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FC: Romeo and Juliet
1: The Prologue 1.In the prologue, Shakespeare tells us that the two families are fighting and have an ancient grudge, and that Romeo & Juliet are from the two fighting families. He also tells us that Romeo and Juliet are going to fall in love and kill themselves. 2. The story takes place in Verona, Italy in the Renaissance times. 3. I found the word Doth confusing, it means, to do something. I found the word toil confusing, it means, a laborious task. I found the word piteous confusing, it means, compassionate.
2: Act 1 Scene 1 1.The feud is huge, it goes out of the 2 families and citizens join the fight. 2.To take the wall means to walk along the wall so you won’t get hit with crap. 3.Biting your thumb is the one of the highest forms of disrespect. 4.Benvolio likes peace, and is a tattletale. He is opposite to Tybalt because Tybalt is secretive, and loves fighting. 5.The punishment for fighting in the street is execution, it is ironic because, to keep the peace you have to kill. 6. It bothers the prince that there is fighting in the city because it makes his city look bad. 7. My first impression of Romeo is that he is over dramatic, and shallow.
3: Act 1 scene 2 1. Paris is an old (rich) count and wants to Marry Juliet. 2. Capulet wants Juliet to have a good childhood, and doesn't want to marry Juliet off, and wants Juliet to marry for love. 3. Juliet gets some power because she was asked (more or less) if she wanted to marry, but Juliet doesn't get to choose who she marries. 4. Peter can’t read, and when Capulet gives Peter the name list, and gave Romeo the idea to crash the party. 5. Romeo decided to crash the party because he saw Rosaline on the guest list. Benvoilo told what would happen at the Party.
4: Act 1 Scene 3 1. Juliet doesn't really want to get married. Juliet doesn't like Paris. 2. The nurse is "dirty", but loyal.
5: Act 1 Scene 4 1.The boys are going to crash the Capulet’s party. 2.Romeo feels jumpy because he had a dream that he was going to die if he went to the party. 3. Mercutio is a woman hater, and likes to party.
6: Act 1 Scene 5 1.It is to give the actors time to change, and to provide laughter 2.Romeo is thinking about Rosalyn and then falls in love with Juliet. 3.Tybalt wants to kill Romeo but Capulet doesn’t let him. 4.Romeo uses words to manipulate Juliet and just kisses her. 5.That Juliet say’s my grave is like my wedding bed, and she dies after her wedding.
7: Act 2 Scene 1 1.They believe Romeo in hiding in the bushes making out with Rosaline. 2.Romeo is hiding in the bushes waiting for Juliet. 3.Romeo compares Juliet to: Stars, sun, and an angel.
8: Act 2 Scene 2 4.Shakespeare makes them talk of physical love because if Mercutio didn't make his speech we would think he was there for one reason... 5.The line, "That which we call a rose by any by any other name would smell as sweet. "means that, it doesn’t matter what your name is only what you do matters. 6.Romeo swears his love by the moon. Juliet doesn’t like this because the moon is always changing and she doesn’t want Romeo’s love to change. 7. Juliet Proposes. Juliet is going to send a messenger for Romeo’s plans.
9: Act 2 Scene 3 1.Romeo goes to see Friar Lawrence. 2.Friar believes that Romeo finds love with his eyes, not his heart. 3.Friar thinks Romeo doesn’t love Juliet. Friar agrees to marry Romeo and Juliet because he believes it might stop the rivalry between the families.
10: Act 2 Scene 4 1.Tybalt challenges Romeo to a sword fight. 2.Mercutio calls Tybalt “The Prince of Cats,” because he is a good fighter. 3. Mercutio was so crude because he though Romeo was having sex with Juliet. 4.Mercutio is rude to the Nurse. 5.The Nurse and Peter speak like they are friends. 6.The Nurse and Romeo decide that Juliet will sneak out of the house and meet with the Friar. 7.The mood of this scene is happy.
11: Act 2 Scene 5 1.The nurse is late getting back and Juliet is freaking out wanting to know what Romeo said. 2.The nurse tortures Juliet because that is the nurse doesn’t like Juliet’s choice of marrying Romeo.
12: Act 2 Scene 6 1.Juliet rushed over to the church and starts’ kissing Romeo and Friar Lawrence wants to marry them quickly so he can leave. 2.The Friar doesn’t think that Romeo should marry Juliet so soon. He is going to marry them, but he warns them to slow down.
