romeo and juliet acts 1-3

Who said, “If ever you disturb our streets again, / Your lives shall pay the forfeit of the peace” ? Prince Escalus
Who said? “Many a morning hath [Romeo] been seen, / With tears augmenting the fresh morning dew, / Adding to clouds more clouds with his deep sighs” Lord Montague
Who said? “O, then I see Queen Mab hath been with you” ( Mercutio
Who said? “Let [Romeo] alone. / […] Verona brags of him / to be a virtuous and well-governed youth” Lord Capulet
Who said? “But soft, what light through yonder window breaks? / It is the East, and Juliet is the sun” Romeo
Who said? Wherefore art thou Romeo? / 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” Juliet
Who said? “I have been feasting with mine enemy” Romeo
Who said? “Young men’s love then lies / Not truly in their hearts, but in their eyes” Friar Lawrence
Who said? “In one respect I’ll thy assistant be, / For this alliance may so happy prove / To turn your households’ rancor to pure love” Friar Lawrence
Who said? Why, is not this better than groaning for love? Now thou art sociable, now thou art Romeo, now thou art what thou art” Mercutio
Who said? “Though [Romeo’s] face be better than any man’s […] he is not the flower of courtesy, but I’ll warrant him as gentle as a lamb” Nurse
Who said? “A plague o’ both your houses!” Mercutio
Who said? My blood for your rude brawls doth lie a-bleeding […] / Let Romeo hence in haste, / Else, when he is found, that hour is his last” Prince Escalus
Who said? “Beautiful tyrant, fiend angelical! / […] A damned saint, and honorable villain” Juliet
Who said? ‘”Banished’? / O Friar, the damned use that word in hell Romeo
Who said? “God pardon [Romeo]. I do with all my heart, / And yet no man like he doth grieve my heart” Juliet
The exposition of the play occurs in what act? Act 1
The rising action of the play occurs in what act? Act 2
The climax of the play occurs in what act? Act 3
Name a major event or scene from the play’s exposition. when Romeo falls in love with Juliet
Name a major event or scene from the play’s rising action. Act 2 Scene 2. (The balcony scene with Romeo and Juliet)
Name a major event or scene from the play’s climax. When Romeo kills Tybalt in a fight after Tybalt killed Mercutio in a fight
Originally, Romeo is in love with whom? Rosaline
Where do Romeo and Juliet first meet? At a feast (party) at the Capulet’s house
On the same night that they have met, Romeo and Juliet promise to do what? They promise each other they will get married
What is Juliet’s excuse for leaving the house so that she may meet up with and marry Romeo? She says she is going to confession
What role does Juliet’s nurse serve in Romeo and Juliet’s marriage? she is the messenger for them both
What role does Friar Lawrence serve in Romeo and Juliet’s marriage? He is the one that will marry Romeo and Juliet
Who is responsible for Mercutio’s death? Tybalt
Who is responsible for Tybalt’s death? Romeo
What is Prince Escalus’ punishment for Romeo in Act 3? He banishes Romeo from Verona
How does the plot get more complicated in Act 3, Scene 5? When Juliet finds out Romeo was banished she gets really depressed. Lady Capulet, Lord Capulet and Nurse turn on Juliet for refusing to marry Paris
In Act I, Romeo can best be described in what way? not himself (grumpy, sad, depressed, angry, heartbroken over Rosaline)
By Act 2, how has Romeo’s disposition changed? back to himself again (happy, silly, head over heels for Juliet)
Mercutio can best be described in what way? short tempered
Benvolio’s role in the play is often to serve as the _____. person who helping Romeo get over Rosaline (like a thoughtful friend)
Describe the personality of Juliet’s nurse. She is very vulgar and sentimental
Who is Paris and why is he important? He is the suitor of Juliet, the Capulets prefer Juliet to marry him over anyone else
Who is Tybalt related to? Juliet
Who is Mercutio related to? Prince and Paris
What is Friar Lawrence’s connection to Romeo and Juliet? he is the advice giver, (like the peacemaker)
Describe Tybalt’s personality. egotistical, can be agressive and violent when his pride is hurt
In what way does the nurse cause confusion in Act 3, Scene 2? she at first make Juliet think that Romeo is dead, (then explains that he killed Tybalt and was banished), then tells Juliet that she should not be crying over Romeo being banished but over Tybalt’s death
In Act 3, Scene 2, Juliet’s emotions can best be described in what way? unstable, confused, and depressed
n Act 3, Scene 3, Romeo’s emotions can best be described in what way? mad, angry, scared, upset
Who is Prince Escalus and why is he important? prince of verona, he is the one that banished Romeo from Verona and promises him that if he returns he will be killed
When Juliet refuses to marry Paris, Lord Capulet’s attitude can best be described in what way? controlling and demanding
When Juliet refuses to marry Paris, which side of the argument do Lady Capulet and the nurse take? They take Lord Capulet’s side (turning on Juliet and Romeo)
Define dramatic irony when the audience has knowledge that the characters dont
Give an example of dramatic irony in Romeo and Juliet. when the audience knows Juliet married Romeo but Lady Capulet doesnt
Define oxymoron. a figure of speech that is self-contradictory
Give an example of oxymoron in Romeo and Juliet. A damned saint, an honourable villain!
Why must Romeo and Juliet get married in secret? The Capulets (juliet’s family) and The Montagues (romeo’s family) are enemies and Romeo could possibly be killed
What is one example of the theme of fate playing out in Romeo and Juliet? Romeo and Juliet getting married and just waiting to see what will happen as time goes along
Define foreshadowing. to show or indicate beforehand
Give an example of foreshadowing in the play. When romeo said in Act 3 Scene 5 (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) he was was saying he was going to die
How does Shakespeare’s play help to shape the language of love even in today’s society? creating ways for people to build relationships and to be able to talk to one another
About how old is Romeo? about 16
About how old is Juliet? 13
Why does Friar Lawrence express doubts about marrying Romeo and Juliet? Because they only knew each other for one day
What is one way that we can address the problem of running into unfamiliar or old-fashioned language when reading Romeo and Juliet? Read the notes in the text
What does it mean to say that Shakespeare often uses inverted sentence structure? chiasmus

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