Act III – Romeo and Juliet Study Guide

Tybalt Act 3 scene 1: Who approaches Benvolio and Mercutio to ask about Romeo’s whereabouts?
To fight Act 3 scene 1: What does Tybalt want with Romeo?
Romeo; Mercutio gets stabbed in the heart under Romeo’s arm Act 3 scene 1: Who tries to stop the fight? What happens from this intervention?
“A plague on both your houses” Act 3 scene 1: What curse does Mercutio call out before he dies?
He kills Tybalt Act 3 scene 1: What does Romeo do after he is told of Mercutio’s death?
The Prince; and Romeo is banished from Verona. If he is found in Verona he is to be killed on the spot Act 3 scene 1: Who punishes Romeo and what is his fate?
Because enough blood and tears have been shed on that day and Benvolio’s account puts the blame on both houses. Act 3 scene 1: Why does the Prince have mercy upon Romeo?
Her bedroom. The Nurse to return with word of Romeo (he is supposed to come into her bedroom that night) Act 3 scene 2: Where is Juliet and what is she waiting for?
Tybalts death and Romeo’s banishment Act 3 scene 2: When the Nurse arrives what does she inform Juliet of?
Juliet thinks Romeo is dead Act 3 scene 2: At the beginning of this scene what is the dramatic irony? (When the Nurse says there was a death and a banishment)
Since Romeo is banished she thinks he cannot come to her room anymore Act 3 scene 2: Why does Juliet ask the Nurse to pull up the ladder at this time? (after hearing of Romeo’s banishment)
Got to Romeo and give him her ring as a sign that she still loves him Act 3 scene 2: What orders does Juliet give to the Nurse?
Friar Lawrence’s cell Act 3 scene 3: Where is Romeo (after he kills Tybalt)
Disaster follows Romeo and he is bound to it Act 3 scene 3: What does the Friar mean by, “Thous art wedded to calamity” ?
He is in despair. He feels that death would be better than being banished because he cannot live without Juliet Act 3 scene 3: What is Romeo’s reaction to being banished?
He is angered because he feels that Romeo should be happy that mercy was given to him and he can still keep his life Act 3 scene 3: What is the Friar’s reaction to Romeo when he says that death is better than banishment?
The Nurse Who shows up in the Friars cell
They are both crying Act 3 scene 3: According to the Nurse what are both Romeo and Juliet doing at the moment?
He picks up the dagger and implies that he will kill himself Act 3 scene 3: What does Romeo try to do as he wails over his situation?
She gives him Juliet’s wedding ring. This signifies that she still loves and wants to be with Romeo Act 3 scene 3: As Romeo is in despair (and after he tries to kill himself) what does the Nurse give Romeo and what is its significance?
He feels relieve that Juliet still wants to be with him Act 3 scene 3: How does Romeo react to Juliet’s message from the Nurse?
Go console Juliet. Escape to Mantua, and wait for more news on a plan Act 3 scene 3: What plan does the Friar propose to Romeo?
His marriage to Juliet Act 3 scene 4: What is Paris discussing with Capulet and Lady Capulet?
Yes, for it might ease Tybalt’s passing Act 3 scene 3: Does Capulet agree? (to let Paris have Juliet’s hand in marriage)
He will insist she does Act 3 scene 4: Does Lord Capulet think Juliet will agree?
Romeo and Juliet are sleeping together upstairs while Paris and the Capulet’s are discussing Juliets marriage downstairs Act 3 scene 4: What is the dramatic irony in this scene? (when Paris and the Capulet’s are discussing Juliet’s marriage)
They are in Juliet’s bedroom and if the bird outside is a lark or a nightingale ( lark-morning; Nightingale-night) Act 3 scene 5: Where are Romeo and Juliet and what are they discussing when the scene begins?
She doesn’t want Romeo to leave Act 3 scene 5: Why does Juliet insist that the bird outside is a nightingale,when it is actually near daybreak?
That Juliet’s mother is coming to her room Act 3 scene 5: As the Nurse enters, what news does she bring?
