Romeo and Juliet Packet

What is the setting for the play? Verona, Italy
What scene of conflict opens the action of the play? The conflict between the servants of montages family and the capulets
Which character tries to stop the fighting among the servants? Prince
Which character is aggressive and eager to fight? The officer
What warning does the Prince give to anyone who breaks the peace again? He vows to execute any capulet or Montague who disturbs the peace of Verona again.
Who has asked for Juliet’s hand in marriage? Paris
How old is Juliet? 13 go on 14
In what state of mind is Romeo when we first see him in the play? Sad, Melancholy, Depressed
Explain how Romeo finds out about the Capulet ball. A servant asks him to read the letter
How does Benvolio try to remedy Romeo’s lovesickness? He tries to introduce him to other girls.
Who is Susan? The nurses dead daughter
When is Juliet’s birthday? August 1st, lamas eve
Why does Lady Capulet visit with Juliet? What questions does she ask her? Lady Capulet wanted to talk about Paris’s marriage proposal. She asks Juliet to look at paris at the feast that night.
How do the Nurse and Lady Capulet feel about Paris? Perfect
Which character loves to talk? The Nurse
Who is Queen Mab? The fairies midwife, a mischievous pixie who is responsible for bringing enticing dreams. Mercutio’s uses to bate Romeo.
What premonition does Romeo have? Bad feeling that night will lead to his death
How did Lord Capulet force the young ladies to dance with him? By tricking them , by insulting them if they did not
Who recognizes Romeo’s voice at the feast and becomes furious because he is allowed to stay? Tybalt
Who first tells Romeo and Juliet who the other is? The Nurse
Instead of returning home, where does Romeo go after the ball? Romeo goes to the wall and the capulet’s orchard
What is a soliloquy and how is it used in Scene 2? Soliloquy short speech made alone
By whose name does Mercutio call for Romeo? In Roseline
How does Romeo learn of Juliet’s love for him? He walked in on her confession, overhears her speaking over the balcony
What does Romeo say helped him climb over the high walls of the Capulet orchard and find Juliet’s window? Love, gave him wings
What do Romeo and Juliet exchange? Vows of Love
What do Romeo and Juliet plan to do the next day? They plan to get married
To what does Romeo compare Juliet’s beauty? Sun
Who keeps interrupting the balcony scene? The Nurse
Why does Juliet ask Romeo not to swear by the moon? The moon appears to change in size as it orbits around the Earth, suggesting it is fickle. The moon is in constant, changing.
What is Friar Laurence’s special skill or area of knowledge? Medicine and human nature, Plants
With what does Friar Laurence compare the beneficial and poisonous parts of the plant? Flowers and people can contain both medicine and poison. Comparing two sides of plants to love.
About what does the Friar caution Romeo? That romeo simply mimics other lovers rather than truly feeling love. Slow down!
Why does the Friar agree to marry Romeo and Juliet? Because their wedding could lead to reconciliation between the Montagues and Capulets. End the feud between the capulets.
Who has sent Romeo a challenge for a duel? Tybalt
What excuse is Juliet to give for going to Friar Laurence’s cell? That she needs to go to confession
Where are Romeo and Juliet to be married? Friar Laurence cell
Who teases Romeo about Rosaline and his love‚ąísickness? Mercutio
Who teases the Nurse and causes her to become crass? Mercutio
How does Romeo plan to get into Juliet’s window? Romeo gave the nurse a rope ladder so he can climb into Juliet’s room late at night.
At what time did Juliet send the Nurse to see Romeo and find out the wedding plans? At 9:00 in the morning
How does the Nurse react when she finally returns? She claims she’s tired and out of breath and prolongs telling Juliet the news
How does the Nurse feel about the marriage? She supports the marriage makes juliet happy, she feels Romeo is handsome and polite.
What is the Friar afraid of? He fears both lovers are acting too quick, concerned wont go according to plan.
The friar warns Romeo again about something. What is it? He warns Romeo about acting too quickly
How much do the lovers say their love has grown? Their love has grown to such extent it cannot be counted. Can’t express their love.
How many people know of the marriage? Romeo, Juliet, the Nurse, Friar and Romeo’s servants.
Where does the marriage take place? In Friar Laurence’s cell
What is another name for the Friar? Ghostly confessor
Who begs Mercutio to leave the streets of Verona because the Capulets might also be out on this extremely hot day? Benvolio tries to get Mercutio to leave the streets of Verona because he is trying to prevent another fight
Who comes to the public square looking for a fight with Romeo? Tybalt
What does Mercutio call Tybalt? Rat catcher” referring to his name, “Prince of Cats”- it’s a play on his name and he thinks he’s so tough and he has nine lives. “Good king of rats”
How does Tybalt insult Romeo and try to get him to fight him? Tybalt calls Romeo a villain and a coward
Why won’t Romeo fight Tybalt? Romeo won’t fight because they are now related by marriage, Tybalt is Juliet’s cousin. Tybalt doesn’t know about the marriage.
Why does Mercutio fight Tybalt? He is angry that Tybalt in insulting Romeo, his friend.
How is Mercutio killed? Mercutio is killed when Romeo comes between them and blocks his view of Tybalt. Tybalt reaches under Romeo’s arm and stabs Mercutio
Why does Romeo kill Tybalt? Romeo feels he needs revenge for his friends death, it was romeos fight not Mercutio.
Who tells the Prince about the murders? Benvolio tells the prince exactly what happened
What is Romeo’s punishment? He was banished from the city of Verona and if he was caught in Verona, he would be sentenced to death.
