S: Romeo and Juliet By Britt
BC: The End
FC: Romeo and Juliet By: Britt!!!!!!!!!
1: THE PROLOGUE 1 Chorus: Two households, both alike in dignity, 2 In fair Verona, where we lay our scene, 3 From ancient grudge break to new mutiny, 4 Where civil blood makes civil hands unclean. 5 From forth the fatal loins of these two foes 6 A pair of star-crossed lovers take their life; 7 Whose misadventured piteous overthrows 8 Doth with their death bury their parents’ strife. 9 The fearful passage of their death-marked love, 10 And the continuance of their parents’ rage, 11 Which, but their children’s end, naught could remove, 12 Is now the two hours’ traffic of our stage; 13 The which if you with patient ears attend, 14 What here shall miss, our toil shall strive to mend. Exit.
2: Prologue Questions and Answers 1) What things are introduced during the first prologue? Why do you think Shakespeare chose to tell us what he did in the prologue? He is telling us that there is a grudge between the two households and it is turning into a new mutiny. He is telling us that they are equal. He is kind of giving away the ending so he is fore shadowing a little. I think that he chose to tell us this because he wanted to give us a view of what the play is about. 2) Setting doesn’t just include the location. It also includes the time, the circumstances of the character, the social structure, and many other issues. Summarize the settings of this story as outlined by the prologue. The setting takes place in Verona. He tells us that they are very wealthy. We know it is Renaissance times. Verona is in Italy and it is in a city state.
3: 3) Choose three words or phrases that you encountered in the prologue that seemed confusing or difficult. Explain what they mean. I thought that line 11 is confusing because I don’t understand what they meant by which, but their children’s end, naught could remove. Like it's really confusing and i still can't figure out what it means. Apparently it means something about their doomed love and their parents hate. I also thought that line 6 because it is very confusing and makes no sense but it means Star-crossed – thwarted by the stars (fated to be doomed). I think that line 14 is also confusing and is pointless but it means e shall work to show you what happened.
4: Act One, Scene One 1) What does the fight between the servants tell us about the feud in Romeo and Juliet ? The fight has brain washed the servants and the whole city. The people in the city have been taking sides so we get to see how powerful the fight is. 2) What does it mean to “take the wall”? It means to go alone the wall because you are trying to avoid not getting hit by all the human waste getting dumped out the window and it’s the safest place to walk. 3) What is wrong with “biting your thumb” at someone? It is very rude to do that back then because it was like you are fingering them with your middle finger in our day. 4) What is the punishment for fighting on the streets as decreed by the Prince? How is that ironic?
5: 5) What is the punishment for fighting on the streets as decreed by the Prince? How is that ironic? The punishment would be death. I think it’s ironic because Romeo and Juliet die in the end. 6) Why does it bother the Prince so much that there is civil unrest in Verona? It bothers the Prince so much because he likes peace and he’s doesn’t like fights. For him, it’s a personal insult.
6: 7) What is your first impression of Romeo? Why is he acting the way he is? How does his set up Romeo for the rest of the play? My first impression of Romeo is that he is a wimp because he cries every night in the forest and then goes and locks himself in his room every day. He’s very shallow. He is acting the way he does because he is love sick and Rosaline is becoming a nun so he will never have her. She is very rude to him. It sets him up because we know that he is going to fall in love with Juliet right when he sees her. We know that he is going to go full frontal when he sees Juliet.
8: Act 1 Scene 2 1) Who is Paris? Paris is rich and the guy Juliet is going to marry but she doesn’t want to. 2) In this scene , what impression do we get of Lord Capulet? He’s very caring and he is worried about Juliet because he thinks she is too young to get married. He wants her to be in love with the man she marries. 3) How much power does Juliet have over her own life? What evidence do we see of this? I don’t think that she has much power over her own life because she is kind of getting forced to marry Paris and she doesn’t want to. Her mother seems like a control freak and wants Juliet to be like her when she was a teenager.
