Romeo And Juliet Act III Questions

What does tragedy mean? A play with a sad ending.
Why does Mercutio fight Tybalt? He felt that it was ridiculous to give in and fought on Romeo’s behalf.
What curse does Mercutio deliver 3 times? A plague on both the Montague and Capulet horses.
If you were Romeo, what would you do? I would not let my anger get the better of me.
Why does Juliet initially think it is Romeo who has died? The nurse was unclear.
What word would Juliet like to forget but cannot? (Lines 107-127) “Banished”
Why does Juliet threaten suicide? (Lines 130-137) To get out of her marriage to Paris.
What does oxymoron mean? Figure of speech that juxtaposes apparently contradictory elements.
What are two examples of oxymorons in Act 3? 1 & 2…….Beautiful tyrant! fiend angelical! 3 & 4…….Dove-feather’d raven! wolvish-ravening lamb! Despised substance of divinest show! Just opposite to what thou justly seem’st;
When he learns that he’s been banished, Romeo says: “There is no world without Verona walls,/But purgatory, torture, hell itself” (3.3.17-18). Is his reaction reasonable? Explain. Yes. He believes that Verona is his home, and he would be sad if he was exiled from there.
Why does Friar Lawrence disagree with Romeo (3.3.24-28)? He believes that Romeo is lucky to be alive.
Their argument continues with these 2 lines. This line is spoken by Friar Lawrence. “O, then I see that madmen have no ears.” What does this mean? Insane people do not hear good.
Their argument continues with these 2 lines. This line is spoken by Romeo. “How should they, when that wise men have no eyes?” What does this mean? Wise people do not use their eyes to see.
What are Friar Lawrence’s instructions for Romeo as he leaves? (Lines 169-172) Friar Lawrence tells Romeo to wait in Mantua while he fixes the situation.
What complicates the plot of the story? How is this an example of dramatic irony? The marriage to Paris. This is an example of dramatic irony because Juliet is already married to Romeo.
Why does Capulet think Juliet is grieving? He sees that she is crying.
What plans do the Capulets have for Juliet? They plan to have her married to Paris at Thursday.
As Romeo and Juliet say goodbye, what lines continue to foreshadow their deaths? “Methinks I see thee, now thou art below, / As one dead in the bottom of a tomb. / Either my eyesight fails, or thou look’st pale” (3.5.55-57).
How does Juliet react to her parents’ news? She acts terribly upset, and opposed.
What is interesting about Juliet’s conversation with her mother? She pretends to be crying for Tybalt, not Romeo.
How does Juliet’s father react? He is furious, and he yells insults at his daughter.
What advice does the Nurse give Juliet? She tells Juliet to marry Paris anyways.

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