What day is it in Scene 3? Very late on a monday night
Where did Romeo run to hide after the murder of Tybalt? Friar Lawrence Cell
How does he react to the news that he is banished from Verona? Romeo would rather die than be banished, bad
Who tells him that the Prince has banished him? The Friar Laurence
What upsets Romeo the most about being banished? He is not able to see Juliet
The Friar gives three reasons that Romeo should be happy. What were they? Juliet is alive, he is alive and he is only banished for the city not executed.
What does the Nurse give to Romeo? She gives Romeo, Juliet’s ring
Where is Romeo to go before daybreak? He must leave Juliet’s bed chamber and go to Mantua
On what day does Lord Capulet plan for Juliet to be married to Paris? Thursday
Who is to tell Juliet the “good news” concerning her future marriage to Paris? Lady Capulet
On what day does Scene 5 take place? tuesday morning
What is significant about the lark and the nightingale? The lovers are trying to determine the time of night or early morning. Romeo must be out of the city before daylight. The nightingale sings at night, while the lark sings in the early part of the morning.
What vision does Juliet have as Romeo is leaving? She sees him dead at the bottom of the tomb.
Who comes to visit with Juliet early that morning? Her mom, Lady Capulet
What news does Lady Capulet give to Juliet? Lady Capulet brings Juliet the news that her father has consented for her to marry Paris on Thursday
What is Juliet’s reaction to the news that Lady Capulet gives her? Juliet is upset and willfully says that she will not marry Paris. This is the first time she has been disobedient to her parents. Then her father scolds her by calling her a “wretch,” saying he’ll disown her and kick her out the house, etc.
Who does Juliet turn to for help when her parents leave? The nurse
What advice does the Nurse give Juliet? She tells her to forget about Romeo, since he is banished from the city and marry Paris
Why does Juliet tell the Nurse that she is going to see Friar Laurence? Juliet tells the Nurse that she is going to see Friar Laurence to confess her sins and get forgiveness. She is really going there to seek the Friar’s help
If the Friar cannot furnish a solution for Juliet, what does she have the power to do? She has the power to commit suicide rather than marry Paris.
Why is Paris at Friar Laurence’s cell? They are talking about his weddings plans
What reason does Paris give the Friar for the hasty marriage? To stop Juliet’s tear over Tybalt’s death
How long will the sleeping potion take effect? 42 hours
Where will Juliet be put after her family believes that she is dead? Capulet tomb with other dead relatives.
Who will be waiting in the tomb when Juliet awakens from the sleeping potion? Romeo
Who is supervising the preparations for the wedding? Lord Capulet
What change does Lord Capulet make in the wedding plans? The wedding is moved from Thursday to Wednesday.
If the potion does not work, what does Juliet plan to do? To stab herself with a dagger.
What vision makes her have the strength to go ahead and drink the potion? A vision of Tybalt going after Romeo
How will Romeo know about the plans? The Friar sent him a letter.
Scene 4 takes place at what time in the morning? 3:00 in the morning
Scene 4 takes place on what day? Wednesday morning
How do the Capulets know that Paris is approaching? They can hear the musicians
Who is sent to wake up Juliet? The nurse
What does the Nurse find? Finds Juliet “dead” in her bed
Who tries to console the Capulets by saying that Juliet is better off in heaven? The Friar tries to console the Capulets by assuring them that Juliet is in heaven
How do the wedding preparations change after they find Juliet? The wedding music becomes funeral dirges. The wedding flowers become funeral flowers, and the happiness associated with a wedding becomes sadness
How does the County Paris react to the death of Juliet? Paris is devastated by the news that Juliet is dead. He says, “Beguiled, divorced, wronged, spited, slain! / Most detestable Death, by thee beguil’d, / By cruel, cruel thee quite overthrown. / O love! O life! not life, but love in death!”He could have said those things in fewest words showing the lack of devastation.
How does Lord Capulet know that she is dead? He feels her body and its cold to the touch and her joints are stiff, no pulse, color has faded
How does the act end? With a comic discussion with the musician and Peter. Peter tries to convince the muscians to stay around
Where does Scene 1 take place?(act 5) Romeo walking down the street in Mantua
What was Romeo’s dream? He dreams that juliet finds him dead and brings him back to life with her kisses.
Who brings Romeo the news that Juliet is dead? Balthasar, Romeo’s servant
Why does Romeo go to the Apothecary? To buy poison
How much does Romeo pay for the poison? 40 ducats
Why does the Apothecary hesitate in selling Romeo the poison? It’s against the law in Mantua to sell the poison substance. Its is also lethal
What persuades the Apothecary to go ahead and sell Romeo the poison? Because of Romeo’s extreme poverty and how the richest people didn’t get to being rich by abiding the law.
Who does Friar Laurence entrust with the important letter to Romeo? Friar John
Why is the letter not delivered to Romeo? Because he was suspected to having the plague and was quarantined
How long will it be before Juliet wakes up? 3 hours
Why is Paris at Juliet’s tomb? To bring flowers and weep
What is Paris’ last request? To lie beside juliet
Why does Paris think Romeo has come to the Capulet tomb? To damage the bodies of Juliet and Tybalt
Who kills Paris? Romeo
If Romeo had not been so hasty in drinking the poison, what might he notice about Juliet? He would have understood whyJuliet’s lips and cheeks were crimson. She was beginning to wake up from the potion.
Name the people who have died in this scene. Paris, Juliet, Lady Montague, Romeo
Where does Friar Laurence want to take Juliet? Sisterhood of holy nuns, nunnery
How does Juliet kill herself? Stabs herself with a dagger
Who is suspected the most as a murderer and why? Friar Laurence because he was carrying tools for digging and opening tombs
What four accounts does the Prince hear? When the Prince wants to know what has happened, Friar Laurence, Balthasar, the Page, and the contents of the letter in Balthasar’s possession all give the same account of the events

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