Romeo and Juliet Review (only from the packet)

(1.1) What happens between the servants (Sampson, Gergory, and Abram) in the first scene? They’re fighting with each other by biting their thumbs.
(1.1) How does Benvolio’s first action in the play reveals his character? “I do but keep the peace. Put up the word, Or manage it to part these men with me.” It shows that Benvolio is calm, mature, and a peacemaker.
(1.1) How do Tybalt’s first words in the play reveal his character? “What? Drawn and talk of peace? I hate the word As i hate hell, all Montagues, and thee.” It shows Tybalt is arrogant and hateful.
(1.1) What is the Prince’s decree for the people who disturb the peace in Verona? Death
(1.1) Why is Lord Montague concerned about Romeo? Romeo is depressed.
(1.1) What does Romeo claim is the cause of his strange behavior? He’s in love with someone who doesn’t love him back (unrequited).
(1.1) What remedy does Benvolio suggest to Romeo? To look at other girls.
(1.2) What request does Paris make to Lord Capulet and how does Lord Capulet respond to that request? Paris wants to marry Juliet; Lord Capulet tells him to wait two years.
(1.2) How and why are the servant’s line different from those of the other characters? The servants are lesser than the main characters and don’t understand Iambic Pentameter.
(1.2) How does Romeo help Lord Capulet’s servant? The servant can’t read, so Romeo reads a note for him.
(1.2) What does Benvolio suggest after the servant leaves? Why does he suggest this? He suggests for Romeo to look at Rosaline, so he will get over Juliet.
(1.3) What do we learn about Juliet from the conversation between her mother and the nurse? The nurse distinguishes Juliet’s age (13).
(1.3) How does the nurse treat Juliet? The nurse treats Juliet like her own daughter.
(1.3) What is Juliet’s response to her mother’s question: “How stands your disposition to be married?” Do you think this is a positive or negative response? Why? “An honor I dream not of,” (1.3.67). This is a positive response, because she uses words like “honor” and “dream”.
(1.4) Summarize the content of the “Queen Mab” speech. Queen Mab is a fairy who delivers dreams to people who wonder about their position in life. For example, she brings dreams of love to lovers.
(1.4) Paraphrase Romeo’s speech (1.4.106-113). Romeo has a suspicion that being at the Capulet party will lead to an early death (foreshadowing).
(1.5) What type of imagery does Romeo use when he sees Juliet for the first time (1.5.45-54)? Sight; Romeo compares Juliet to a light.
(1.5) How does Tybalt react when he sees who Romeo is? How does Capulet treat Tybalt? Tybalt is angry when he sees Romeo. Capulet tells Tybalt to leave Romeo be.
(1.5) What literary device is used when Romeo and Juliet see each other for the first time? What type of imagery do they use to characterize their love? A sonnet. There is religious imagery.
(1.5) How do both Romeo and Juliet react when they discover who the other one is? Romeo is not sure about how this is going to work out, but he is hopeful. Juliet is excited and passionate- “My only love sprung from my only hate!”
(2.1/2) Who is Romeo referring to when he says: “He jests at scars that never felt a wound.” What does this mean? Mercutio; Mercutio is making fun of Romeo, because Romeo is in love, and Mercutio has never been in love.
(2.1/2) What does Romeo compare Juliet to in his speech (2.2.3-26)? What does he wish he were so that he could touch her cheek? The sun and the stars. He wishes he were a glove.
(2.1/2) What does Juliet’s famous line mean when she says, “Romeo, Romeo, wherefore art thou Romeo.” What does she mean when she says, “That which we call a rose/ By any other name would smell as sweet?” Juliet asks why Romeo has to be a Montague. Juliet says that names don’t mean anything.
(2.1/2) What does Juliet warn Romeo will happen if he is caught in the Capulet courtyard? Romeo would be killed.
(2.1/2) How does Juliet think she should act toward Romeo- and why doesn’t she act that way? Juliet said she should be a little nervous. She doesn’t act this way, because Romeo just heard all of her private thoughts.
