Romeo and Juliet ACT V

ambiguity uncertainly or inexactness of meaning
peruse follow in order to catch or attack them
remnants a small remaining quantity of something
haughty arrogantly superior and disdainful
motivation reason why characters do what they do
theme main idea; central insight that work gives us about society or human nature
What new does Balthasar bring to Romeo? Juliet is dead
what does Romeo mean when he says, “Then I defy you, stars!” ? he is going to defy fate and go back to Verona
What actions does Balthasar’s new prompt Romeo to do? buy poison so he can kill himself
What does Friar John tell Friar Lawrence? The letter was given, messenger quarantined because of black Plague, Romeo never received it
After hearing this news from Friar John, what does Friar Lawrence intend to do? break Juliet out
Why is Paris at Juliet’s tomb? Put flower around tomb
Romeo gives Balthasar two reasons for entering the Capulet’s tomb. What are those two reasons? wants the wedding ring, says his last goodbyes
Why does Paris think that Romeo has come to the tomb? defile the bodies of the dead
What is it about Juliet that should have told Romeo that she was not dead? crimson on her cheek, bright lips, obvious signs she was not dead
Why doesn’t Friar Lawrence stay in the tomb with Juliet after she awakens? hears people and afraid he is going to get accused
Why does Juliet kiss Romeo after he is dead she thinks there might be some poison on his lips
When Montague first arrives on the scene, what does he tell those gathered? his wife is dead
Relate the events that lead to Romeo and Juliet’s death as they are told by Friar Lawrence near the play’s end. – Juliet marry Romeo – Tybalt untimely death- Romeo banished – Juliet morning Romeo banishment – Capulet added to grief – went to Lawrence said give me out or I will kill myself – gave her position- sent letter to Romeo through Friar John – letter didn’t make it thought (black plague)
What information does Romeo’s letter give? Buys the poison to kill himself next to Juliet
How do Montague and Capulet plan to honor the memories of their children? make statues out of Gold
Dead of them represents unity of the two families
Theme love can be forceful
discern perceive or recognize
devise plan or invent
ambiguities inexactness
frenzied uncontrolled

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