Romeo and Juliet Act 1

Verona, Italy In which town is the play set? In what country do you suppose this town exists?
Capulet Is Juliet a Montague or Capulet?
Montague Is Romeo a Montague or Capulet?
It hooks you and you are anticipating how they are going to die. In the prologue, Shakespeare tells us that our two title characters are going to kill them selves. In fact, many scholars say that knowing the deaths are coming actually improves the play. How could this be?
Doesn’t want to endure any insults from a Montague. Pun When Sampson says he will not “carry coals” what does he mean? What literary technique is being used in this silly exchange between Sampson and Gregory?
An insult In Shakespearean times, biting your thumb was…
Montague Is Benvolio a Montague or a Capulet?
He’s too old. Why doesn’t Lady Capulet want her husband to get involved in the fight?
3 How many times have the Capulets and Montagues had street fights recently?
Locked in his room being moody How has Romeo been spending his days recently?
Heavy, lightness. Feather of lead. Bright smoke. The families have many similarities. List three of the oxymorons Romeo uses to describe the conflict between his fam and the Capulets. Then, explain how the fam feud is oxymoronic in its nature.
Love is troublesome and depressing. He’s showing his dramatic side. In your own words, rewrite Romeo’s speech about love.
Rosaline At the beginning of the story, Romeo is in love with….
Sweet talk. Gold. Lingering eyes. Romeo is heartsick over a girl who is not at all interested in Romeo. Name three of the ineffective romantic strategies Romeo has used in his attempt to woo this girl.
Going to be a nun Why doesn’t this girl like Romeo?
To stay with him and find other beautiful women What does Benvolio tell Romeo to do In order to forget the girl who doesn’t want him?
Paris is asking for Capulet’s response to his proposal to marry Juliet. What “suit” does Paris bring to Capulet in scene 2?
13. She gets to choose. How old is Juliet? What are her father’s thoughts about allowing her to marry?
Cause he loves her and all of the rest of his kids are dead Lord Capulet’s willingness to allow Juliet to have a say in Whom she marries us pretty progressive, since most marriages for this social class at the time would’ve been arranged by parents. Why do you suppose Capulet is willing to take Juliet’s feelings into consideration?
He cannot read. Why is the Capulet servant upset about having been given a list of party guests to find?
To see the other ladies. Because Rosaline is going to be there. Why does Benvolio want to crash the party? Why does Romeo agree?
Eyes be burned. He only wants Rosaline and he is extremely dramatic. What does Romeo want to happen to his eyes if they find someone other than Rosaline desirable at the party? What does this show us about Romeo?
Stopped breastfeeding till Juliet was two. Earthquake. Dead Daughter. Husband made a funny joke. I️n your own words, explain the Nurse’s two stories about Juliet as a toddler.
Yes. She says Paris is a gorgeous book and Juliet will be the cover. Does Lady Capulet want Juliet to love Paris.
Not interested but she’ll give him a chance What is Juliet’s reaction to her mother’s request? What does this show us about Juliet?
Fairy’s midwife and delivers dreams According to Mercutio, who or what is Queen Mab and what does she do?
That they are true and he firmly believes in them. What does Romeo say about the value of dreams?
They are meaningless. What does Mercutio say about the value of dreams?
He dreams that he dies young. This is foreshowing. He is emotional. At the end of scene 4, what does Romeo dream?
He says she is shining like a jewel in the darkness. When Romeo first sees Juliet, what terms does he use to describe her?
His voice How does Tybalt recognize Romeo?
Calm down. Romeo had a good reputation. Respect him. Tybalt is irritated. When Tybalt is ready to seize Romeo and throw him out of the party, what does Capulet say to Tybalt? Why? What is Tybalt’s reaction to this?
The nurse How does Romeo find out Juliet’s last name?
The nurse How does Juliet find out Romeo’s last name?

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