The tragedy of Romeo and Juliet Act III

Sc. 1, lines 1-28: How do the words and tone of their speech illustrate the differences between Benvolio and Mercutio? In Sc. 1, lines 1-28, Benvolio is much more mature, while, Mercutio is childish and impulsive.
Sc. 1, lines 30-32: What is foreshadowed by the appearance of Tybalt? What is the effect of his appearance on Benvolio, Mercutio, and the audience? In Sc. 1, lines 30-32, The fight between Romeo and Tybalt is foreshadowed in Tybalt’s appearance. I’m sure his appearance may have frightened Benvolio, mercutio, and the audience.
Sc. 1, lines 33-69: think about the mounting conflict in this section. Who is responsible for starting this fight? In Sc. 1, lines 33-69, Tybalt, when he saw Romeo, it reminded him of his feud, resentment, and anger toward Romeo. He came looking for Romeo in hopes of fulfilling his revenge toward Romeo.
Sc. 1, lines 57-69: What does each character in the scene know about Romeo’s love of Juliet is at this point? What is romeo’s motive for not wanting to fight Tybalt? What is the effect of Romeo’s words on Mercutio? why? In Sc. 1, lines 57-69, No one is aware of Romeo’s and Juliet’s love for each other. Romeo does not want to fight Tybalt because Romeo is married to his cousin which makes Tybalt part of Romeos family. Mercutio believes that Romeo is neglectful to defend himself against Tybalt, however, Mercutio doesn’t know the exact reason for this sudden submission. Mercutio has no idea that Romeo is married to Juliet. Mercutio eventually defends Romeo himself but sadly, Mercutio dies a tragic death by murder, well man slaughter.
Sc. 1, lines 70-79: Do Mercutio’s actions here fit the ideas about his personality as conveyed in previous scenes? Why or why not? In Sc. 1, lines 70-79, Yes, because Mercutio is passionate, impulsive, and won’t back down from anything so he is quite the courageous one indeed.
Sc. 1, lines 90-96: Focus on the wounded Mercutio’s words to Romeo. What pun is in these lines? What is implied by his choice of words? In Sc. 1, lines 90-96, The pun “You shall find me a grave man” is found in these lines. Grave both mean extremely serious or that he is ready for the grave.
Sc. 1, lines 115-128: Why is Tybalt’s death the play’s turning point? Consider all of the implications of this event. In Sc. 1, lines 115-128, Tybalt’s death is the turning point of the play because right after his death, everything bad happened at that moment.
Sc. 1, lines 145-179: In what way does Benvolio’s story differ from the actual sequence of events? Why? How does Benvolio’s description of Romeo’s actions and Mercutio’s death reveal his motivation? In Sc. 1, lines 145-179, Benvolio claimed that Tybalt automatically killed Mercutio and that Benvolio interfered, however, that didn’t actually happen. I would say that Benvolio was trying to protect himself and Romeo which is why hey told some white lies in his description.
Sc. 1, lines 145-179: Why does Lady Capulet think Benvolio is lying? What does she say happened? What does she want the prince to do? What is Lord Capulet’s argument? In Sc. 1, lines 145-179, Lady Capulet believes hes lying because Benvolio is a Montague, it would take twenty men to take Tybalt down, and there was more involved. She thinks Romeo started it. She wants the Prince to execute Romeo. However, Lord Capulet’s argument is that Tybalt started it and killed Mercutio. Tybalt should have been killed and Romeo did them a favor. Might I mention that Mercutio is related to the Prince.
Sc. 1, lines 179-187: What does the prince decide? Why does he make this decision? In Sc. 1, lines 179-187, The Prince decides to banish Romeo. He makes this decision because Romeo still broke the law and he must pay a consequence.
Sc. 2, lines 1-31: Summarize what Juliet expresses in her soliloquy. What does the audience know that Juliet does not? What is the effect of this knowledge? What effect does Juliet’s mention of death in lines 21-25 have on the audience? In Sc. 2, lines 1-31, Juliet is waiting rather tediously for Romeo. The audience knows that Romeo killed Tybalt and Tybalt killed Mercutio in the fight that Tybalt started. Also that Romeo was banished. We know that Juliet shouldn’t be as happy as she seems. Well it reminds us that a notable death just happened that won’t have a happy effect.