9: 4) How does Peter, the Capulet servant, provide comic relief in this scene? He provides comical relief because he orders around his master and the servants shouldn’t boss them around. He can’t read so he has to find someone to read it for him. The servant doesn’t know that he is talking to a Montague so Romeo decides that he is going to go anyway even though he is a Montague. 5) Why does Romeo decide to crash the Capulet party? What clues does Shakespeare give us that something will happen? He crashes it because he wants to see Rosaline. He gives us a hint because Benvolio is saying that he is going to show Romeo all the hot and beautiful girls. We can see it getting set up in the beginning already.
10: Act 1 Scene 3 1) How does Juliet feel about Paris? How does Juliet feel about marriage? She is sure yet because she hasn’t met him yet but it kind of shows that she doesn’t want to marry him. He only wants her because he wants to become part of the Capulet family. She will look at him but she doesn’t want to do anything more than that. 2) Describe the Nurse character. The nurse is very dirty and likes to ramble on about random stuff. She only has four teeth and she had her virginity until she was 12. She is kind of a creepy old woman.
12: Act 1 Scene 4 1) What are the boys about to do in this scene? They are about to go to the Capulet's party to crash it. 2) Why does Romeo feel jumpy? He felt so jumpy becasue he had this dream that something bad was going to happen. 3) Desribe the type of person Mercutio is. Use clues from his speech and his behavior. He likes to ramble on about lots of stuff. He might be gay becasue it kind of sounds like he is in love with Romeo. He isn't really that seroius but he can be. He doesn't beleive in true love. He likes to have a good time.
14: Act 1 Scene 5 1) Why did Shakespeare include the scene with the two servants? For the actors have time to get ready for the party. That's the main reason it's there. The other reason that it is there is for some comic relief and to introduce the party scene. 2) What is ironic about Romeo's entrance to the party? You would think that he would go to Rosaline but he saw Juliet and now he is going for Juliet. It takes two seconds for Romeo to forget Rosaline. 3) What happens when Tybalt hears Romeo's voice? Tybalt is a sworn enemy of Romeo and so when he hears Romeo he gets mad. He asks the servant to bring him his sword but Capulet tells Tybalt just to drop it and let them stay and have fun.
15: 4) How does Romeo convince Juliet to kiss him so quickly? He started playing mind games with her and confuses her. He just kisses her without her consent. She thinks that he is a good kisser even though he kissed her without his consent. 5) What kind of foreshadowing do we see at the end of this scene? They were both talking about getting into a relationship, she is thinking about marrying him already, she is going to die soon
16: Act 2 Scene 1 1) Where do Benvolio and Mercutio beleive Romeo is hiding? They think that he is hiding in the bushes with Rosaline and they sit there and talk about fruit that looks like a anus. They start to make fun of Romeo. 2) What is Romeo actually doing? He is talking to himself outside of Juliet's window about how much he loves Juliet. Juliet than comes out onto her balcony and says how much she loves him. Romeo then decides to spy on Juliet. 3) What things does Romeo compare Juliet to? He compares her to the sun, that the two of them are the fairest stars in the heaven and the eastern sky.
17: Act 2 Scene 2 1) Why does Shakespeare make Benvolio and Mercutio talk about "physical love" in the scene right before the balcony scene, where Romeo and Juliet talk about emotional love? It shows us that Romeo is the opposite of Mercutio. In that speech, it tells us how much he loves Juliet and he will do anything to have her. 2) A famous line from this scene is " that which we call a rose by another name would smell as sweet". What does this mean? It means that even if Romeo wasn't named Romeo, she would still love him. 3) What does Romeo swear his love by? Why doesn't Juliet like this? He swears it by the moon because the moon is always changing. Juliet doesn't like this because she doesn't want their love changing.
18: Act 2 Scene 2 countined 4) Who proposes? What is the plan? Juliet pretty much proposes to Romeo herself. The plan is that he is going to go to the friar right now while Juliet sleeps, and then will send for Juliet's nurse by the hour of 9.
19: Act 2 Scene 3 What does Romeo do right after he leaves Juliet? Romeo goes and finds Friar. Romeo asks Friar to marry him and Romeo. What does Friar think about Romeo's sudden change in love interest? He first thinks that it is weird becasue he was just crying over Roseline but in the end, Friar thinks it is a good idea becasue it will help unite the two families. What does Friar Friar think of Romeo's suggestion? Why does he agree to hlep? He is surprised becasue the otrher morning he was crying over Roseline. In the end though, Friar agrres to marry them.
