Romeo and Juliet

What major event in the plot is foreshadowed in the prologue? Romeo and Juliet will kill themselves.
Describe Tybalt’s behavior in the opening fight between the servants. Tybalt is angry and tries to pick a fight.
Which Montague has civil authority over all citizens, including the Capulets and the Montagues? Prince Escalus.
With whom is Romeo “in love” with at the begining of the play? Rosaline.
Who wishes to marry Juliet? Paris.
How do Romeo and Benvolio find out about the Capulet party? The Capulets’ servant asks Romeo to help him read the list of people who are invited to it and Romeo sees Rosaline’s name on it.
What does the Prince tell Capulet and Montague he will do if he catches them involved in another street fight? The Prince tells them that he will give the death penalty to whoever he catches fighting in the street.
Who is the nurse? The nurse has been taking care of Juliet since she was a baby.
Who is Lady Capulet hoping her daughter will fall for and want to marry? Paris.
Explain one extended metaphor from Act I. An example of an extended metaphor from Act I is when Lady Capulet compares Paris to a book without a cover that Juliet should read and then be the cover to.
How old is Juliet? 13.
Who is Queen Mab? Queen Mab is the queen of the faries and she sends them to put dreams in your head.
“Good pilgrim, you do wrong your hands too much,/ Which mannerly devotion shows in this;/ For saints have hands that pilgrim hands do touch,/ And palm to palm is holy palmers’ kiss.” Juliet is speaking to Romeo.
“Be ruled by me: forget to think of her… Examine other beauties!” Benvolio is speaking to Romeo about moving on from Rosaline.
“If ever you disturb our streets again,/ Your lives shall pay the forfeit of the peace.” Prince Escalus is speaking to to the Capulets and the Montagues.
“What drawn and talk of peace? I hate the word/ As I hate hell, all Montagues, and thee.” Tybalt is speaking to Benvolio.
“Thou wast the prettiest babe that e’re I nursed./ An I might live to see the married once, I have my wish.” The Nurse is speaking to Juliet.
“Sin from my lips? O trespass sweetly urged! Give/ me my sin again!” Romeo is speaking to Juliet.
“If he be married,/ My grave is like to be my wedding bed.” Juliet is talking about Romeo, but no one hears her.
“Part fools! Put up/ your swords! You know not what you do.” Benvolio is speaking to Capulet’s servants.
With whom do Mercutio and Benvolio think Romeo is with after the party? Rosaline.
How does Juliet feel about Romeo’s name? Juliet wishes that Romeo was not a Montague, but still loves him just the same.
Who seems to be more practical, Romeo or Juliet? Juliet.
What does Romeo mean when, as he is leaving Juliet’s balcony, he says, “Love goes toward love as schoolboys from their books;/ But love from love toward school with heavy looks”? Romeo is explaining that it is as hard for a person in love to leave their lover as it is for a student to go to school. It is also as easy for someone in love to go toward their lover as it is for a student to leave school.
Friar Laurence opens Scene 3 with a soliloquy about the herb he is working with. What is special about this herb? This herb is special becasue it can be used either as a medicine or a poison.
What realization does Friar Lawrence make about the marriage between Romeo and Juliet, which ultimately becomes his justification for marrying them? Friar Lawrence thinks that if Romeo and Juliet are married, the feud between the Montagues and Capulets will end.
What is the letter that Tybalt sends to the house of Montague about? Tybalt challenges Romeo to a duel in this letter.
What secret plan do Romeo and the Nurse devise in confidence when Romeo’s friends have left? Romeo tells the Nurse to tell Juliet to meet him at Friar Lawrence’s cell so that they can get married. He also tells her to find a rope ladder so that he can climb into Juliet’s bedroom on their wedding night.
What does Friar Laurence mean when he says to Romeo and Juliet, “Come, come with me, and we will/ make short work;/ For, by your leaves, you shall not stay alone/ Till Holy Church incorporate two in one.” Friar Laurence tell Romeo and Juliet that he will quickly marry them.
How long does Juliet wait before the nurse returns with information from Romeo? Juliet waits 3 hours.
“I conjure thee by Rosaline’s bright eyes, by her high forehead and her scarlet lip,By her fine foot, straight leg, and quivering thigh…” Mercutio is speaking to Romeo.
“Arise, fair sun, and kill the envious moon, who is already sick and pale with grief that thou her maid art fair more fair than she.” Romeo is speakiing about Juliet.
“Two such opposed kings encamp them still in man as well as herbs- grace and rude will; And where the worser is predominant, full soon the canker death eats up that plant.” Friar Laurence is speaking about how the earth and humans have both good and evil in them.
“Then hie you hence to Friar Laurence’s cell; There stays a husband to make you a wife.” The Nurse is speaking to Juliet.
What is ironic about Mercutio’s claim that Benvolio is violent and hot tempered? Benvolio is always trying to stop fights.
Explain the difference between a soliloquy and a monologue. A soliloquy is a speech that one person gives to themselves to reveal what they are thinking and a monologue is a speech given by one person to the audience.
