Romeo and Juliet Act 1 PowerPoint/notes

Paris asks Capulet if he may marry Juliet
Capulet hosting the feast/party
Rosaline the one who does not return Romeo’s affections
Prince warns Capulets and Montagues that they’ll be executed if they disturb the peace again/acts as “mayor” of Verona
Mercutio gives the Queen Mab speech
Benvolio peace-loving friend/cousin of Romeo
Susan the deceased daughter of Nurse same age as Juliet
nurse she is an example of comedy in the play
Tybalt violent character wanting to fight Romeo at the feast/party/ball
Tybalt Juliet’s cousin
Lady Montague character who is happy Romeo was not part of the brawl at the beginning of Act I (O, where is Romeo? Saw you him today? Right glad I am he was not at this fray?)
nurse motherly, nurtures Juliet
chorus delivers the prologue at beginning of Act I
Lady Capulet initiates conversation with Juliet about marriage
Lady Capulet (materialistic) (nurse – concerned with babies) nurse is a foil (contrast) to this character
Peter how Romeo learns about the feast/party/ball
sonnet (14 lines, 3 quatrains and a couplet) the prologue is an example of what type of poem?
ABAB CDCD EFEF GG the rhyme scheme of a prologue is -?
words that contradict what is an oxymoron
oxymoron “O loving hate”, “cold fire”, and “feather of lead” are examples of – ?
metaphor my lips, two blushing pilgrims ready stand…” is an example of
Verona, Italy the setting is – ?
Montague, Capulet names of the two feuding families
3 number of brawls that have taken place in streets of Verona
if you fight, you die (Prince) “If ever you disturb our streets again,Your lives shall pay the forfeit of the peace.”
Romeo; his life (Juliet) is his enemy “O dear account! My life is my foe’s debt.”
love (in Queen Mab speech) what do lovers dream of?
fees (in Queen Mab speech) what do lawyers dream of?
kisses (in Queen Mab speech) what do ladies dream of?
donations (in Queen Mab speech)what does a parson (priest) dream of?
killing their enemies (in Queen Mab speech)what does a soldier dream of?
Samson servant to Lord Capulet (trade) (S)
Samson mischievous (moral alignment-personality traits)
Samson serving the Capulets (concerns, goals) (S)
no is Samson a major character?
Benvolio Romeo’s cousin and friend, Montague’s nephew (trade)
Benvolio peacemaker, friendly (moral alignment-personality traits)
Benvolio to help Romeo (concerns, goals)
yes is Benvolio a major character?
Tybalt Capulet’s nephew (trade)
Tybalt quick-tempered, quick to make decisions (moral alignment-personality traits)
Tybalt Protect the Capulets, killing the Montagues (concerns, goals)
yes is Tybalt a major character?
Capulet Juliet’s father and aristocrat (trade)
Capulet quick-tempered, possessive (moral alignment-personality traits)
Capulet his position, his daughter (concerns, goals)
yes is Capulet a major character?
Montague patriarch of Montague clan, Romeo’s dad (trade)
Montague bitter enemy of Capulets (moral alignment-personality traits)
Montague concerned about Romeo’s happiness (concerns, goals)
yes/no is Montague a major character?
Prince Prince of Verona, kinsmen of Mercutio and Paris (trade)
Prince peacemaker, authoritative (moral alignment-personality traits)
Prince concerned about maintaining public peace (concerns, goals)
no is the Prince a major character?
Romeo son and heir of Montagues (trade)
Romeo likable, quick to love, 16, immature, impulsive (moral alignment-personality traits)
Romeo devoted friend, concerned w/ feud, love/marry Juliet (concerns, goals)
yes is Romeo a major character?
Paris a count, related to prince, Juliet’s suitor (trade)
Paris nice guy, respectful (moral alignment-personality traits)
Paris to marry Juliet or find a suitable wife (concerns, goals)
yes/no is Paris a major character?
Peter servant of Capulet (trade) (P)
Peter not really smart, slow-witted, illiterate (moral alignment, personality traits)
Peter help Capulet (concerns, goals) (P)
no is Peter a major character?
Capulet’s wife Juliet’s mom, lady of house (trade)
Capulet’s wife cold, distant (moral alignment-personality traits)
Capulet’s wife wants Juliet to marry well (concerns, goals)
yes is Capulet’s wife a major character?
nurse caregiver, mother figure, nurse (to Juliet) (trade)
nurse funny, straightforward, vulgar (moral alignment-personality traits)
nurse take care of Juliet (concerns, goals)
yes is the nurse a major character?
