Romeo and Juliet Questions

Where is this play set? In Fair Verona
What problem exists in this city? The Capulet and Montague families hate each other
What does the term “star- crossed lovers” mean? Lovers who relationship is meant to be doomed
What are Sampson and Gregory’s motivations for fighting with Montague’s men? To prove that their family is better
Benvolio and Tybalt come upon the servants fighting. Contrast their reactions to the fight. Benvolio wants to stop fighting but still hates the other family while Tybalt is hot headed and want to fight.
What ended the skirmish? Why is the prince so angry? What does he threaten to do to Capulet and Montague? The prince will kill them if they fought, Town agreed down with the families
What worries Lord and Lady Montague about Romeo? He is always in his room and depressed
Who is Benvolio in relation to Romeo? Their cousins
Why is Romeo so sad? Because Rosaline doesn’t love him
What advice does Benvolio give Romeo? He tells him to move on
In Act 1 Sc. 2, Paris asks Capulet for Juliet’s hand in marriage. What is Capulet’s reply? She is still too young, to wait 2 more years
Why is Capulet giving a feast? So Juliet can choose who to marry
How does Romeo find out about the feast and why does he intend to go? Romeo goes in hope of seeing Rosaline
Describe Juliet’s relationship with her family in Act 1, Scene 3. She doesn’t have a close relationship with her parents
What does Juliet’s mother tell her? What she thinks about getting married
What is her response? She hasn’t thought about it
At the end of Act 1 Sc. 4, what does Romeo tell Benvolio, foreshadowing future action in the play? “I fear, too early; for my mind misgives some consequence, yet hanging in the stars, shall bitterly begin his fearful date with this night’s revels and expire the term of a despised life, closed in my breast, by some vile forfeit of untimely death. But he that hath the steerage of my course direct my sail! On, lusty gentlemen!”
How do the Montagues expect to enter the Capulets’ house? Through the party.
Why does Romeo say he won’t be able to dance? “..I have a soul of lead so stakes me to the ground I cannot move.” He is saying he is practically paralyzed because he can not dance due to the heaviness in his untalented moves.
What is Romeo’s reaction to his first sight of Juliet? (quote!) “O, she doth teach the torches to burn bright! It seem she hangs upon the cheek of night like a jewel in an Ethiop’s ear– beauty too rich for use, for Earth too dear! So shows a snowy dove trooping with crows as yonder lady follow o’er her fellow shows. The measure done, I’ll watch her place of stand and, touching hers, make blessed my rude hand. Did my heart love till ow? Forswear it, sight! For I ne’er saw true beauty till this night.”
What does Romeo mean when he says, “Oh, dear account! My life is my foe’s debt?” Romeo compares his meeting and falling in love with Juliet to a ledger, or a record of debts and payments.
What is Tybalt’s reaction when he hears Romeo’s voice? Sheer anger
What does Lord Capulet say to Tybalt? He does not want a disturbance at his party
Tybalt obeys him, but what does he say? He is going to get revenge on Romeo
How does Juliet react to the news of Romeo’s identity? She is confused . “My only love sprung from my only hate.”
Where does Mercutio think Romeo is? He thinks hes at home and in bed
What does this say about their friendship? That they’re best friends
In Act 2 Scene 2, Romeo and Juliet profess their love for one another. Discuss this scene in detail giving specific examples of the things they say and the decisions they make. they say” with love’s light wings did i O’ER PERCH THESE WALLS: For stony limits cannot hold love out
Name a metaphor that Romeo uses for Juliet. “What light in yonder window breaks, it is the east, and Juliet is the sun.”
As Juliet points out, Romeo is risking his death being there. What is his response?Romeo says that one angry look from her is worse than being murdered Romeo says that one angry look from her is worse than being murdered.
When Romeo swears by the moon, what does Juliet tell him? Juliet says not to swear by the moon because it changes
After an exchange of vows, the Nurse calls and Juliet must leave. What are Romeo’s feelings as he stands there? Romeo feels hopeful and knows he will keeps his promise
What are the lovers plans as they end the scene? Juliet sends a message to Romeo saying when will they be getting married
What is Friar Lawrence’s reaction when Romeo says it is not Rosaline he /is marrying? Why does Friar Lawrence agree to marry Romeo and Juliet? Friar Lawrence’s reaction was that Friar said that if he had forsaken her. love is love
What change in Romeo does Mercutio comment upon? He was talking about how much he hates Romeo and when he gets there he talk all normal
What worries does the Nurse have about Romeo? She thinks he will leave her
What message does Romeo tell the Nurse to give Juliet? Tell her to say she’s going to confession and meet him at Friar Lawrence’s cell
As Juliet waits for the Nurse to return, what is her mood? Impatient
How does the Nurse tease Juliet? Make her wait; she stalls
What does the Nurse tell Juliet to tell her parents?
What does this say about her relationship with Juliet? – It is forbidden and very strongly encouraged that she give up on this foolish decision
What warning does Friar Lawrence give Romeo that foreshadows future events of the play? – The friar compares Romeo’s passion to gunpowder an the fire that ignites it, meaning that this love will come quickly, and explode and end up “destroying” him
How does Benvolio show himself to be a reasonable man? – Showing that Benvolio does not want to fight
How does Mercutio show himself to be the more irrational of the two? – He doesn’t want to escape the “heat” and when the Capulet’s come he mocks them
What is Romeo’s response to Tybalt’s challenge? – Saying that he doesn’t want to harm him and that he loves him and he will one day know why
In what way is Romeo responsible for Mercutio being stabbed? – He believed himself weakened by the love for the Capulet’s and Juliet which made him not join in on the fray
What is foreshadowing about the last line that Mercutio says? – That the fight of the house have caused Mercurito to die, foreshadowing of what would happen to Romeo (and Juliet)
What is Romeo’s reaction to Mercutio’s death? He cries a lot and realizes what he has done
What does Lady Capulet request of the Prince? To kill Romeo
What is the Prince’s decision? He refuses

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