Romeo and Juliet: Act III

Benvolio: “The day is hot, the Capulets abroad, And if we meet, we shall not scape a brawl” [What is he saying?] he thinks there will be a fight because its hot and tempers are flaring
Mercutio: “Thou art like one of those fellows that when he enters the confines of a tavern claps me his sword upon the table and says ‘God send me no need of thee!’ and by the operation of the second cup draws it on the drawer, when indeed there is no need” [What is he saying?] he accuses Benvolio of having a temper
What does the word “consort’st” mean? a working class musician
Define Minstrels musicians
Benvolio: “We talk here in the public haunt of men: Either withdraw unto some private place….” [What is he saying?] he tells them to stop fighting or go somewhere private
“My man” actually means….. my servant
Livery is….. the uniform of a servant
“Villain” actually means….. peasant
Romeo: “Till thou shalt know the reason of my love: And so, good Capulet, –which name I tender” [What is he saying?] he will not fight Tybalt because he is related to him now
Mercutio: “O calm, dishonorable, vile submission!” [What is he saying?] he thinks Romeo won’t fight because he is scared
Pun example when Mercutio calls Tybalt a rat-catcher
Mercutio: “A plague o’ both your houses!” [A plague is a…] curse
Mercutio: “A plague o’ both your houses!” [This is a reference to…..] the black plague
verbal irony example when mercutio gets stabbed, he calls it a scratch
Romeo: “O sweet Juliet, Thy beauty hath made me effeminate and in my temper soften’d valor’s steel!” [What is he saying?] he blames Juliet for making him weak
Romeo: “O, I am fortune’s fool!” [What is he saying?] he realizes it was useless to fight his destiny
Benvolio: “Romeo that spoke him fair, bade him bethink how nice the quarrel was, and urged withal your high displeasure: all this uttered with gentle breath, calm look, knees humbly bowed, could not take truce with the unruly spleen of Tybalt deaf to peace” [What is he saying?] that Romeo tried to talk Tybalt down
Define dexterity skill in using your hands
simile example like a usurer
Lady Capulet: “He is a kinsman to the Montague; Affection makes him false: he speaks not true” [What is she saying?] she accuses Benvolio od lying to protect his family
Exile means… to kick out
What is Romeo’s punishment for killing Tybalt? exile
Juliet: “Gallop apace, you fiery-footed steeds, towards Phoebus’ lodging: such a wagoner as Phaethon would whip you to the west” [What is she saying?] she is telling Phaethon to hurry up and get the sun out of the sky
Juliet: “Gallop apace, you fiery-footed steeds, towards Phoebus’ lodging: such a wagoner as Phaethon would whip you to the west” [This an allusion to……] greek mythology
Juliet: “Come, night; come, Romeo; come, thou day in night…..Come, gentle night, come, loving, black brow’d night, Give me my Romeo” [What is she saying?] she is impatient waiting for Romeo to come–this is their wedding night
Analogy example Juliet compares being married and not having the wedding night to buying a house and not moving in yet
oxymoron example beautiful tyrant, dove-feathered raven, honorable villain
An oxymoron reflects a….. confusion of emotions
Juliet: “Romeo is banished, to speak that word, is father, mother, Tybalt, Romeo, Juliet, all slain all dead” [What is she saying?] she’d rather her whole family be dead (including herself and Romeo) than Romeo be banished
Personification example when Juliet says death will take her maidenhood
The ring is a….. symbol of their love
Romeo: “Tis torture, and not mercy: heaven is here” [What is he saying?] he sees banishment as torture and worse than death
Romeo: (To Friar Laurence) “Thou canst not speak of that thou dost not feel” [What is he saying?] he says that since friar Laurence hasn’t been in love, he cannot understand
What does Juliet mean when she says (To Romeo) “It was the nightingale, and not the lark…” ? shes arguing that he cannot leave because its not day yet
What does Romeo say to make Juliet change her mind about him staying? he would rather stay and die than leave
Define Fickle changing your mind easily
Juliet: “As one dead in the bottom of a tomb” [This is an example of….] foreshadowing
define gallant dashing and honorable
metaphor example the unreasonable fury of a beast
repetition example unseemly woman in a seeming man! or ill beseeming beast in seeming both
parallelism example why rail’st thy on thy birth the heaven and earth
polysendeton example since birth and heaven and earth all three do meet
personification example (from friar Laurence’s monologue) happiness courts thee in her best array
define reconcile bring together

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