Romeo and Juliet Review

Romeo Son of Montague
Juliet Daughter of Capulet
Benvolio Nephew of Montague and friend of Romeo
Mercutio Friend of Romeo who loves to talk and joke around
Friar Lawrence Person who marries Romeo and Juliet
Balthasar Servant to Romeo
Tybalt Nephew of Lady Capulet who kills Mercutio
Nurse Servant to Capulets who raised Juliet and who has inappropriate sense of humor
Paris Nobleman who wishes to marry Juliet
Prince Escalus Ruler of Verona
Apothecary Sells poison to Romeo after he learns of Juliet’s death
Friar John Friar who fails to deliver Friar Lawrence’s letter to Romeo in Mantua
After the fight between the Montagues and the Capulets in the town square, what does the Prince decree will be the punishment for anyone caught fighting in the future? Death
At the beginning of the play, why is Romeo brooding and sad? Romeo is in love with Rosaline- she does not return his love
Why does Benvolio encourage Romeo to go to the party at the Capulet’s? So Romeo can see other women and take his mind off of Rosaline
Who recognizes Romeo at the party? Tybalt
Who is Capulet referring to when he says, “You are a saucy boy”? Tybalt
What does Romeo mean when he says, “My life were better ended by their hate/Than death prorogued, wanting of thy love”? He would rather die loving Juliet—a Capulet—than live without her love.
As Romeo leaves Juliet on her balcony, what does he vow to do? Return the next morning to marry her
Why does Friar Lawrence agree to marry Romeo and Juliet? His belief that marriage will end the feud between the Montagues and the Capulets
Where are Romeo and Juliet married? Friar Lawrence’s cell
What does the letter say that Tybalt sends to Romeo’s house? Tybalt challenges Romeo to a duel for disrespecting them by coming to the Capulet party
What does Tybalt call Romeo to try and provoke Romeo into fighting? Villain
Why does Romeo feel “love” towards Tybalt? Since Romeo is married to Juliet, he is now related to Tybalt, Juliet’s cousin.
Who says, “A plague o’ both your houses!” Mercutio, as he is dying from a wound from Tybalt’s sword
Where does Romeo go immediately after the sword fight in the town square? Friar Lawrence’s cell
What is Juliet’s first reaction when the Nurse tells Juliet that Romeo has killed Tybalt? She is mad at Romeo and feels like he has deceived her.
What is Juliet’s reaction when the Nurse criticizes Romeo and says, “Shame come to Romeo!”? She is mad at the Nurse for saying bad things about Romeo.
The potion that Friar Lawrence makes for Juliet is supposed to make her sleep for how long? 42 hours
What does Juliet say to her father when she gets back from visiting Friar Lawrence? She apologizes to her father for being disobedient and agrees to marry Paris.
Why is it in Friar Lawrence’s best interests not to marry Paris and Juliet? He has already married Romeo and Juliet, and it would mean that he has married Juliet to two men.
Why does Friar John not deliver Friar Lawrence’s letter to Romeo in Mantua? He gets quarantined by the town for caring for sick people who may have plague.
Why is it necessary for Romeo to “bribe” the apothecary for the poison? It is against the law to sell poison in Mantua.
What does Romeo tell Balthasar is the reason for him needing to go into the Capulet family tomb? To retrieve a ring that Juliet has on her finger
Who does Romeo fight in the Capulet tomb? Paris
How does Juliet really die in the end? She stabs herself with a dagger.
What does Balthasar have that confirms Friar Lawrence’s explanation of what happened between Romeo and Juliet? Romeo writes a letter to his father to explain why he was going to take his own life
What does Montague say that he will do to honor Juliet after her death? Build a golden statue in her image
True or False: Primarily, Romeo and Juliet is considered a comedy because of the funny scenes involving Juliet’s nurse and other servants. False. Romeo and Juliet is considered to be a tragedy.
True or False: The setting of Romeo and Juliet is Verona, England. False. The setting is Verona, Italy.
What was Paris’ final wish before his death? For his body to be placed next to Juliet
Who/what is the ‘lantern’ in the tomb? Juliet (Romeo’s Sun)
Why did Romeo not get Friar Lawrence’s letter? Friar John gets confined to a quarantined house (plague).
