Romeo and Juliet test

summary of the prologue Arguably Shakespeare’s most famous play begins with a Prologue which establishes that this play will be a tragedy and that the children of two feuding families, Romeo of the Montague family and Juliet of the Capulet family, will both love and die in the course of this play…
summary of act 1 Sampson and Gregory, servants to the Capulets and Abraham and Balthasar, servants to the Montague family start a street fight, which is joined by Benvolio (Montague) and Tybalt (Capulet). Escalus, the Prince of Verona who angrily learns of this fight, declares a death penalty for further feuding between the two families. Romeo we learn is lovesick; Rosaline, the object of his affections will not requite (return) his love. His friend Benvolio tells Romeo to look at other girls…Meanwhile Capulet is keen for Paris to marry his daughter Juliet and plans a party to be held later that night. Romeo and friends decide to turn up uninvited, Romeo hoping to see Rosaline, whom he still pines for…Lady Capulet discusses the idea of marriage to Paris with Juliet. Juliet keeps her options open. The Nurse wishes Juliet every possible happiness…Meanwhile Mercutio attempts to cheer a lovesick Romeo up, telling him to be rough with love if need be.At the Capulet’s party, Romeo who is disguised by a mask, falls in love with Juliet on sight. Capulet stops Tybalt from attacking Romeo at his party, telling him there will be other opportunities. Both Romeo and Juliet learn that they are each enemies of the other’s family… A Prologue sung by a choir dramatizes the conflict both Romeo and Juliet feel between their love for one another and their loyalty to their respective families.
summary of act 2 Ignoring the danger, Romeo scales the Capulet’s wall to be near Juliet, the woman he cannot forget… Unnoticed in Juliet’s orchard, Romeo learns of Juliet’s love for him. After declaring their feelings for each other, the two decide to marry. Juliet will send Romeo a messenger in the morning to make plans for their wedding…The very next day, we meet Romeo’s friend, Friar Lawrence. He wonders how Romeo can forget Rosaline so quickly but agrees to marry the two since he hopes this marriage it will end the long running Montague / Capulet feud…Romeo catches up with his friends Mercutio and Benvolio. Juliet’s messenger, the Nurse, arrives and the wedding is set for later that day. The Nurse brings Romeo “cords” or ropes which will allow Romeo to climb into Juliet’s bedchamber as her husband later that night… Act II ends with Romeo and Juliet’s marriage.
summary of act 3 Benvolio and Mercutio (both Montagues) meet Tybalt (Capulet). Tybalt attempts to provoke Romeo into fighting. Mercutio fights Tybalt and is killed. Romeo then kills Tybalt. Escalus, the Prince of Verona banishes Romeo from Verona threatening death should he ever return. Juliet learns of Romeo killing Tybalt and despite being torn between her loyalty for her family and Romeo, mourns her husband Romeo’s banishment.Romeo learns of the banishment order, realizing he will not be able to see Juliet again. Friar Laurence suggests Romeo go to Juliet’s bed chamber to comfort his wife… Capulet, who does not know of Romeo and Juliet’s marriage, decides that the marriage of Juliet to Paris must now proceed, bidding his wife to make Juliet aware of Paris’ love for her. The day of the marriage has been decided; it will be Thursday.We learn that Romeo has spent the night with his Juliet. Juliet who is now already secretly married to Romeo, learns that she is to marry Paris. She tries to fight her father’s wishes, failing to dissuade him. Juliet decides to commit suicide if all else fails…
summary of act 4 Paris reveals that the wedding will occur on Thursday. Juliet is cold to Paris. Friar Laurence tells Juliet to take a potion simulating death, allowing Romeo to take her away, unopposed to Mantua since everyone will think she is dead at the Capulet’s ancient vault or burial ground.Capulet makes plans for Juliet’s wedding. Juliet, who has decided to drink Friar Laurence’s potion, repents her sins to her family and no longer opposes the wedding, delighting Capulet.Hearing this good news, Capulet, who is keen to have Juliet marry Paris decides to move the wedding forward. It will now be on Wednesday morning, not Thursday as previously planned…Juliet succeeds in sleeping alone which allows her to take the potion in privacy. Juliet worries about the Friar’s intentions and if the potion will work before the potion takes effect and she falls asleep…Lady Capulet and the Nurse are busy making preparations for the wedding. It is 3 o’clock in the morning and now Capulet hearing music announcing Paris’ arrival, tells the Nurse to wake Juliet. The Capulet’s learn that their daughter Juliet is dead. The wedding preparations are changed to those of a funeral.
