Romeo and Juliet

Where does the play take place Verona, italy
Why are Romeo and Juliet called “star-cross’d lovers”? Because they are thwarted by fate and the stars.
What characters fight in the first skirmish? Sampson and Gregory fight Abram
Who tries to break up the original fight? Benvolio
What type of personality does Tybalt seem to have? pugnacious
What threat does the Prince make to Lord Montague and Lord Capulet? Have ’em killed if they fight again in the streets.
Benvolio and Montague describe the ways Romeo has been acting strange. What are three things they say about him? He runs into the woods, He sits in his room, He seems depressed and sighs often.
Why is Romeo so sad? Explain. He can’t have the girl he loves. (Rosaline)
What is Benvolio’s advice to Romeo? Go for the girl
What does Paris ask about Capulet? If he has a daughter he can marry
What is Capulet’s first answer? No she is still too young and he does not want her to marry him yet.
.A bit later Capulet appears to change his mind about Paris’ question. What does he then tell Paris? If his daughter wants to marry him he will give his consent
What problem does the servant have? He must find people and invite them to Capulets house but he is illiterate and cannot read the list
What do Romeo and Benvolio decide to do Go to Capulet’s party.
How old is Juliet? 13 almost 14
When Lady Capulet asks Juliet how she feels about marriage, what is Juliet’s answer? It is an honor I don’t want to have.
Following Juliet’s answer, what does Lady Capulet then tell Juliet? Many girls are mothers at her age
What does Romeo think of Juliet the first time he sees her? He thinks she is beautiful and loves her.
How does Tybalt recognize Romeo? voice
When Tybalt is ready to seize Romeo, what does Capulet say to Tybalt? He is a well-mannered boy and is allowed to stay
Explain what the conversation is between Romeo and Juliet. They are flirting with one another
How does Romeo find out Juliet’s last name? How does Juliet find out Romeo’s last name? The nurse tells both the others last name.
Who was Romeo’s “old desire”? Rosaline
Whose cousin is Benvolio? Romeo
What does Romeo climb? The wall that surrounds the Capulets orchard.
Mercutio teases Romeo by bringing up _______ name. Rosaline’s
Benvolio says, “Come, he hath hid himself among these trees / To be consorted with the humorous night. / Blind is his love and best befits the dark” (II.i.33-35). Why does Benvolio think Romeo is hiding in the trees? He is upset about Rosaline.
Where does Scene ii open? Outside Juliets balcony
Romeo says, “Juliet is the sun.” What literary term is used here? Metaphor
Juliet’s eyes twinkle like ___Spheres (stars) _____. This is an example of what literary term? Simile
Juliet asks, “O Romeo, Romeo! _________Wherefore art thou Romeo?”What does the question above actually mean? Why do you have to be a Montague.
Who is Juliet’s enemy? Why? The name Montague because their families have a feud.
Explain this famous quotation of Juliet’s: “What’s in a name? That which we call a rose / By any other word would smell as sweet” (II.ii.46-47). No matter what you call a rose it is the same. If Romeos name was anything else she would love him just as much.
What will happen to Romeo if Juliet’s kinsmen find him? They will be mad at him and kill him not a question asked.
Why doesn’t Juliet want Romeo to swear by the moon that he loves her? Because she is in a vulnerable position because Romeo knows she loves him so she does not just want him playing along. Also because the moon changes forms and she does not want Romeo to change and not love her.
Who interrupts Romeo and Juliet? nurse
Juliet returns and asks where and when they will be married
Juliet says, “Good night, good night! Parting is such sweet sorrow
What does Friar Lawrence have in his basket? Herbs
What skill does Friar Lawrence possess? What might this foreshadow? He is a priest for shadowing he knows Rosaline or Marry Juliet and Paris
. Friar Laurence asks Romeo if he was with Rosaline
What favor does Romeo ask of Friar Lawrence? Marry Juliet and he
What does Friar Lawrence mean when he says, “Young men’s love then lies / Not truly in their hearts, but in their eyes”? (II.iii.71-72) Men fall for women because of their beauty
Why does Friar Lawrence agree to marry Romeo and Juliet? He thinks the family feud will be over.
Who are Mercutio and Benvolio looking for? Why They are looking for Romeo who they still think is sad. They want to make sure he is ok.
Who has sent a letter to Romeo’s father? What do you think this letter was about? Tybalt challenged him to a duel and he want his dad to know he was at the Capulet party.
Who does Mercutio think killed Romeo? cupid
Mercutio tells Romeo he looks Skinny like . dried herring
How do Romeo and Mercutio treat the Nurse? They are rude to her.
The nurse is looking for Romeo
What is Romeo’s plan to marry Juliet? When are they to be married? They will marry at the abbey this afternoon.
