Romeo and Juliet Act IV

lament a passionate expression of grief or sorrow
shroud a thing that envelops or obscures something
dismal depressing, dreary
vial a small container, mad for holding liquid medicines
loathsome causing hatred or disgust, repulsive
protagonist (definition) the good person
Who is the protagonist? Romeo and Juliet
antagonist (definition) the bad person
Who is the antagonist? Lord Capulet because he’s making Juliet marry Paris
Why is Friar Laurence reluctant to marry Paris and Juliet? he has already married Romeo and Juliet.
How does Paris explain the sudden haste of the marriage plans? Lord Capulet wants it
What is ironic about the conversation between Paris and Juliet? Juliet is talking about love and Paris thinks it’s about she and him, when really she is speaking of Romeo and herself.
If Friar Laurence cannot help her, what does Juliet threaten to do? Kill herself
Why does Friar Laurence think that Juliet will except his plan? If she is willing to kill herself she will be willing to ALMOST kill herself
Describe the Friar’s plan for Juliet. Revision of 7-step plan
What does Juliet say that makes her father happy? She will marry Paris
How does Capulet change the wedding plans? What implication does he have? He moves the wedding to Wednesday instead of ThursdayHe intends to make his daughter happyMakes Friar and Juliet move their plans up
How does Juliet show her maturity and independence in this scene? She tells her mother and Nurse she doesn’t need them
If the potion doesn’t work, what will Juliet do? Kill herself
What are some of the fears Juliet has about the potion? She will die, she will not remember where she is when she awakes
What is happening in the brief scene (scene 4)? the Capulet’s are getting ready for the wedding/feast?
Describe the imagery Shakespeare uses in describing Juliet’s death. “Death lies on her like an untimely frost” -Lord Capulet
What does Friar Laurence say to comfort the Capulet family? Juliet is in heaven now
What events are the Capulet’s now preparing for (after Juliet’s death)? Juliet’s funeral

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