Romeo And Juliet Part 5

“All are Punished” Prince EscalusNo one got off easily(no one’s off the hook)
“Let my old life be sacrificed” Friar Lawrence
“Grief stopped her breath” Lady MontagueTybalt’s death was what killed Juliet. And because of her sadness she died.
“My child, my only life” Lady Capulet(when they found her dead)
“Oh, happy dagger” JulietRelieved to go meet Romeo
Who tells Romeo that Juliet is dead? Balthasar
Who finds Juliet dead? Nurse
How does Juliet react when Juliet’s parents insists to marry Paris and the nurse agrees? She goes to confess and cuts the Nurse out off her life.
“Death is my son in law, death is my air” Lady Capulet
“Your’re looks are pale and wild” Balthasar says that to Romeo
“I sell thy poison, thou had scold me none” RomeoForcing you to do this
“Good gentile youth, and leave me” Romeo says it to paris
What genre is the play written in? Tragedy
“Never was a story of more woe than the story of Romeo” Prince Escalus
name 4 things Juliet was scared of to “die” Suffocatego crazypotion is actually poisonmight not work
1. Why is Friar Laurence reluctant to marry Paris to Juliet? Friar Laurence is concerned because Paris does not “know the mind” of Juliet. In other words, Paris doesn’t know if she wants to get married to him.
2. How does Paris explain the sudden haste of the marriage plans? Paris explains that it is a good thing to rush the marriage because a long “mourning period” and extended sadness is dangerous. Paris explains that Capulet is smart to rush the marriage to stop Juliet’s crying.
3. What is ironic about the conversation between Juliet and Paris? Juliet and Paris talk about love and confession of love to Friar Lawrence. Juliet actually confesses her love for Romeo to Paris, but he remains unaware of her “confession.”
4. If Friar Laurence cannot help her, what does Juliet threaten to do? Juliet tells the Friar that she will kill herself by letting the “bloody knife play the part of the umpire.”
5. Why does Friar Laurence think that Juliet will accept his plan? Friar Laurence thinks that Juliet will accept his plan because she is so willing to die rather than marry Paris. The Friar thinks that his plan that feigns death will be a good solution to the problem.
6. Describe the Friar’s plan for Juliet. The Friar tells Juliet to go home and tell her parents that she is willing to marry Paris. After she tells them the news, she is to go into her bedroom and drink a vial of liquid. The liquid that she drinks will stop her pulse and turn her skin cold. Juliet will appear to be dead for 42 hours, after which she will wake up from a “pleasant sleep.”
7. Summarize the scene(i) Paris talks to the Friar arranging the marriageJuliet enters to “confess”The Plan – on the wedding day
1. What does Juliet say that makes her father happy? Juliet tells her father that she was wrong to disobey him. She asks him for her forgiveness and tells him that she will do whatever he asks of her.
2. How does Capulet change the wedding plans? What implications does this have? After hearing Juliet’s willingness to marry Capulet, he decides to move the wedding. The wedding will now be held the next day. This creates a problem in the timeline the Friar has established for the poison and notification of Romeo.
Summarize the scene (ii) Wedding PlansCapulet’s guest list hiring cooksCapulet still angryJuliet’s confession – forgiveness from her father, change in wedding day
1. How does Juliet show her maturity and independence in this scene? At one point in the scene she questions whether she is doing the right thing. For only a moment she hints at asking the nurse for guidance with her decision. Juliet decides to go through with the plan established by her and the Friar without consulting anyone else.
2. If the potion does not work, what will Juliet do? As she has stated in the previous scene, Juliet will use a knife and take her own life if the poison does not work.
3. What are three fears Juliet has about drinking the potion? Juliet is afraid the Friar may be trying to kill her with poison. Juliet also worries that she will wake up in the tomb before Romeo comes to save her. This worries her because she is not sure if she will have air inside the tomb causing her to die of suffocation. She also comments on the rotting body of Tybalt that is lying in the tomb. That she will go insane.
4. Summarize the scene.(iii) The Plan, Juliet prepares to take the poisonNo one suspects – wedding plans progress, gruesome discovery by the Nurse
1. What is happening in this brief scene?(iv) Scene iv is a very brief scene that shows all of the Capulets planning for tomorrow’s wedding. The servingmen are preparing logs for the fire and setting tables. The cooks are working in the food that will be served to the guests.
