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Romeo and Juliet

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FC: Romeo and Juliet

2: 1st question What things are introduced in the first prologue? Why did Shakespeare choose to tell us what he did in the first prologue? Being introduced in the first prologue was the location in Verona and from what he says it sounds like this is an old place. (ancient grudge breaking). Their must have been lots of wars because it say's that the civil blood made the civil hands unclean. Two lovers die with a death marked hate. i think Shakespeare chose to tell what he did because doing so it set the tone and let the readers have a very detailed picture of the beggining of the book.

3: Question 2 Summarize the setting of the story afrom the outlione of the prologue... From the outline of the prologue the setting is in an old place at Verona. Two cross lovers take their lives, the fear marked passage of their death marked love.

4: Question 3 Choose three phrases or words you encountered in the prologue that seemed confusing or difficult... 1. From forth the fatal loins is a partial peice in the prologe that i sorta know wht it means but im not that sure. it means 2.Our toil shall strive to mend, this means that they will work hard at trying to mend stuff. 3. (Toth), common surname in hungary, slovak

5: Question 1 What does the fight between the servants tell us about the feud in Romeo and Juliet? The feud is big and it involves the whole city. | Question 2 What does it mean to take the wall? You walk along the wall of the street so you don't get waste thrown on you. It was safer walking aginst the wall.

6: Question 3 What is wrong with biting your thumb at someone? The reason not to "bite your thumb at someone" is because basically it means flipping them off or the middle finger in our day. It was an insult. | Question 4 What kind of character is Benvolio? and how is he antithetical to Tybalt? In this scene Benvolio is a peacemaker. He tries to stop the fights between the servants. Tybalt and Benvolio are "foils", which means they are near opposites. Tybalt looks for fights and is more angry and somewhat brash. | Question 5 What is the punishment for fighting on the streets as descreed by the prince? And how is that ironic? The punishment for fighting in the streets is that they be sentenced to death. This is ironic because in the end Romeo and Tybalt die in a fight. | ACT 1 SCENE 1

7: Question 6 Why did it bother the prince so bad that there was civil unrest in Verona? It bothered the prince because the two families had problems with each other. Had the not had problems Romeo and Juliet would have done anything to be with each other. He wishes the parents would end there stive.

8: Question 7 What was your first impression of Romeo? Why is he acting the way he is and how does this set him up for the rest of the play? My first impression of Romeo was that he made a horrible first impression with Juliet. I think that it surpised Juliet and he should have introduced himself in a different manner. He acts this way because he is still lovesick for Rosaline. It shows that he gets over Rosaline and falls in love with Juliet and when he is banished he is lovesick for her.

9: ACT 1 SCENE 2 Who is Paris? 1. He is the kinsman of the prince. He cares about Juliet and wishes to marry her. He has lots of money. | ACT 1 SCENE 2 In this scene what impression do we get of Lord Capulet? How does he feel about Juliet and marriage? 2. In act 1 scene 2 we get the impression he is looking after his daughter and doing mostly what "he" thinks is right for her but gives her some freedom but in the end has the final decision on who she marries. He feels Juliet is to young to be married and want her to wait for two more summers aand then she can be a bride. He wants her to veiw Paris as a husband before the possible marriage.

10: ACT 1 SCENE 2 Question 3 How much power does Juliet have over her own life? What evidence do we see of this? She has some freedom to scout out possible husbands but as i said in the slide before Lord Capulet has the final decision in who she marries. But because she is from an aristocrat family she has not near as much freedom to roam the town as Romeo does. The evidence we see of this is the love Juliet shows for Romeo yet her parents want her to marry the rich Count Paris. Evidence showing her control is when the Nurse is telling a story and Lady capulet commands her to stop with out any success, Juliet stops the story with one word.

11: ACT 1 SCene 2 Question 4 Why does Romeo decide to crash the Capulet party? Does shakespeare provide any foreshadowing of future events? He decided to crash the party because he wasnt invited to it, and because the girl he truely loves will be there(Rosaline). Benvolio is sick of him not getting over Rosaline and says this would be a good opportunity to check out the other ladies and see what a crow amongst the swans she is. He does show some foreshadowing when the price(Romeo) threatens. He also does when Benvolio implies that Rosaline is ugly.

