“Romeo and Juliet: Act 4” ( just a combo)

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 bump room 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?
What reason does Paris give for the haste of their marriage? Capulet wants it that way, and he’s not against it
How does Juliet speak to Juliet about their marriage when she meets him at Friar Laurence’s cell? she is mostly negative and gives him sarcasm
How is Juliet’s behavior with her father different from the last time they met? she is calm, and asks for his forgiveness; agrees to marry Paris
What complication arises in this scene in regards to the Friar’s plan? the wedding is moved to Wednesday, the very next morning
Act 4 Scene 4. What dramatic irony exists in this scene? Lord and Lady Capulet think Juliet is dead, but she is just drugged with a sleeping pill
How does the Friar attempt to comfort the Nurse’s and the Capulets’ distress at Juliet’s “death”? she is in a better place, heaven will give her eternal life
What does Paris think of Juliet’s state of mind when he visits Friar Laurence? she is deep in mourning for Tybalt
What is the last thing that happens between Paris and Juliet? Paris kisses Juliet
Friar Laurence thinks Juliet is brave enough to take the sleeping potion because – if she is brave enough to die, she is brave enough to fake death
Juliet surprises Capulet on her return from Friar Laurence’s cell by- agreeing to marry Paris and act as an obedient daughter
While Juliet puts Friar Laurence’s plans into action, she asks Nurse to- stay with Lady Capulet for the night
In her soliloquy, Juliet admits that- she is afraid
How is Juliet’s supposed death discovered? Nurse goes to wake Juliet on her wedding day
The Capulets, Nurse, and Paris react to Juliet’s supposed death with- anguished cries of grief
A possible reason Shakespeare includes the scene between Peter and the musicians is to- illustrate that life goes on amid tragedy
What is the point of Act 4? Falling Action
What lie does Juliet tell her father when he asks her where she has been? she says she was at confession with Friar Laurence
Why do you think the wedding day is pushed ahead from Wednesday to Thursday? Juliet has finally agreed and given her consent to marrying Juliet
What is Juliet’s plan to do if the potion doesn’t work? stab herself with a dagger
Why does Juliet worry after she drinks the potion? -could kill her-wake up too early-go insane in the crypt
Who discovers Juliet’s body? Nurse
Why is Friar Laurence reluctant to marry Paris to Juliet? He already has married Romeo and Juliet
How does Paris explain the sudden haste of the marriage plans? Lord Capulet insisted upon it; trying to cheer up Juliet
What is ironic about the conservation between Juliet and Paris? She speaks of love – he thinks Juliet is talking about him when she actually is talking about Romeo
If Friar Laurence cannot help her, what does Juliet threaten to do? Kill herself
Why does Friar Laurence think that Juliet will accept his plan? If she’s willing to kill herself, then she should be willing to ALMOST die
Describe the Friar’s plan for Juliet. Go home, apologize to dad, agrees to marry Paris, and take the potion
What does Juliet say that makes her father happy? She’s sorry for disobeying him; she will now do what he wants
How does Capulet change the wedding plans? What implication does this have? He moves Juliet and Paris’s wedding to Wednesday; Romeo and Friar do not know this; Juliet must make a decision
How does Juliet show her maturity and independence in this scene? She decides to take the potion; trusts that Romeo and Friar will be there when she awakens
If the potion does not work, what will Juliet do? Stab herself with a dagger
What are some of the fears Juliet has about the potion? She will suffocate; Friar makes poison, not potion; she will wake up and go crazy and bash her brains in
Describe the imagery Shakespeare uses in describing Juliet’s “death”? “death lies on her like an untimely frost” – Lord Capulet
What is happening in scene 4? The Capulets are getting ready for the wedding/feast
What does Friar Laurence say to comfort the Capulet family? Juliet is in heaven now
What event are the Capulets preparing for after Juliet dies? Juliet’s funeral
Who is visiting Friar Laurence when Juliet arrives? Paris
What does Juliet threaten to do if she is forced to marry Paris? kill herself
How many hours is Friar Laurence’s sleeping potion supposed to last? 42 hours
How will Romeo be told Juliet is not dead? By whom? Friar Laurence will write a letter to Romeo. Friar John will deliver it.
What change does Capulet make in the wedding plans (be specific)? The wedding is moved to Wednesday morning.
What day(s) of the week is (are) covered in Act Four? Tuesday-Wednesday morning
“Be not so long to speak; I long to die,/If what thouspeak’st speak not of remedy.” Juliet-she is asking for help or she will kill herself
“Now when the bridegroom in the morning comes/Torouse thee from thy bed, there art thou – dead.” Friar Laurence-Paris will find her dead when he goes to wake her up
“Farewell! God knows when we shall meet again./I have a faint cold fear thrills through my veins . . .” Juliet-she may never see her family again depending how the potion works
“Death is my son-in-law, Death is my heir;/ Mydaughter he hath wedded. I will die,/And leave him all.” Lord Capulet after Juliet died-Juliet married death (died) instead of marrying Paris
inundation to cover with a flood; to overflow
arbitrating deciding, determining, judging
culled selected
solace comfort
dirges gloomy funeral music

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