Romeo and Juliet Act III

What indication does Benvolio give that he feels trouble might be coming? The day is hot and gets your blood boiling.
How does Mercutio make fun of Benvolio in scene 1? What does Mercutio accuse Benvolio of? Mercutio says Benvolio’s moody.
Who is Tybalt looking for? Why has he come? Tybalt is looking for Romeo because he crashed the party.
Why does Benvolio try to stop the fight between Mercutio and Tybalt? He’s trying to keep the peace so no one gets killed.
Why does Romeo refuse to fight Tybalt? They are family.
Why does Mercutio stand up to fight Tybalt when Romeo won’t? He thinks Romeo was being weak.
Explain how Mercutio was stabbed. Mercutio tried to stop himself.
What does Mercutio mean by “a plague o’ both your houses”? Both of them messed up.
Why does Romeo want Tybalt dead? Romeo wants to kill Tybalt for killing Mercutio.
After killing Tybalt, Romeo says “O, I am fortune’s fool.” What does this mean? Why is line important to the outcome of the play? He has awful faith and it’s killing him.
What does Benvolio say Romeo tried to do before Mercutio was killed? To not fight in the first place
Who now wants Romeo dead? Lady Capulet
What is the Prince’s punishment for Romeo? Why is this surprising? He’s exiled, he was supposed to get married.
What does Juliet wish for at the beginning of Scene 2? To see Romeo
What does Juliet misunderstand when the Nurse finally arrives? She thinks that Romeo is dead.
What is Juliet’s immediate reaction to this? She’s going to kill herself.
When Juliet finds out Romeo killed Tybalt, what does Juliet say about Romeo? He thinks that he is being tricked.
How does Juliet then change her mind? She feels bad and decides to be loyal to him.
What comparison does Juliet make to the idea of Romeo bring banished? (in other words, how bad is it?) Banishment is better than killing 10,000 Tybalts.
Explain what Juliet has planned when she says, “I’ll to my wedding-bed; / And death, not Romeo, take my maidenhead!” She’s planning on killing herself.
What does Juliet give to the Nurse to take to Romeo?” A ring
Why is banishment worse than death according to Romeo? She is still alive.
Friar Lawrence tries to convince Romeo to be satisfied with his sentence. Give 3 reasons Romeo should be “happy” according to Friar Lawrence. He’s talking to Friar Lawrence about removing his name.
Explain Friar Lawrence’s plan. Juliet is married and happy.
What does the Nurse give to Romeo the ring from juliet
What does Capulet tell his wife to say to Juliet? Juliet will be getting married to Paris on Thursday
As Romeo is preparring to leave Juliet, what argument does she use to convince him to stay? it is still night, because she hears the nightingale
What is it that convinces Juliet a bit later that Romeo should leave? She doesn’t want him to die because of her
Just as Romeo is about to descend the rope ladder and leave Juliet, what does Juliet say about the way he looks? he looked pale and like he was in a tomb
Why does Lady Capulet think Juliet is crying? Because Tybalt is dead
After Lady Capulet breaks the news about Paris, what is Juliet’s response? She doesn’t want to marry Paris on Thursdayshe would rather marry Romeo (whom Lady Capulet thinks is her enemy)
If Juliet’s mother does not arrange to delay the marriage, what will Juliet do? kill herself
What is Capulet’s reaction to Juliet’s threats? he threatens to kick Juliet out, and to hit her
What is the Nurse’s advice to Juliet Forget about romeo and marry Paris
How does Juliet’s attitude change toward the Nurse? she is never going to trust her again
What “scheme” does Juliet devise to get rid of the Nurse and to get out of the house? she needs to go to shrift

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