Juliet daughter of Capulet (trade)
Juliet smart, young, compassionate (moral alignment-personality traits)
Juliet to be w/ Romeo (concerns, goals)
yes is Juliet a major character?
Mercutio Romeo’s friend, related to prince (trade)
Mercutio funny, makes fun of Romeo, humorous, imaginative, entertains people (moral alignment-personality traits)
Mercutio trying to get Romeo over Rosaline (concerns, goals)
yes/no is Mercutio a main character?
Paris suitor of Juliet, kinsman of prince (relationships)
Mercutio kinsman to the prince, Romeo’s close friend (relationships)
nurse Juliet’s past wet nurse, close relations w/ Capulet family (mother-like figure) (relationships)
Paris well-to-do, part of the nobility, title = count (social status)
Mercutio related to the prince. Therefore he is wealthy (social status)
nurse low social status = servant, treated as part of Capulet family and like a mother figure (social status)
Paris respectful, persistent (personality)
Mercutio imaginative, shallow, hot-headed, witty, strange
nurse vulgar but sentimental, humorous, cares deeply, mother-like figure
Paris wanted to marry Juliet (goals)
Mercutio help Romeo (goals)
nurse help Juliet find husband, wants her to be happy (goals)
Romeo depressed because the woman he loves doesn’t love him back (possible reaction toward this- try to convince her to win her back); in love with girl from rival family (possible reaction toward this- has to keep his new love in secret)
Juliet does not want to be married, falls in love with man from enemy family. The possible reaction toward both of these problems is that she could rebel against her family easily
Paris Juliet doesn’t love him back, Juliet is in love with someone else. The possible reactions towards both of these problems are that he could feel mad, sad, and frustrated
Capulet and Lady Capulet Romeo has stolen their daughter’s heart. The possible reaction toward this problem is to be upset because he is a Montague and wants her to marry Paris to gain power (political reasons)
Benvolio thinks he understands Romeo, doesn’t realize that Romeo has undergone a change in scene 5. Possible reactions toward both of these problems are that he will be confused, frustrated, and irritated
Samson; insulting the Capulets “I will bite my thumb at them, which is a disgrace to them if they bear it” (who says this and what is the meaning/significance of this?)
(Lord) Capulet; explains her age/immiturity “my child is yet a stranger in the world; she hath not seen the change of fourteen years” (who says this and what is the meaning/significance of this?)
(Lord) Capulet; Juliet is his only surviving child “the earth hath swallowed all my hopes but she” (who says this and what is the meaning/significance of this?)
Lady Capulet; how young mothers were back in the day and how much pressure Juliet is in to marry “…younger than you here in Verona, ladies of esteem, are already mothers. By my count I was your mother much upon these years that you are a maid now…the valiant Paris seeks you for his love.” (who says this and what is the meaning/significance of this?)
Juliet; I will look at him, and try to like him to see if he is likeable “I’ll look to like, if looking liking move; but no more deep will I endart mine eye than your consent gives strength to make it fly” (who says this and what is the meaning/significance of this?)
nurse; go be happy and find a man who, at the end, makes you happy at night (being in relations with the man) “go, girl, seek happy night to happy days” (who says this and what is the meaning/significance of this?)
Romeo; doesn’t think that love is good, love is hard, hurts, painful “is love a tender thing? It is too rough, too rude, too boisterous, and it pricks like thorn” (who says this and what is the meaning/significance of this?)
Queen Mab speech (identify the first few lines) Greek mythology (deciphering a dream), early on its whimsical, later it becomes dark
Romeo; she is the light to his dark (bright/beautiful enough that she is brighter than anything else) O, she doth teach the torches to burn bright! (who says this and what is the meaning/significance of this?)
Tybalt; he could tell by Romeo’s voice that he is a Montague (he has come to ruin the party) “this, by his voice, should be a Montague” (who says this and what is the meaning/significance of this?)
Tybalt; our enemy has come to mock us and ruin our party “uncle, this is a Montague, our foe, a villain that is hither come in spite to scorn at our solemnity this night” (who says this and what is the meaning/significance of this?)
Juliet; she will die if Romeo is already taken and she will die without marrying “go ask his name. If he be married my grave is like to be my wedding bed.” (who says this and what is the meaning/significance of this?)
Juliet; her love, Romeo, is also her enemy, a Montague “my only love sprung by my only hate” (who says this and what is the meaning/significance of this?)

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