Romeo and Juliet test

What is expected of a daughter? A daughter is expected to do work around the house or in service abroad. She will learn from her mother how to act when she is married and learn what she is supposed to do when she is home.
What are the marriage customs of the time? Marriage customs at that time were that no minister would marry two people without a license from our Constitutions express. When there is a marriage it has to be public. A minister is not permitted to marry people under the age of one and twenty without the knowledge/permission of their parents.
What evidence of these marriage customs, or disregard for these customs, is in the play? Examples of disregard for these customs in this play are when Juliet loves Romeo who is part of the family that they hate. In the play Romeo does not ask permission to marry Juliet. In the play Friar Lawrence, who is the one to marry Romeo and Juliet did not get the permission of their parents to marry them.
How does Juliet break marriage customs? How does she go against what is expected of her as a child and daughter? Juliet breaks marriage customs because she does not tell her parents that she is getting married to Romeo. When you are a child you are supposed to obey your parents and when you are a daughter you are supposed to marry who your parents pair you up with. Your parents are the ones to arrange the marriage because at that time they were said to own their children.
What may happen to Romeo and Juliet’s marriage? I believe that Romeo and Juliet’s marriage will not have a happy ending. Their marriage could end badly when their parents eventually find out that they got married without their consent. This could make the feud between the family even greater and they could end up having a huge fight. Also Romeo and Juliet will most likely be punished greatly by their parents. Also their marriage could end by the church with what is called a “void”.
What is the church’s role in all of this? The church’s role in all of this is to officially marry Romeo and Juliet. At churches the tradition is for the parents to walk the bride down the aisle to the groom on the day of the marriage. The church is also their to void the marriage if it is unlawful for example this can happen to Romeo and Juliet since their parents do not know of their marriage.
What is Friar Lawrence’s plan to help Romeo and Juliet? Friar Lawrence’s plan to help Romeo and Juliet is to give a potion that would make Juliet fall into a deep sleep for 42 hours. By doing this everyone will think that she has died. Romeo will find out the plan and when Juliet wakes up from her deep sleep Romeo will get her and then they will go somewhere where they can live the rest of their lives in peace.
What does Juliet tell her father when she returns from her visit to Friar Lawrence? When Juliet returns home from her visit with Friar Lawrence she tells her father that she is willing to marry Paris. Juliet is lying about marrying Paris because she is going to follow Friar’s plan.
Upon hearing Juliet’s thoughts after being with Friar Lawrence, what does Capulet decide to do as far as the wedding? Capulet decides after hearing Juliet’s thoughts that she will immediately marry Paris the next day.
What are Juliet’s thoughts before she carries out the Friar’s plan? Juliet’s thoughts before carrying out Friar’s plan is that Friar could be trying to poison her because he married Romeo and Juliet and could get in trouble. But then she thinks that he can’t do that because he is a holy man. She is worried that she will die anyway in the tomb because of the lack of air.
How has Juliet’s relationship with the Nurse changed? The relationship between Juliet and the Nurse has changed over the course of the play because Juliet did not tell the Nurse Friar’s plan. Juliet used to tell the Nurse everything but know with Romeo in her life she has told the Nurse less. Juliet and the Nurse’s strong relationship is slowly fading away.
What information does the chorus tell the audience at the beginning of Act II? Do your best to translate these lines. At the beginning of Act II the chorus basically explains to us that Romeo and Juliet are really in love. The text says how they are in so much love that they would meet with each other even though it is against their parents.
Why is Romeo outside of Juliet’s room? Romeo is found outside of Juliet’s room because he has no permission what so ever to talk to Juliet from her father. This an example of how Romeo is willing to see Juliet at any expense.
What is the metaphor Romeo uses to describe Juliet when he first sees her out on the balcony in II.ii? The time when Romeo sees Juliet out on the balcony he uses the metaphor, “It is the East, and Juliet is the sun.” In this metaphor Romeo is comparing Juliet to the sun.
What is Juliet’s larger point in her “Tis but thy name” speech? Why is she making the comparison? Juliet’s main point in her “Tis but thy name” speech is that what is in the inside is what matters most not their name. Juliet makes this comparison to show that she cares for Romeo even though he has a different name.
