Romeo and Juliet Act 1

In which town is this play set? In what country do you suppose this town exists? Verona in Northern Italy
In Shakespearean plays biting your thumb was……. An insult
Is Benvolio a Montague or a Capulet? A Montague
Why doesn’t Lady Capulet want her husband involved in the fight? He is old and hurt.
How has Romeo been spending his days recently? Locked in his room being moody.
What are three strategies that Romeo used to “woo” a girl (Rosaline) He looked into her eyes, sweet talked her and gave her gifts of gold.
Why doesn’t this girl like Romeo? She’s sworn to chastity (going to be a nun), she believes he’s trying to hard and he’s a Montague
What does Benvoilo tell Romeo to do in order to forget the girl who doesn’t want him? He tells him to look at other woman.
What “suit” does Paris bring to Capulet in Scene 2? His proposal to marry Juliet
How old is Juliet? What are her father’s thoughts about having her marry? Juilet is 13. Her father thinks that she’s too young.
What is the Capulet’s servant upset about having been given a list of party guest to find? The servant cannot read.
What does Benvolio want to crash the party? Why does Romeo agree? Benvolio wants to crash the party because he wants to prove that there are other woman and have fun with Romeo while Romeo wants to prove that there are none fairer then his “love”.
Does Lady Capulet want Juliet to marry Paris? Yes, she says Paris is a gorgous book and Juliet will be the cover.
What is Juliet’s reaction to her mother’s request? What does this show show us about Juliet? Juliet agrees to give Paris a chance. It shows us that Juliet cares about what her mother thinks and is loyal to her.
When Romeo first sees Juliet what words does he use to describe her? He uses words such as “fair one” and bright words. (He always compares her to the sun.
How does Tybalt reconize Romeo? Tybalt reconizes him by his voice.
When Tybalt is ready to seize Romeo and throw him out of the party, what does Capulet say to Tybalt? Why? What is Tybalt’s reaction to this? Capulet says that Romeo is their guest, he also doesn’t want to cause a scene in front of the other guests.
How does Romeo find out Juilet’s last name? Juilet’s nurse tells him.
How does Juliet find out Romeo’s last name? The nurse tells her.