13: Act 3 Scene 11 Mercutio wants to fight Tybalt, and then they fight and Tybalt kills Mercutio by reaching under Romeos arm. 2.Romeo kills Tybalt in Revenge. 3.Romeo killed Tybalt and because of that he is banished. 4.The tragic hero is someone who does stupid things over and over again. 5.Romeos flaw is that he is impulsive, examples of this are: he falls in love with Rosaline, and Juliet without thinking, marries Juliet without thinking, and takes the poison without thinking. 6.Romeo leaves, Benvolo tells the prince everything, and the Prince banishes Romeo. 7.This is the turning point because if Romeo hadn’t been banished he probably would have known that Juliet wasn’t really dead.
14: Act 3 Scene 2 1.The confusion is when the Nurse tells Juliet that Romeo is dead when he is only banished. 2.Some examples of antithesis are: “Beautiful tyrant! Fiend angelical!”, “Dove-feathered raven”, “wolvish-ravening lamb”, “damnd saint 3.Juliet feels devastated that Romeo got banished. 4.Juliet yelled at the Nurse when the Nurse scolds Romeo, this shows that Juliet is honorable to with her marriage 5.The Nurse decides to go get Romeo.
15: Act 3 Scene 3 1.The relationship between Romeo and Friar Lawrence is that they are friends and that Romeo can trust the Friar. 2.Romeo shows that he is still foolhardy and willing to put emotion before logic by blubbering like a baby when he is told that he is banished, not to be executed. 3.The Friar’s suggestion is that Romeo goes to The City of Mantua, after he goes and comforts Juliet. 4.The scene end’s with Romeo rushing out the door to go and see Juliet.
16: Act 3 Scene 4 1.It has been decided that Juliet will marry Paris on Thursday 2.Capulet’s only concern is that the wedding is too close to Tybalts death.
17: Act 3 Scene 5 1.Romeo say’s that he heard a lark (sings during the day) so he has to leave, but Juliet says it was a nightingale (sings at night) so he can stay. 2.The foreshadowing that Shakespeare gives us is that Romeo and Juliet are saying things like “I will see you when you are dead,” and that really happened. 3.After Lady Capulet’s announcement Juliet starts saying she would rather marry her “enemy” Romeo. 4.After Juliet say’s no, Capulet starts yelling at her and gives her the ultimatum of Marring or never seeing her father again. 5.This quote “An you be not, hang, beg, starve, die in the streets, For, by my soul, I’ll ne’er acknowledge thee,” proves that Capulet is a bad father. 6.Juliet tells the nurse that she is going to confession at Friar Lawrence’s cell. This is a lie. I think she will make a plan to get out of the wedding.
18: Act 4 scene 1 1.Paris is at the Church so that he can get the Friar to marry him and Juliet. Paris tells the Friar that he and Juliet will get married on Thursday. 2.Juliet uses double entendres by telling the Friar “I will confess to you that I love him,” and by that she could mean she loves Paris, or someone else. 3.Juliet mirrors Romeo by threatening to kill herself. 4.Juliet would rather kill herself, jump off the battle posts of any tower, sit in a field full of poisonous snakes, chain herself up with wild bears then marry Paris. 5.First Juliet will act happy, then take the poison, then wake up and go to Madura with Romeo.
19: Act 4 Scene 2 1.The servant man is blabbering about cook’s who lick their fingers because if they don’t lick their fingers they don’t like their own food. 2.Capulet moves the wedding to tomorrow.
20: Act 4 scene 3 1.Juliet Is unsure about taking the poison because, it might kill her, she might go crazy, or that she might suffocate. 2.Juliet images that Romeo is being chased by Tybalt ghost, convinces her to drink the potion.
21: Act 4 scene 4 1.This scene is about getting the wedding ready.
22: Act 4 Scene 5 1.Death is personified when everyone starts saying that Death is married to Juliet. 2.Lady Capulet was sad about Juliet’s death; I know this because she doesn’t say a thing about money, or Paris. Capulet is mad Juliet died and can’t marry Paris: I know this because he says why does this have to happen now. 3.The Friar tells the family to be quiet and not to speak ill of Heaven. 4.The reason for the argument between Peter and the Musicians is so there is time so the cast can change and someone can change the set.