What is Juliet’s concern in lines 100-111? Based on what you know about marriage and courtship customs, why is this a valid concern? Juliet’s concern in lines 100-111 is that she is being too straightforward about how she feels about Romeo. This is a concern for her because she thinks that girls are supposed to be shy.
What is Romeo and Juliet’s plan at this point? Romeo and Juliet’s plan at this point is to meet up in private/secrecy so they can see each other and not get in trouble.
What is your overall impression of Romeo and Juliet’s love for each other at this point? How is this typical of other adolescent relationships? So far in the reading Romeo and Juliet seem as though they are really in love even though they have just meet. They are risking a lot seeing each other secretly which shows how much love they have for each other. Romeo and Juliet’s relationship is typical of other adolescent relationships because they are sneaking around to see each other and their parents don’t approve.
What is the setting of scene iii? Who is Friar Lawrence? Montague household. Friar Lawrence is the pastor who secretly marries Romeo and Juliet.
Why is Friar Lawrence concerned about Romeo? Friar Lawrence is concerned about Romeo since in this scene Romeo awakens early and he never wakes up early. Friar Lawrence believes that Romeo had a disturbance of mind or that he did not go to bed the night before which is why he is up that early
Why does the Friar agree to marry Romeo and Juliet and how will this be accomplished? Friar Lawrence marries Romeo and Juliet because he thinks that this marriage will finally finish the family’s hate with each other. The marriage will be accomplished in private and will be accomplished in a short amount of time.
What does Friar Lawrence mean when he says, “Wisely and slow. They stumble that run fast”? When Friar Lawrence says, “Wisely and slow. They stumble that run fast,” he is trying to say that if Romeo and Juliet take their time to tell people about their that people will be willing to accept their relationship. If they rush into telling everyone about their love then they will stumble, which would be people not accepting their love and turning it into a big duel.
Who has challenged Romeo to a duel and why? Mercutio is the one who challenged Romeo to a mental duel because he really wanted to know what Romeo was up to last night since he did not come home.
What is your impression of the Nurse from her actions in this scene? I believe that the Nurse really cares for Juliet because she gave Romeo the note from Juliet. This action shows that the Nurse wants to make Juliet happy and to be with the one that she loves not the one her parents want her to be with.
When scene v opens, what is Juliet’s state of mind? Scene v opens to Juliet who is really impatient since the Nurse still did not come home from delivering her message to Romeo even though she said she would be quick.
Is Juliet’s treatment of the Nurse justified? What do you think about her words and her behavior? Juliet is not treating the Nurse that well because she gets angry at her easily. I think that the Nurse is a mother figure for Juliet especially the way they treat each other. I believe that Juliet is not appreciating the Nurse the way she should because the Nurse went out of her way to give the message to Romeo.
In the opening of scene VI, why do you think Shakespeare has his characters discuss sorrow and death just before a joyful event like a wedding? Shakespeare characters have a discussion about sorrow and death right before Romeo and Juliet’s wedding. I believe that Shakespeare did this to hint/drop a clue to the audience that their love will result into death. Not only that but that also hints that there will not be a happy ending for these to love birds.
What do Romeo and Juliet’s actions and words reveal about the feeling for each other? Romeo and Juliet’s actions and words in the play show that they’re truly in love with each other. This love is so great even though it has been a really short amount of time.
What is problematic about their marriage? Who knows of it? Romeo and Juliet’s marriage is problematic because Romeo did not ask Juliet’s father for permission to marry her. As of right now I believe that Friar Lawrence is one of the only ones aware of the marriage since he was the one to marry Romeo and Juliet. Another person that is aware of the marriage could be the nurse since she sends a message to Romeo.
Who discovers that Juliet is “dead?” Describe the reactions of Capulet, Lady Capulet and the Nurse. The one to find that Juliet is dead is The nurse. She Finds Juliet dead so she screams for help. Lady Capulet reacts by being upset and saying things like how her only child has died. Juliet’s father reacts by first seeing if The nurse and lady Capulet’s assumptions are correct.
What is ironic about Friar Lawrence’s consolation to the grieving parents? What is ironic about the change in wedding feast plans? It is ironic that Friar Lawrence is consoling the grieving parents because he came up with the plan to give Juliet the potion that made everyone think she was dead. It is ironic about the change in wedding feast plans because what turned from a joyous occasion turned into a burial service.
