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BC: What in the world was shakspere thinking

FC: Romeo &Juliet notes

1: Prologue interpretations

2: Q.what things are introduced druing the prologe why are these things introduced and why did shakspere give away the ending | I think that shakspere gave away the ending so that we would focus on the action of the play instead of focusing on the ending.

3: Q setting doesn't just include the location it also includes the time the social structure and many other issues summerize the setting of this story as explained in the prologue | the setting is in verona and there is a age old family fued between two very waelthy families two children take thier own lives and only that ends the fued. it takes place in the renisance period

4: Q choose three lines that you didn't understand write them down and interperate them in your own words. | "From forth the fatal loins these two foes" I didn't get this line but I think that it means that two foes were born. Another is, "Where civil blood makes civil hands unclean." I think that this means that civilians kill each other in the streets and get covered by each others blood or, "Doth with their death bury their parents' strife" this probably means that only when they died did the fued end.

5: What in the world was shakspere thinking

6: Act I Scene I

8: Q What does the fight between the servants tell is about the feud in Romeo and Juliet Q What does it mean to “take the wall” Q What is wrong with “biting your thumb at someone?” | A. The feud does not only contain the family but also the servants and pretty well the whole city. A. to take the wall in Shakespeare’s time meant that you walked on the wall to avoid getting poop flung on you A. The term to bite your thumb at someone was the highest form of disrespect in Shakespeare’s time.

9: Q What kind of character is Benvolio? How is he antithetical to Tybalt? | A. Benvolio is a tattle tale and likes peace and is open and honest and Tybalt is all about war he wants blood and is very secretiveA. Benvolio is a tattle tale and likes peace and is open and honest and Tybalt is all about war he wants blood and is very secretive

10: Q what is the punishment for fighting on the streets as decreed by the prince? How is this ironic? Q Why does it bother the Prince so much that there is unrest in Verona? | A. the punishment for fighting on the streets is death that’s weird because to stop people from killing people you have to kill people? A. because the whole city is fighting and it is falling apart and looks like krap.

11: Q what is the first impression we get of romeo | I think that Romeo only likes girls for there looks he has kind of a stalker attitude and he is a huge cry baby.

12: Act I Scene II

14: Q Who is Paris Q What is the first impression you get of lord capulet Q How much power does Juliet have over her own life? what evidence do we see of this? | A Paris is an old guy who wants to marry juliet A Capulet seems like a good dad and wants his daughter to marry for love he also wants Juleit to be happy A Juliet has some power over her life but allin all she has a very small amount of power over her own life and her parents have the most say in the matter.

15: Q How does Peter give comic relief in this scene? Q Why does Romeo decide to crash the Capulet Party? Does Shakspear provide any foreshadowing if future events? | A. Peter cannot read he is high strung has verbal out burst and gives romeo the idea to crash the party A. Romeo goes to the party because rosaline is there. shakspear provides a little foreshadowing in the prologue and by benvolio saying that he'll show him some hot chicks.

16: Act 1 scene III

18: Q how does Juliet feel about marriage? How does she feel about Paris? Q describe the nurse character? | A. Juliet does not want to get married and she is not to fond of Paris. A the nurse is an old dirty mouthed maid whos job in the capulet houshold is to nurse the babys.

19: A. The boys are baout to crash the Capulet party. A. Romeo feels jumpy because he had a bad dream last night. A. Mercutio hates women you can tell by his speech, he also probably might be gay. | Act I SceneIV Q . What are the boys about to do Q. Why does Romeo feel jumpy Q. Describe the type of person Mercutio is. Use clues from his behavior and his speech.

20: Act 1 scene V

22: Q. Why did Shakespeare include the scene with the two sevants? (two main reasons) Q. what is ironic about Romeo's enrance? Q. What happens when Tybalt hears Romeo's voice? Q. How does Romeo convince Juliet to kiss him so quicky? | A. probably for comic relif and to give the actors time to change. A. when he enters he is only thinking of Rosaline then he sees Juliet and forgets rosaline. A. Tybalt goes into a rage but is held backby his uncle. A. Romeo just confuses her with words then kisses her.

23: Q. Why did Shakespeare include the scene with the two sevants? (two main reasons) Q. what is ironic about Romeo's enrance? Q. What happens when Tybalt hears Romeo's voice? Q. How does romeo convince Juliet to kiss him so quicky? | A. probably for comic relif and to give the actors time to change. A. when he enters he is only thinking of rosaline then he sees Juliet and forgets rosaline. A. Tybalt goes into a rage but is held backby his uncle. A. romeo just confuses her with words then kisses her. | Q. what forshadowing do we get at the end of Act 1 scene 5? | A. we get the idea that Juliet is going to die after she gets married,and Romeo says that his life is in his foe's hands and he kills himself in the end.

24: Act 2 scene I Q. where do Mercutio and Benvolio belive Romeo is hiding?(Keep your answer as clean as possible) Q. what is Romeo actualy doing? Q. What things does Romeo compare Juliet to? | A. they think that Romeo is hiding in the bushes by a tree that looks like body parts on Rosaline A. Romeo is actualy spying on Juliet from beneath her balchony, he is also talking to himself about how much he loves her. A. Romeo compares Juliet to the sun, stars, the light in the east just before the sun rises, an angel, and a ghost he also says that she is green and sickly because of her verginity.