summary of act 5 In Mantua, Romeo learns of Juliet’s death, deciding to risk his own life by returning to Verona at once to see Juliet one last time. Romeo also buys some poison from a local Apothecary.Friar John explains to Friar Laurence that his letter informing Romeo that Juliet is not dead, did not reach Romeo. Friar Laurence tries again to inform Romeo of his plan and heads off to the Capulet burial chamber where Juliet will soon awaken.Paris mourns his bride that never was. Romeo arrives, opening Juliet’s coffin to look at his love one last time. Paris fights Romeo whom he believes is desecrating Juliet’s grave. Romeo kills Paris and places him beside Juliet. Romeo takes his poison, kisses Juliet and dies. Friar Laurence arrives too late. Juliet, now awakens, asking for her Romeo. Friar Laurence leaves, leaving Juliet alone. Juliet kisses Romeo and stabs herself, dying. The Prince, Capulets, and Montagues arrive, Balthasar and Friar Laurence explaining all. Escalus scolds the two families who finally end their feud. The play ends with the Prince summarizing this tragic love story.
Romeo, Act I Scene II, lines 91-92 One fairer than my love? The all-seeing sunNe’er saw her match since first the world begun.
Romeo, Act I Scene V, line 45 O, she doth teach the torchers to burn bright!
Romeo, Act I Scene V, lines 53-54 Did my heart love till now? Forswear it, sight!For I ne’er saw true beauty till this night.
Rome, Act I Scene V, lines 46-47 It seems she hangs upon the cheek of nightAs a rich jewel in an Ethiop’s ear —
Romeo, Act II Scene II, line 4 It is the East, and Juliet is the sun!
Romeo. Act II Scene II, lines 23-25 See how she leans her cheek upon her hand!O that I were a glove upon that hand,That I might touch that cheek!
Juliet, Act II Scene II, lines 35-38 O Romeo, Romeo! — wherefore art thou Romeo? Deny thy father and refuse thy name.Or if thou wilt not, be but sworn my love,And I’ll no longer be a Capulet.
Juliet, Act II Scene II, lines 45-46 What’s in a name? That which we call a roseBy any other word would smell as sweet.
Juliet, Act II Scene II, lines 198-199 Good night, good night! Parting is such sweet sorrowThat I shall say good night till it be morrow.
Friar Laurence, Act II Scene III, line 94 Wisely and slow. They stumble that run fast.
Mercutio, Act III, Scene I, line 89 A plague a’both houses.
Romeo, Act III Scene I, line 118-119 This day’s black fate on more days doth depend.Thus but begins the woe others must end.
Juliet, Act III Scene II, lines 129-131 … Romeo is banish├Ęd –There is no end, no limit, measure bound,In that word’s death. No words can that woe sound.
Romeo, Act III Scene III, lines 30-34 ‘Tis torture, and not mercy. Heaven is here,Where Juliet lives, and every cat and dogAnd little mouse, every unworthy thing,Live here in heaven and may look on her.But Romeo may not.
Juliet, Act II Scene V, lines 55-56 Methinks I see thee, now thou art so low,As one dead in the bottom of a tomb.
Juliet, Act III Scene V, lines 206-211 Is there no pity sitting in the cloudsThat sees into the bottom of my grief?O sweet my mother, cast me not away!Delay this marriage for a month, a week.Or if you do not, make the bridal bedIn that dim monument where Tybalt lies.
Juliet, Act IV Scene I, lines 85-89 Or bid me go into a new-made graveAnd hide me with a dead man in his tomb –Things that, to hear them told, have made be tremble –And I will do it without fear or doubtTo live an unstained wife to my sweet love.
Juliet, Act 4 Scene II, line 25 Not stepping o’er the bounds of modesty.
Nurse, Act IV Scene V, lines 85-89 O woe! O woeful, woeful, woeful day!Most lamentable day. most woeful dayThat ever, ever did I yet behold. O day, O day, O day! O hateful day!Never was seen so black a day as this.O woeful day! O woeful day!
Romeo, Act V Scene I, line 6 I dreamt my lady came and found me dead.
Romeo, Act V Scene I, line 24 Then I defy you, stars!
Romeo, Act V Scene III, lines 91-93 … O my love, my wife!Death, that hath sucked the honey of thy breath,Hath had no power on thy beauty.
Friar Laurence, Act V Scene III, lines 158-159 A greater power than we can contradictHath thwarted our intents.
Prince, Act V Scene III, lines 314-315 For never was a story of more woeThan this of Juliet and her Romeo

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