What ‘misadventures’ occur in this act which ‘seal’ the fate of the protagonists (there are many!)? A few misadventures occurred in this act when the letter that Romeo was supposed to receive explaining everything about the potion is not given to him. So Romeo then believes that Juliet is has died so he kills himself. Then when Juliet awoken she found Romeo dead and thus killed herself.
Explain how the “pair of star-crossed lovers take their life.” The “pair of star-crossed lovers take their life,” means that Romeo and Juliet were meant to be together but their families feud led them to their deaths.
By the play’s end, who has died and how? By the end of the play Paris, Romeo and Juliet have died. Paris died first when Romeo killed him and then Romeo found Juliet dead and killed himself. After Juliet finds Romeo dead and kills herself.
How does Prince Escalus sort everything out? The Prince is able to sort everything out by listening to the stories before he punishes people. He then says that the families will discuss the punishments.
How do the Capulets and Montagues react? I think that the Capulets and the Montagues react in a positive way because they come to a realization that their family’s feud led to both of their children being dead. The Capulet’s offered to give the Montagues Juliet’s dowry. Also the Montagues offer to build a golden statue of Juliet and the Capulet’s in return say they will build one of Romeo right next to it.
Create a timeline of the major events in the play. You can do this by creating a list of at least seven major events of the play and adding the approximate time of day and day of the week to each event. These events should be in order of occurrence. On the first day of the play, which was on a Sunday, Paris asks Capulet if he could marry Juliet. Then Romeo and Juliet meet and fall in love that same day at the party. Then Romeo and Juliet get married the next day, which is Monday. That same day Tybalt and Mercutio are killed and Romeo is banished from Verona. About Tuesday morning Juliet’s father agrees that Paris can marry Juliet. Then Juliet drinks the potion Tuesday night before she goes to bed. Then Thursday night Romeo kills himself because he thought Juliet was dead. Then when Juliet awakens she kills herself that same evening.
Select one character that serves as a foil to Romeo. In what specific ways are they different? Explain this difference in a short paragraph. List two quotes that help illustrate the contrast created by this foil pair. A Character that serves as a foil to Romeo would be Paris. Paris is very well mannered guy because he asks Juliet’s father permission to marry Juliet. “But now. My lord, what say you to my suit?” (i.ii, line 6) That quote is when Paris asks Capulet for Juliet’s hand in marriage. Also Paris does not seem like he is that in love with Juliet. Basically the marriage was to benefit him and he didn’t really love her. Romeo on the other hand did not ask Capulet if he could marry Juliet because he knew that it wouldn’t be allowed since he is a Montague. Although Romeo and Juliet got married within hours of meeting each other I think that they were in love. Romeo was so passionate about Juliet he didn’t care about how they had different names and would do anything for Juliet. “Call me but love, and I’ll be new baptized.” (ii.ii, line 50) That quote was when Romeo was hiding in Juliet’s bushes just so he could see her. So that is why Paris is a foil of Romeo.
Romeo – Romeo is very dramatic and passionate. He marries Juliet a day after he sulks about his past love Rosaline. “Why, such is love’s transgression . . . A choking gall, and a preserving sweet.” (i.i, lines 176 to 185)- Romeo is also very brave. For example he secretly goes to see Juliet at any cost. Another example of bravery is when Romeo kills Juliet’s cousin Tybalt. – He is very dramatic. “Tis torture and not mercy … me with that word “banishèd”?” (iii.iii, lines 29=52) – Impulsive, sensitive, and irrational
Juliet -Juliet is rebellious. She disobeys her father, falls in love with a member of the rival family, rejects her suitor, and marries someone else in secret. “Now, by Saint Peter’s Church …Rather than Paris. These are news indeed!” (iii.iv, lines 116- 123) – She is impulsive. She immediately fallis in love with Romeo, and then asks Romeo to marry her only a few hours after they meet. “Three words, dear Romeo, and good night indeed…And follow thee my lord throughout the world. (ii.ii, lines 142-148)-She is naïve and immature.
