Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet Act 3 and Act 4 Quizlet

Fray noisy fight
Martial military; warlike
Gallant brave and noble
How and why does Romeo kill Tybalt? Romeo kills by stabbing him with his sword. Romeo kills Tybalt because he slayed Mercutio and Tybalt would have killed him if he hadn’t.
Why was Romeo hesitant at fighting Tybalt at first? Romeo didn’t want to fight Tybalt because they had just became cousins after he married Juliet.
Describe the clashing emotions Juliet feels when the Nurse reports Tybalt’s death and Romeo’s punishment. At first Juliet thought it was Romeo who was slain, but when she finds that it was Tybalt who died she feels relief, until she learns that Romeo was banished, then she wishes that Tybalt would have died a thousand deaths just to have Romeo.
In what ways are Romeo’s and Juliet’s reactions to Romeo’s banishment similar and different. Explain. Romeo and Juliet have a similar reaction of not feeling they can be or live so far from the other. They are different because Romeo wishes death upon himself instead of having to leave Juliet and Verona, but Juliet would wish a thousand deaths upon Tybalt than not have Romeo in her arms.
What thoughts and feelings does Juliet express in the soliloquy that opens Scene ii of Act III? Juliet is waiting for the Nurse to return so she can tell the news of Romeo bringing supplies for her to leave with him, and wishes for their love to grow.
What criticisms of Romeo does the Friar express in his Scene iii monologue beginning, “Hold thy desperate hand”? After Romeo attempts to take his own life the Friar explains to him that it is better for him to have been banished than to have been sentenced to death, because then he will not harm his love Juliet’s heart. (He also asked Romeo if he was womanish?)
How would you describe the personalities of each of the following characters: Romeo, Tybalt, Benvolio, Mercutio? Romeo become vengeful when Mercutio died, but Mercutio had became arrogant and wanted to kill Tybalt himself, Tybalt has more than enough anger, Benvolio becomes a caring, peaceful friend and makes Romeo leave the scene of the crime so he can take care of the situation.
Look up “foil” and decide which of these men are foils to one another. Explain. Foil is two opposite characters that make one look better or worse than the other, Tybalt and Benvolio, Lady Capulet and the Nurse.
After Tybalt’s death in Act III of The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet, how does the Prince punish Romeo? The Prince decides to banish Romeo from Verona, and if he is ever caught in Verona then he will be executed.
In Act III, Scene ii of The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet, Juliet delivers a long speech directed to the Nurse. What is the correct term for this type of speech? Juliet is talking to herself with no one else in the room so it is a soliloquy.
In Act III, Scene iii of The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet, what chief emotion does Romeo express as he talks with Friar Lawrence about the Prince’s decree? Romeo feels that he was cheated because he feels that there is no life without Verona, and he would rather die.
After he is wounded in Act III of The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet, Mercutio says, “A plague a both your houses! / They have made worms’ meat of me.” Which of these statements is the best paraphrase of Mercutio’s words? Curse both the Capulets and the Montagues. Their feud has killed me. (Even though Mercutio starting fighting on his own accord, he blames and curses both Families.)
Dramatic Irony is a contradiction between what the audience know and what the characters don’t yet know.
Comic Relief After a tragic offence a small humor is placed to lighten the mood.
Pun a play on words that has one word with two different meanings, or two words that sound alike with different meanings.
In Act IV of The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet, what is the true reason Friar Lawrence does not encourage Paris in his plan to marry Juliet? Friar Lawrence does not encourage Paris, because Friar Lawrence had already married Juliet to Romeo, and it is a sin to marry more than one man or woman in a marriage, and Friar Lawrence could be sentenced to death.
Which detail about Friar Lawrence, revealed earlier in the play, takes on new, important meaning in Act IV of The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet? (Consider the plan that he has ‘concocted’ for Juliet) Earlier in the play Friar Lawrence talks about a flower that if made into a potion and drank, then it can make the drinker look and feel dead to the touch, but if smelt it bring the drinker back to life.
Read the following exchange from The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet, Act IV, Scene ii. Which literary device commonly found in Shakespearean drama is illustrated by the Servingman’s dialogue? CAPULET. …Sirrah, go hire me twenty cunning cooks. SERVINGMAN. You shall have none ill, sir; for I’ll try if they can lick their fingers. CAPULET. How canst thou try them so? SERVINGMAN. Marry, sir, ’tis an ill cook that cannot lick his own fingers. Therefore he that cannot lick his fingers goes not with me. comic relief
In The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet, Act IV, Scene ii, what decision does Capulet make after Juliet seems to agree to the wedding with Paris? Lord Capulet decides to make the wedding a day earlier, changing it from Thursday to Wednesday.
In Act IV, Scene iii of The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet, Juliet delivers a soliloquy as she prepares to drink the potion. On what subject does she dwell in this speech? Juliet gives a speech of her fears if she were to drink the potion, like if it will work, if she will die or become crazy, or if Romeo will come and save her from suffocation, and the ghost that lurk around the tomb.
Break down this passage from The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet, Act IV, Scene iii, to help you understand its meaning. What fear is Juliet expressing? What if it be a poison which the friar Subtly hath minist’red to have me dead, Lest in this marriage he should be dishonored Because he married me before to Romeo? Juliet fears that Friar Lawence is just trying to kill her instead of becoming dishonorable for marrying Juliet to Romeo, and then having to express that to everyone instead of marrying her to Paris.
As Friar Lawrence enters Scene v of Act IV of The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet, he says the following words: “Come, is the bride ready to go to church?” Why is this line an example of dramatic irony? It is Dramatic Irony, because the audience and Friar Lawrence knows that Juliet isn’t dead, and has only drank the sleeping potion, but everyone else is mourning her death not knowing.
Wayward headstrong; dislike orders
Loathsome disgusting, detestable
Dismal causing gloom or misery
Pensive deeply thoughtful
Vial containing medicine or other liquids
Enjoined directed or ordered to do something