Romeo and Juliet Act 4

to plan the wedding with Friar Laurence why is Paris at Friar Laurence’s Cell? (scene 1)
Lord Capulet wants them to. what reason does Paris give for the hasty marriage?(1)
he feels pressured and knows that Juliet will refuse to marry Paris because of her strong love for Romeo. how does the Friar react to the news of this new marriage?(1)
Juliet is short and sarcastic while Paris is clueless. characterize the conversation between Paris and Juliet…(1)
she is trying to get rid of Paris. what is Juliet trying to do with her words?(1)
he does not realize what Juliet is trying to do. how does Paris react to Juliet in these lines?(1)
he is mad that he agreed to marry them because he realizes if Juliet has to get married to Paris she willl commit suicide. the Friar is currently the young lovers’ only confidant and source for help. How do you think he is feeling about his decision to marry Romeo and Juliet in this moment? Why? Support your answer with specific examples from the text. (1)
Friar and Juliet are desperate for 2 different things. Friar is desperate for the plans for Romeo and Juliet and Juliet is desperate for Romeo. How does the saying, “desperate times call for desperate measures” apply to this scene? Be specific in your response, citing support from the text. (1)
He gives her potion to fake her death What plan does the friar come up with to help Juliet in scene 1?(1)
Juliet drinks the potion, fakes her death, gives Romeo the letter, Romeo comes and Romeo and Juliet will leave to Mantua. What are the specifics of his plan? (1)
he is the person who is supposed to be there beside Juliet when she wakes up. How does Romeo fit in to the plan? (1)
Romeo will not get the Friar’s letter in time. What complications do you think might come out of this plan? Why? Be specific. (1)
she takes the potion. it is different of Juliet do this because she was shy in the beginning but this shows that she is desperate. How does Juliet respond to Friar’s plan? Is this characteristic of Juliet? Why or why not? Be specific.(1)
Summary of Act 4 scene 2 Capulet is making arrangements for the wedding feast when Juliet appears to beg her father’s pardon and tell him she will marry Paris. This makes Capulet so happy that he decides to move the wedding up one day, from Thursday to Wednesday. Juliet asks Nurse to help her prepare for the wedding, but Lady Capulet wants to keep the wedding on Thursday so they have time to prepare. Lord Capulet decides he will stay up all night to make all then necessary arrangements and is in a wonderful mood now.(scene 2)
because Juliet apologizes to her family about saying all the stuff about refusing to marry Paris. Why does Capulet move the wedding up to Wednesday? (2)
Juliet does this because she is only relying on Friar’s plan and for this plan to work. Juliet continues to deceive her family in this scene. How and why does she do this? Be specific. (2)
their main concern is that there will not be enough time to prepare for the wedding. this goes to show that Lord and Lady Capulet do not truly care about Juliet. What is the Capulets’ main concern here? What does this say about their characters? Be specific. (2)
this shortens the amount of extra time for the plan to work for Romeo and Juliet. How does this complicate things for the friar’s plan? (2)
1. to herself (Juliet).2. foreshadowing because she is doubting that she will never see Romeo or herself again.3. Dramatic irony because it adds suspense to the play. 1. Who is Juliet speaking to when she says, “Farewell! God knows when we shall meet again./ I have a faint cold fear thrills through my veins/That almost freezes up the heat of life.” 2. What are these lines an example of? How do you know?3. What do they add to the play? How so? Be specific. (scene 3)
Juliet thinks Friar Laurence is doing this plan to kill her. How does Juliet explain the friar’s actions in her soliloquy? (3)
No because she knows he is trying to help her and romeo stay together and live. Does she believe him to be a coward? Why or why not? (3)
Yes because Friar is the one person that gave in and married Romeo and Juliet, which rushed their marriage and he did this all for his gain if the 2 families’ feud ended. Do you believe him to be a coward? Be specific. (3)
she is doubting the plan because she thinks the potion Friar gave her may actually be poison that will kill her, that she may wake up before Romeo is there to save her and she will suffocate, that she will be surrounded by voices and spirits if she wakes up in the tomb, and that she smell all the smells of her dead, rotting ancestors. How does Juliet feel about drinking the potion? Why do you think she feels this way? Identify a minimum of THREE lines explaining her feelings and support your opinion. (3)
summary of Act 4 scene 4 The Capulets and their servants are busily preparing for the wedding. Paris’ musicians can be heard (announcing his arrival) and Nurse is sent to awaken Juliet. (scene 4)
she is going to find a dead Juliet because we know the thoughts and actions of Friars plan. What is Nurse going to find when she goes to awaken Juliet? Why do we know this? (4)
they are confused and angry; and they all do not really care about Juliet as a person. Describe the reactions of Nurse, Lady Capulet and Lord Capulet to Juliet’s “death.” How do you feel about their reactions? Why? (5)
1. Speaker= Lord CapuletAudience= Friar Laurence2. these lines are describing that death has taken his daughter away( Romeo fits in the place of each death word used in the quote).3. he only cares about himself and no one else.4. Dramatic Irony because it is adding suspense toi the plot. 1. Analyze “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.” Who is the speaker and the audience. 2. What are these lines describing and why are they important? 3. What do they reveal about the character speaking? 4. What is the literary device being used? How do you know?
they think Juliet may have died from grieving over Tybalt’s death because they are oblivious of what Juliet really loves in her life. What may the Capulet family and Paris think caused Juliet’s death? Why would they assume this?
friar gets upset because he says that they should all be happy that she is in Heaven and not mourning over a death of some one else. Friar is not worried because he knows about the plan he has created and the potion that has “killed” Juliet. 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?

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