Romeo and Juliet: Act 1

1: In what city does this play take place? Verona and Mantua
2: Why are Romeo and Juliet called “star-cross’d lovers”? The stars are supposed to be aligned to fall in love and live happy but their stars weren’t aligned.
3: Who is fighting at the beginning of the first scene? The Capulets and The Motagues.
4: Who tries to break up the fighting? Benvolio
5: What threat does the Prince make to Lord Montague and Lord Capulet? The Prince threatens both families to death.
6: Benvolio and Montague describe the way Romeo has been acting. What do they have to say about him? Finding out what Romeo is thinking is almost impossible.
7: Why is Romeo so sad? Explain. The girl he is in love with isn’t interested in falling in love with anyone.
8: What is Benvolio’s advice to Romeo? He tells Romeo to forget to think of her and think of other women.
9: Why does Caplet think it will be easy for Montague and him to keep peace? He says that they are old men and they most likely won’t get into a fight.
10: What does Paris ask Capulet? He asks Capulet what he think of him proposing to Juliet.
11: What is Capulet’s first answer? Let two more years pass.
12: A bit later Capulet appears to change his mind about Paris’ question. What does he then tell Paris? He will give his approval to the one she chooses.
13: What problem does the servant have? He can’t read.
14: What is the name of the women Romeo loves? roslin
15: What do Romeo and Benvolio decide to do? Go to the party.
16: How old is Juliet? 13
17: When Lady Capulet asks Juliet how she feels about marriage, what is Juliet’s answer? She says it is a good thing but she doesn’t desire it.
18: Following Juliet’s answer, what does Lady Capulet then tell Juliet? That she was a mother at 13 and unmarried.
19: According to Mercutio, who or what is Queen Man, and what does she or it do? Fanies’ midwife she is a fairy that fills men’s head with love
20: What does Metcutio say about dreams? They lie
21: What is Romeo’s mood at the end of this scene? Explain. Depressed; love is the enemy
22: What does Romeo think of Juliet the first time he sees her? Falls in love
23: How does Tybalt recognize Romeo? His voice
24: When Tybalt is ready to seize Romeo and throw him out of the party, what does Capulet say to Tybalt? Leave him alone
25: Explain what the convention is between Romeo and Juliet. Full of thoughts and feelings; trying to kiss her
26: How does Romeo find out Juliet’s last name? He heard the nurse say that lady Montague needed to speak with Juliet
27: How does Juliet find out Romeo’s last name? She tells her nurse to ask Romeo for his first name and she recognized he was a Montague.