Romeo And Juliet Study Guide Q&A (ACT 3)

At the beginning of the scene, why does Benvolio think that there will be a fight? It’s hot outside and the Capulet’s are around.
What does Mercutio accuse Benvolio of in lines 15-30? That his temper is just as quick as anyone else.
When Tybalt and Mercurio first begin arguing, what does Benvolio try to get them to do? To stop fighting or to at least go somewhere private.
What does Tybalt call Romeo A villain
Why won’t Romeo fight Tybalt? He loves Juliet and doesn’t want to fight any of the Capulets’
What does Mercurio think is the reason Romeo refuses to fight He thinks Romeo’s a coward
Why does Mercurio keep repeating, “A plague o’both your houses”? The feud between the Montagues and Capulets caused his death so he cursed both families as he died.
What does Romeo say that Juliet’s love has done to him? Her love made him to gentle and weak.
Why does Romeo call himself “fortune’s fool”? Because when he had the dream before going to the ball it showed death
When Benvolio relates to the Prince what happened, what does he say Romeo tried to before Mercutio was killed? To ward Tybalt off
What does Lady Capulet accuse Benvolio of? Lying because he’s a kinsmen to a Montague.
What is Romeo’s punishment for killing Tybalt? He’s banished.
Why is Juliet so impatient for the nurse to return? She wants to know the new news on Romeo
Describe Juliet’s rapidly changing attitudes toward Romeo in this scene. She is upset with Romeo for killing Tybalt. Then she is affectionate towards him, because she feels that because he is her husband, she should defend him.
What piece of new has upset Juliet the most? Romeo getting banished
What does the nurse promise to do? She’ll find Romeo to comfort Juliet
Explain Romeo’s reaction to the news of his banishment. Very upset, saying that death would be better than banishment.
Romeo tells Friar Laurence that the priest cannot know or understand how Romeo feels. Why? Friar has never felt real love before and he has never loved someone else
What argument does Friar Laurence use to prevent Romeo from killing himself? Juliet’s alive, Tybalt’s dead, and he got a lighter punishment.
What does the nurse give Romeo? A ring
What does Capulet tell his wife to say to Juliet? To tell Juliet that the wedding is to be on Thursday.
As Romeo is preparing to leave Juliet, what argument does she use to convince him to stay. It is still night, because she hears the nightingale
Later, why does Juliet think Romeo should leave? She doesn’t want him to end up dying
Just as Romeo is about to descend the rope ladder and leave Juliet, what does Juliet say about the way Romeo looks? She says he looks pale.
Why does Lady Capulet think Juliet is crying? Because of Tybalt’s death.
When Lady Capulet threatens to send someone to Mantua to poison Romeo, what does Juliet say? Not to do so
After Lady Capulet breaks the news about Paris, what’s Juliet’s response? She doesn’t want to marry Paris, she’d rather marry Romeo.
If Juliet’s mother does not arrange to delay the marriage, what will Juliet do? Juliet will kill herself
What’s Capulet’s reaction to Juliet’s threats? He threatens to kick her out and he won’t provide for her.
What is the Nurse’s advice to Juliet? To forget about Romeo and to marry Tybalt
How does Juliet’s attitude change toward the Nurse? Juliet says that she won’t trust her again.
What “scheme” does Juliet devise to get rid of the Nurse and to get out of the house? She needs to go to the shrift.

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