Sc. 2, lines 36-60: Describe the dramatic irony in this scene. How does the nurse’s delivery of the news compound the confusion? Of whom is she actually speaking? In Sc. 2, lines 36-60, The audience knows that Romeo was banished and Tybalt dies but Juliet doesn’t know. The nurse does not mention that Tybalt died. The nurse is actually speaking about Tybalt.
Sc. 2, lines 73-101: describe Juliet’s first reaction once she understands what has happened. Why does she feel this way? In contrast, what does she say to the nurse? Why? What realization does she come to as shown in lines 100-101? In Sc. 2, lines 73-101, Juliet is shocked and confused cause she just found out Romeo just killed her cousin. She says that Tybalt went to slay Romeo. Romeo just got to him before he could do it. She said that because Romeo is her husband and he’s not bad. Tybalt would have killed Romeo.
Sc. 2, lines 138-143: Why does the nurse offer to find Romeo? What did Juliet say that prompts her action? Why does Juliet send her ring to Romeo? In Sc. 2, lines 138-143, The nurse offers to find him so Juliet can spend one more night with Romeo before he leaves. Juliet says lines 142-143 that prompts her action. Juliet sends her ring to romeo so she can bid him her last farewell.
Sc. 3, lines 10-28: How does this scene parallel scene 2? How does Romeo react to the Prince’s edict that he is banished? Why? What suggests that the Friar is angry at Romeo’s lack of gratitude for this more merciful punishment? In Sc. 3, lines 10-28, Romeo is dramatic in both and it also involves Romeos punishment for killing Tybalt. Romeo wines and cries because he cannot see Juliet and hes being deprived of his home. Friar telling Romeo to be a man and get up.
Sc. 3, lines 29-51: Why does Romeo view death as more desirable than banishment? is the portrayal of Romeo here consistent with what you already know about him? Why or why not? In Sc. 3, lines 29-51, Romeo views death as more desirable because, he will not have to face the sadness. Yes, because I already know that he’s one big, walking, emotional hyperbole.
Sc. 3, lines 93-102: What conflicts is Romeo experiencing? In Sc. 3, lines 93-102, Romeo is worried that he might never see his love, Juliet.
Sc. 3, lines 108-144: explain Friar Laurence’s attitude toward Romeo in the first part of the screen. What words and phrases convey this tone? What is the Friar’s motive in beginning his speech in this way? How does he reinforce this purpose in lines 143-145? In Sc. 3, lines 108-144, Friar feels that Romeo’s tear’s are simply unnecessary. Lines 109-113 convey this tone. To show Romeo’s fault. It helps Romeo make a realization.
Sc. 3, lines 146-172: Explain why Romeo must leave for Mantua before daybreak. does the Friar’s plan sound feasible? Why or why not? In Sc. 3, lines 146-172, He must face the punishment of exile. No, because Romeo is at risk of getting caught.
Sc. 4, lines 5-21: Explain what the Capulet’s believe is the reason for Juliet’s “heaviness”. What is the real reason known by the audience? What is Lord Capulet’s plan for Juliet, and how does it complicate the plot? In Sc. 4, lines 5-21, He believes that Juliet’s “heaviness” was caused by Tybalt’s death. the real reason is due to Romeo’s banishment/punishment. He wants her to marry Paris, yet, Juliet is already married to Romeo but her parents don’t and can’t know!
Sc. 5, lines 1-23: Note where Romeo and Juliet are and when this action is taking place. Explain the conflict that is revealed by their dialogue. How does line 23 sum up Romeo’s conflict? In Sc. 5, lines 1-23, Romeo and Juliet are in Juliet’s room at Capulet’s house. They are saddened by the daylight. In a single line, it explains his pain over his “horrible” punishment.
Sc. 5, lines 36: How do Romeo’s words reveal his feelings about the situation in which he and Juliet find themselves? In Sc. 5, lines 36, It reveals there shortage of time.
Sc. 5, lines 51-59: How is this parting different from Romeo and Juliet’s first farewell in Scene 2 of Act II? What is the effect of this later farewell scene on the audience? Why? In Sc. 5, lines 51-59, They speak much more, taking in each ever lasting moment. It saddens the audience because they know that Juliet and Romeo may never get to see each other ever again.
Sc. 5, lines 69-74: Why does Lady Capulet tell Juliet “much of grief shows still some want of wit”? What is her primary concern right now? In Sc. 5, lines 69-74, Lady Capulet tells her this because to much grief means lack of logic or reasoning. Lady Capulet’s primary concern right now is Juliet’s grieving.