Mercutio Loves to hear himself speak, goes on for hours. “A gentleman, Nurse, that loves to hear himself talk, and will speak more in a minute than he will stand to in a month.” (ii.iv, lines 75-77)-He is inappropriate and makes many sexual puns. “‘Tis no less, I tell you, for the bawdy hand of the dial is now upon the prick of noon.” (ii.iv, line 57)
Nurse -Juliet’s confident. She is like a mother figure to Juliet. -Very inappropriate “Even or odd, of all days in the year…And, pretty fool, it stinted and said “ay.”” (Shakespeare, i.iii, lines 18-52)-“An honor! Were not I thine only nurse,I would say thou hadst sucked wisdom from thy teat.” (i.iii, lines 69-71)
Benvolio -Peacemaker “I do but keep the peace. Put up thy sword, Or manage it to part these men with me.” (i.i, line 59)-Compassionate, caring, a good friend, especially to Romeo “No, coz, I rather weep . . . At thy good heart’s oppression.” (i.i, lines 173-175)
Tybalt Hot-headed, instigator “What, drawn, and talk of peace? I hate the word, As I hate hell, all Montagues, and thee. Have at thee, coward!” (i.i, line 60)He has very little patience for Montagues “It fits when such a villain is a guest. I’ll not endure him.” (i.v, line 75)
Friar Lawrence Close confident of Romeo- Very caring and wise, rational- Wants the best for Romeo- Understands Romeo very well – “O deadly sin! O rude unthankfulness! …This is dear mercy, and thou seest it not.” (iii.iii, lines 24-28)- Benedicite. What early tongue so sweet saluteth me? … Our Romeo hath not been in bed tonight.” (ii.iii, lines 32-42)
Paris – Polite. He asks to marry Juliet by asking her father, which is the conventional way “Of honorable reckoning are you both…But now, my lord, what say you to my suit?” (i.ii, lines 4-6)- “These times of woe afford no time to woo.Madam, good night. Commend me to your daughter.” (iii.iv, lines 7-9)
What is ambiguous, or unclear, about the Nurse’s communication to Juliet in the opening lines? In the opening lines when the nurse talks to Juliet and tells her that someone has died Juliet believes that Romeo was killed. But then the nurse tells Juliet that Romeo killed Tybalt and now he is banished from Verona.
In Juliet’s speech that begins with the lines, “O serpent heart…” she describes Romeo in contrary terms. Why? What does she mean when she calls him “just opposite to what thou justly seem’st.”? Juliet describes Romeo in contrary terms because Romeo killed her cousin Tybalt. By killing her cousin, Romeo has gone against Juliet and is not seen as a kind person to Juliet.
Although Juliet says negative things about Romeo, she suddenly changes her attitude. Why? She realizes that Tybalt would have probably killed Romeo if Romeo hadn’t killed him first.
Early in scene ii, the Nurse denounces Romeo. At the end of the scene she offers to bring Romeo out of hiding to comfort Juliet. Why does she change her viewpoint? Although the nurse does not like Romeo since he killed Tybalt she is willing to get Romeo out of hiding to see Juliet. The nurse wants to do this because she cares about Juliet a lot and knows that Romeo is the only one that can comfort her.
Contrast the character traits that Friar Lawrence and Romeo show in their exchange in the beginning of scene iii. In the beginning of scene iii Romeo is being his dramatic self saying that banishment is much worse than death. Although in my opinion I think banishment is better then death. Friar Lawrence tries to explain to Romeo that he is lucky that he was not killed. So basically was trying to comfort him like the nurse tries to comfort Juliet.
Friar Lawrence suggests that Romeo is mad and irrational, while Romeo insists that the Friar doesn’t understand what it means to be young and in love. Who’s right? I believe that Friar Lawrence is right because Romeo is only banished from doing his crime and he is lucky that he wasn’t killed. So Romeo should of took he opportunity to leave Verona and start over.
Paraphrase Romeo’s questions to the Nurse that begin with the lines, “Spakest thou of Juliet?…” Romeo asks the nurse if Juliet still loves him even after killing her cousin, Tybalt. He also wants to know how Juliet is feeling since he ruined their future together by killing Tybalt and getting banned from Verona.
In what way is Romeo’s attempt to stab himself consistent with the rest of his behavior in this act? when he says that death is better than banishment.