____________________ was to deliver an important letter to Romeo in Mantua? Friar John
True or False: Romeo is banished to Verona. False- He was banished to Mantua
True or False: The main setting for Romeo and Juliet is Mantua? False- Verona is the main setting
True or False: Romeo dies by stabbing himself with a dagger. False- He drinks poison.
True or False: Juliet dies by taking poison. False- She stabs herself with a dagger.
What/who does Friar Lawrence blame for R&J’s deaths? Fate
How does Juliet first try to kill herself in the tomb? Kissing Romeo’s lips for any remaining poison
Who dies in the final scene of the play? Paris, Romeo, Juliet, and we later learn of Lady Montague’s death over the grief of Romeo’s banishment
Tybalt is killed by _____________________ ? Romeo
Mercutio is killed by _____________________ ? Tybalt
Paris is killed by _____________________ ? Romeo
True or False: Lady Montague dies of sadness over Romeo’s marriage to Juliet. False- she dies of sadness over Romeo’s banishment
What does Balthazar do while Romeo is inside the tomb? Falls asleep
Which literary element is used? “She (Nurse) would be as swift as in motion as a ball.” – Juliet Simile
Which literary element is used? “Beautiful tyrant! Fiend angelical!” – Juliet Oxymoron
Which literary element is used? “More validity, more honorable state, more courtship lives in carrion flies than Romeo.” – Romeo Hyperbole
Which literary element is used? “What says my concealed lady to our canceled love?” – Romeo Alliteration
Which literary element is used? “Villain and he be many miles asunder.” – Juliet Aside
Which literary element is used? “Day stands tiptoe on the … mountain-tops.” – Romeo Personification
Which literary element is used? “When the sun sets, the earth doth drizzle dew…” – Capulet Alliteration
Which literary element is used? “I must hear from thee every day in the hour, for in a minute there are many days.” – Juliet Hyperbole
Capulet’s arrangement of the marriage between his daughter and Paris is a great example of _____________________ because Capulet doesn’t know something we do! Dramatic Irony
Which literary element is used? Any comment a character does not want other characters on stage to hear. Aside
Which literary element is used? Juliet stating that Romeo appears as pale as a corpse. Foreshadowing
Definition: use of words that begin with the same sound near one another (as in wild and woolly or a babbling brook) Alliteration
Definition: statement that refers to something without mentioning it directly Allusion
Definition: brief remark made by a character and intended to be heard by the audience but not other characters on the stage Aside
Definition: relief from the emotional tension especially of a drama that is provided by the interposition of a comic episode or element Comic Relief
Definition: a situation developed in a drama and the accompanying words or actions that is understood by the audience but not by the characters in the play Dramatic Irony
Definition: a suggestion of something that has not yet happened in a story Foreshadowing
Definition: exaggerated language that describes something as better or worse than it really is Hyperbole
Definition: a figure of speech that compares two unlike things without using “like” or “as” Metaphor
Definition: a combination of words that have opposite or very different meanings Oxymoron
Definition: figure of speech in which human qualities are attributed to inanimate objects, animals or ideas Personification
Definition: comparing two unlike things with using the words “like” or “as” Simile
Definition: a speech given by a character alone on stage to inform the audience of what the character is thinking. Soliloquy
Who finds Juliet after she has taken the mixture/potion? Nurse
Who provides Juliet with the mixture/potion? Friar Lawrence
Who sells Romeo the poison? Apothecary
Who devises plan for Juliet’s fake death? Friar Lawrence
True or False: In the story of R&J, less than a week passes between the beginning and end of the plot? True- Romeo and Juliet meet on Sunday and they are both dead by sunrise on Friday
Day of the week: The Montagues and Capulets fight in the streets and are broken up by Prince Escalus. Sunday morning
Day of the week: Romeo is pining for Rosaline who has rejected him romantically. Sunday
Day of the week: Lord Capulet and Paris talk about arranging a marriage to Juliet. Sunday
