Romeo and Juliet act 4-act 5

Why does Paris think Juliet is sad? Because she is depressed over Tybalt’s death, but actually, she is sad because of Romeo.
How does Capulet feel about Juliet? He is concerned with her mental state. Thinks her grief could be dangerous.
Capulet’s reasoning for moving the wedding? He thinks it will help Juliet with her depression, make her happier.
What are Friar Lawrence’s feelings at this point? He wish he didn’t know about Romeo and Juliet’s marriage. All the stress is on him
Recap of Paris’s and Juliet’s convo at Friar Lawrence? Juliet is basically saying she is already a wife (married to romeo) and she loves Romeo but Paris doesn’t really understand because of the way Juliet said it.
“O, shut the door, and when thou hast done so, Come weep with me, past hope, past care, past help.” speaker? significance? This is Juliet speaking to Friar Lawrence and this really shows how hopeless/helpless the situation she is in is.
What is Juliet’s plan B if friar lawrence can’t help her? Suicide
Does Friar Lawrence see any kind of hope? Does he have a plan? if so, what is it? yes, he says to do something like death because she is so comfortable with it anyway. Desperate times call for desperate measures, she will take a potion that puts her in a coma for 42 hours, it will look like she is dead to everyone and when she wakes up Romeo will be with her.
What is the first step of the plan? Juliet must go home and act happy to her father and wednesday night she can’t let the nurse sleep in her room
What is the potion in? A vial
What will it do? Put her in a coma for 42 hours.
How will Romeo know about the plan? Friar Lawrence will send another Friar to give Romeo a letter explaining the plan.
Why does Juliet’s parents think she is at friar lawrence? They think she is asking forgiveness for being disobedient but she is actually looking for help on how to not marry Paris.
How many times did Capulet move the wedding and to when? why? 3 times, 2 years (Juliet was to young to marry) then to Thursday (because after Tybalts death the family could use joy and it would bring juliet out of her depression) then to wednesday (because when juliet comes back from “repenting” at friar lawrences cell, and she seems very happy he moves it to wednesday)
Who takes charge of the wedding preparations? Because Lady Capulet and the nurse seem overwhelmed, Capulet takes charge.
What are Juliet’s 2 excuses for getting her mom and the nurse out of her room the night before the wedding? 1) has to pray, many orisons2) tells her mom to let the nurse help her
What are some of Juliet’s fears of this plan? 1) what if the mixture doesn’t work2) what if Friar Lawrence actually gave her poison instead of a potion 3) what if she wakes before Romeo gets there. 4) goes insane when she’s locked in the tombs
In spite of all these fears, SHE DOES DRINK THE POTION
Who is sent to waken Juliet on the wedding day? Nurse by Capulet
What is the nurse’s thought process when she calls for Juliet but she doesn’t answer? 1) not replying to her2) in a deep sleep3) went dressed but got back in bed4) dead
Who is the second to see Juliet “dead”? Lady Capulet
Capulet’s first reaction to Juliet’s “death”? He’s in shock, “ha, let me see her!”
“Death lies on her like an untimely frost upon the sweetest flower of the field” speaker? literary devices? Capulet, personification, simile, hyperbole, and alliteration
What does “Ready to go but never to return.” mean after Paris asks if Juliet is ready to go to church? who is the speaker? It means that she is ready to go to church but never to come back because she’s dead and she will have to stay there forever. the speaker is Capulet.
how does paris feel about Juliet’s “death”? He feels sad for Juliet and her family but he also feels cheated out of his marriage.
“Despised, distressed, hated, martyred, killed!” speaker? Capulet
How does Friar Lawrence comfort Juliet’s family? By giving him the idea of heaven and eternal life. Juliet is now in a better place.
What do they put on juliet’s corpse? Rosemary, strong scent so that bodies wouldn’t smell.
“All things that we ordained festival turn from their office to black funeral: our instruments to melancholy bells our wedding cheer to sad burial feast, our solemn hymns to sullen dirges change” speaker? meaning? Capulet, saying that everything that was supposed to be used for the wedding is now for her funeral.
“And all things change them to the contrary.” significance? Symbolic to the play
ACT 5 Where is Romeo? Mantua
What are Romeo’s thoughts? He has a dream and he thinks that he will soon receive news from Verona.
What was in his dream that is foreshadowing? “I dreamt my lady came and found me dead (Strange dream that gives a dead man leave to think!) And breathed such life with kisses in my lips That i revived and was an emperor. Ah me, how sweet is love itself possessed When but love’s shadows are so rich in joy!” FORESHADOWING ACTUALLY DOES HAPPEN
Who is Balthasar? Romeo’s servant from Verona
Where does he go and why? He goes to Mantua to tell Romeo that Juliet is dead. (kinda messes up everything)
Romeo’s reaction? He snaps, not mentally stable
Decides to do what? Go back to Verona, which will ruin EVERYTHING
How is he going to be with Juliet again? Commit suicide
Who does Romeo go to to get poison? Apothecary (equivalent to pharmicist)
What is the problem with getting poison? It’s illegal to sell it
Why does Romeo assume that this won’t be a problem for him though? Because the man he is going to buy it from is poor and he will be willing to break the law because he needs money.
