Romeo and Juliet – Acts 1-2

Lady Montague holds Montague back from joining the fight
Paris wants to marry Juliet
Prince Escalus orders the families to end their feud
Tybalt “hates ―Hell, all Montagues and [Benvolio]”
Rosaline Capulet’s niece
Abram and Balthasar servants to the house of Montague
Chorus “What here shall miss, our toil shall strive to mend”
Montague Lord Capulet’s enemy
Nurse “Go, girl, seek happy nights to happy days.”
Juliet “It is an honor I dream not of”
Mercutio “Oh, then, I see Queen Mab hath been with you.”
Romeo in love twice in this act
Sampson and Gregory servants to the Capulets
Lady Capulet wants Juliet to marry Paris
Capulet the host of the party
Benvolio tries to get Romeo to “examine other beauties”
a brief re-statement of the main points What is a summary?
It has acts and scenes How is a play, or a drama, different from a short story or novel?
a play in which most of the characters die What is a tragedy?
a comparison between two unlike things using like or as What is a simile?
giving human characteristics to something that is not human What is personification?
an over exaggeration What is a hyperbole?
a direct comparison between two unlike objects What is a metaphor?
a long, uninterrupted speech presented in front of other characters What is a monologue?
in drama, a character speaks alone on stage to allow his/her thoughts and ideas to be conveyed to the audience What is a soliloquy?
the lines spoken by characters in drama or fiction What is dialogue?
Directions written into the script that indicate to actors where to enter and exit and what to do. What are stage directions?
A character makes a comment not heard by all the other characters. What is an aside?
they will die In Act I, what does the prologue suggest will happen to Romeo and Juliet?
hot tempers, fierce loyalties, insults What causes the fight in scene1?
death What is the Prince’s punishment?
he is in love Why is Romeo unhappy?
to see Rosaline Why does Romeo agree to go to the Capulet party?
he is a virtuous youth Why will Capulet not let Tybalt fight Romeo at his party?
she responds with interest How does Juliet respond when Romeo begins to flirt with her?
unconcern What is Romeo’s first reaction when he first learns that Juliet is a Capulet?
profanes to treat something sacred with abuse,contempt, irreverence
pernicious extremely harmful; deadly, fatal
wantonly immorally, cruelly
partisans members of a party, faction, or cause
portentously (adv) of or relating to something that foreshadows an upcoming event, ominously, or suggesting danger
covertly secretly; in a concealed manner
names are meaningless What is the main point of Juliet’s “What’s in a name” speech?
arrange to be married What are Romeo and Juliet’s plans for the next day?
Capulet orchard After the party, where does Romeo go?
to end the feud Why does Friar Lawrence agree to marry Romeo and Juliet?
assurance that he truly loves Juliet What does the Nurse want from Romeo?
if Romeo still wants to marry her As Juliet waits for the Nurse to return, what is she most worried about?
drags it out What does the Nurse do when she tells Juliet of the wedding plans?
it is inconstant Why does Juliet tell Romeo not to swear by the moon?
He was just in love with Rosaline Why does Friar Lawrence initially question Romeo’s love for Juliet?
she is going to confession Under what pretense does Juliet get out of the house in order to meet Romeo?
R & J get married What happens at the end of Act 2 that is not written to necessarily be seen on stage?
entreat to beg, implore, ask earnestly
forsake to give up, renounce; to leave, abandon
intercede to plead on behalf of someone else; to serve as a third party or go-between in a disagreement
chide to scold
utterance the act of expressing vocally; something that is expressed
idolatry idol worship; blind or excessive devotion
air make public
repose (v) to rest; lie; place; (n) relaxation, peace of mind, calmness
rancor bitter resentment or ill-will
Capulet: Tybalt can not fight Romeo at the feast because he is in Capulet’s house. “I would not for the wealth of all this town here in my house do him disparagement; therefore be patient, take no note of him.”
Juliet: She will look at Paris, but that is as far as she will go, for her mother’s sake. (See your side note in Act 1, scene 3) “I’ll look to like, if looking liking move; But no more deep will I endart mine eye than your consent gives strength to make it fly.”
Juliet: Names are meaningless. “‘Tis but thy name that is my enemy, Thou art thyself, though not a Montague”
Romeo: Juliet is as bright as the sun. “But soft! What light through yonder window breaks? It is the East, and Juliet is the sun!”
Juliet: Ignore your name and the feud. It means nothing to our love. “Deny thy father and refuse they name! Or, if thou wilt not, be but sworn my love, and I’ll no longer be a Capulet.”
Mercutio: Dreams are mere fantasy. They are products of an idle brain and Queen Mab. “O, then I see Queen Mab hath been with you. She is the fairies’ midwife and she comes in no shape bigger than an agate stone on the forefinger of an alderman.”
Friar Laurence: Your quick love will have a fast ending. You’re moving too fast. “These violent delights have violent ends.”

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