|Romeo says to Tybalt: “I do protest I never injured thee,/ But love thee better than thou canst devise,/ Till thou shalt know the reason of my love,/ And so, good Capulet – which name I tender/ As dearly as mine own – be satisfied.”What is the meaning of what he says? Considering the sequence of events in the play, how is this an example of dramatic irony?
||Romeo means that now he is married to Juliet, Tybalt is a part of his family and so he loves him and cannot bring himself to fight Tybalt. The reader knows why Romeo will not fight Tybalt but Tybalt doesn’t understand. Romeo can’t tell Tybalt his reasoning because Romeo married his enemy.
|Why does Romeo eventually fight Tybalt?
||When Tybalt murdered Mercutio, Romeo allowed his rage to take over his actions and he killed Tybalt because Mercution was his friend.
|What internal conflict does Juliet have to deal with as a result of Tybalt’s death?
||Well, Tybalt was a part of her family and she was close to him. But Romeo was the man who killed him and she was struggling with the fact that he was her husband and she trusted him.
|What would Romeo prefer – death or banishment? Why?
||Death. Banishment was just as bad because he would be banished from Verona where Juliet is and there was no where else for him except with her so he would rather die.
|What is Friar Lawrence’s point when he scolds Romeo when Romeo attempts to stab himself?
||That he should be strong for Juliet that his tears were womanish. There are plenty of places in the world for him to go other than Verona. He can just go hide somewhere else unitl it is a good time to announce that Romeo and Juliet are married.
|Why does Lord Capulet move the date of Juliet’s marriage to Paris?
||It didn’t seem right to do something so happy in a time of such grief. To wait until everyone was happy yet again.
|What is Lord Capulet’s reaction when Juliet pleads not to make her marry Paris? Be specific.
||Lord Capulet is outraged that Juliet is disobeying him and he never wishes to see her again if she will not marry Paris. He threatened to disown her.
|Why does Juliet feel betrayed by the Nurse?
||Nurse tells her that there are plenty of men better than Romeo. Romeo had lost the Nurse’s trust and that there is no good in men. Juliet can’t believe she would say such things about her new husband Romeo.
|A pun is a play on words. Explain the pun in Mercutio’s line, “Ask for me tomorrow, and you shall find me a grave man.”
||Mercutio is saying that he will be dead because of Tybalt.