Romeo and Juliet Act 1

Setting of the Play Verona
Relationship between Familys Feuding- similar families
Poetic Form Shakespeare uses for the prologue Sonnet A B A B C D C D E F E F G G
“A pair of starcrossed lovers take their life” Who: Chorus (Narrator)Meaning: Lovers are doomed to die by fate Literary Term: Foreshadowing
What was the Insulting Gesture? Who gave it? Biting Thumb ; Sampson to Abhram
Who wants to stop the fighting? Who wants to keep it going? Bernvolio ; Tybalt
How does Lady Capulet tease Lord Capulet when he wanted to fight? He needs a crutch instead of his sword b/c he’s old
“Three civil brawls, of an airy word By thee, Old Capulet and Montague Have thrice disturbed the quiet of our streets” Who: Prince EscalusMeaning: 3 fights over stupid insults – mad
According to the prince, what will be the penalty if the fighting happens again? Death to heads of the households – Lord Montigue, and Lord Capulet
What information does Benvolio give the Montagues in lines 114- 126 Romeo = Sad ; wants to be alone, somethings bothering him
What does Montague mean in lines 146 – 151 Romeo = Bud Internal Conflict = Warm SIMILE
Lines 166 – 179 show Romeo’s state of mind through oxymorons or opposites. List Some. loving hate, cold fire, heavy lightness, bright smoke
Why is Romeo so sad? Lovesick – rejected Roseline doesn’t love him yet
What does Paris ask of Capulet? Marry Juliet
“My Child is yet a stranger in the world,She hath not seen the change of fourteen years;Let two more summers wither in their prideEre we may think her ripe to be a bride” Who: Lord CapuletMeaning: Juliet is only 13 – wait 2 years to marryLiterary Term: Metaphor – Juliet = Fruit
What does Capulet mean in lines 14-15? Juliet is his only child
What is the coincidence invlolving the servant who is supposed to in the guests to the party? cant read – asks Romeo to read – Roselines name and decided to go
Why does Romeo decide to go to the Capulet feast? To see Roselin
How would you describe the Nurse’s personality? talkative- sick sense of humor
How does the Lady Capulet describe Paris in lines 79-94 to a book, lacks a coverMan without a wife
“I’ll look to like, if looking liking move, But no more deep will I endart mine eyeThan your consent gives strength to make it fly” Who: JulietMeaning: I’ll check him out, but I’m not promising
“Go girl, seek happy nights to happy days” Who: NurseMeaning: Go find someone that you’d love to spend the rest of your life with.
Scene 4 Sunday Night
“If love be rough with you, be rough with love” Who: MercutioMeaning: Do something about the way you feelLiterary Term: Personification
According to Mercutio, who is Queen Mab? What is her carriage made of? What does she do? The Fairies Midlife.Empty Midlife.
Why does he tell this to Romeo? He thinks dreams are stupid.
What piece of foreshadowing ends this scene> “My mind is fearful that some future event fated by the stars, shall start to run its course tonight and cut my life short”
When Romeo first sees Juliet, how does he describe her? 1. Brighter than a torch (she’s hot)2. Jewel
” So shows a snowy dove trooping with crows” Who: RomeoMeaning: her beauty stands outLiterary Term: metaphor- doves to Juliet – alliteratrion- assonance
Why doesn’t Lord Capulet want to continue the feud when he finds Romeo at his feast? hosting party – he’s heard good things about Romeo – death (princes rule)
“I will withdraw, but this instrusion shall,No seeming sweet, convert to bitter gall” Who: TybaltMeaning: He’ll leave him alone for nowLiterary Term: foreshadowing
When Romeo and Juliet first talk and kiss, Shakespeare uses a theme of religious devotion to develop this scene- explain it. What does their first words to each other turn out to be. his lips are pilgrims traveling to her = holy shrineshakespering sonnet = Love Poem
” Oh dear account! My life is my foe’s debt” Who: RomeoMeaning: He’s willing to risk his life for JulietLiterary Term: Pun
“My only love, sprung from my only hate Who: Juliet Meaning: One she loves she suppose to hateLiterary Term: Oxymoron