20: Act 2 Scene 4 1) What has happened as a result of the party crashing? Tybalt wants to fight Romeo so he sent him a letter to challange him to a duel. 2) What does Mercutio call Tybalt and why? Mercutio called Tybalt the Prince of Cats becasue he is saying that he is better than him and the Prince of Cats is a very good sword fighter. 3) Why is Mercutio so crude when he is desribing Romeo's night? He is jealous of Roseline becasue he likes Romeo and he wishes that was him with Romeo all night. 4) How does Mercutio treat the Nurse? Mercutio treats the Nurse very badly and he likes to call her names. He is very rude to the Nurse.
21: 5) What is interesting about the way the Nurse and Peter speak to one another? They talk to each other in sentences so that shows that they are servants. They don't talk to each other in the Iambic Pentameter. 6) What does the Nurse and Romeo decide to do regarding the marriage? The Nurse and Romeo decide to meet behind the church. The Nurse will go get Juliet and than they can get hitched. 7) What is the mood of the scene? It is a pretty happy scene becasue Romeo is actually joking back to Mercutio's dirty jokes.
22: Act 2 Scene 5 1) What happens in this scene? Juliet is waiting for the Nurse to come tell her if she is supposed to meet Romeo at the church. The Nurse rambles on and is stalling about telling her that she is supposed to go to the church to get married. 2) Why does the Nurse torture Juliet the way she does? She tortures Juliet so that she can get even with Juliet for making her go to the church to find out if she is getting married.
23: Act 2 Scene 6 1) What happens in this scene? Juliet went to the church to marry Romeo\. Romeo and Juliet got married. The Nurse told Juliet that she will leave a ladder outside her balcony for Romeo and her to take care of "business" that night. 2) Analyze the Friar's speech to Romeo. It isn't a very good speech that you would tell someone before a wedding. Friar told Romeo to make sure that he actually loved Juliet and she wasn't just a fling like Roseline was.
24: Act 3 Scene 1 1) What happens between Tybalt and Mercutio? They end up fighting and Mercutio dyes. Mercutio fights with Tybalt becasue he was tired of Romeo telling Tybalt that he loves him. 2) What does Romeo do in retallation? Romeo decides to fight Tybalt. Romeo told Tybalt that Mercutio is floating abouve their heads waiting for one of them to join him. In the end, Tybalt is the one that dies. 3) How have Romeo's own choices lead to his own downfall? Romeo's choices lead to a downfall becasue there was no fighting allowed in the city. They have to decide if they are going to kick him out of the town or kill him. They decided that they would ban Romeo from Verona.
25: 4) What creates a tragic hero? A tragis hero is impulsive. They have a tragic flow. 5) What is Romeo's fatal flaw? His fatal flaw is his impulsiveness. He doesn't think before he speaks a lot. 6) What happens between the fight of Romeo and Tybalt? Romeo kills Tybalt. The Prince then comes and want to know what happened. Benvolio tells him what happens and then Romeo gets banned from Verona. 7) What is the major turning point in the story? The fight would be the main turning point and then that leads to Romeo getting banned from the city. That leads to all this other stuff that happen later in the story.
26: Act 3 Scene 2 1) What is the confussion in the scene? It was when the Nurse was trying to convince Juliet that Romeo was dead but than the Nurse told Juliet that Romeo actually wasn't. He was just banished from Verona. 2) List 4 examples of antithesis that Shakespeare uses in this scene. Why does he use antithesis in this scene? Dove feathered raven. beautiful tyrant, fiend angelical, wolvish-ravening lamb, and an honorable villian. He decided to use it during this scene because he wanted to show they had a love hate relationship. 3) What does Juliet feel about what Romeo has done? She feels happy that Romeo is okay but she is confused also becasue she feels like she should be mad at Romeo for killing her cousin but she thinks she should be loyal to her husband.
