HON ENG 9: Romeo and Juliet Test Review

What does it mean that Romeo and Juliet are “star-crossed” lovers? Their love is fated by the stars
What are Sampson and Gregory talking about at the beginning of the play? The grudge between the Montague’s and Capulet’s
What is Romeo Montague’s fatal flaw? Impulsiveness
How do Romeo and Benvolio find out about the party at the Capulet house? A servant who does not know how to read asks them to read the guest list
What is Mercutio’s attitude towards love? Love and war are connected
What does Juliet say about names? They are unnecessary and people can still be themselves with different names
Which character plays the role of the “jokester?” Mercutio
Which character convinced Romeo to go to the Capulet party? Benvolio
How does the friar view the gifts of the earth? Thinks that using/manipulating evil can make it goodForeshadows Romeo and Juliet’s death
How does the friar react initially to Romeo’s request to marry Juliet? He is surprised at Romeo’s change in affection and is skeptical of his true feelings
Why does the friar then seem to agree? The friar thinks that their marriage might solve the families’ feud
How does the friar advise Romeo to love? Carefully and slowly”wisely and slow, they stumble that run fast.”
Why does Juliet want night to arrive so quickly? Romeo is going to Juliet that night
What plan does the friar then make for Romeo? He will go to Juliet that night, then he will go to Mantua while the friar works on a way to allow him to come back
Why does Lady Capulet think that Juliet is crying? She thinks Juliet is still upset over Tybalt’s death
How does Lord Capulet react to the news that Juliet will not marry Paris? He’s furious and threatens her1. kick her out2. not acknowledge her
Based on previous evidence and on previous decisions that you have reached, do you believe that Capulet is sincere when he says, “And with my child my joys are buried?” Why did it take him so long to realize how much his daughter meant to him? Yes, because Capulet always took Juliet for granted, he never thought about his life without her but when she is gone he is depressed
What event is the climax of the story? The deaths of Romeo and Juliet in the tomb
Which characters are involved in the fight that gets Romeo banished? Tybalt, Romeo, Mercutio
How is theme of love depicted in the play? In Romeo and Juliet, love is a violent, ecstatic, overpowering force that supersedes all other values, loyalties, and emotions
What is Shakespeare trying to convey about love? He portrays the chaos and passion of being in love, and can overwhelm a person as powerfully and completely as hate can
What is an example of the link between love and violence? Tybalt notices that Romeo has crashed the feast and determines to kill him just as Romeo catches sight of Juliet and falls instantly in love with her
How does love and Romeo’s impulsiveness lead to his downfall? In Act 3, scene 3, Romeo brandishes a knife in Friar Lawrence’s cell and threatens to kill himself after he has been banished from Verona and his love
How does Shakespeare portray love in the end of the play? In the play, love emerges as an amoral thing, leading as much to destruction as to happiness.
How does fate play a role in the play? The feud between their families (it is worth noting that this hatred is never explained)
What scenes in the play does Shakespare use to teach us about fate? The horrible series of accidents that ruin Friar Lawrence’s seemingly well-intentioned plans at the end of the play; and the tragic timing of Romeo’s suicide and Juliet’s awakening
List one example of the motif “dark/light” imagery in the play. Romeo, forced to leave for exile in the morning, and Juliet, not wanting him to leave her room, both try to pretend that it is still night, and that the light is actually darkness
Aside When a character breaks the dialogue to share a thought with him/herself or the audience
Monologue When a character, in the presence of other characters, breaks to make a lengthy speech
Soliloquy When the character is delivering the lengthy speech, he/she think they are alone
Dramatic Irony A character’s words or actions are clear to the audience or reader although unknown to the character
Examples of dramatic irony Everyone thinking that Juliet is ‘dead’ when she is only sleeping, Lord Capulet thinking that his daughter is respectful because she agrees to marry Paris
Blank Verse Unrhymed iambic pentameter
Couplets A pair of rhyming lines
Sonnet Form 14-line poem with a rhyme scheme
Iambic Pentameter A line of verse with five metrical feet, each consisting of stressed and unstressed syllables.

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