Romeo and Juliet Act 1

What gesture acts as an insult to another? The gesture is when Sampson bites his thumb at Abram.
What declaration does the Prince make about fighting? He said that anyone caught fighting would die.
What is the setting of this play? The setting is in Verona and Mantua in Italy
Give an example of an oxymoron. Good night, good night! Parting is such sweet sorrow
Why is Romeo sad at the beginning of the play? Romeo is sad because he is in love with Rosaline, but she does not love him back.
Romeo’s parents ask whom to find out the problem with Romeo? Romeo’s parents ask Benvolio to see what is wrong with him
What problem does the Capulet’s servant have? The problem the Capulet’s servant has is that he can’t read.
What does Paris ask Capulet? Paris wishes to marry Juliet.
How old is Juliet? Juliet is 13 going on 14.
What is Lord Capulet’s answer to this question? Try to win her heart, wait two years.
Lord Capulet talks about it having been long time since he wore a visor, a mask. How long has it been? It has been 30 years since he wore a mask.
Lord Capulet invites Paris to what? Lord Capulet invites Paris to the party.
The nurse is a comic character; during her conversation with Lady Capulet, the nurse tells the audience how many teeth she has. How many teeth does she have and does this information help you create an image in your mind? The Nurse has four teeth. Yes the information that was given helps me create an image of a person that may look poor and not pretty.
What is Juliet’s response when her mom asked about getting married? Juliet’s response is that she wishes to get married but not at the moment
Lady Capulet uses an extended metaphor to compare Paris. To what does she compare Paris? Lady Capulet compared Paris’ face to a book. She told Juliet Read o’er the volume of young Paris’ face, And find delight writ there with beauty’s pen”.
In Scene 4 Romeo and his friends are going to the party. What does Romeo say about dancing? Romeo says “Not I, believe me. You have dancing shoes, with nimble soles. I have a soul of lead. So stakes me to the ground I cannot move.” Meaning he is so sad that he may not dance.
Mercuito tells about his dream. What allusion does he make? Queen Mab.
At line 111 in Scene 4 what does Romeo foreshadow? Romeo foreshadows his death.
In Scene 5 who is Potpan? Potpan helps clean up the house and table.
Why do you think Shakespeare includes so many scenes with servants? He wants the play to be funny and for actors to have time to change into masks and costumes.
Lord Capulet talks about it having been long time since he wore a visor, a mask. How long has it been? 30 years
Who does Romeo see at the party that makes him forget his first love Rosaline? Romeo had seen Juliet that made him forget about his first love Rosaline.
Who hears Romeo’s voice and tries to pick a fight? Tybalt hears Romeo’s voice and tries to pick a fight.
What does Capulet tell Tybalt about Romeo? Capulet tells Tybalt that Romeo “is a gentlemen”. Also, Capulet does not want Tybalt to make a commotion at the party that he hosted at his house.
Shortly after Romeo kisses Juliet, Juliet is called away by whom? Juliet is called away by her mother who is often referred to as nurse.
A clever Juliet uses the nurse to find the name of Romeo, what is clever about the way she does that? She was already pointing out and asking who people are and in the middle of it she points out Romeo.
What does the prologue say ends the rage between two families of Verona? The death of Romeo and Juliet.
In Act 1, have Romeo and Juliet merely been victims of fate or have they made conscious decisions about their actions? Explain your answer. Romeo had decided to go to the Capulet’s party but doesn’t know what it will mean for him. Juliet also plans to go but does not see a meaning to go to the party. Romeo plans to see Rosaline and Juliet plans to see Paris, but they are drawn to each other instead.
Analyze Mercutio is a character foil to Romeo. In drama, a character foil is a character who sets off another character by strong contrast. In what way is Mercutio a foil to Romeo? Mercutio has a way of thinking negative at some points. Romeo is easier to see as a character than Mercutio. As Mercutio was dying, he spoke out of anger towards Romeo.Romeo and Juliet first speak to each other in a sonnet in which Romeo sees himself as a pilgrim and Juliet as the saint he worships.
How does the language and imagery embody their feelings for each other? Romeo expresses his love and respect for Juliet, and she feels the same way.
Analyze The title of the play tells us it is a tragedy- a play in which the main characters come to an unhappy end. How do Romeo’s and Juliet’s reactions in Scene 5 foreshadow or give clues to what trouble may lie ahead. Juliet says ” My only love sprung from my only hate! Too early seen unknown and known too late! Prodigious birth of love it is to me. That I love a loathed enemy