Romeo and Juliet Act 3

How is Romeo accidentally responsible for Mercutio’s death? He was trying to break up the fight between Tybalt and Mercutio. Tybalt stuck his sword under Romeo’s arm and killed him.
Why does Prince Escalus banish Romeo from Verona? Fighting was forbidden and that was his punishment.
What promise does Lord Capulet make to Paris? He is allowed to marry Juliet.
What is Lord Capulet’s rationale for choosing Thursday a the day for the wedding? It would give Juliet enough time to mourn Tybalt’s death.
How does Lord Capulet react to Juliet refusing to marry Paris? He is furious and throws her out of the house.
What is Romeo’s motivation for killing Tybalt? Do you think his action was just or fair? Romeo killed Tybalt because Tybalt killed Romeo’s friend Mercutio. It was fair because Tybalt would have killed Romeo anyway.
Where are two allusions in Act III? In Act 3 Scene 5 Juliet is talking and refers to the lark singing not the nightingale. The lark sings in the morning and the nightingale sings at night. In other words Romeo should not leave because it is still night. In Act 3 Scene 5 The lark is compared to the toad. A folktale said that the lark had gotten its ugly eyes from the toad, who had taken its pretty eyes from the lark.
Based on what you know from the nurse and Friar Laurence, who would you choose to trust and why? I would trust Friar Laurence because he is smart and he is level headed. He knows what he is doing. The nurse is very emotional.
Are Romeo and Juliet ruled by fate or by personal choice? They are ruled by personal choice because they chose to act on their love for one another.
“Ask for me tomorrow, and you shall find me a grave man.” What are the two meanings of grave? Grave as in death and where you are buried and grave as in sad and serious.
What does “they have made worms meat out of me” mean? He is dead because worms eat dead bodies.
What kind of language is it in question 10? It is irony –
Is love stronger than hate in Act 3?Use evidence to back up your position. Yes love is stronger than hate. For example, Juliet still loves Romeo even though he killed her cousin whom she also loved.
“Tybalt, the reason that I have to love the doth much excuse the appertaining rage to such a greeting. Villain I am none. Therefore farewell. I see thou knowest me not.” What does he mean by these lines? Tybalt I have a reason to love you and let me put aside the rage I should feel and excuse that insult. He says this because Juliet is related to Tybalt and they will be related if they got married.
If Elizabethans believed that rejecting a duel was shameful, why was Romeo willing not to fight Tybalt? Because Tybalt was Juliet’s cousin. If Tybalt dies it will hurt Juliet whom Romeo loves.
” I am fortune’s fool” what does this mean? It means that Romeo thinks that fate is against him and Juliet.
“Thou canst not speak of what thou dost not feel, Weren’t thou as young as I, Juliet, thy love…then thou might speak. “You can’t talk about something that you don’t feel. What does this mean? If you were in my place you would do the same thing.
Can you cut out your name from yourself as Romeo wants to do in the scene on page 1101? No you can’t because you are born with your name it is a part of you.
“Well, thou hast comforted me marvelous much”? what does Juliet mean by this? It means that the nurse has made her feel a lot better.
“Thou and my bosom henceforth shall be twain.” How has Juliet’s relationship with the nurse change in this Act? It means that she will never tell her how she feels again so they are not as close as they used to be.