Romeo and Juliet Act 3

dramatic monologue a type of poetry in which a speaker addresses a silent auditor (an imaginary listener) in a specific situation or setting that is revealed entirely through the speaker’s words
aside a remark or passage by a character in a play that is intended to be heard by the audience but unheard by the other characters in the play
dialogue speech that occurs between two or more characters on stage
soliloquy a type of monologue in which the character is alone on stage (or believes they are alone) and thinking out loud; this reveals emotions or internal conflicts (a speech about feelings)
scene 1 -the day is hot, mercutio, benvolio, tybalt, and romeo get into a scuffle -tybalt slays mercuito under romeo’s arm -a plague on both of your houses (mercutio) -romeo kills tybalt -prince escalus banishes romeo from verona
scene 2 -juliet waits impatienty for night so she can be with romeo -the nurse returns and tells her that romeo killed tybalt (there’s confusion) -juliet is conflicted (oxymorons), but defends romeo -nurse goes to fetch romeo and brings a ring from juliet
scene 3 -romeo is hiding in friar lawerence’s cell -friar lawerence tells him to be thankful/grateful because 1. juliet’s alive, 2. romeo is banished instead of exiled, 3. tybalt didn’t kill you -nurse arrives with the ring -romeo is sent to juliet’s room, he must leave before the morning and go to mantua
scene 4 -capulet tells paris he can marry his daugther -he asks lady capulet to talk to her -they decide to move wedding from wednesday to thursday because of tybalt’s death
scene 5 -romeo sneaks out of juliet’s window -lady capulet speaks to juliet about marrying paris -lord capulet enters and betrays juliet -nurse encourages juliet to marry paris (turning point) -juliet goes to “confession”: vows to kill herself if she can’t escape her predicament
dramatic irony when the audience knows something that the character do not
situational irony when something occurs that does not have the anticipated outcome
verbal irony when a character says the opposite of what they mean
foreshadowing a hint of action to come
oxymoron apparently contradictory terms placed side by side
example of verbal irony mercutio accuses benvolio of being a hothead when mercutio says that his wound is just a scratch
example of dramatic irony when lady capulet and lord capulet think juliet is crying over tybalt’s death when she really is crying over romeo being banished
example of situational irony tybalt doesn’t know that romeo married juliet romeo’s efforts to break up the fight, but mercutio gets killed anyway
in scene 1, when romeo arrives, how does tybalt insult him? tybalt calls him a villian
in scene 1, what does benvolio’s description of the fight between romeo and tybalt tell you about benvolio? what does it tell you about his relationship with romeo? it tells us that benvolio tries ti be a peacemaker
what is the difference between justice and revenge? justice is under the law. it is more about what the law says and more logical. revenge is more emotional.
in scene 3, what does friar laurenece mean when he says “thou art wedded to calamity” to romeo? does this line remind you of somethign else friar lauerence said about romeo in the play? he means that romeo is a disaster. this is a foreshadoing. yes, it reminds me of when friar lauerence says, they stumble, but run fast (after he says that he will marry romeo and juliet)
in scene 3, why do you think romeo feels that banishment is a worse punishement than death? what does this tell you about his character? since he can’t see or be with juliet, he feels like this. it shows that he has a weak character.
in scene 3, when romeo tells friar laurence “thou canst speak if that tho dost not feel,” what is he trying to say? does this line remind you of similar accusation from romeo eariler in the play? romeo is trying to say that friar lauerence doesn’t know how he feels; he has never been in love. when romeo was in love with rosaline, he told his friends, you dont know how i feel!
do you think friar lauerence regrets marrying romeo and juliet? why or why not? yes, because there are a lot of problems that follow this situation.
find one example of irony in scene 3 when juliet’s parents thought juliet was crying over tybalt’s death, when she was crying because romeo’s banished
find at least one example of foreshadowing in scene 5 when juliet saw romeo was leaving her bedroom window saying that he looks like a grave man.
when decision does lord capulet make in scene 4? how does this decision contradict with his earlier decision? he moved the day of the wedding from wendesday to thursday. he didn’t want them to get married this early in the beginning of the play, he just wanted him to woo her.
what is the significance of the “nightingale” and the “lark” in the beginning of scene 5? nightingale sings at night, but the lark is the bird in the morning
in scene 5, lady capulet thinks that juliet is mourning for tybalt and angry with romeo. what plan does she have for seeking vengeance on romeo? why do you think juliet agrees to participate in her plan? lady capulet wants to poison romeo. juliet agrees to participate in delievering the poision, so she can see romeo and protect him.
how does lord capulet respond when juliet refuses to marry paris? have his feelings towards his daughter changed from eariler in the play? he says that you better marry him or i’ll disown you. yes, they have changed dramatically because in the beginning he says she’s too young, but now he wants her to get married right away
what advice does the nurse give juliet? the nurse says to marry paris. the nurse doesn’t like romeo anymore because of what he did; paris is nicer.
at the end of scene 5, what is juliet’s situation? does she have anyone “in her corner”? friar lauerence is the only one who understands. she has to figure out how to get out from marrying paris or she’ll kill herself