Romeo and Juliet Plot

Place Verona and Mantua
Time Renaissance; 14th-15th century
“The Montagues and Capulets fight in the streets and are broken up by Prince Escalus. (I, i)”Which day did this event take place? Sunday
“Romeo is pining for Rosaline who has rejected him. (I, i)” Which day did this event take place? Sunday
“Lord Capulet and Paris talk about arranging a marriage to Juliet. (I, ii)”Which day did this event take place? Sunday
“Romeo and Benvolio learn that Rosaline has been invited to a party at the Capulet house. Benvolio suggests crashing the party so that Romeo can see that the other women are more beautiful than Rosaline is. (I, ii)”Which day did this event take place? Sunday
“Lady Capulet tells Juliet that Paris wants to marry her. (I, iii)”Which day did this event take place? Sunday
“Romeo and friends arrive outside the Capulet house. (I, iv)”Which day did this event take place? Sunday
“Romeo and Juliet meet at the party and fall in love. (I, v)”Which day did this event take place? Sunday
“Tybalt is angry that Romeo came. (I, v)”Which day did this event take place? Sunday
“Romeo and Juliet finds out which family their “true love” is from. (I, v)”Which day did this event take place? Sunday
“Romeo looks for Juliet. (II, i)”Which day did this event take place? Sunday
“Benvolio and Mercutio look for Romeo. (II, i)”Which day did this event take place? Sunday
“The famous balcony scene: Romeo and Juliet decide that they will get married the next morning. (II, ii)”Which day did this event take place? Sunday
“Romeo goes to Friar Laurence to arrange the wedding. (II, iii)”Which day did this event take place? Monday
“Benvolio and Mercutio are still looking for Romeo because Tybalt is planning to challenge Romeo to a duel. Romeo finds them. The Nurse arrives. Benvolio and Mercutio leave. (II, iv)”Which day did this event take place? Monday
“The Nurse warns Romeo that he better not be toying with Juliet because Paris genuinely wants to marry her. (II, iv)”Which day did this event take place? Monday
“Juliet is upset that the Nurse is taking so long. (II, v)”Which day did this event take place? Monday
“The Nurse delivers Romeo’s message. (II, v)”Which day did this event take place? Monday
“Romeo and Juliet meet at Friar Laurence’s cell and get married. (II, vi)”Which day did this event take place? Monday
“Benvolio and Mercutio encounter Tybalt. Romeo arrives, and Tybalt challenges him. Romeo refuses, so Mercutio fights Tybalt. Tybalt kills Mercutio, so Romeo kills Tybalt. The Prince orders that Romeo be banished. (III, i)”Which day did this event take place? Monday
“Juliet yearns for night to fall so that Romeo will be able to come. (III, ii)”Which day did this event take place? Monday
“The Nurse tells her about Tybalt’s death and Romeo’s banishment. (III, ii)”Which day did this event take place? Monday
“Friar Laurence tells Romeo that he has been banished. The Nurse comes to bring Romeo to Juliet. (III, iii)”Which day did this event take place? Monday
“Lord Capulet decides that Juliet shall marry Paris on Thursday. (III, iv)”Which day did this event take place? Monday
“Romeo leaves for Mantua after spending the night with Juliet. (III, v)”Which day did this event take place? Tuesday
“Juliet is told that she must marry Paris on Thursday morning – or else. (III, v)”Which day did this event take place? Tuesday
“Paris talks to Friar Laurence about the upcoming wedding. (IV, i)”Which day did this event take place? Tuesday
“Juliet goes to Friar Laurence, and he suggests a plan that she take a drug that will make her look dead so that she can sneak away with Romeo. (IV, i)”Which day did this event take place? Tuesday
“Friar Laurence sends Friar John to Mantua with a message for Romeo. (IV, i)”Which day did this event take place? Tuesday
“Lord Capulet is arranging a big wedding celebration. (IV, ii)”Which day did this event take place? Tuesday
“Juliet returns from seeing Friar Laurence and pretends to be cooperating. (IV, ii)”Which day did this event take place? Tuesday
“Juliet drinks the drug. (IV, iii)”Which day did this event take place? Tuesday
“Lord Capulet supervises the wedding preparations throughout the night. (IV, iv)”Which day did this event take place? Tuesday
“Paris arrives very early in the morning, which was the custom at the time. (IV, iv)”Which day did this event take place? Wednesday
“The Capulets and the others discover Juliet’s “dead” body. (IV, v)”Which day did this event take place? Wednesday
“In Mantua, Romeo learns from Balthasar that Juliet is dead. (V, i)”Which day did this event take place? Thursday
“Romeo buys poison from the Apothecary. (V, i)”Which day did this event take place? Thursday
“Friar Laurence learns that Friar John was unable to deliver the message to Romeo. (V, ii)”Which day did this event take place? Thursday
“Friar Laurence writes another letter to Romeo and leaves for the crypt to meet Juliet when she wakes. (V, ii)”Which day did this event take place? Thursday
“Paris and a servant arrive at Juliet’s tomb. (V, iii)”Which day did this event take place? Thursday
“Romeo and Balthasar arrive. Romeo gives Balthasar a letter (his suicide note) and sends him away. (V, iii)”Which day did this event take place? Thursday
“Paris confronts Romeo, and Romeo kills him. The servant goes to summon the watchmen. Romeo kills himself. (V, iii)”Which day did this event take place? Thursday
“Friar Laurence arrives and meets Balthasar. Friar Laurence finds the bodies. (V, iii)”Which day did this event take place? Thursday
“Juliet wakes up, and Friar Laurence tries to get her to leave. She refuses, and he flees when he hears the watchmen coming. Juliet kills herself. (V, iii)”Which day did this event take place? Thursday
“The watchmen arrive, find the bodies, and send for the Prince, the Capulets, and the Montagues. Balthasar and Friar Laurence are apprehended. (V, iii)”Which day did this event take place? Late Thursday or Early Friday
“The Prince, Capulets, Montagues, and others arrive. News of these events is spreading through the streets. We learn that Lady Montague died of grief earlier this evening because of Romeo’s banishment. (V, iii)”Which day did this event take place? Late Thursday or Early Friday
“Friar Laurence, Balthasar, and the servant explain what happened. The Prince scolds Lord Capulet and Lord Montague, who finally end their feud. (V, iii)”Which day did this event take place? Late Thursday or Early Friday
What does the prologue say ends the rage between two families of Verona? The death of a pair of star-crossed lovers ends the rage between two families of Verona.
