Romeo and Juliet Acts 3-5

Capulet Scorns his only child and vows to disown her.
Paris Wishes to marry a woman he has not wooed.
Benvolio Recounts the events of the killings to the Prince.
Mercutio I am clever and witty.
Tybalt I am saucy and hotheaded.
Romeo I am lovesick and moody.
Juliet I am intelligent and obedient.
Mercutio I said, “A plague a’ both your houses.”
Mercutio I said, “O, then I see Queen Mab hath been with you. She is the fairies’ midwife and she comes in no shape bigger than an agate stone on the forefinger of an alderman.”
Tybalt I said, “Uncle, this is a Montague, our foe. A villain, that is hither come inspite to scorn at our solemnity this night.”
Juliet I said, “O, swear not by the moon, the fickle moon, the inconstant moon, that monthly changes in her circle orb, Lest that thy love prove likewise variable.”
Nurse I said, “Ah, well-a-day! He’s dead, he’s dead, he’s dead! We are undone lady, we are undone.”
Capulet I said, “Hang thee, young baggage! Disobedient wretch! I tell thee what – get thee to church a Thursday or never after look me in the face.”
Who belongs to the Capulet family? Capulet, Lady Capulet, Juliet, Tybalt, Nurse
What is an oxymoron? A figure of speech in which apparently contradictory terms appear side by side
What is a simile? a comparison between two unlike objects using like or as
What is a metaphor? a comparison between two unlike objects without using like or as
What is personification? giving human-like qualities to something that isn’t human
What is a pun? A play on words
What is foreshadowing? when the author gives hints or clues as to what will happen in a story
What is dramatic irony? When the audience knows something a character doesn’t
Who belongs to the Montague family? Montague, Lady Montague, Romeo, Benvolio
pun (Mercutio) “Ask for me tomorrow and you shall find me a grave man”
foreshadowing (Juliet) “Methinks I see thee, now thou art so low, / As one dead in the bottom of a tomb”
personification (Capulet) “Earth has swallowed all my hopes”
metaphor (Lady Capulet) “Verona’s summer hath not such a flower”
simile (Romeo) “So shows a snowy dove trooping with crows/As yonder lady o’er her fellow shows”
oxymoron (Juliet) “Beautiful tyrant! Fiend angelical!”
personification (Friar L.) “The law, that threatened death, becomes thy friend / And turns it to exile.”
metaphor (Romeo) “But soft! What light through yonder window breaks? It is the East, and Juliet is the sun!”
Why does Romeo want to avoid a fight with Tybalt? He is now related to him by marriage
Why does Romeo finally decide to fight Tybalt? Tybalt killed Mercutio
How does Romeo feel when he finally hears of his punishment? He is sure it is worse than death
According to Friar Laurence, why should Rome not feel upset about his punishment? The Prince was merciful and banished him instead of killing him
How does the Nurse’s description of the fight lead to a misunderstanding? Juliet believes Romeo is dead
How does Lady Capulet think that her threat to send someone to poison Romeo will make Juliet feel? happy
What does Capulet use in an attempt to get Juliet to marry Paris? threats
Why does Juliet tell the Nurse that her advice about marrying Paris has comforted her? She is being sarcastic to show the Nurse her anger
perjury a false testimony under oath, bearing false witness, lying under oath
discord lack of agreement, tension, strife, contention, dissension
calamity a serious event causing disaster or misfortune
vexation discomfort or distress, annoyance, nuisance, irritation
feint the false appearance, a fake punch to occcupy defenses allowing a real bow, a traick
dexterous skillful and active with the hands, manually, skillful, handy
beguile to deceive, to mislead, to persuade with charms tp delude
ascend to move upward, to rise frim a lower station, climb, advance
What is Juliet’s mood when she asks Friar Lawrence’s advice? desperation
What is Friar Laurence’s plan for Juliet? to fake her death
What is the most likely reason that Capulet moves up Juliet’s wedding day? He is excited that Juliet has agreed to marry Paris
What does Capulet’s decision to move up the wedding day affect? the timing of the Friar’s plan for Juliet
What fears does Juliet have before she drinks the potion? it won’t work, it will kill her, or she will wake up and go mad
pensive deeply thoughtful, relfective
melancholy depression of spirits, soberly thoughtful, pensive
resolute determined, steadfast
lament to mourn or to express sorrow in a demonstrative manner, to bemoan
dirge a funeral hymn, lament, a slow mournful musical competition
treachery a violation of faith; betrayal of trust, treason, disloyalty
prostrate the stretching out due to lacking vitality and being completely overcome.
stark harsh, grim or desolate, extremely simple or severe, dreary
From whom does Romeo hear that Juliet is dead? Balthasar
How does Romeo persuade the Apothecary to sell him poison? by giving him much-needed money
Why was Friar John unable to deliver the letter to Romeo? He was quarantined in Verona
What does Friar Laurence do upon hearing Friar John’s report? Goes immediately to Juliet’s tomb with a crowbar
Why does Paris go to the Capulet tomb? To strew flowers over Juliet’s tomb
Why does Paris attack Romeo at the tomb? Romeo is banished and not supposed to be in Verona
What is Paris’s last request? to place his body beside Juliet’s
What does Friar Laurence find when he enters the tomb? blood; Romeo and Paris’s bodies
After she wakes up, where does Friar Laurence suggest hiding her? in a nunnery
What do the feuding families do to honor each others’child at the end of the play? build statues of Romeo and Juliet
Who dies from grief? Lady Montague
Who does Romeo kill in the play? Tybalt, Paris, himself
Who, according to the Prince, is primarily responsible for the tragic events? the Capulets and Montagues (the feud)
At the end of the play, what are the Capulets and Montagues determined to do? end the feud
What is a tragic flaw for both Romeo and Juliet? recklessness (carelessness)
Juliet “Deny thy father and refuse they name! Or, if thou wilt not, be but sworn my love, and I’ll no longer be a Capulet.”
Capulet “Hang thee, young baggage! Disobedient wretch! I tell thee what – get thee to church a Thursday or never after look me in the face.”
Juliet “Happy dagger! This is thy sheath; there rust and let me die.”
Mercutio “A plague o’ both your houses! I am sped.”
Friar L. “Romeo, there dead, was husband to that Juliet; / And she, there dead, that Romeo’s faithful wife.”
Romeo “But soft! What light through yonder window breaks? It is the East, and Juliet is the Sun!”