(2.1/2) What instructions does Juliet give Romeo before the part? Juliet tells Romeo to get a messenger and tell him to send her where/when their wedding is.
(2.3) Whom does Romeo go to for help and advice? Friar Laurence
(2.3) What is the Friar saying about his herbs (2.3.22-30)? The Friar says the herbs can do good or evil.
(2.3) What does Romeo ask Friar Laurence to do? Why does Friar Laurence agree to do this? Romeo asks the Friar to marry him and Juliet. Friar Laurence says yes so he could end the feud between the Montagues and the Capulets.
(2.3) How do the last two lines of the scene reveal both Friar Laurence’s and Romeo’s character.Romeo: “O, let us hence! I stand on sudden haste.”Friar: “Wisely and slowly. They stumble that run fast.” Romeo is impatient and fast-paced.The Friar is cautious and careful.
(2.4) What does Romeo ask the nurse to tell Juliet to do? Romeo tells the nurse that he and Juliet will meet at confession.
(2.4) What does Romeo tell the nurse his servant will bring for her tonight? Romeo’s servant will bring the nurse a rope and ladder.
(2.5) What is Juliet waiting on in the beginning of the scene? Juliet is waiting for the nurse to come back.
(2.5) How does the nurse tease and aggravate Juliet when she returns? The nurse stalls about the news.
(2.6) What is the best word to describe Romeo just before he is married by the Friar? extreme/reckless
(2.6) Paraphrase Romeo’s words that seem to tempt fate and foreshadow his own death. Romeo doesn’t care if he dies as long as he’s married to Juliet.
(2.6) What warning does the Friar give Romeo when he says, “These violent delights have violent ends/ And in their triumph die, like fire and powder, / Which, as they kiss, consume.” Friar Laurence is telling Romeo that he shouldn’t let his love go away quickly.
(2.6) What, in essence, do Romeo and Juliet say to each other before they are married? Paraphrase their ideas. Romeo: I have no words. Let Juliet speak for us both.Juliet: Some things are beyond words.
(3.1) How does Mercutio act differently than Benvolio when Tybalt approaches? Mercutio taunts tybalt; Benvolio is trying to stop their arguing.
(3.1) What three different insulting terms does Tybalt call Romeo? man, villain, and boy
(3.1) How does Romeo respond to Tybalt’s insults? Romeo says Tybalt has a reason to love him that he can’t explain why.
(3.1) What does Mercutio think of Romeo’s behavior? dishonorable and cowardly
(3.1) How does Mercutio show a sense of humor even when he’s dying? How does he also show anger? quote the lines humor: “Find me tomorrow and I’ll be a grave’s man.”anger: “A plague on all your houses.”
(3.1) How does Romeo say Juliet’s love has changed him? It has made Romeo effeminate.
(3.1) What is Romeo’s famous line after killing Tybalt? What does it mean? “I am fortune’s fool.” It means Romeo has bad luck.
(3.1) What does Lady Capulet demand from the Prince? That Romeo’s blood be shed (that he dies).
(3.1) How does Lord Montague argue the case for Romeo to be spared? He said Romeo was carrying out the law (that Tybalt should die).
(3.1) How does the Prince decide to punish Romeo? Do you think this is fair? Why? The Prince exiles (banishes) him from Verona. Yes, because Romeo didn’t die.
(3.2) Why does Juliet wish for night to come? so she could see Romeo
(3.2) How does Juliet respond when the nurse begins to criticize Romeo? Juliet defends Romeo.
(3.2) What does the nurse offer to do to comfort Juliet? get Romeo
(3.3) How does Romeo react to news of his banishment? alarmed, ballistic, hysterical, suicidal
(3.3) Compare Romeo in 3.3 to Romeo in 2.6. Romeo in 2.6 was excited, but in 3.3, he is worried.