25: Act 2 sceneII Q. Why does Shakspeare make Mercutio and why Benvolio talk about 'phyisical love' in the scene right nefore the balcony scene where Romeo and Juliet talk about emotional love Q. A famous line from this scene is "that which we call a rose by any other name would still smell as sweet." What does this mean? Q What does Romeo swear his love by? Why does Juliet not like this? Q. Who proposes what is the plan | A. Because if they didn't have that speach Romeo would just seem like a creepy person spying on some girl that looks good. A. This line means it means that names don't matter as long as they still act the same. A. Romeo swears his love by the moon. JUliet does not like this because the moon is inconsistent and she doesn't want his love to be the same. A. Juliet proposes and they plan to get married at nine the next day.

26: Act 2 scene III Q. What does Romeo do after leaving Juliet Q What does the friar think about his change of loves Q.what does friar lawrence think of romeos suggestion why does he agree to help? | A. Romeo immediatly goes to the friar to say that he wants to marry Juliet. A. the friar thinks that Romeo's sudden change in loves is not healthy for him A. the Friar thinks that Romeo's suggestion is not the best in the world but he agrees to marry Juleit and romeo so he can perhaps stop the feud between the two families.

27: A. as a result romeo now loves Juliet instead of rosaline A. Mercutio calls Tybalt The King of Cats because he is a almost perfect swordsman and the King of Cats was supposed to be an expert swordsman A. He is probably crude about Romeo's night because he wants to get romeo mad so that he will come home with them A. Mercutio in short treats the nurse like dirt. | Act 2 scene IV Q. what has happened as a result of crashing the party? Q. What does Mercutio call Tybalt and why? Q. Why is mercutio so crude is describing Romeo's night? Q. How does Mercutio treat the nurse?

28: Act2 scene V Q. What happens in this scene Q. Why does the Nurse torture Juliet the way she does | A. in this scene the nurse is being a dingbat and not telling Juliet what she should be hearing A.She tortures Juliet because it provides some sort of comoc relif in this scene because she throws in a whole lot of lame excuses and unusual things

29: Act2 scene VI Q.Analyze Friar Lawrence's Speech to Romeo. Q. What happend in this scene? | A. Friar lawrece's speech to romeo is basicaly a simple don't dive in with all fours but creep in slowly. A.in this scene Romeo and Juliet are being all googly eyed about each other before the wedding.

30: Act 3 scene I Q. What happens between Tybalt and Mercutio? Q. What does Romeo do in retaliation? Q. How have romeo's actions led to his downfall? Q. What makes a tragic hero? Q What is Romeo's fatal flaw. Q. What happensafter the fight between romeo and Tybalt? | A. Romeo does not want to fight Tybalt because he is married to Juliet and Mercutio is ansy and fights Tybalt for Romeo A.Romeo killed tybalt in retaliation A.Romeo has married Juliet without thinking A. A tragic hero always has a fatal flaw Q. Romeo's fatal flaw is that he doesn't think things through A. After they fight romeo is banished from Verona

31: Q. How is this the turning point in the story | A. this is the turning point in the story because it starts the climax in the story.

32: Act 3 scene II & III Q. What is the confusion in this scene? Q.List four examples of antithesis that Shakespeare uses in this scene. Why does he use antitheseis here? | A. the confusion in this scene was that the Nurse was being difficult again and not being clear. She was saying that Tybalt was dead but Juliet thought that romeo was dead. A."O serpent heart hid with a flowering face! Beautiful tyrant! Dove feathered raven! and wolvish-ravening lamb!" (sparknotes.com/nofearshakspeare) Shakespeare uses antitheses because Juliet still loves Romeo even though he killed her cousin.

33: Q. What does Juliet feelabout what Romeo has done? Q.how does Juliet react when the Nurse scolds Romeo? What did this say about Juliet feels about her marriage? | A. Juliet feels almost like she has been betrayed by the one that she loves the most, but later in the scene she feels that she has not been betrayed but more likley she feels that Romeo had the right to kill Tybalt because Tybalt would have otherwise killed him. A.When the Nurse scolds Romeo Juliet is quick to respond by saying that Romeo is her husband and that she was wrong to call him names.

34: Q. What does the Nurse decide to do? Q. What is the relationship between the Friar and Romeo like? Q.How does Romeo show that he is still foolhardy and willing to put emotion before logic | A. The Nurse decides to go get Romeo, so that Juliet gets to see him once before he is banished. and so that Juliet won't keep bawling like a baby. | A. The relationship between Friar Lawrence and Romeo is kind of like a 'Father' son relationship. Being that Romeo is very impulsive and the Holy 'Father' is like a father disciplineing his child A. He is still foolhardy because he thinks that Verona is all the world to him and he'd rather be dead than banished.

