Romeo and Juliet – Act III

Act III is the _______ of Romeo and Juliet. Climax
Why does Romeo not want Tybalt and Mercutio to fight in Scene 1? Tybalt is his family now that he and Juliet are married.
What does Romeo mean when he says, “Tybalt, Mercutio, the Prince expressly hath Forbid this bandying in Verona Streets” (74-75)? If the Montagues and Capulets fought again, he would kill the lords of both houses.
What does Romeo do to help Tybalt slay Mercutio? He gets between them.
Who says “A plague o’ both your houses?” and what does it mean? Mercutio. He is cursing the Montagues and Capulets for fighting and causing his death.
What is the double meaning when Mercutio says “Ask for me tomorrow, and you will find me a grave man.”? Not only will he be sad because of the feud between the two houses, but he will also be dead.
What does Romeo think Juliet’s love has done to him? Her love has made him weak and more feminine.
What does Benvolio tell Romeo to do after he had killed Tybalt? Benvolio tells him to run away.
Who is Mercutio related to and why is it important to the plot? Mercutio is related to the Prince, meaning that now the feud between the Montagues and the Capulets has caused someone from the Prince’s family to die.
After learning that Tybalt had died, what does Lady Capulet want the Prince to do? She wants the prince to kill Romeo.
What is Romeo’s punishment and why is it not death? Romeo will be exiled from Verona. The reason that it is not death is because Romeo had killed Tybalt after Tybalt had killed Mercutio. Romeo had already done what the law would do anyway.
What will happen if Romeo is seen inside Verona’s walls? Romeo will be killed if seen in Verona.
What is the name of the town Romeo must go to? Mantua.
When the audience knows something a character doesn’t, what is it called? Dramatic Irony.
What is it called when a character is speaking alone onstage and not directly talking to the audience. A soliloquy.
What is Juliet waiting for in the beginning of Scene 2? Juliet is waiting for night to come and for Romeo to arrive.
What could Juliet be thinking when the Nurse comes to her saying “He’s dead! He’s dead! He’s dead!”? Juliet could think that Romeo is dead.
The nurse continues saying, “O Tybalt, Tybalt… That ever I should live to see thee dead!” What does Juliet think now? Both Romeo and Tybalt are dead.
What does the nurse tell Juliet to clear up the confusion? Tybalt is dead, Romeo is exiled.
What does the Nurse think of men? There is no faith or honesty in men. They are liars and pretenders.
The Nurse curses Romeo. How does Juliet react? She scolds the nurse. Romeo is her husband and it wasn’t his fault.
According to Juliet, what is worse than 10,000 deaths of Tybalt? Romeo’s banishment.
Where is Romeo hiding now? Friar Laurence’s Cell.
What does the nurse promise she will do for Juliet? Bring her Romeo
What news does Friar Laurence bring Romeo at the beginning of Scene 3? Romeo is banished.
Why does Romeo think that Friar Laurence is not qualified to give him advice on love? He is a priest and has never experienced love.
What does Romeo mean when he says, “A name murdered her kinsmen.”? Because Romeo is a Montague, Tybalt is dead.
According to Friar Laurence, what three things should Romeo be grateful for? 1. He was not slain by Tybalt.2. He was banished, not put to death.3. Juliet is alive and is his wife.
Then, Friar Laurence instructs Romeo to do what? 1. Go to Juliet and comfort her.2. Go to Mantua and wait it out until someone convinces the Prince to let him back into Verona.
What represents Juliet’s love for Romeo? A ring
In Scene 4, Lord Capulet makes an offer to let Paris marry Juliet. Why is this shocking? Lord Capulet said that he wouldn’t decide who Juliet married without her consent.
Why can’t Juliet marry Paris? Juliet is married to Romeo.
In scene 5, Romeo and Juliet had just spent the night together. If the play started on Sunday, what day is it now? Tuesday.
The following example is a _________.”More light and light, more dark and dark our woes!” Paradox.
What is Juliet foreshadowing when she says that Romeo looks pale and dead? Romeo will die.
After Romeo leaves, Juliet weeps. Who does Lady Capulet think Juliet is weeping about? Tybalt
Rewrite this statement that Juliet makes about Lady Capulet’s plan to poison Romeo in the way she actually means it:I never shall be satisfied with Romeo till I behold him dead. Is my poor heart so for a kinsmen vexed? I never shall be satisfied with Romeo till I behold him. Dead is my poor heart so for a kinsmen vexed?
How does Juliet react when her mother tells her that she will be married to Paris? She would rather marry Romeo who she “hates”.
What does Lord Capulet call Juliet for rejecting her betrothal to Paris? Spoiled. A wench. Etc.
What will Lord Capulet do if Juliet refuses to marry Paris? He will disown her.
How does the nurse betray Juliet? By telling her she should marry Paris.
Who is the only person Juliet can rely on now? Friar Laurence

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