12: ACT 1 SCENE 2 Question 4 How does Peter, the capulet servant provide comic relief in this scene? He is very illiterate and a very bad singer. When he reads a note he gets really mad because he cant understand it. | ACT 1 SCENE 3 Question 1 How does Juliet feel about marriage? How does she feel about Paris? To Juliet getting married is an honor that she does not dream of. She has mixed feelings for Paris and here is an example...When Paris kisses Juliet she wipes his kiss from her lips with disgust. | ACT 1 SCENE 1 Question 2 Describe the nurse? The nurse, who breast fed Juliet when she was young, is a rude, vulgar, sentimental type character who provides frequent comic relief with her frequent remarks and speeches

13: ACT 1 SCENE 4 Question 1 What are the boys about to do in this scene? In this scene the boys are going to crash the party. Question 2 Why does Romeo feel jumpy? Romeo feels jumpy because he had a dream about being able to control peoples dreams and what they want to do. He didnt want to go to the party anymore. | ACT 1 SCENE 4 Question 3 Describe the type of person Mercutio is...Use clues from his behaviour as well as his speech? Mercutio doesn’t believe in dreams, but he does believe that love shouldn’t be serious and you should go out and have a good time, hes a party guy who likes to be free, and says not to let love make you depressed. Mercutio is also supposedly gay.

14: ACT 1 SCENE 5 Why did shakespeare include the scene with the two servants? (2 main reasons) He includes the scene with the servant because all the other actors have to change and by doing this it gives them time to do that. Anytime you see the servant s there it is to provide comic relief. | ACT 1 SCENE 5 What is ironic about Romeo's entrance to the party? Irony is when you are persuaded to think something is going to happen but then something else happens. What wasd ironic about his entrance to the party was that he could not get over TRosaline but as soon as he saw Juliet that love faded away.

15: ACT 1 SCENE 5 What happens when Tybalt hears Romeo's voice? When he hears Romeos voice he wants to kill him and the reason for this is then after he killed him his uncle would kick him out of the party. | ACT 1 SCENE 5 How did Romeo get to kiss Juliet so quickly? Romeo got to kiss Juliet so quickly because he talked to her about lots of random stuff and then he just kissed her with out consulting her or anything.

16: ACT 1 SCENE 5 What foreshadowing do we see at the end of ACT 1 SCENE 5?? Romeo said my life is in my hands and that led to his death. Juliet said that her grave is like to be her wedding bed and that also led to her death. She dies right after she got married.

17: ACT 2 SCENE 1 Where do Mercutio and Benvolio beleive Romeo is hiding?? (Keep your anwser clean) Mercutio and Benvolio beleive that Romeo is hiding in the bushes doing stuff that is inappropriate with Rosaline under this weird bush. Benvolio says that the reason he is hiding behind the trees is to keep the darkness company. | ACT 2 SCENE 1 What is Romeo actually doing? The thing that Romeo is actually doing is Romeo is spying on Juliet. He is under her window sill.

18: ACT 2 SCENE 2 What things does Romeo compare Juliet to?? He compares her to the moon. He calls her a baby hawk. Quotes, Virginity makes her look sick and green. Compares her eyes to the brightest stars in the whole sky. The brightness of her cheeks would outshine the stars the way the sun outshines a lamp. | ACT 2 SCENE 2 Why does Shakespeare make Romeo and Benvolio talk about "physical love" in the scene right before the balcony scene, where Romeo and Juliet talk about emotional love? He makes them talk about physical love because it shows how Romeo feels about Juliet before they talk about emotional love in the scene after.

19: ACT 2 SCENE 2 A famous line from this scene is that which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet" What does this mean? This means that if Juliet calls Romeo any other name he will still be Romeo. So basically you can call somebody something else but it will not change them. | ACT 2 SCENE 2 What does Romeo swear his life by? And why does Juliet not like this? Romeo swears his life by the moon and Juliet does not like that because she thinks he is over comparing and thinks he should be comparing to her.

20: ACT 2 SCENE 2 Who proposes and what is the plan? Juliet proposes because she doesnt want to be with Paris She wants to have Romeo because she loves him and doesnt want to be forced into marrying Paris. | ACT 2 SCENE 3 Question 1 What does Romeo go do immediately after leaving Juliet? Immediately after seeing Juliet, Romeo goes straight to Friar Lawrence and asks when they can get married.

21: ACT 2 SCENE 3 Question 2 What does Friar Lawrence think about his sudden change in love interests? Well first of all he reconizes that since Romeo came so early her was upset or had some axiety. He states... you cant expect women to be faithful when a man is so unreliable. He gave up Rosaline so quickly so he think the same might happen to Juliet and really upset her. | ACT 2 SCENE 3 Question 3 What does Friar Lawrence think of Romeos suggestions? Why does hge agree to help? He scolds him for this but he agrees to help because he thinks that this wedding could turn the hate between the two families into pure love.

22: ACT 2 SCENE 4 Question 1 What has happened as a result of the party-crashing? Tybalt send a threatening letter to the Montigue household. Wanting to fight for Romeo crashing the party. | ACT 2 SCENE 4 Question 2 What does Mercutio call Tybalt and why? Higher than the prince of cats. Somebody in the past nicknamed the fox who is a very well known sword fighter. Tybalt is greater than the greatest sword fighter ever known.