That she will hire a man in Mantua to poison Romeo while he is there Act 3 scene 5: What does Lady Capulet tell Juliet about revenge for Tybalts death?
That she’d rather marry Romeo, who her mother hates, than marry Paris Act 3 scene 5: What is Juliet’s response to her mother saying that she is to be married to Paris?
No and she tells her that she’s washed her hands of the matter (meaning she wants nor has anything to do with this matter) Act 3 scene 5: Does Lady Capulet sympathize with Juliet? What does she tell Juliet?
To marry Paris because he’s a better catch and since Romeo is banished he’s as good as dead Act 3 scene 5: What is the Nurse’s advice to Juliet?
He thinks she’s ungrateful Act 3 scene 5: Why does Lord Capulet believe that Juliet refuses to marry Paris
She will be disowned and left on the streets to die Act 3 scene 5: What will be Juliet’s punishment if she does not marry Paris
Friar Lawrence’s cell and to ask for advice Act 3 scene 5: Where is Juliet going at the end of act 3 and why? (after hearing Nurse’s advice)
confession Act 3 scene 5: Where does Juliet tell everyone she is going?
A soliloquy is a speech a character gives of his thoughts and reflections. Soliloquy
Words spoken by a character on stage that are meant to be heard by the audience but not by the other characters on stage Aside
Dramatic irony is when an audience watching a play understands what’s going on in a situation while the characters are unaware of what is happening Dramatic Irony
The turning point of the plot; where the course of the plot changes after an intense/important moment Climax
A contradictory statement – “Beautiful tyrant” and “fiend angelical” and “sweet sorrow” Oxymoron
Unrhymed verse – usually iambic pentameter Blank Verse
A play on words – usually using words with double meanings Pun
Two lines of verse in the same meter with end rhyme Couplet
A 14-line poem written in iambic pentameter made up of 3 quatrains and 1 couplet with the rhyme scheme of abab cdcd efef gg Shakespearean Sonnet
A series of five pairs of syllables with an unstressed and stressed syllable (u/ u/ u/ u/ u/) Iambic Pentameter
Benvolio Who says:Romeo, away, be gone!The citizens are up, and Tybalt slain.Stand not amazed: the prince will doom thee to death,If thou art taken: hence, be gone, away!
Lady Capulet Who says:He is a kinsman and a Montague;Affection makes him false; he speaks not true:Some twenty of them fought in this black strife,And all those could kill but one life.I beg for justice, which thou, prince, must give;Romeo slew Tybalt, Romeo must not live.
Juliet Who says:O, I have bought the mansion of a love,but not possessed it, and, though I am sold,Not yet enjoyed.
Romeo Who says:Hence-banished is banished from the world,And world’s exile is death: then banished,Is death mistermed: calling death banishment,Thou cutt’st my head off with a golden axe,And smilest upon that stroke that murders me.
Friar Laurence Who says:Art thou a man? Thy form cries out thou art:Thy tears are womanish; thy wild acts denoteThe unreasonable fury of a beast:Unseemly woman in a seeming man!Or ill-beseeming beast in seeming both!
Capulet Who says:Hang thee, young baggage! Disobedient wretch!I tell thee what: get thee to church o’Thursday,Or never after look me in the face:Speak not, reply not, do not answer me;My fingers itch.
Juliet Who says:Beautiful tyrant! fiend angelical!Dove-feather’d raven! wolvish-ravening lamb!Despised substance of divinest show!Just opposite of what thou justly seem’st,A damned saint, an honourable villain!
Mercutio Who says:A plague o’ both your houses! ‘Zounds, a dog, a rat, a mouse, a cat, to scratch a man to death! a braggart, arogue, a villain, that fights by the book ofarithmetic! Why the devil came you between us? Iwas hurt under your arm.
Juliet Who says:What storm is this that blows so contrary?Is Romeo slaughter’d, and is Tybalt dead?My dear-loved cousin, and my dearer lord?Then, dreadful trumpet, sound the general doom!For who is living, if those two are gone?

You Might Also Like