27: 4) How does Juliet react when the Nurse scolds Romeo? What did this say about Juliet's view on marriage? Juliet gets very mad at the Nurse so she starts to verbally attack the Nurse. It shows that Juliet is very royal to her marriage with Romeo because she is sticking up for him. She is pretty much saying that she is the ponly one that can say rude things about Romeo. 5) What does the Nurse decide to do? The Nurse goes and finds Romeo for Juliet to make Juliet happy.
28: Act 3, Scene 3 1) What is the realationship like between Romeo and Friar Lawrence? I think that they have a pretty good realationship becasue Romeo went to the Friar to ask him to marry him and Juliet. He also went there after he got banished from Verona. 2) How does Romeo show that he is foolhardy amd willing to put emotion before logic? Romeo would rather die than be banished from Verona. 3) What is the Friar's suggestion to make everything right? Romeo should leave Verona for a couple days and come back when it had cooled down and try to make peace. 4) How does to scene end? The Nurse was flirting with the Friar, Romeo goes to Juliet's for the night, and the Friar will send servants to tell Romeo whats going on.
30: Act 3 Scene 4 1. What has been decided regarding Juliet’s fate in this scene? Juliet is going to be married to Paris on Thursday. 2. What was Capulet’s only concern about this? What does this tell us about his relationship with his daughter? Capulet's concern was that Juliet would marry someone that had money, a social status and a man that would take care of her.
31: Act 3 Scene 5 1. What is the significance about “larks” and “nightingales” in this scene? The Larks sing in the mornign and the "nightingales" sing at night. The significance about them would be when Romeo is at Juliet's house. They heard a bird. Juliet said it was just a "nightingale" but Romeo thought it was a lark so Romeo left so he wouldn't get caught. 2. What super obvious foreshadowing does Shakespeare give us as Romeo leaves? It would probably be when they are joking around and Juliet says that they look pale and dead. Also when Juliet's soul was predicting evil things. 3. How does Juliet react to her mother’s announcement? Her reaction was to use double meanings to her words. Juliet was sad and mad at the same time. She is sad about Romeo being gone and Tybalt's death.
32: 4. How does Capulet react to Juliet’s acceptance, or lack thereof? What is the ultimatum he gives her? Capulet was very mad at Juliet. He told her that he had to tried to find a decent man for her all his life. Capulet told Juliet that she has to make up her mind before Thursday or else he would disown her and kick her out of the house He told her that he didn't care what happened to her, she could die of starvation and he wouldn't care. 5. Quote one of the lines you feel PROVES Capulet is not the best father? "I tell thee what-- get thee to church a Thrursday Or never after look me in the face. Speak not, reply not, do not answer me! My fingers itch." 6. What does Juliet tell the Nurse? Is this truth or a lie? What do you believe she will do? She told the Nurse that she has already said her vows to marriage and they are in Heaven. Juliet wants to know how it can be stopped. She wants comfort and advice from the Nurse. This is the truth because Juliet did already marry Romeo. I think that she will marry Paris to make her Dad happy and not have him disown her.
33: Act 4 Scene 1 1) Why is Paris at the Church? What does he tell the Friar? He is at the Church becasue the Friar is trying to convince Paris to wait awhile before marrying Juliet. Paris tells the Friar that Juliet needs someone that will make her happy and get rid of her tears. 2) How does Juliet use double entendres in this scene? She is using them to tell Paris that she is married but she isn't saying it bluntly. She also tells him that she hates him but she doesn't say it bluntly. 3) How does Juliet mirror the actions of Romeo, who was in the very same place just the day before? She mirrors Romeo by going all whiney adn threatening to kill herself and Romeo did the exact same thing the day before.
34: Act 4 Scene 1 continued 4) What are some things Juliet would rather do than marry Paris? She says she would jump off any tower, be a theif, be kept in a cage with roaring bears, be where serpants lurk, and be kept with a skeleton.