23: ACT 2 SCENE 4 Question 3 Why is Mercutio so crude when describing Romeos night? Mercutio is so crude because he is a women hater. He is angry and sad that he spent the night with Rosaline because he is gay and likes Romeo. Mercutio has to be crude so this is not obvious. | ACT 2 SCENE 4 Question 4 How does Mercutio treat the nurse? He insinuates that she is there to solicit Romeo and is a dirty old women. Mercutio tells her she is ugly and fat.

24: ACT 2 SCENE 4 Question 5 What is interesting about the way the nurse and peter speak to easch other? (look at the style of writing) Romeos lines are very poetic. Where as the Nurse and Peters are all clumped together because they are servants who are uneducated. | ACT 2 SCENE 4 Question 6 What do the nurse and Romeo decide to do regarding the wedding? There going to do it in about an hour and are getting married by Friar Lawrence.

25: ACT 2 SCENE 4 Question 7 What is the mood on the scene? The scene is exciting, lots of jumping around, and everyone is in a good mood. Even though the nasty letter was sent they are still confident Romeo can anwser that and win. | ACT 2 SCENE 5 Question 1 What happens in this scene? The nurse taunts Juliet saying she is out of breath and has to catch her breath before she tells her the news. She says that Juliet made a bad choice on Romeo.(Lied)

26: ACT 2 SCENE 5 Question 2 Why does the nurse torture Juliet the way she does? She tortures her because it went good with Romeo and the Nurse just wants to have fun with Juliet for a while. | Act 2 Scene 6 Question 3 What happens in this scene? Friar Lawrence married them in this scene and Romeo and Juliet were all over each other.

27: Act 2 Scene 6 Question 4 Analyze Friar Lawrences speech to Romeo-Not really a bubbly- pre wedding type speech is it? Friar Lawrences speech included death and it just wasnt a good wedding speech. He implys that misfortunes may happen. | ACT 3 SCENE 1 What happens between Tybalt and Mercutio? Tybalt and Mercutio get into a brawl and Romeo tried to break them up and Tybalt stabbed Mercutio around Romeo and killed him.

28: Act 3 SCENE 1 What does Romeo do in retaliation? Romeo gets really mad at Tybalt because of what happened to Mercutio. And Romeo keeps on trying to get Tybalt to fight for revenge. | ACT 3 SCENE 1 What have Romeo's own decisions led to his downfall? Romeo decides to kill Tybalt and as a result of this everyone wants him either dead too or exilled.

29: ACT 3 SCENE 1 What creates a tragic hero?\ When Romeo kills Tybalt he is a hero in a way but it is also tragic because he also got killed. | ACT 3 SCENE 1 What is Romeos fatal flaw? Romeos fatal flaw is that he runs away. It caused him lots of trouble.

30: ACT 3 SCENE 2 Question 1 What is the confusion in this scene? The confusion in this scene is the nurse says that Romeo is dead. The confusion is he actually isnt dead but he might be banished. | ACT 3 SCENE 2 Question 2 List 4 examples of antithesis that shakespeare uses in this scene? Juliet has conflicting emotions. She says right from the book... Beautiful tyrant, fiend angelical. Diove feathered rave!, wolvish ravening lamb, A damned saint, an honorable villain. | He's a lamb who hunts like a wolf! I hate him, yet he seemed the most wonderful man. He's turned out to be the exact opposite of what he seemed. He's a saint who should be damned. He's a villain who seemed honorable. Oh nature, what were you doing in hell?

31: ACt 3 SCENE 2 Question 3 What does Juliet feel about what Romeo has done? Juliet feels that Romeo did what wrong. She feels ashamed of him and has conflicting emotions because after all it was her cousin. | ACT 3 SCENE 2 Question 4 How does Juliet react when the nurse scolds Romeo? What did this say about Juliets veiw on their marriage? The nurse says bad things and stuff about Romeo and Juliet says that he deserves honor and that she was a beast to be angry with him.

32: ACT 3 SCENE 2 Question 5 What does the nurse decide to do? The nurse is tired of hearing Juliets crying and stuff so she is going to arrange for Romeo to stay the night with her. | ACt 3 SCENE 3 What is the relationship between Romeo and Friar Lawrence? The relationship between the two ios very strong and can be compared as father son like relationship.

33: ACT 3 SCENE 3 How does Romeo show that he is still fool hardy and willing to put emotion before logic? He shows this by meaning that he would rather kill himself, before he would be banished because in the case he was banished he would not be able to see his love Juliet anymore. | ACT 3 SCENE 3 What is the friars suggestion to make things right? The friar suggests that he go right now and see Juliet and have fun with her. In this case he will have to escape before the morning guards come and if he doesnt he will have to lea ve in disguise. | ACT 3 SCENE 3 How does the scene end? In the end it is happy because Romeo gets to spend time with his wife.