Apothecary’s initial response to Romeo’s request? No, bc if he gets caught it means death.
How does Romeo convince him? He tells him that the world has not treated him well and the only way he will become rich is if he breaks the law.
Who is friar lawrence’s messenger? Friar John
Where to Friar John and the monk he brought along stop on the way to mantua? House of sick
What delayed them? Someone in charge of the house decided that anyone in the house had to stay a while to make sure they weren’t infected and when they were to go, they had to return to where they came from and not journey forward.
What happened to the letter? Was not able to give letter to Romeo, therefore Romeo is unaware of the plan, and Friar John returns the letter to Friar Lawrence.
At that point, how much longer did Juliet have until she is supposed to wake up? 3 hours
“living corse” literary device? oxymoron
Where does Friar Lawrence then decide to hide juliet? in his cell until romeo can come
who goes to Juliet’s tomb to pay respects? Paris
“Sweet flower with flowers thy bridal bed I strewO woe, thy canopy is dust and stones!) Which with sweet water nightly i dew” Speaker? meaning? Paris saying that Juliet is a flower and he also brought her flowers to the tomb for her.
What’s paris sorta promise? He will go to the tomb nightly and grieve
What does Romeo give Balthasar? A suicide note
Who is Balthasar supposed to give it to? Montague
what are Romeo’s two reasons for going to Juliet’s tomb? 1) see her one last time2) get his ring back
What are Balthasar’s thoughts about Romeo? He’s suspicious and worried.
“Thou detestable maw, thou womb of death, Gorged with the dearest morsel of the earth” speaker? meaning? Romeo and he’s saying that the tomb swallowed Juliet and he’s going to give it more when he kills himself.
What does Paris think when he sees Romeo at the tomb? He thinks Romeo will do something bad/disrespectful to Juliet’s grave because they are of enemy houses.
What is Romeo’s response to paris? Says he doesn’t want to fight
What ends up happening? Paris provokes Romeo, they end up fighting, and Romeo kills Paris
What is Paris’s dying wish? To be in a tomb with Juliet
“Death, that hath sucked the honey of thy breath Hath had no power yet upon thy beauty.Thou art not conquered. Beauty’s ensign yet, is crimson in thy lips and in thy cheeks” speaker? about who? meaning? literary device? Romeo is talking about how Juliet is still beautiful even though she is dead and this is ironic because she’s not actually dead.
what does romeo think his death will do? avenge Tybalt’s death
What does Friar Lawrence see from the tomb? A torch/light
How long has Romeo been there according to Balthisar? half an hour
What’s B’s dream? He saw Romeo and Paris fighting but he thinks it was a dream bc it was so late and very tired
How does friar lawrence feel? He is very scared and worried
What is on the entrance of the tomb? Blood and swords
“the lady stirs” speaker? meaning? Friar Lawrence, means juliet is moving waking up
Juliet’s first concern when she wakes up? Where is romeo
What does FL tell her she can do now that Paris and Romeo are both dead? Become a nun
What does Juliet try to do now that she knows R is dead? Poison herself but there was nothing left in the vial and none left on his lips
How does she end up killing herself? Stabbing herself in the heart
“O, happy dagger” speaker? literary device? Juliet, oxymoron
Why did Lady Montague die? Because she was so depressed about Romeo being banished
“I am the greatest, able to do the least” speaker? meaning? literary device? Friar lawrence saying that he was the greatest at fault but the one who could have done the least to prevent it and it is a paradox.
Who does B end up giving the suicide letter to? Prince
Why? To prove that all Friar Lawrence is saying is true.
“See what a scourge is laid upon your hate, That heaven finds means to kill your joys with love, And i for winking at your discords too Have lost a brace of kinsmen. All are punished.” speaker? meaning? This the prince talking about how he blames himself also for letting the two families hate eachother and not keep the peace. He says that everyone ends up punished for this hatred because everyone loses at least someone.
What to Montague and Capulet do? Montague builds a statue for juliet and Capulet builds a statue for Romeo.. make amends
“A glooming peace this morning with it brings. The sun for sorrow will not show his head. Go hence to have more talk of these sad things. Some shall be pardoned, and some punished. For never was a story of more woe Than this of Juliet and her Romeo.” speaker? meaning? Prince saying that this peace is sad but good and he leaves the audience with deciding who is at fault and who should be forgiven.

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