Romeo and Juliet & Grammar

The full name of Romeo and Juliet The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet
What is the theme of Romeo and Juliet? Excess
Where does the play take place? Verona, Italy/Mantua
What are the name of the two servants to the Capulets that instigate the fight in Act I? Sampson and Gregory
What is the gesture that is made by the Capulets servants to offend Romeo’s servant? They bite their thumbs
What is the name of Romeo’s good friend and cousin? Benvolio
What is Juliet’s last name? Capulet
What is Romeo’s last name? Montague
What is the title of Escalus? Prince of Verona
Who is the nephew of Lady Capulet? Tybalt
Which house do Gregory and Sampson belong to? Capulet
Why do Gregory and Sampson not admit that they are biting their thumbs at the Montagues? They want to start a fight but do not want to take the blame or get in trouble for starting it
What part does Benvolio play when he arrives on the scene? He tries to stop the fight
Who arrives right before the fight? Tybalt
The Prince says the penalty for anyone who disturbs the peace will be __________. killed
Romeo has been crying, unhappy, and hiding. What is wrong with him? He is in love with a girl who doesn’t love him back (Rosaline)
O brawling love! O loving hate! O heavy lightness! Are examples of __________. Oxymorons
How do Romeo and Benvolio find out about the Capulet party? A servant of Capulet ask Romeo to read the guest list not knowing that he is a Montague
How does Benvolio convince Romeo to go to the party? He tells him Rosaline will be there
After Mercurio’s “dream speech”, what does Romeo predict? He predicts the disastrous end with Juliet and his own death
The term used when on speaks to an inanimate object or a non present person Apostrophe
Why does Romeo immediately fall in love with Juliet? She is beautiful
The section about palms, saint’s lips, priests, etc, is written in a form of three quatrains and a rhyming couplet. The poetic form of these lines is Shakespearean sonnet
Who are the two characters that bring the play back down to earth? Friar Lawrence and the Nurse
A character that serves to contrast with another and bring out the personality traits of the other character is: Dramatic foil
The famous scene in Act II where Juliet says, “Wherefore art thou, Romeo?” is called: The balcony scene
The person who agrees to marry Romeo and Juliet is: Friar Lawrence
What does Romeo really want Juliet to do when he asks if she is going to leave him unsatisfied? Promise or say that she loves him
Why does Friar Lawrence agree to perform the marriage? He believes their marriage will cause their families to unite and stop the violence between them
What flaw does Friar say Romeo has? He loves with his eyes and not with his heart
Juliet’s cousin who kills Mercutio is: Tybalt
The person who is supposed to wed Juliet is: Paris
The name of Romeo’s servant is: Balthasar
Who is the servant to the Montagues? Abram
How does Mercutio criticize Benvolio’s apparent desire for peace? Mercutio points out that Benvolio like to fight. Benvolio has been known to fight for the smallest reasons. He talks about wanting peace, but he is a hypocrite wanting to appear peaceful when he is really just as violent as everyone else
Knowing that Tybalt wants to fight (and kill) Romeo, what does Mercutio do? Mercutio protects him by challenging Tybalt to a fight. He thinks Romeo cannot fight.
What crime does Tybalt commit? Why is this so shameful for Tybalt? Tybalt kills Mercutio while he cannot fight back. This is shameful for Tybalt because he cheated. He killed someone while they couldn’t fight back.
As Mercutio is dying, what foreboding thing does he say to Romeo that cast a dark light on the rest of the play? He says, “A plague o’er both houses!”. He is cursing both families, which contributes to the ultimate tragedy that both families will suffer from the deaths of Romeo and Juliet
Tybalt soon returns. What happens to Tybalt? Romeo kills him out of revenge for killing Mercutio.
What sentence does the prince give Romeo? He exiles Romeo from Verona
How did the nurse feel about Tybalt? He was her best friend
What news does the friar deliver to Romeo, hiding in the church? Romeo is not to be killed but banished from Verona
What are the three blessing for which the friar tells Romeo he should be thankful? 1) Juliet is alive2) Tybalt is dead (he wanted to kill Romeo)3) He will not be put to death for killing Tybalt
How does Capulet assure Paris that Juliet will agree to marry him? Capulet believes he can force her through authority
What must Romeo do as morning comes? He must leave Verona
What is the importance of this comment by Juliet as Romeo jumps down from the window? “O God, I have an ill-driving soul! Methinks I see thee, now thou art below, As one dead in the bottom of a tomb: Either my eyesight fails, or thou looks’t pale.” She foresees the tragedy that will happen. She had a miraculous sense of the future that Romeo will die before her
What important piece of information does Juliet learn about the Capulets’ plans for Romeo, who has left for Mantua? The Capulets sent an assassin to kill Romeo
What does Capulet say to Juliet about what will happen if she does not marry Paris? Capulet will drag her to the church and force her. If she still refuses, he will kick her out and never help her
Who is the first to jump to Juliet’s aid against her father? Why? The Nurse because she cares for Juliet like a real mother
Hints and preparations for later events in the play are called Foreshadowing
What is the device whereby an audience’s undertaking of a character’s words or actions is quite different from the character’s understanding? Dramatic Irony
What preparation does Juliet make before she drinks the poison just in case the potion doesn’t work? She places a dagger near her bed side to kill herself if the potion doesn’t work
What temporary suspicion does Juliet have about the friar before taking the potion? That the friar might want her dead to cover up the fact that he married her and Romeo in secret against the wishes of her family
How does Friar Lawrence explain that the family should not feel so bad for Juliet’s death? He tells them that she is in heaven now, which is better for her
How long does Juliet appear to be dead? 42 hours
What day of the week does Lord Capulet want Juliet to marry Paris? Thursday
Where does Romeo go when he is exiled? Mantua
Explain the differences between the Nurse’s, Capulet’s, and lady Capulet’s feelings about Juliet’s death. 1) Nurse- the nurse is honestly sorry for the loss of Juliet2) Capulet- Lord Capulet is upset that his plans and chance of prosperity with the marriage of Paris and Juliet are ruined3) Lady Capulet- Lady Capulet is worried about how this will effect her and how her life will be troubled instead of mourning Juliet
Before the Friar gets the letter to Romeo, what does Balthasar tell Romeo? Juliet is dead
What are the three fears Juliet has before drinking the potion? 1) the friar gave her the potion to kill her because he married her and Romeo2) she will wake before Romeo comes to redeem her and wake up in the vault3) the poison won’t work and she will have to marry Paris
How does Romeo plan to kill himself? He plans to take the poison
Why was the friar’s letter never delivered to Romeo? The letter carrier was afraid that there was a sickness where Romeo was
Why does Paris go to Juliet’s tomb? To weep and place flowers at her grave
Romeo tells Balthasar that he is only going to Juliet’s tomb to: Retrieve a ring from her finger
What happens to Paris when he goes to Juliet’s tomb? Romeo kills him
What is Paris’ last request to Romeo? To be buried with Juliet in the tomb
Who are the three witnesses that construct the story of Romeo and Juliet to the Prince? Friar Lawrence, Balthasar, and Paris’ Page
Who gives Juliet the poison? Friar Lawrence
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