34: ACT 3 SCENE 4 What has been decided regarding Juliets fate in this scene? The fate that lies on Juliet is that she is going to get married on thursday to Paris. | ACT 3 SCENE 4 What was Capulets only concern about this? What does this tell us about this relationship with his daughter? The only concern is that it would be to early and to close to Tybalts death. His relationship with his daughter is that if she doesnt marry Paris she is on her own.

36: ACT 3 SCENE 3 How does the scene end? In the end it is happy because Romeo gets to spend time with his wife. | ACT 3 SCENE 5 What is the signifigance about "larks" and nightingals" in this scene? The signifigance is Romeo has to leave because he hears larks which are morning birds but Juliet says no because they were nightingals and she says he can stay because its still night time.

37: ACT 3 SCENE 5 What super obvious foreshadowing does Shakespeare give us as Romeo leaves? It happens when there saying goodbye and she says he looks like a corpse at the bottom of the grave. | ACT 3 SCENE 5 How does Juliet react to her mothers announcements? Juliets mothers announcement is that she is going to be married to Paris on thursday. She replys in a settle down/ calm way but she says that when she gets married it will be to Romeo who her mother hates.

38: ACT 3 SCENE 5 How does Capulet react to Juliets acceptance, or lack there for? What is the ultimatum he gives? Capulet is not very happy with his daughters decision and says that if she doesnt marry Paris he threatens to kick her out of the house as well as the Capulet family. | ACT 3 SCENE 5 Quote one line that proves Capulet is not the best father? Or I will drag thee on a hurdle thither. Out, you green sickness, carrion! Out, you baggage! You tallow face!

39: ACT 3 SCENE 6 What does Juliet tell the nurse, is it truth or is it a lie? Shes going to the Friars for confession but she was actually going there for help. | ACT 4 SCENE 1 Why is Paris at the church? and what does he tell the Friar? He wants to convince him to wed him and Juliet on thursday. The Friar tells Paris he is moving to fast.

40: ACT 4 SCENE 1 How does Juliet use double entendres in this scene? In this scene Juliet uses double enendres to make Paris think that she was excited and happy for the marriage. | ACT 4 SCENE 1 How does Juliet mirror the actions of Romeo,who was in the very same place just the day before? Romeo and Juliet both mirrored each other because they both threatened to kill each other but one on each day.

41: ACT 4 SCENE 1 What are some things that Juliet would rather do than marry paris? Jump off the battle posts of a tower, lie in a feild full of poisonous snakes, be chained up with wild bears. | ACT 4 SCENE 1 Outline Friar Lawrences plan in detail step by step. The Friar wants her to go home and pretend that she wants to marry Paris. On wednesday night she has to be alone and drink this drink the vial containing poison the Friar gave her. The Friar will tell Romeo her plan and when she awakes from the family tomb they will sneek away and live a sacret life in Mantua.

42: ACT 4 SCENE 2 Why are the servants blathering on about the cooks that licks their fingers? Well if the cooks dont lick their fingers supposedly their food isnt good and even they dont like it. If they do that means the food is good. | ACT 4 SCENE 2 What is an unexpected result of Juliet telling her father she will marry Paris? The unexpected result is that Capulet moves the wedding one day earlier giving them no time to get ready. (Romeo and Juliet)

43: ACT 4 SCENE 3 Juliet is unsure about taking the poison for a couple reasons. Describe them. She doesnt want to suffocate in the tomb, she thinks she will go crazy when she wakes up and kill herself. She is scared she may be forgotten and nobody will come for her. | ACT 4 SCENE 3 What things does she imagine that makes her drink the poison? The thing that makes her drink the poison is the thought of how much Romeo loves her and if they succend the life they will have afterward.

44: ACT 4 SCENE 4 What is this scene all about? This scene is all about the wedding. | ACT 4 SCENE 5 How is the death personified in this scene and are Juliets parents concerned about her death or do they care? Everyone is in confusion, and Juliets parents are concerened about her death other than the fact that they hadn't got her married before her death. They would have wanted that.

45: ACT 4 SCENE 5 What does the Friar tell everyone to stop them from shouting out in greif? The Friar tells everyone that the result of her not getting married before her death was better because she wasnt going to be happy. But where she is now she is happy. | ACT 4 SCENE 5 What is the reason for having the argument between Peter and the musicians? The argument gives them time to get ready for the next scene as well for giving rest before the next scene. They have to move her to the tomb.

46: ACT 5 SCENE 3 Romeo and Juliet Shakespeare Love story Capulets and Montagues are rivals, Juliet and Romeo meet at a party and keep seeing each other in secret. There love for each other goes bad when there attempt to escape their parents fails when they end up both dying, Romeo from poison and Juliet suicide. I like when they fight between the families. The worst part is when they die. i rate the play a 2.5, it gets this because it is sorta weird and hard to follow. I would not reccommend this.

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