Romeo and Juliet Act IV

Why is Friar Lawrence reluctant to marry Paris to Juliet? She’s already married to Romeo.
How does Paris explain the sudden haste of the marriage plans? It will help Juliet recover from Tybalt’s death.
What’s ironic about the conversation between Juliet and Paris? He says she’ll be a “happy bride”
If Friar Lawrence cannot help help her, what does Juliet threaten to do? She is going to kill herself.
Why does Friar Lawrence think that Juliet will accept his plan? She wants to be with Romeo.
Describe the Friar’s plan for Juliet? She will drink a potion to make her seem dead for 42 hours and have tell Romeo about it. He will have her put in a vault to wait for Friar Lawrence to bring her out and so she and Romeo can elope.
What does Juliet say that makes her father happy? She’s willing to marry Paris.
How does Capulet change the Wedding Plans? What implication does this have? He moves the date sooner, making it harder for Juliet to go through with the plan.
How does Juliet show her maturity and independence in this scene? She drinks the potion despite the risks.
If the potion does not work, what will Juliet do? She will die/never wake up.
What are some of the fears Juliet has about the potion? She is scared she’s going to die.
What is happening in this brief scene? The Capulets and Nurse are staying up all night in preparation for the Wedding. Capulet believes Paris arrived due to the music playing that Paris said he’d bring. Capulet sends the Nurse to awaken Juliet while he goes to greet Paris.
Describe the imagery used by Shakespeare describing Juliet’s “death”? She is a beautiful flower killed by a sudden frost.
What does Friar Lawrence say to comfort the Capulet family? That Juliet is in Heaven (a better place) now and Heaven has a place for everyone.
What even are the Capulets now preparing for? The Capulets are preparing for Juliet’s wedding.