. What will Romeo use the “cords made like a tackled stair” for? A ladder
Why might the Friar and Romeo talk about sorrow and death before the marriage ceremony? Foreshadowing how this marriage may end.
What does the Friar mean when he says, “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” ? ( Anxious and ready to get married. Friar wants them to be married before they are alone.
What is the weather like? How is the weather affecting the characters? It is hot causing the characters to be anxious and agitated
Why does Benvolio want to leave? It is hot and he can see a fight may occur
What does Mercutio mean when he says Benvolio is “as soon moved to be moody, and as soon moody to be moved”? Do you agree with Mercutio? He is being sarcastic
Tybalt says Mercutio consorts with Romeo, but Mercutio pretends to misunderstand that ‘consort’ means ‘a group of musicians’. What literary device is used here? Comic relief
What does Romeo mean when he says to Tybalt, “I do protest I never injured thee, / But love thee better than thou canst devise”? He never did anything to hurt Tybalt and they are now family.
Who tries to stop the fight between Tybalt and Mercutio? Romeo
What does Romeo mean when he says, “My very friend, hath got his mortal hurt / In my behalf – my reputation stained / With Tybalt’s slander – Tybalt, that an hour / Hath been my cousin. O sweet Juliet, / Thy beauty hath made me effeminate / And in my temper soft’ned valor’s steel!” He is saying that they are cousins now and that Juliet makes Romeo like a girl because he did not fight.
Why does Romeo fight Tybalt? Who wins? Who dies? He killed Mercutio and Romeo wins
What does the Prince say is Romeo’s punishment? Exile him and if he comes back he will be killed.
Why is Juliet excited for the night to come? She will be a married woman.
When the nurse brings Juliet bad news, who does Juliet initially think is dead? Romeo
How does Juliet feel about Romeo murdering Tybalt? She is upset he is in exile and that her cousin is dead. She forgives him
Juliet cries because Romeo is banished and says “I’ll to my wedding-bed, and _death_, not _Romeo___, take my maidenhead!” What is Juliet upset about? She is upset that she can no longer see Romeo and she will now die a virgin.
How does Romeo react to the news about his punishment? He is upset and would rather die than leave Verona.
What does Friar Lawrence mean when he says to Romeo, “O deadly sin! O Rude Unthankfulness! […] This is dear mercy, and thou seest it not.” He is lucky he was shown mercy
. What does Romeo mean/intend to do when he says “Tell me, that I may sack the hateful mansion”. Suicide
What does the Friar mean when he says “Wilt thy slay thyself, and slay thy lady that in thy life lives, by doing damned hate upon thyself?” He is also harming Juliet by killing himself
What three reasons does the Friar give Romeo to be happy? Juliet is alive- He killed evil Tybalt- He was not executed.
What is the Friar’s plan for Romeo now that Romeo is banished from Verona? He wants Romeo to go the Mantua until things are solved. He will explain to the families the people are married and they will ask the prince for forgiveness.
Where is Romeo headed immediately after he leaves Friar Lawrence’s cell, before he must flee from Verona? Juliet’s house.
What decision does Capulet make? Juliet shall marry paris
What day of the week is today? What day will the event Capulet has planned occur? Monday, Thursday
Why are Romeo and Juliet concerned about whether it was a lark or a nightingale they heard singing? A lark means it is now morning
How does Romeo look to Juliet when she sees him through the window? How does Juliet look to Romeo as he gazes up at her? What literary device is occurring here? Foreshadowing they will die. They look at one another making eye contact.
What news does Lady Capulet have for Juliet? How does Juliet react to the news? She will marry Paris on Thursday. She seems angry.(dramatic irony)
What ultimatum does Capulet give Juliet? He is going to drag her there if she refuses to go.
What does Juliet mean when she says to her mother, “Delay this marriage for a month, a week – or, if you do not, make the bridal bed in that dim monument where Tybalt lies”? If you don’t delay the marriage I will kill myself
What is the Nurse’s advice to Juliet? How does Juliet react to the advice? Move on and Juliet did not like that.
Juliet tells the Nurse that she is going to visit the Friar to “make confession and be absolved” for “having displeased [her] father.” Why is Juliet really going to visit the Friar, though? To ask him to stop the wedding
1. Why does Paris say Lord Capulet wants Juliet to marry so quickly? He thinks it will make her happy.
2. Why does Paris assume Juliet is visiting Friar Lawrence? Why is Juliet really visiting the Friar? Confession, To cancel the wedding.
3. How would you describe Juliet’s replies to Paris in their conversation? She is telling him what he wants to hear by saying things with a double meaning.
4. What does Juliet mean when she says to Friar Lawrence, “If in thy wisdom thou canst give no help, / Do thou but call my resolution wise / And with this knife I’ll help it presently.” If he can’t stop the wedding she will kill herself.
