Romeo and Juliet Act V

ambiguity uncertainty or inexactness of meaning language
peruse read (something) typically in a thorough careful way
remnants a small remaining quantity of something
haughty arrogant superior and disdainful
motivation the reason one has for acting or behaving in a particular way
theme (definition) the subject of a talk, a piece of writing, a person’s thoughts, or an exhibition; a topic
What is the theme of Romeo and Juliet? Family Feud or love at first sight
What news does Balthasar bring Romeo? Juliet’s dead
What does Romeo mean when he says, “Then I defy you, star!”? He is challenging fate
What actions does Balthasar’s news prompt Romeo to do? buy poison from the apothecary and write the letter
What does Friar John tell Friar Laurence? He was unable to deliver the letter to Romeo because of a sickness that had broke out
After hearing the news from Friar John, what does Friar Laurence intend to do? get to Juliet first and send Romeo another letter
Why is Paris at Juliet’s tomb? to put flowers, perfume/tears on her grave
Romeo gives Balthasar two good reasons for entering the Capulet’s tomb. What are the two good reasons? to see Juliet face to face one last time and to get the ring from her hand
Why does Paris think that Romeo has come to the tomb? to harm the bodies
What is it about Juliet that should have told Romeo that she was not dead? rosy cheeks and lips look of life
Why doesn’t Friar Laurence stay in the tomb with Juliet after she awakens? he doesn’t want to be blamed for everything that has happened
Why does Juliet kiss Romeo after he is dead? she wants to get poison from his lips
When Montague first arrives on the scene, what does he tell those gathered? his wife has died from grief
What information does Romeo’s letter give? Romeo and Juliet loved each other and were married
How do Montague and Capulet plan to honor the memories of their children? have a statue built for both Romeo and Juliet

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