1. Describe the imagery Shakespeare uses in describing Juliet’s “death.” “Her blood is settled, and her joints are stiff” – lividity and rigor mortis”Death lies on her like an untimely frost upon the sweetest flower” – Frost will kill plants and flowers
2. What does Friar Laurence say to comfort the Capulet family? Friar tells the Capulets that heaven gave them Juliet, now heaven has a need for her and she will experience eternal life; therefore, we should be happy for her since she is resting in heaven.
3. What event are the Capulets preparing for now? The Capulets are now preparing for a funeral instead of the wedding. Capulet indicates they will use the same food and table settings; however, they will play sad music as his “joys” are buried.
4. Summarize the scene(iv) Juliet is found “dead” in her room by the nurseThe family prepares for a funeral instead of a weddingFriar Laurence tries to comfort the family with this second tragic “death”
1. What news does Balthasar bring to Romeo? Balthasar arrives in Mantua and tells Romeo that Juliet is dead.
2. What does Romeo mean when he says, “Then I defy you, stars”? This statement refers to fate. He is going to “tempt fate” by returning to Verona where he has been banished from. His goal is to be with Juliet and he is willing to risk being captured and killed before arriving at her tomb.
3. What actions does Balthasar’s news prompt Romeo to do? Romeo has been prompted to return to Verona.
4. Summarize the Scene.(Act V Scene II) Romeo waits for news The letter sent by Friar Laurence does not arrive Balthasar brings news of Juliet’s “death”Romeo defies the stars and goes back to Verona
5. What does Friar John tell Friar Laurence? Friar John tells Friar Laurence that he was unable to deliver the message to Romeo. According to Friar John, there was a suspected outbreak of plague and he was prevented from entering the city because he was quarantined. (Friar John was visiting the home of a sick person suspected of plague.)
6. After hearing this news from Friar John, what does Friar Laurence intend to do? After hearing the news from Friar John, Friar Laurence intends to go to the tomb and wait for Juliet to wake up. After she wakes up, he will hide her in his cell (room) until Romeo arrives for her.
7. Summarize the Scene.(Act V Scene II) Friar John returns couldn’t deliver the letter Outbreak of plague in Mantua Friar Laurence goes to the tomb, Juliet is about to wake up
8. Why is Paris at Juliet’s grave? Paris is at Juliet’s grave to mourn her loss. He is placing flowers at the entrance of the tomb.
9. Romeo gives Balthasar two reasons for entering the Capulet’s tomb. What are those two reasons? Romeo tells Balthasar that he is going into the tomb to look at Juliet and to remove from “her dead finger a precious ring.”
10. Why does Paris think that Romeo has come to the tomb? Paris suspects that Romeo has arrived at the tomb to defile the bodies of Juliet and Tybalt.
11. What is it about Juliet that should have told Romeo that she was not dead? Romeo should have noticed that she still had “crimson in thine lips and in thy cheeks.” When a person dies, they would appear gray and ashen in color.
12. Why doesn’t Friar Laurence stay in the tomb with Juliet after she awakens? Friar Laurence stays in the tomb after Juliet awakens to comfort her when she realizes that Romeo is dead. He intends to escort her out of the tomb and place her in the convent for her own safety.
13. Why does Juliet kiss Romeo after he is dead? Juliet kisses Romeo hoping that she will be able to get the remaining poison from his lips.
14. When Montague first arrives on the scene, what does he tell those gathered? When Montague arrives on the scene, he informs everyone, “my wife is dead tonight, grief of my son’s exile hath stopped her breath tonight.”
15. Relate the events that lead to Romeo and Juliet’s deaths as they are told by Friar Lawrence near the play’s end. Friar Laurence recounts the entire story of Romeo and Juliet being married, Tybalt’s death occurring on the same day, banishment, and eventually the poisoning. The Friar also states that he came up with this plan in answer to Juliet’s request to get out of the marriage to Paris.
16. What information does Romeo’s letter give? Romeo’s letter confirms the Friar’s story. In addition to retelling what the Friar had told the Prince, Romeo added the part about buying the poison from a poor pharmacist and intending to take his life to be with Juliet.
17. How do Lord Montague and Lord Capulet plan to honor the memories of their children? Both Capulet and Montague agree to honor the memories of their children. Montague will raise a statue of gold in the likeness of Juliet and Capulet will make a statue of Romeo to lie beside her.
18. Summarize the Scene. (Act V Scene III) The Climax of the playRomeo returns to Verona to see his beloved JulietThe truth comes out about the marriageFriar Lawrence tells the entire story of their loveCapulet and Montague end the feud and make golden statues of Romeo and Juliet

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