5. What horrible things is Juliet willing to do rather than marry Paris? Suicide, Go to prison,
6. Explain in detail the Friar’s plan to halt Juliet’s marriage to Paris. She will drink a potion causing her to sleep. It will look like she is dead.
7. How long will Juliet feel the effects of the potion? 2 and 40 hrs.
8. Where will Juliet awake? Where will Romeo take her? She will awaken in the Capulet Mausoleum and be taken to Mantua
9. How will Romeo be made aware of the plan? letter
11. How does Juliet look when she enters? Why does she look this way? She looks happy to trick her father and she has a plan now.
12. What does Juliet pretend to her father? That happy she is about marrying Paris.
13. What does Capulet mean when he says, “I’ll have this knot knit up tomorrow morning” ? He is moving the wedding up a day.
14. What is ironic about Capulet’s joy? His happiness is Juliet’s sorrow. The marriage will never happen.
15. What does Juliet ask her mother to do? Why? Leave her alone so she can drink the vial.
16. When Juliet says, “What if this mixture do not work at all? / Shall I be married then tomorrow morning? / No, no! This shall forbid it. Lie thou there,” what is ‘this’ that she puts next to her bed? A knife
17. Juliet thinks the vial might contain poison. Why? To cover up for Romeo and so he is not dishonored.
18. Why is Juliet afraid that Romeo will be late? The wedding was moved.
1. What is Juliet afraid might happen after she awakes in the tomb? She will wake up before romeo comes to get her and she will die.
20. Why does the Nurse instruct Capulet to go bed and worry he will be sick tomorrow?He stayed up all night. He stayed up all night.
22. Who is the first to declare Juliet dead? Nurse
23. Capulet says, ” _death_ lies upon her like an untimely frost.” What literary device is used here? simile
24. What does the Friar mean when he says to Juliet’s family, “And weep ye now, seeing she is advanced; / Above the clouds, as high as heaven itself?” she is in heaven
26. What is the purpose of the exchange between Peter and the musicians? To prove people are really sad.
What did Romeo dream? Juliet found him dead
Romeo says, “For nothing can be ill, if _________she_____ be well.” quote
What does Balthasar mean he replies to Romeo, “Then she is well and nothing can be ill. / Her body sleeps in Capel’s monument, / And her immortal part with angels lives” ? She is “dead”
Whom does Romeo think he will lie with tonight? What does this signify? Juliet signifiying he is going to kill himself cause she is dead.
What is Romeo’s purpose for visiting the Apothecary? for poison
What is the punishment for selling poison in Mantua? How is Romeo able to convince the Apothecary to sell the poison? Death but romeo offers him lots of money.
Where is Romeo going with the poison? Juliets grave.
Why couldn’t Friar John give Romeo his letter? Romeo is in hiding
Why does Friar Lawrence need an iron crow? He wants to open the grave.
Juliet will awake in _______________ hours. 3
Where is Paris when the scene opens? Outside Juliet’s Gave
What does it signal when the page boy whistles? Someone is coming
What do you think the letter says that Romeo gives Balthasar to deliver to Lord and Lady Montegue? It says he is going to kill himself and can be found in the Capulet tomb
. Romeo says, “Thou detestable maw, thou womb of death, / Gorged with the dearest morsel of the earth, / Thus I enforce thy rotten jaws to open, / And in despite I’ll cram thee with more food.” How is the stomach a metaphor?How is ‘the stomach’ “gorged with the dearest morsel of the earth”?What does Romeo mean that he will cram ‘the stomach’ with more food? The mausoleum Juliet is insideHe will put his and Paris’ bodies in there
Why does Paris hate Romeo? He killed Tybalt and she thinks she died over grief.
Why does Paris assume Romeo has come to the Capulet’s tomb? Vandalize the body
. Is Romeo initially angry with Paris? Write down a line Romeo says that demonstrates how he feels. “don’t temp me”
Explain what happens to Paris. He is stabbed by Romeo
When Romeo looks at Juliet’s body, what clues should have led him to realize she was still alive? She is still warm and her cheeks are no longer pale.
What is Romeo’s last line of the play Thus with a kiss I die.
What alerts the Friar that something is wrong within the tomb? The door is open
Where does Friar Lawrence want to take Juliet? to be a nun
How does Juliet die? Stabs herself
What is Friar Lawrence doing when the watchmen find him? He was running back to his cell
Explain what happened to Montague’s wife. She died of grief
Does the Prince decide to punish Friar Lawrence? Explain. No, He is known to be a holy man
Who does the Prince decide is to be punished for Romeo and Juliet’s deaths? Explain. All is punished. He is not punishing anyone because they lost loved ones.
How do Montague and Capulet end the play? The feud is over. They will build statues for each other’s kids