How does Lady Capulet react to Romeo’s murder of her nephew, Tybalt? Lady Capulet is upset about Tybalt’s death and wants revenge on Romeo.
To what is Juliet referring to when she says, “O serpent heart, hid with a flow’ring face! Did ever dragon keep so fair a cave…?” Juliet is referring to how Romeo killed Tybalt and that he is a serpent in disguise.
Why is Act Three considered the climax of the play? Act Three is considered the climax of the play because Tybalt is killed, Mercutio is killed, Romeo is exiled, and Juliet has to marry Paris.
Give two examples of the tragic character flaws that lead to the deaths of Mercutio and Tybalt. Romeo’s impulsivity and vengeance lead to the deaths of Mercutio and Tybal because by standing between them, he made it easier for him to stab Mercutio. His unplanned vengeance resulted in his banishment.
How does Juliet misunderstand the Nurse in Act 3, Scene 2? What literary device is this an example of? Juliet misunderstands the Nurse when she says “he” is dead. Because she was not specific, Juliet thinks that the Nurse was talking about Romeo, but she was really talking about Tybalt. This is an example of dramatic irony.
What are Juliet’s feelings about Tybalt’s death and Romeo’s part in it? At first, Juliet is angry at Romeo for killing Tybalt and upset about Tybalt’s death, but the more she thinks about it, she is not angry at Romeo, but sad that she won’t be able to see him. She thinks that banishment is worse than death.
How has Capulet changed his mind about Juliet getting married? In Act 1, he thought that she should wait a few years before marrying Paris, but since he thinks that she is greiving over Tybalt’s death, he wants to cheer her up. Now he wants her to marry Paris on Thursday.
What premonition do both Romeo and Juliet have as they depart? Romeo and Juliet have the premonition that they see each other dead.
“I do protest I never injured thee, but loved thee better than thou canst devise. Till thou shalt know the reason of my love; And so good Capulet, which name I tender as dearly as my own, be satisfied.” Romeo is speaking to Tybalt.
“Ask for me tomorrow, and you shall find me a grave man. I am peppered, I warrant, for this world. A plague o’ both your houses!” Mercutio is speaking to Romeo and Benvolio.
“My lord, I would that Thursday were tomorrow.” Paris is speaking to Lord Capulet.
“Let me be taken, let me be put to death; I am content, so thou wilt have it so… I have more care to stay than will to go: Come, death, and welcome! Juliet wills it so. How is’t, my soul? Let’s talk; it is nit day.” Romeo is speaking to Juliet.
“O God, I have an ill-divining soul! Methinks I see thee, now thou art below, as one dead in the bottom of a tomb: Either me eyesight fails, or thou looks’t pale.” Juliet is speaking to Romeo.
Exposition Act 1: The Prologue, the fight scene, Rosaline, the party, and Romeo and Juliet fall in love.
Rising Action Act 2: The Balcony Scene, Tybalt challenges Romeo to a deul, Friar Lawrence marries Romeo and Juliet.
Climax Act 3: Tybalt kills Mercutio, Romeo kills Tybalt for revenge, Romeo is exiled, Juliet is upset, Friar helps Romeo escape, Lord and Lady Capulet want Juliet to marry Paris to be happy, Romeo and Juliet see each other, and Lady Capulet wants revenge on Romeo and Capulet threatens to disown her.
Falling Action Act 4: Juliet speas with Paris, Juliet begs Friar for help and he gives her a fake death potion, her father moves the wedding to Wednesday, she takes the potion and is later buried.
Resolution Act 5: Balthasar tells Romeo that he saw Juliet being burried, Romeo gets poison, Romeo kills Paris, Romeo drinks the poison and dies in Juliet’s tomb, Juliet wakes up and stabs herself, Lady Montague died, Friar tells everyone the truth, and the feud ends.
Romeo:”I fear too early, for my mind misgives some consequence yet hanging in the stars shall bitterly begin tho fearful date with this night’s revels, and expire the term of a despised life closed in my breast by some vile forfeit of untimely death” (1.4) Foreshadowing
Juliet: “My grave is like to be my wedding bed” (1.5) Forshadowing
Friar Lawrence: “Women may fall when there’s no strength in men” (2.3) Foreshadowing
Friar Lawrence: “Wisely and slow. They stumble that run fast” (2.4) Foreshadowing
Juleit: “O God, I have an ill-divining soul! Methinks I see thee, now thou art so low, as one dead in the bottom of a tomb” (3.5) Forshadowing
Juliet: “Or bid me go into a new-made grave and hide me with a dead man in his shroud” (4.1) Foreshadowing
Prologue: “A pair of star crossed lovers take their life; whose misadventured piteous overthrows doth with their death burry their parent’s strife”. Foreshadowing
Whose tragic flaw is impulsively? Romeo
Love v. Hate Theme
Fate Theme
Comic Releif Humor in the preparation of Juliet’s wedding and her “funeral”. The nurse also provides this throughout the play.