35: 5) Outline the Friar's plan step-by-step. He wanted Juliet to go home and be all cheery while telling her father that she will marry Paris. During the night, make sure no one is with you, not event he Nurse. She is then supposed to take the vial and mix it with liquor. Juliet than has to drink it. The drink will make her look like she is dead. She will have no color in her cheeks or lips, her breathing will be so shallow it will look like she isn't even breathing at all, all the warmth in her body won't be there and Juliet's body will be as stiff as a corpse. She will remain that way for 42 hours. Paris will then find her and think she is dead. Her family will dress her up in her best clothes and take her to the Capulet's Family Tomb. They will put you in an empty coffin. While they do that, the Friar is going to go tell Romeo the plan and bring him back to where Juliet is. Romeo and the Friar will wait for her to awake. Once she has come "alive" again, Romeo is going to take her off to Mantua.
36: Act 4 Scene 2 1) Why is the Servingman blathering on about cooks licking their fingers? If a cook is good, he will lick his fingers becasue he wants to eat his own food. If the cook doesn't lick his fingers, he isn't very good so he won't want to eat his own food. 2) What is the unexpected result of Juliet telling her father she will marry Paris? She is now getting married on Wednesday instead of Thursday.
37: Act 4 Scene 3 1) Juliet is unsure about taking the poison for a couple of reasons. Explain them. She thinks the Friar might actually try to poison her for he won't get punished since it's illegal to be married to two different people. She thinks that she is going to wake up before Romeo comes and she will sufficate in the tomb. Juliet thinks that she is going to go crazy. She thinks she is going to play games with her ancestors bones or start to dance with Tybalt, who she thinks is all moldy. 2) What thing does she imagine that makes her finally drink the posion? She thinks about how much she loves Romeo and she wants to be with him so she finally downs the posion.
38: Act 4 Scene 4 1) What is this scene all about? All they do in this scene is prepare for the wedding. Act 4 Scene 5 1) How is Death personified in this scene? Death is being compared to as a man becasue Capulet said to Paris that "he was missed his chance to marry Juliet becasue Death has married her first." 2) Are Juliet's parents unconcerned about her death or are they mad that they don't get to marry her to Paris? They are concerned about her death but they are angry at the same time because they don't get to marry her to Paris.
39: 3) What does the Friar tell the family to stop them from shouting in grief? The Friar tells them that Juliet didn't want to get married to the Paris but now she is in a happy place. 4) What is the reason for having the fight between Paris and the musicians? They have the fight so that the actors have time to change and get ready for the next scene. They also have it so that they can get Juliet off the stage and into nice clothes for her burial.
40: Act 5 Scene 3 Summarize the ending of the play. At the end, Romeo kills Paris and than he goes into the tomb. Once he goes into the tomb, he starts talking to the door of it calling it stuff like the jaws of death. He than drinks the poision and dies. Right after he drinks it, Juliet wakes up and finds Romeo dead with the poision beside him. She sees that there is no poision left in the bottle so she goes and kisses him hoping that there is still poision on his lips. It didn't work so she took Romeo's dager and stabbed himself. The watchmen came and was confusesd why Juliet was by Romeo with fresh blood coming out of her. He than sent people out to get whoever they could find and bring them back to the head watchmen. They figured out that it was the Friar and he was trying to get the blaim away from him by saying that the Nurse knew about the marriage too. Monague and Capulet kind of make up.
41: The name of this play is Romeo and Juliet. The authors name is William Shakespeare. The genre of the play could be romance or tragedy becasue both Romeo and Juliet both end up dying in the end. The plot is Romeo and Juliet fall in love and get married without their parents knowing. It back fires on them when Juliet's father wants to her to marry Paris. When she says she will, she drinks poision that makes her seem dead but she actuallly isn't. The think she is dead so they send her to the tomb. Romeo finds her like that and kills himself. Juliet wakes up, finds him like that and takes Romeo's dagger and stabbs herself. It's very tragic. The best things about the play would be the Nurse, becasue she is funny, and Juliet, becasue she is in a hopeless romance and has lots of troubles in her life. The worst parts would be the end, becasue it's so sad, and how Romeo and Juliet get married but can show affection for each other in public.
42: I would rate this play 4 out of 5 because I don't like how confusing it is to understand and the meter thing that they talk in. I would recommend that people read this becasue its a good play other than the confusing writing.