Romeo and Juliet—–Act IV

How does Paris explain to Friar Lawrence why his marriage to Juliet is to be so soon? He says that she’s grieving over Tybalt too much. If someone was with her, she would feel better and stop every time someone signs, a drop of blood lost.
How does Paris think Juliet feels about him? She loves him.
What does Juliet, no longer the obedient child, ask Friar Lawrence to do? give her some advice about the current situation
Explain in detail the plan they arrange. Marry Paris. Go to bed alone. Take the vial and mix it with liquor and drink it.
What does Friar Lawrence say will happen when Juliet drinks his potion? Her pulse will stop and she’ll stop, breathing. She won’t be able to move. She’ll be that way for 42 hours.
What does Friar Lawrence say the bridegroom will find on the morning of his wedding day? A dead Juliet (even though she’s not dead)
How will Romeo learn of Friar’s plan? Friar will send Romeo word (letter)
What does Friar say Romeo and Juliet will do after Juliet awakens? Romeo will take her away to Mantua
What day is it now? Tuesday
What does Juliet tell her father? Does he understand her true feelings? NO; Forgive me, I beg you. I’ll do whatever you say for a long time.
Juliet is so convincing in her deception that her father decides to move the wedding day up from Thursday to Wednesday. What complication does this change foreshadow? Everyone has been hurrying everything.
Juliet asks to be alone so that she can put her plan into actin. In lines 14-58, list Juliet’s fears as she is about to drink the potion. a. What if the mixture doesn’t work at all?b. What if Friar mixed the potion to kill her?c. If she wakes up before Romeo comes to save her, she could suffocate in the tomb.d. The spirits are in tombs during the night.e. She’ll start playing with her skull and go insane.
Are her fears realistic? some of them are
What preparations are being made for the wedding? Everyone is cooking food and preparing it nicely. Nurse is ordered to go wake Juliet up. Decorations
What does the nurse discover when she goes to Juliet’s bedroom at the beginning of scene 5? Juliet is fast asleep, later, she realizes she’s dead.
How do Capulet, his wife, the nurse, and Paris react when they find Juliet? They’re in shape and heartbroken over Juliet’s melodramatic death.
What does Friar Lawrence tell them? Heaven has Juliet and that she’s in a better place. Everyone should be happy for her. She’s been advanced to her highest point . Melodramatic =Over Reacting
How does Capulet say the preparations for the wedding will be used now? All things that we prepared for the wedding will be used for Juliet’s funeral.
allusion (IV. i. 8) (Paris) For Venus smiles not in a house of tears
verbal irony (IV.i. 19) That may be; sir, when I may be a wife.
apostrophe (IV. ii. 20) come, vial (Juliet)
hyperbole Death ties up my tongue and I can’t speak. (Juliet)
simile (IV.i. 100) to play ashes, thy eyes’windows fall
personification (IV. i. 101) Like death, when he shuts up the day of life
personification (IV. i. 62 + 63) this bloody knife shall play the umpire
metaphor (IV.i.47) it strains me past the compass of my wits
metaphor (IV.ii. 46+ 47) my heart is wandrous light since this same wayward girl is so reclaim’d.

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