Sc. 5, lines 87-102: What is Juliet really saying in lines 93-95 versus her mother’s interpretation of these lines? What is Juliet actually saying in lines 96-99 when she mentions the kind of poison she would send to Romeo? What does her mother hear instead? In Sc. 5, lines 87-102, Juliet is saying that she misses romeo but her mother thinks that she wants Romeo dead. She just wants him to sleep but her mother thinks that she wants him dead!
Sc. 5, lines 87-102: How do Juliet’s last lines convince her mother of the strength of her feelings about Romeo while at the same time expressing her true feelings? In Sc. 5, lines 87-102, She makes her mother believe that she merely dislikes Romeo through codes, however that is not the case. Juliet actually “loves” Romeo dearly, yet, she can’t explain this relationship to her feuding family or mother.
Sc. 5, lines 116-123: What is Juliet’s purpose in this speech? What argument does she use to try to achieve her purpose? Why? In Sc. 5, lines 116-123, To show that she made a vow to Romeo and it will not be broken. by saying that she would rather marry Romeo than Paris. She had her family convinced that she merely dislikes Romeo for his actions against Tybalt.
Sc. 5, lines 139-157: How does Juliet’s response to their news affect her parents? Why? What other emotions might be motivating their outbursts at Juliet? Remember that the Capulet’s have just “seen”/found out about there nephews tragic death caused by Romeo. In Sc. 5, lines 139-157, They get angry because they think shes spoiled and selfish quite frankly. Sadness, fear, unease, maybe that shes going against the family, and also because of the resent death of there dear nephew, Tybalt whom has been killed by Juliet’s husband, Romeo.
Sc. 5, lines 160-168: How does Lord Capulet’s decision complicate the plot? In Sc. 5, lines 160-168, It complicates the plot because Juliet is already married to Romeo!
Sc. 5, lines 168-175: what motivates the nurse to speak up? In Sc. 5, lines 168-175, Lord Capulet being aggressive and cruel to his daughter, Juliet over her refusal to marriage.
Sc. 5, lines 103-204: What do Lady Capulet’s last words to Juliet show about her loyalties? is her reaction realistic? Why or why not? In Sc. 5, lines 103-204, She is only loyal to Capulet, her husband. Yes, because she already wanted Juliet wed in the first place, especially to Paris since she called it a “great opportunity”, and she barely knows Juliet.
Sc. 5, lines 213-243: What does the nurse advise Juliet to do? What does this confirm about the nurse’s character? In Sc. 5, lines 213-243, The nurse advises Juliet to marry Paris. The nurse must not think of Romeo as a “suitable” husband for Juliet and she does not think of Juliet’s feelings but rather her own.
Sc. 5, lines 236-243: explain the effect of the nurse’s advise on Juliet. In what way does their relationship change? What does Juliet’s new resolution reveal about her character? In Sc. 5, lines 236-243, Juliet now feels that the nurse has gone against her and isn’t on her side anymore. The bind between Juliet and the nurse weakens as a result of the nurses’ mistake. Juliet grows to dislike the nurse more and more as time goes by with this thought in her head. She is loyal but gets hurt and she cannot stand when someone whom she has trusted all her life goes against her and hurts her even more than she has been.
act III, Scene I: Romeo v. Tybalt: Things Romeo says… -He thinks of peace.-“Tybalt the reason I have to love thee doth much a excuse the appertaining rage to such a greeting. Villain am I none. Therefore farewell. I see thou knowest me not.”-“I do protest I never injured thee, but love thee better than thou canst devise till thou shalt know the reason of my love;”
Both… -They both are connected through/to Juliet in there own way. ;)-They both love Juliet, again, in there own way.;)
act III, Scene I: Romeo v. Tybalt: Things Tybalt says… -He “only” thinks about fighting.-“boy, this shall not excuse they injuries that thou hast done me; therefore turn and draw.”-“Romeo, the love I bear thee can afford no better term than this: thou art a villain.”
Romeo and Tybalt are FOILS. This means that they are opposites. How does Shakespeare’s word choice characterize these two men? How would you describe them? It shows there actions toward one another and others in general. Tybalt is ridiculous, childish even, while Romeo, whom I wouldn’t call the brightest, is rather peaceful.

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