juliet say she will do if she cannot find a way to avoid marrying Paris? Juliet says she will get a dagger and kill herself
Act 4 Scene 1: > 4 things4. Summarize Friar Lawrence’s plan. Friar Lawrence gave Juliet a vial that will make her appear dead. She will take it and her family will bury her in the family vault and by the time Juliet wakes up, Romeo will be there to take her away and they will run away together
Act 4 Scene 2: > 1 thing1. What decision does Capulet make in this scene that has tragic consequences? Why does he make it? He made the decision to move the wedding to Wednesday instead of Thursday. He made that decision because he thought that since Juliet is okay and is not crying anymore that she is able to do it earlier
Act 4 Scene 3: > 2 things1. In the space below, paraphrase Juliet’s soliloquy. What are her concerns? What emotions is she experiencing? Juliet is concerned about many things because she has to take the vial. She is concerned like maybe the vial is poison or she will wake up and Romeo will not be there. She is mainly concerned that she will go crazy and smash her head in with her family’s bones. She is full of fear
Act 4 Scene 3: > 2 things2. What effect might Capulet’s change of plans have on the Friar’s arrangements? Because Friar Lawrence sent a message to Romeo for him to open the tomb to let Juliet out but since the wedding was moved earlier, Romeo might not see the message on time
Act 4 Scene 4: > 1 thing1. What is the dramatic purpose of this scene? It’s purpose is to lighten up the mood between two serious Acts and wanted to bring a happy and funny moment
Act 4 Scene 5: > 2 things1. Compare the reaction of the Nurse, Lady Capulet, Lord Capulet, and Paris when they discover Juliet’s death. Draw conclusions based on your observationsa. Nurse The Nurse was sad because Juliet died and she thinks of Juliet like a daughter to her
Act 4 Scene 5: > 2 things1. Compare the reaction of the Nurse, Lady Capulet, Lord Capulet, and Paris when they discover Juliet’s death. Draw conclusions based on your observationsb. Lady Capulet She is sad because she always dreamed for Juliet to get married and have kids but all her dreams are now gone
Act 4 Scene 5: > 2 things1. Compare the reaction of the Nurse, Lady Capulet, Lord Capulet, and Paris when they discover Juliet’s death. Draw conclusions based on your observationsc. Lord Capulet He is sad because this was suppose to be a day of celebration but instead a day of mourning for Juliet
Act 4 Scene 5: > 2 things1. Compare the reaction of the Nurse, Lady Capulet, Lord Capulet, and Paris when they discover Juliet’s death. Draw conclusions based on your observationsd. Paris He is sad because he was suppose to marry Juliet but now he cannot
Act 4 Scene 5: > 2 things2. What is Friar Lawrence’s part in this scene regarding his and Juliet’s plan? He was suppose to send a message to Romeo saying for him to open the tomb to let Juliet out but the message was never sent

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