Who is Tybalt? What does he do that is dangerous? Tybalt is the Capulet’s nephew and Juliet’s cousin. He constantly wants to fight.
What warning does Prince Escalus give the street brawlers in Act I, Scene ii? Prince Escalus warns the street brawlers in Scene I that he would kill Lord Capulet and Lord Montague if they fight again.
In Act I, Scene iv, how does Mercutio try to snap Romeo out of his depression? Mercutio basically told Romeo to snap out of it and have fun with other girls.
Where do Romeo and Juliet first meet? Romeo and Juliet first meet at a Capulet party.
What plans do Romeo and Juliet make in Act II, Scene ii? Romeo and Juliet plan to marry each other in secret.
What fault does Friar Laurence find in Romeo in Act II, Scene iii? Friar Laurence finds that Romeo falls in love too easily and scolds him for obsessing over Rosaline, and then falling in love with Juliet due to looks and the fact that she returns the love.
We hear in Act II, Scene iv that Tybalt is looking for Romeo. Why does he want Romeo? Tybalt is looking for Romeo in order to challenge him to a duel.
How does Mercutio feel about Tybalt? Mercutio feels that Tybalt is a skilled and dangerous fighter and would hurt Romeo easily.
What part does the nurse play in Romeo and Juliet’s schemes? The nurse plays a part of being the messenger for both Romeo and Juliet.
What causes the final sword fight between Mercutio and Tybalt in Act III, Scene i? How is Mercutio killed? Tybalt was looking for Romeo and Mercutio took Romeo’s place instead. Mercutio was killed through the space inbetween Romeo’s arm and stomach with Tybalt’s sword.
Why does Romeo kill Tybalt? Romeo killed Tybalt to avenge Mercutio’s death.
Now the young lovers are in serious trouble. What does Juliet threaten in Act III, Scene ii, after hearing of Romeo’s banishment? Juliet threatened to commit suicide.
What is the friar’s plan to help Romeo and Juliet in Act III, Scene iii? The friar’s plan was for Romeo to climb up to Juliet’s bedroom and comfort her, and then get out before the night watchmen take their positions and escape to Mantua, where the marriage will be made public and hopefully make peace between the two families and have the Prince pardon Romeo’s banishment.
A new complication has arisen by the end of Act III, Scene iv. What plans have Juliet’s parents made for her? Juliet’s parents arranged a marriage between Juliet and Paris on Thursday.
In Act IV, Scene I, what does Juliet threaten to do if the friar cannot help her? Juliet threatens to commit suicide if the friar cannot help her.
What is the friar’s plan for getting Romeo and Juliet together? The friar’s plan is for Juliet to tell her father that she agrees with the marriage, then, when she’s alone and everyone else has gone to sleep, she will drink a vial, which will make her appear dead for forty-two hours. She will then be taken in a tomb, where Romeo will come and take Juliet to Mantua once she awakes, after he receives a letter about the plan.
In Act IV, Scene II, another complication comes up. What change does Capulet make in the wedding plans? Lord Capulet decides to change the wedding date to a day earlier than the original.
What is the situation in the Capulet house at the end of Act IV? The Capulet household finds Juliet “dead”, and Peter takes the opportunity to boss the musicians and causes them to be greatly annoyed.
What news does Romeo’s servant bring him in Act V, Scene i? Romeo’s servant brings him news that Juliet is dead.
Why does Romeo buy the poison? Romeo buys the poison so he can die with Juliet.
Why doesn’t Romeo receive the friar’s letter explaining the latest plans? Romeo did not receive the letter because Friar John was unable to bring it to him due to being stopped by health officials who suspected that he had been hit with a plague.
What does Romeo find when he enters the tomb? Romeo finds Juliet when he first enters the tomb.
What finally happens to Romeo and then to Juliet in Act V? Romeo drinks the poison and dies, and then Juliet stabs herself.
How many people died and who? 6; Mercutio, Tybalt, Paris, Romeo, Juliet, and Lady Montague

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