(3.3) Why does Romeo think that the Friar can’t understand his situation (5 reasons)? 1. The Friar hasn’t killed anyone2. or been banished anywhere3. The Friar isn’t young like Romeo4. The Friar isn’t married5. and has never been in love
(3.4) Friar Lawrence tries to reason with Romeo. What three reasons does the Friar insist Romeo has to be happy? 1. Juliet is alive and loves Romeo2. Romeo isn’t dead3. Tybalt didn’t kill Romeo
(3.3) What does the nurse bring to Romeo from Juliet? a ring
(3.3) Restate the Friar’s plan here (when Romeo gets banished)? Romeo goes to the Capulet’s to comfort Juliet, an escape before the guards go on duty.
(3.4) Why does Lord Capulet think that Juliet is so full of sorrow? He thinks that Juliet is sad about Tybalt’s death.
(3.4) what does Lord Capulet promise Paris? He promises that Paris and Juliet will be married in 2 days.
(3.5) what do the Nightingale and the Lark symbolize? Nightingale: nightLark: morning
(3.5) What premonition does Juliet express with these lines?O God, I have an ill-divining soul!Methinks I see there, now thou art belowAs one dead in the bottom of a tomb,Either my eyesight fails, or thou look’st pale. Juliet predicts an evil future; Romeo looks dead and pale in the bottom of a tomb.
(3.5) What does Lady Capulet say to Juliet about her grief? What does lady Capulet say she will do to avenge Tybalt’s death? Lady Capulet tells Juliet to quit crying. She also said she would poison Romeo.
(3.5) How does Juliet react to news of her upcoming marriage to Paris? She acts against it/refuses it.
(3.5) How does Capulet respond to Juliet’s reaction to the news of her wedding? How does he treat her? Capulet is angry at Juliet. He treats her poorly by hitting and yelling at her.
(3.5) What does Juliet ask her mother to do? How does her mother respond? Juliet asks her mother to delay the marriage. Lady Capulet is done worrying about Juliet.
(3.5) What advice does the nurse give to Juliet? How does Juliet pretend to take that advice? The nurse tells Juliet to marry Paris. Juliet tells the nurse she is going to confession.
(3.5) What does Juliet decide to do at the end of the act? Go to the Friar’s for advice. She is also contemplating killing herself.
(4.1) Why does Paris think that Lord Capulet is insisting on such a “hasty marriage”? Paris thinks that this marriage would be the cure for Juliet’s grief about Tybalt (really about Romeo).
(4.1) What kind of mood is Juliet in at Friar Laurence’s cell? What does she say she will do if Friar Laurence can’t think of a better solution? Juliet is worried, hysterical, suicidal. Juliet said she would kill herself if the Friar can’t think of a solution.
(4.1) List six things that Juliet says she would do to avoid marrying Paris (4.1.77-85)? 1. jump off a tower2. be chained to a bear3. live with thieves4. live with snakes5. be buried alive6. be buried with a dead man
(4.1) Relate the new plan that the Friar proposes to Juliet. Friar Laurence’s plan is that Juliet will drink a potion that makes her seem dead for 42 hours. Juliet will be put in the Capulet tomb where everyone think she’s dead. Romeo would get her when she wakes up, and they would escape.
(4.2) What does Juliet go and how does she seem changed after visiting the Friar? Juliet apologizes to her father. Juliet is now more patient and honorable.
(4.2) How does Lord Capulet respond to Juliet’s apology? Lord Capulet moves up the wedding date for Juliet and Paris.
(4.3) What fears does Juliet have before she takes the Friar’s vial. The liquid is actually poison.Romeo will never come.She’ll suffocate in the tomb.She’ll go crazy being trapped in there.
(4.4/5) Compare the response of Juliet’s parents and Nurse to Juliet’s death to that of Paris. Juliet’s parents and Nurse: devastated Paris: angry
(4.4/5) How does the Friar attempt to comfort the Capulets? The Friar tells the Capulets that Juliet went to heaven- and there is no higher place than that.
(5.1) What is Romeo’s mood when he awakens? What was his dream? What literary terms apply? Joyful. Romeo dreamt he was dead, but Juliet kissed him, and he came to life. Foreshadowing.
