Romeo and Juliet Act 1

Verona, Italy In what city does this play take place?
Fate brought them together. Why are Romeo and Juliet called “star cross’d lovers?”
Two lovers take their own life, the setting is Verona, Italy, and there were two families that hated each other (montagues and capulets) What are three important things we discover about the plot through the prologue?
Servants of the montagues and capulets because both families hate each other. Who is fighting at the beginning of the first scene? Why?
Benvolio wants the fighting to stop but Tybalt is the opposite. Benvolio- “I do but keep the peace.”Tybalt- “Have at thee coward!” What does this scene reveal about both Benvolio and Tybalt? Give specific lines to show this.
He threatens to kill them if the families get caught fighting again. What threat does the prince make to Lord Montague and Lord Capulet?
Romeo has been really upset lately, isolated and secretive. Benvolio and Montague describe the way Romeo has been acting. What has he been doing that concerns them?
He is having a rough time with love because he loves someone (Rosaline) but she doesn’t love him back. Why is Romeo so sad?
To forget about her and move on. What is Benvolio’s advice to Romeo?
Because they have the same punishment and they are a little more mature now. Why does Capulet think it will be easy for Montague and him to keep the peace?
He asks if he can marry Juliet. What does Paris ask about Capulet?
She is too young. He tells Paris that when the time is right, he needs to “woo” her heart. What is Capulet’s first answer? What does he then tell Paris to do?
A man asks them if they can read the guest list because he is illiterate. They decide to go so they can meet girls and Romeo goes because Rosaline will be there as well. How do Romeo and Benvolio find out about the party?
It is very formal and strange. Juliet is not close to her. She calls her mom “madam.” Describe Juliets relationship with her mother.
The nurse is like a mother to Juliet and they are very close. The nurse talks about all the things she knows about Juliet. Describe Juliet’srelationship with the nurse.
Get married early, she says she should at least meet Paris first. What does lady Capulet want Juliet to do?
She is dream and nightmare giving midwife of faries. People don’t take her seriously. According to Mercutio, who or what is queen Mab, and what does she or it do?
Romeo is apprehensive because he believes he will die before the night ends. What is Romeo’s mood at the end of Scene 4? What is he concerned about?
He thinks she is the most beautiful girl in the world. Says that she is a dove in a group of crows. What does Romeo think of Juliet the first time he sees her?
Tybalt recognizes Romeo’s voice. How does Tybalt recognize Romeo?
Capulet says Romeo should be allowed to stay since he is a good man. (Avoiding a fight). This tells us that Tybalt might not have a very strong relationship with Lord Capulet. When Tybalt is ready to seize Romeo and throw him out of the party, what does Capulet say to Tybalt? What does this tell you about each of them?
They talk about praying and kissing. Romeo is compared to a pilgrim and Juliet is compared to a saint. Explain the conversation between Romeo and Juliet. How are they using both religious and romantic language in the same context?
He asked the nurse for Juliet’s mother’s name. Romeo says that he is in deep trouble now because his life is in the hands of his enemies, the Capulets. How does Romeo find out Juliet’s last name? What is his reaction when he finds out?
Juliet tells the nurse to find out. Juliet says that love is a monster for doing this. She says that she found out too late who Romeo was and now it is too late. How does Juliet find out Romeo’s last name? What is her reaction when she finds out?