Romeo and Juliet Acts 1-3

What colors represent the Montague’s? Purple, Green, and Blue
What colors represent the Capulet’s? Red, Yellow, and Orange
Who are members of the Montague family? Romeo, Lord montague, Lady montague, Benvolio(Cousin), Abram(Servant), Balthasar(Servant)
Who are members of the Capulet family? Juliet, Lord capulet, Lady capulet, Nurse, Tybalt (Cousin)
Who is apart of the royal family? The Prince of Verona, Mercutio (Romeo’s friend), and Paris (Wants to marry Juliet)
What happens in Act 1? The Capulet and Montague family get in a huge fight in the market until the Prince of Verona stops the fight and states that if another fight breaks out and disturbs the peace, then the feuding families will be sentenced to death.
Describe Benvolio (Romeo’s Cousin) He is peaceful and respectful to others, he is usually never the instigator.
Describe Tybalt (Juliet’s Cousin) He is aggressive and wants to fight, hates the montagues. Kills Mercutio and then is killed by Romeo in act 3.
Describe Mercutio (Paris’ Cousin, Romeo’s Friend) Strange, but many people like him bc he is entertaining. Killed by Tybalt in act 3.
Who does Romeo see when he goes to the Capulet’s ball? His love, Juliet. He later approaches her and they talk for a bit, Romeo then convinces her to kiss him. They both later find out that they are apart of feuding families and realize that their love can not be, but that doesn’t stop them.
Who discovers Romeo at the Capulet ball? Tybalt, and he wants Romeo removed but Lord Capulet refuses bc he knows that he will be hung if he starts another fight with the montagues.
What do both Romeo and Juliet think is the problem with their relationship? Their last names, they both realize that bc of their family’s feuds that they can not be in a relationship together
What do Romeo and Juliet decide at the end of the Balcony scene? They want to get married and run away together, Juliet will send a messenger and she will communicate the details of the marriage between the two. The messenger is the Nurse.
Act 2 scene 1 Romeo hides from his drunk friends to go find and see Juliet. That is when he finds her on the balcony.
Act 2 scene 2 Out in the street the next day, Benvolio tells Mercutio that Romeo has not yet returned home. … The Nurse explains that Juliet will meet Romeo and marry him. Romeo proposes they meet that afternoon at Friar Laurence’s chapel.
Act 2 scene 3 Romeo arrives at Friar Laurence’s cell as day breaks. The Friar is collecting herbs and flowers while he postulates on their powers to medicate and to poison. Romeo tells him of his love for Juliet and asks the Friar to marry them later that day.T
Act 3 Mercutio and Tybalt argue and have a somewhat playful fight that turns serious when Tybalt accidentally kills Mercutio. Romeo then hunts down Tybalt and challenges him to a double sworded duel to which he does eventually win and Tybalt dies. Both families bring the death’s to the Prince of Verona and he decides that Romeo is to be banished from Verona.
“Star crossed lovers take their life” In the prologue, said by narrator, it means that lovers that are meant to be together (stars = destiny) kill themselves
“disturbed the quiet of our streets” Said by prince verona, after he broke up the fight between the montague and capulet servants in the market in the first act.
“For my mind misgives, some fearful night…consequences, vile forfeit to untimely death” Said by Romeo, during the capulet ball, right after Romeo saw Juliet. He know he gon go DED
“He jest at scars that have never felt a wound Romeo says this about Mercutio, who jokes about how someone can be so heartbroken over a girl and romeo believes that he doesn’t know what he is talking about bc he hasnt had his heart broken. This is said by Romeo as he wanders his way to Juliet’s balcony.
“Young men’s love lies not truly in their hearts, but in their eyes” Friar Lawrence says this to romeo, for Romeo has “Fallen in love” again so quickly after his heart was broken. Friar Lawrence means that Romeo isn’t loving with his heart, and only saying that he loves a person when he really just lusts for their body. This is said as Romeo tells Friar Lawrence that he has found someone else that he loves and may marry them in the second act.
“A plague on both your houses. They’ve made worms meat of me” Mercutio says this as he is dying in act 3. Tybalt kills him. He says this to show that the feud between the families has killed him, and that it should stop.
“I am fortune’s fool” Romeo said this after he has slain Tybalt in act 3. He said this bc he believed that he was so fortunate recently with finding his true love and just gotten married, and he has just thrown it away by making a huge mistake and killed Tybalt
“Thou art a man?… The law that threatened death that turned to exile. There art thou happy?” Friar Lawrence says this to Romeo when he hides away after killing Tybalt. Friar tells romeo that he will be exiled instead of killed. Friar Lawrence is confused as to why this doesn’t make him happy.
What is the nurse’s advice after Romeo kills Tybalt? She recommends that Juliet marries Paris as Romeo is to be exiled, and is as good as dead.
“Wisely and slow. They stumble that run fast” Friar warns Romeo that he is moving too fast in his relationship with Juliet, and that it will not end well. Friar tells Romeo this in the end of act 2 as Romeo tells Friar that he found a new lover.
“There are two opposite elements in everything, in men as well as in herbs-good and evil” Said by Friar Lawrence in act 2 to Romeo. This is said right before Romeo tells Friar Lawrence about his new love. This quote means that the love between Juliet and Romeo could cause the feud to be more angered and the couple broken apart, or it could cause the feud to end and the families to become coexistent and friendly towards each other.
Iambic Pentameter An iamb is a metrical foot that consists of an unstressed syllable followed by a stressed one—daDUM. Penta- means five.Meter refers to a regular rhythmic pattern in poetry.So iambic pentameter is a kind of rhythmic pattern that consists of five iambs per line, almost like five heartbeats: daDUM daDUM daDUM daDUM daDUM.
Personification The attribution of human nature or character to animals, inanimate objects, or abstract notions, especially as a rhetorical figure.
Foil In fiction, a foil is a character who contrasts with another character —usually the protagonist— in order to highlight particular qualities of the other character.
Soliloquy An act of speaking one’s thoughts aloud when by oneself or regardless of any hearers, especially by a character in a play.
Monologue A monologue is a speech that one character delivers aloud to express his or her inner thoughts. Characters generally present their monologues either to another character or to the audience in the understanding that other characters are able to hear them.
Aside A remark or passage by a character in a play that is intended to be heard by the audience but unheard by the other characters in the play.
Tragdey A drama or literary work in which the main character is brought to ruin or suffers extreme sorrow, especially as a consequence of a tragic flaw, moral weakness, or inability to cope with unfavorable circumstances.
Tragic Flaw The character defect that causes the downfall of the protagonist of a tragedy.
Dramatic Irony A literary technique, originally used in Greek tragedy, by which the full significance of a character’s words or actions are clear to the audience or reader although unknown to the character.
Foreshadowing Foreshadowing is a literary device in which a writer gives an advance hint of what is to come later in the story.
Pun A joke exploiting the different possible meanings of a word or the fact that there are words that sound alike but have different meanings
“Hench fourth I never will be Romeo” This is said by Romeo as Juliet tells that the problem and why they can’t be together is his name (Primarily his last name bc of the feuding families). This is said early in act 2 on the balcony scene.

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