(5.1) What message does Balthasar bring Romeo? Juliet is dead
(5.1) How does Romeo react to the news? What is his famous line blaming the stars for his misfortune? Romeo is angry, in disbelief, and suicidal. “Then I defy you, stars!”
(5.1) What plans does Romeo make after he has heard of Juliet’s death? Romeo will go to the Capulet’s tomb and kill himself.
(5.1) How does Romeo convince Apothecary to sell him deadly poison? Romeo pays Apothecary a lot of money for it.
(5.1) What does Romeo say is a worse poison than the one he buys from Apothecary? gold
(5.2) Why doesn’t Friar John deliver Friar Laurence’s letter to Romeo? Friar John was with a friend visiting the sick. He gets stuck in the house, because of quarantine.
(5.2) What does Friar Laurence decide to do? go to Juliet’s tomb
(5.3) What is Romeo’s state of mind as he approaches Juliet’s grave? Romeo is grieving.
(5.3) What does Romeo ask Balthasar to do? Why does he threaten Balthasar so harshly? Romeo asks Balthasar to take a letter to Lord Montague. Romeo doesn’t want Balthasar to stop him from killing himself.
(5.3) Why does Paris believe that Romeo has come to the Capulet tomb? Paris thinks Romeo is there to do damage to the tomb.
(5.3) What does Romeo say to Paris? How does Paris react? What happens between Paris and Romeo? Romeo tells Paris to leave. Paris says no. Romeo and Paris fight, and Paris dies?
(5.3) What is ironic about Romeo’s description of Juliet (5.3.92-102)? Which dramatic term illustrates this and why? Romeo says that Juliet is dead although she looks alive. This is ironic, because Juliet is actually alive. Dramatic irony is used, because the audience knows something the rest of the characters don’t.
(5.3) How does Romeo die? He drinks a poison.
(5.3) How does Friar Laurence react when he sees Romeo and Paris’ bodies? How does he accidentally let Juliet kill herself? The Friar is panicking and frantic. He also leaves Juliet alone with a dagger.
(5.3) What does Juliet do when the Friar leaves her alone in the tomb? Juliet stabs herself.
(5.3) What happens to Lady Montague? Lady Montague dies from grief.
(5.3) Who explains the lovers’ story to the Prince? Friar Laurence
(5.3) What do Lord Capulet and Montague pledge to do? Lord Capulet promises to make a gold statue of Romeo. Lord Montague will make a gold statue of Juliet.
(5.3) Complete the Prince’s pronouncement: ALL ARE ________________. What do you think he means? PUNISHED. I think it means that the deaths were a little of everyone’s fault.
(5.3) What was the last line of the play? “For never was a story more woeThan this of Juliet and her Romeo.”
(W.S.) In Shakespeare’s time, what signaled that a performance was about to begin? a fanfare of trumpets
(W.S.) What did it mean if a black flag was flying over the theater? That the play was a tragedy.
(W.S.) What were the theater goers called who paid half price to stand near the stage rather than have a seat? groundlings
(W.S.) How did most Elizabethans view drama as compared to poetry? That drama is a lower form of literature than poetry.
(W.S.) Shakespeare’s company performed first for Queen Elizabeth. How long did she reign? 1558-1603
(W.S.) What nearly killed a third of the people in Shakespeare’s hometown in 1564, the year he was born? the Bubonic Plague
(W.S.) Who followed Elizabeth on the throne of England? Her cousin, King James I of Scotland.
(W.S.) What did the new ruler rename Shakespeare’s theater company? the King’s Men
(W.S.) What time of day were all the performances? the afternoon
(W.S.) What was the name of Shakespeare’s theatre? The Globe- built in 1599
(W.S.) What year was Shakespeare born in? Where was he born? He was born in 1564 in the town of Stratford upon Avon (a river).
(W.S.) Who did Shakespeare marry? Anne Hathaway- Shakespeare was 18; Hathaway was 24.
(W.S.) Who were Shakespeare’s children? Susanna- the oldestHe had twins, Judith and Hamnet (he died at 11)
(W.S.) How many plays and sonnets did Shakespeare write? 37 plays154 sonnets

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