Romeo and Juliet Questions

Where is this play set? Verona
What problem exists in this city? The Capulet and Montague Family rivalry
What does the term “star- crossed lovers” mean? Lovers whose relationship is doomed to failAct One Scene One (I.I)
What are Sampson and Gregory’s motivations for fighting with Montague’s men? Their motivation is their anger for them and since they are Montagues they despise them
Benvolio and Tybalt come upon the servants fighting. Contrast their reactions to the fight Benvoilio wants to make piece while Tybalt wants to fight.
What ended the skirmish? Why is the prince so angry? What does he threaten to do to Capulet and Montague? The prince threatening death ended the skirmish, the prince is angry because of the feud that has been going around between the two families, and he threaten to kill the two involved parties
What worries Lord and Lady Montague about Romeo? ince he locked himself in the room and wasn’t speaking
Who is Benvolio in relation to Romeo? He is Romeo’s cousin
Why is Romeo so sad? Romeo is sad, because he’s interested in Rosaline
What advice does Benvolio give Romeo? The advice Benvolio gives Romeo advice by meet other beautiful people
In Act 1 Sc. 2, Paris asks Capulet for Juliet’s hand in marriage. What is Capulet’s reply? Capulet’s reply is that Juliet is not old enough to marry (she not 14 yet.) Capulet also said that Paris can marry her after two years.
Why is Capulet giving a feast? Capulet’s giving a feast, because he wants to show Paris other beautiful girls in Verona. It would change Paris’ opinion of Juliet.
How does Romeo find out about the feast and why does he intend to go? Romeo finds out about the feast from a letter given by the Servant. He intends to go, because he just wants to see Rosaline.
Describe Juliet’s relationship with her family in Act 1, Scene 3 Juliet’s relationship with her family is that her mother, Lady Capulet, was a bit special, since Juliet is Lady Capulet’s remaining child.
What does Juliet’s mother tell her? Juliet’s mother told her that Paris just needs a wife. Paris may hide more wonderful qualities.
What is her response? Juliet’s response is that he’ll look at Paris with the intention of liking him, if simply looking can make Juliet like him.
At the end of Act 1 Sc. 4, what does Romeo tell Benvolio, foreshadowing future action in the play? Romeo tells Benvolio that some terrible even caused by the stars will begin at the party. It foreshadows the event of Romeo and Juliet committing suicide.
How do the Montague expect to enter the Capulet’s’ house? By Romeo asking whether they should send a messenger to announce their arrival.
Why does Romeo say he won’t be able to dance? Romeo cannot dance and that would be embarrassing
What is Romeo’s reaction to his first sight of Juliet? (quote!)What does Romeo mean when he says, “Oh, dear account! My life is my foe’s debt?” “Did my heart love till now, for swear I ne’er saw true beauty till this night””My life belongs to my enemy.”
What is Tybalt’s reaction when he hears Romeo’s voice?What does Lord Capulet say to Tybalt? He becomes angry and he alerts Lord Capulet about the disturbance of the party.Romeo is known as well mannered and that he does not want any interruptions as the party
Tybalt obeys him, but what does he say? He will will get revenge back from Romeo
How does Juliet react to the news of Romeo’s identity? The nurse verifies his identity and then tells Juliet. She then cannot believe that Romeo is her family rivalry enemy and runs up.
1.1.77-78 The prince portrays that he is angry
1.1.84-86 The prince is angry because the families are always ruining the city
1.1.103-104 Benvolio was saying that Tybalt is always ready to fight
1.1.195-199 Romeo was giving attitude and was upset
1.1.225-226 Juliet was saying that even if he was alive there would be no use for him
1.1.235-236 She was being over dramatic and saying how she needed to find a solution to this
1.2.47-48 Romeo was questioning if he will ever see the love of his life again
1.2.12 Juliet was being cheesy and explaining the light
Where does Mercutio think Romeo is? Home in bed
What does this say about their friendship? Theres not much trust that goes around there is no communication
Discuss this scene in detail giving specific examples of the things they say and the decisions they make In the play they are saying how they love each other so much and they were talking about how if they were together it is forbidden and they decided to marry each other and break rules
Name a metaphor that Romeo uses for Juliet You are as glorious as an angel tonight. You shine above me, like a winged messenger from heaven who makes mortal men fall on their backs to look up at the sky, watching the angel walking on the clouds and sailing on the air.
As Juliet points out, Romeo is risking his death being there. What is his response?”: Stone walls can’t keep love out
When Romeo swears by the moon, what does Juliet tell him? o swear not by the moon, the inconstant moon, That monthly changes in her circles orb lest that thy love prove otherwise variable
After an exchange of vows, the Nurse calls and Juliet must leave. What are Romeo’s feelings as he stands there? Romeo feels like he is in love and that he just found the love of his life
What are the lovers plans as they end the scene? the lovers plans are to get married and be together forever
What is Friar Lawrence’s reaction when Romeo says it is not Rosaline he is marrying? He is surprised that romeo moved on so fast
Why does Friar Lawrence agree to marry Romeo and Juliet? so that their can be peace in between both families
What change in Romeo does Mercutio comment upon He is in love with one girl and became weak in a way
What worries does the Nurse have about Romeo? that he is a Montague and that he would get killed
What message does Romeo tell the Nurse to give Juliet? that they can get married
As Juliet waits for the Nurse to return, what is her mood? Shaky and excited she is being all dreamy and thinking about romeo she was bubbly
How does the Nurse tease Juliet? when she is about to say the news she starts not to
What does the Nurse tell Juliet to tell her parents? Tell your parents you are going to confession
What does this say about her relationship with Juliet? She likes to tease Juliet
What warning does Friar Lawrence give Romeo that foreshadows future events of the play? Don’t move too fast you could stumble and fall
How does Benvolio show himself to be a reasonable man? he wants to leave already cause he does not want to cause trouble or fight
How does Mercutio show himself to be the more irrational of the two? he does not care he just thinks its something he his over reacting to and he thinks benvolio is a chicken
What is Romeo’s response to Tybalt’s challenge? Romeo did not want to fight
In what way is Romeo responsible for Mercutio being stabbed? If romeo actually stood up for himself he wouldnt have had to jump in
What is foreshadowing about the last line that Mercutio says? a plaque on both your houses which means they are both gonna be screwed and so this is romeo and juliet dying forshadowing
What is Romeo’s reaction to Mercutio’s death? He was really upset and sad and angry and he felt like he was responsible
What does Lady Capulet request of the Prince? To kill benvolio and to leave tybalt alone
What is the Prince’s decision? To kill tybalt and to kick out romeo