Day of the week: Romeo and friends attend Capulet party to help relieve his sadness over Rosaline’s rejection Sunday evening
Day of the week: Romeo and Juliet meet at the party and fall in love. Sunday evening
Day of the week: Famous balcony scene outside Juliet’s house between Romeo and Juliet Sunday evening late
Day of the week: Tybalt spots Romeo at the Capulet party. Sunday evening
Day of the week: Romeo goes to Friar Lawrence to arrange the wedding between Juliet and Romeo. Monday morning
Day of the week: The Nurse delivers Romeo’s message of the marriage arrangements at Friar Lawrence’s cell. Monday afternoon
Day of the week: Romeo and Juliet are married in Friar Lawrence’s cell Monday afternoon (before fight with Tybalt)
Day of the week: Benvolio, Mercutio and Romeo encounter Tybalt and he challenges him to fight Monday afternoon (after R&J wed)
Day of the week: Mercutio and Tybalt fight and Mercutio is killed. Monday afternoon (after R&J wed)
Day of the week: Romeo revenges Mercutio’s death by killing Tybalt Monday afternoon (after R&J wed)
Day of the week: The Nurse tells Juliet about Tybalt’s death and Romeo’s banishment. Monday late afternoon
Day of the week: Friar Lawrence tells Romeo that he has been banished for killing Tybalt. Monday- early evening
Day of the week: Lord Capulet agrees that Juliet will marry Paris on Thursday. Monday- late evening
Day of the week: Romeo and Juliet consummate their marriage (spend the night together). Monday- late evening
Day of the week: Romeo leaves for Mantua after spending the night with Juliet. Tuesday morning
Day of the week: Juliet is told that she must marry Paris on Thursday morning whether she likes it or not. Tuesday morning
Day of the week: Paris talks to Friar Lawrence about his upcoming wedding to Juliet. Tuesday
Day of the week: Friar Lawrence suggests a plan that Juliet will take a drug/potion that will make her appear to be dead for 42 hours after which she will wake up. Tuesday
Day of the week: Friar Lawrence sends Friar John to deliver a letter (explaining his sleeping potion plan) to Romeo in Mantua. Tuesday afternoon
Day of the week: Lord Capulet moves up the wedding of Juliet and Paris to Wednesday (instead of Thursday). Tuesday evening
Day of the week: Juliet drinks the sleeping potion (a day earlier than Friar Lawrence’s plan). Tuesday- late evening
Day of the week: The nurse discovers Juliet’s “dead” body. Wednesday morning (the day Juliet was to wed Paris)
Day of the week: While banished in Mantua, Romeo learns from Balthasar that Juliet is dead. Thursday afternoon
Day of the week: Romeo buys poison from the apothecary. Thursday afternoon
Day of the week: Friar Lawrence learns the Friar John did not deliver letter to Romeo. Thursday evening
Day of the week: Friar Lawrence writes a second letter to Romeo and leaves for the tomb/crypt to meet Juliet when she wakes. Thursday evening
Day of the week: Paris and a servant arrive at Juliet’s tomb. Thursday- late evening
Day of the week: Romeo and Balthasar arrive at Juliet’s tomb. Thursday- late evening
Day of the week: Romeo gives Balthasar a suicide letter. Thursday- late evening
Day of the week: Paris confronts Romeo, and Romeo kills him. Thursday- late evening
Day of the week: Romeo kills himself by drinking poison from the apothecary. Thursday- late evening
Day of the week: Juliet wakes up, and Friar Laurence tries to get her to leave. She refuses, and he flees when he hears the watchmen coming. Thursday- late evening
Day of the week: Juliet kills herself by using a dagger. Thursday- late evening
Day of the week: The watchmen arrive at the crypt and find the dead bodies of Paris, Romeo and Juliet. Thursday- late evening
Day of the week: Balthasar and Friar Lawrence are apprehended. Thursday late evening into Friday morning
True or False: After the deaths of Romeo and Juliet, the Montagues and the Capulets vow to carry on the feud between the families. False- both families agree to construct gold statues in remembrance of both children
True or False: Romeo and Juliet threaten to kills themselves several times throughout the play. True- they both reacted irrationally to their romantic troubles
__________ __________ (act of disrespect) starts the fight in act one that prompts Prince Escalus to threaten harm to those that fight again? Biting thumb

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