Why is Romeo depressed at the beginning of the play? – because his love for Rosaline is not returned. – Rosaline has sworn off all men
Describe the Prince’s warning to the Capulets and Montagues after the fight in Act 1 Scene 1. Prince Escalus warns that anyone who fights in the Capulet and Montague fight again will be put to death
What is Benvolio’s advice to Romeo at the begining of the play? – to quit thinking about Rosaline and do that by looking at other beautiful girls.
Describe the first meeting of Romeo and Juliet – Romeo and Juliet first lay eyes on each other from across a ball room and then Romeo goes to ask Juliet to dance with him. – They talk as they dance and Romeo states his love for her.
What is Romeo and Juliets initial connection with each other when they first met? – Love at first sight. -Romeo see’s a beautiful women across the room who he doesn’t know and falls deeply in love with her when he first looks at her.
Why do the Montague boys go to the Capulet masquerade? – Romeo wanted to go because Rosaline was going to be there- Benovlio wanted to go so it gives Romeo a chance to seek out other girls to compare to Rosaline
What does Juliet say when she first discovers that Romeo is a Montague? “My only love sprung from my only hate”. This means that she fell in love with a boy who categorizes under something she hates
Why does Friar Lawrence agree to marry Romeo and Juliet? Because he thinks the marriage will maybe help end the feud between the Montagues and Capulets
In a couple sentences describe Tybalt – Juliet’s older cousin meaning Capulets nephew- aggressive, tough and cocky character
Describe what you think the turning point is in the play. – When Romeo kills Tybalt and gets banished. This leaves Romeo unable to see Juliet, his family and his whole community. – I think this is the turning point because it forces Juliet to make a decision because she has to chose between Romeo and her family.
Why does Tybalt first challenge Romeo to a duel? – he is offended that Romeo loves his cousin- he is offended that Romeo showed up to the Capulet ball- he is offended that Romeo bites his thumb at him (middle finder).- he sends a letter to romeo that he wants to fight
How do Mercutio and Tybalt die? – Romeo isn’t able to fight Tybalt so Mercutio takes his place- By the time Tybalt realizes he stabs Mercutio as Romeois trying save him- Romeo duels and stabs Tybalt
Why is Romeo exiled? To what place outside the city walls does he flee? Because he killed Tybalt. Due to what the Prince said at the beginning of the play, Romeo’s punishment is quite gentle. – He goes to a small town Mantua and that is when Friar tells Romeo to marry Juliet and make there love officail.
Describe Romeo’s thoughts on banishment. – When Juliet finds out that Romeo is banished, she reacts with anger and frustration. She feels betrayed not by Romeo, but by fate. She does not blame him or Tybalt. – When Romeo finds out his punishment for killing Tybalt he tells Friar Lawrence he would rather be killed than banished.
What does Nurse advise Juliet to do after Romeo is exiled? The Nurses advice is to marry Paris .
What role does Friar Lawrence play in concocting plans for the two lovers? – Friar Laurence is a friar who plays the part of a wise advisor to Romeo and Juliet, along with aiding in major plot developments. – He says he will marry them
Why is Friar John unable to deliver Romeo’s letter? – because he was shut up in a quarantined house due to an outbreak of plague. – Friar Lawrence becomes upset, realizing that if Romeo does not know about Juliet’s false death, there will be no one to retrieve her from the tomb when she awakes.
How does Romeo hear about Juliet’s death? – a servant rides to Mantua to tell Romeo of Juliet’s recent passing.- The letter explaining the strange circumstances was detained due to the quarantine so Romeo was never able to learn about the lengths Juliet has gone through to be with him.
Why does the apothecary sell the poison to Romeo? Apothecary sells his poison to Romeo because he is in poverty and needs the money. He did not originally want to give it to him but he needed to because selling potion and mantua can make there be a death penalty
What are the four characters who die in Act 5 Scene 3 paris, romeo, juliet and lady montague
How does Paris die Romeo kills him because Paris challenges him after caching him in Verona after he was exiled.He tries to citizen arrest Romeo, because he seems suspicious as he is carrying a bunch of tomb breaking in tools. Paris plan didn’t work out because they fought and Romeo ends up killing Paris.
How does Romeo die? He sees Juliet “dead” and drinks the potion, gives her a kiss and then dies due to the potion, right after the one last kiss.
How does Juliet die? She stabs herself with Romeo’s dagger because she sees Romeo dead
how does Lady Monague die? (Romeo’s mom) “from grief” as her husband says, because her son Romeo was exiled from Verona.
Why is Juliet faking her death because her family would think she was dead meaning she can live happily
In what ways will the two families honour their children’s deaths? – made gold statues of them- and agreed to end the feud because they realized how dumb it was and how it had an impact their death
What is irony? A contrast between expectation and reality
Explain how the ending of the play is ironic It is ironic because the Capulets’ and Montagues finally get along after the death of each of their kids.Also we knew all along that Juliet was not actually dead but Romeo didn’t
What is the role of fate/density in the play? -There are many different roles of fate and destiny in the play.- The prologue “a pair of star-crossed lovers take their life’. That was what was destined to happen and it did.
Who do you feel is most at fault for the deaths of Romeo and Juliet and why? Romeo and Friar Lawrence
Why do you think it is Romeo’s fault for most of the deaths I think it is Romeo’s fault because he killed Tybalt. If he knew he wasn’t supposed to fight him then he shouldn’t have stepped in. That is what sent him to Manutua which was his fault and the reason why he didn’t know the full story about Juliet. He then also killed Paris when he came to Verona and killed himself when he saw Juliet which made Juliet also kill herself due to Romeo’s death
Why do you think it’s Friar’s fault for most of the deaths I think it’s Friar’s fault because he married the two in secret, gave Juliet an incredibly powerful potion to stop her from killing herself due to Paris to fake her own death, failed to deliver a very important letter to Romeo and abandoned Juliet when she needed him the most.
Why does Friar abandon Juliet – Juliet wakes up and he is afraid of consequences. So he wants to run away as he hears approaching and tries to get Juliet to come with but she does not and he still runs away.
Why is it bad that friar ran away if he was there the whole time hew would have seen Romeo and explained which would have stopped the death of the two lovers.
Discuss the relationship between Juliet and her mother in this play. – she has a strained relationship with her. She still loves her but is rather distant. The nurse mostly brought up Juliet making her a second mother.
Discuss the relationship between Juliet and her Father? – he is more interested in seeing if she marries well rather then her personal happiness. – He tells Paris that even though she is “free to choose” he still needs to approve of it.
How is Juliet treated as property? There giving her away, telling her what to do and throw her around so the parents can keep there status and make them happy.