Act 1 romeo and juliet

What is the reason for the fight between the Montagues and Capulets? Sampson and Gregory start w/ the rude gesture.
Is loyalty apart of this fight? Yes, the families are loyal to their family name.
Explain: “Gregory, on my word we’ll not carry coals.” They will not make fun of us.
Why says they will show themself as a tyrant to the Montagues? Sampson
How does Sampson insult the Montague’s servants as they walk by? He bites his thumb.
What does Benvolio do to break up the fighting servants? He enters the scene and draws his weapon.
Describe how Romeo spends his days and why. He is depressed because he is in love w/ Rosaline but she doesn’t love him back.
What threat does the Prince make to the “enemies of peace”? Either you stop fighting or you will be killed!
Do you think it will stop the fighting? No because they are arch rivals
What is the setting & time period? Verona, Italy during the Renaissance
Why is Lord Montague worried about Romeo? Because his son is alone a lot. He asks Benvolio to makes sure he is ok.
Give a direct quote from Romeo describing how he feels about the fighting between his family and the Capulets. Where shall we dine?– O me! What fray was here?Yet tell me not, for I have heard it all.Here’s much to do with hate but more with love
Explain Romeo’s line in stanza 180 The way people love their families. He doesn’t love his family like that; he want to do what he wants to do.
Why won’t Rosaline return Romeo’s love? She wants to be a nun.
Give a direct quote from this scene telling what Benvolio promisses to do for Romeo. “I’ll show you how to forget, or else I’ll die owing you that lesson.”
How old is Juliet? 13
Who is Paris and why does he speak w/ Lord Capulet? A close friend of them. He wants Lord Capulet’s blessing
Lord Capulet has advice for Paris, what is it? Wait two summers and woo her (Juliet)
Arrange marriage was common for this time, does it happen in the world today? Yes, in some parts.
Why can’t the servingman deliver all the party invitations? Because he can’t read.
Explain how Romeo and Benvolio find out about the Capulet party. Why do the y want to go? Because the servingman asks for their help. Rosaline and Mercutio are invited.
Compare the Nurse to Juliet’s mother? The nurse cares more about Juliet than Juliet’s mother.
What do Juliet’s mother and Nurse meet to talk to Juliet about? Does she want what they suggest? Juliet’s mom: “Marry that ‘marry’ is the very theme I came to talk of. Tell me, daughter Juliet, How stands your disposition to be married? (wants her to get married)Juliet says: It is an honor that I dream not of. (doesn’t want to get married)
What is the feeling in the communication between Juliet and her mother? formal
What strange wager does the nurse make concerning Juliet’s age? 14 of her teeth but she only has 4
How does her mother respond to Juliet’s wishes about marriage She wants Juliet to get married because many girls younger than her have gotten married; she feels insulted.
Use a direct line from Lady Capulet to describe Paris. He has no equal, even among Verona’s summer flowers.
Explain Juliet’s lines in stanza 103-105 She will look at Paris but will not make any promises.
When and where does this scene take place (4) Sycamore Grove before the party
What do the Montagues debate at the beginning of this scene? How they should enter
Why doesn’t Romeo feel good about going to the party He has a dream that is will end in his own death
Mercutio goes off on a tangent in the scene, what does he talk about? He talks about dreams. says to romeo: If love be rough with you, be rough with love (aka quit feeling sorry for yourself)
Since the guests are masked, how does Tybalt recognize Romeo? His voice
How does Sir Capulet react when he discovers Romeo is at the party He doesn’t really care. “Leave him alone and I don’t want a fight to break out”
Why does Tybalt become so upset, and how does Capulet respond to his rage? Because they don’t like the Montagues and they weren’t invited
Give a direct quote from Romeo after first laying his eyes on Juliet? “Oh, she doth teach the torches to burn bright!”
How does Juliet react when romeo and she have their first encounter she tries to play hard to get
Where does this scene take place? her house
Who said this and why? “Is she a Capulet? O dear account, my life is my foe’s debt.” Romeo because she is the daughter of the enemy
Who said this and why? “My only love sprung from my only hate! Too early seen unknown and known too late.” Juliet because he is the son of the enemy and it’s too late, she already loves him.