35: Q. What is the Friars suggestion to make things right? Q. How does this scene end? | A. The Friar desides that to get Romeo and Juliet back together he will get Romeo to go to Mantua so that he can talk the prince into lifting the sentence of banishment. In this way he will get Romeo and Juliet back together A. This scene ends on a happy note being that Romeo might get back to Juliet and that Juliet will get to see her husband one last time before he leaves for Mantua.

36: Act3 scene IV/V Q. What has been decided regarding Juliet’s Fate in this scene? Q. What was Capulet’s only concern about this? What does this tell us about his relationship with his daughter? Q. What is the significance of larks and nightingales? Q. What super obvious foreshadowing does Shakespeare give us in this scene? | A. It has been decided that Juliet is to be wedded to the leather old guy Paris. A. Capulet’s only concern was that the wedding date would be too soon after Tybalt’s death not that Juliet would not like Paris which all goes to show how much he does NOT know about his daughter.

37: Q. How does Capulet react to Juliet’s acceptance or lack of? What ultimatum does he give her? Q. What is the significance of larks and nightingales? Q. What super obvious foreshadowing does Shakespeare give us in this scene? | A. Capulet is not impressed at Juliet’s outburst about how much she hates Paris and that she would not marry him if she had to kill herself so he takes it upon himself to give her two choices, a)get married to Paris or b) she will be disowned by her father and she can live out on the streets. A. In the beginning of this scene Juliet does not want Romeo to leave so she says that Romeo heard a Nightingale not a lark which sings in the morning.

38: A. He gives us a very blunt foreshadowing when Juliet and Romeo say basically “I think that the next time I see you you’ll be dead. And in the end the next time Juliet sees Romeo he is dead. A. She freaks out at her because she hates Paris without a doubt. | Q. What super obvious foreshadowing does Shakespeare give us in this scene? Q. How does Juliet react to her mother’s announcement?

39: Q. How does Capulet react to Juliet’s acceptance or lack of? What ultimatum does he give her? | A. Capulet is not impressed at Juliet’s outburst about how much she hates Paris and that she would not marry him if she had to kill herself so he takes it upon himself to give her two choices, a)get married to Paris or b) she will be disowned by her father and she can live out on the streets.

40: Act 4 scene I Q. Why is Paris at the church? What does he tell the Friar? Q. How does Juliet use double entandres in this scene? | A.Pairis is at the church to arange the wedding with the Friar and when the Friar doesn't like the haste he says that Juliet's dad is worried for her health because of her mourning and getting married might cheer her up. A.Juliet uses an double entandre when Paris says that she is his wife so she replies that she will be called his wife when she is his wife meaning that she's nota wife yet but also means that she is also married and doesn't want to be called Paris' wife.

41: Q. How does Juliet Mirror the same actions of Romeo, who was in the very same place just the day before? Q. What are some of the things that Juliet would rather do than marry Paris? | A.Juliet does the same thing that Romeo did when he was in that spot he said "give me an alternative or I'll do myself in" Juliet said basicaly the same thing. A. Juliet would rather lie in a pit of old yellowed rotting bones or wrap herself up in a newly dead body's shroud or even chaind to a roaring bear, all these things she would rather do than marry Paris

42: Q. Out line Friar lawrences plan in detail step-by-step. | A.first Juliet is to go and be supposedly reconciled to her father and agree to marry Paris, next she is to go into her bedroom by herself and take the poison to make her look very dead she will be, according to custom buried in the vault with her ancestors there to await rescue by Romeo.

43: A. The servant man is blathering about cooks that lick their fingers because if a cook can’t taste their own food is a horrible cook. A. the unexpected result of Juliet telling her Father is that the wedding date is bumped up a day. | Act 4 scene II Q. Why is the servant man blathering on about cooks who lick their fingers? Q. What is and unexpected result of Juliet telling her father she’ll marry Paris?

44: Act 4 scene III Q. Juliet is unsure of taking the poison for a couple of reasons, can you describe them? Q. What thing does she imagine finally convinces her to drink the poison. | A. Juliet is worried about taking the poison is that a)the potion might actually be real poison and could kill her b) she might go crazy in the vault with her ancestors and start playing with bones and c) she could suffocate inside the tomb. A. The only reason that she drinks the poison is she imagines Tybalt’s ghost chasing Romeo and she should drink the potion for Romeo.

45: Act 4 scene IV Q. What happens in this scene? | A. This scene is just everybody getting the preparations for the wedding done.

46: Act 4 scene V Q. How is death personified in this scene? Q. Are Juliet’s parents unconcerned by her death, or angry that their don’t get to marry her to Paris | A. Death in this scene is personified by saying that death is married to Juliet or has stolen her from the earth A. Juliet’s mother is more concerned for her death than that she didn’t get to marry Juliet off where as in the other parent he is more concerned that she didn’t marry Paris than that she died.

47: Q. What does the Friar tell the family to stop them from shouting out in grief? Q. What is the reason for having the argument between Peter and the musicians? | A. The Friar has had enough of the family shouting and lamenting in grief he says that she is probably happier where she is now than she is now. A. The argument between the musicians as a bit of comic relief and so that they can change the scene without being totally boring.

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