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FC: Romeo and Juliet by: Destyn

1: prologue

3: What things are introduced during the first prologue? Why do you think Shakespeare chose to tell us what he did in the prologue? The main story line is told in the prologue, Shakespeare chose to tell us the hole story line because he wanted us to understand and pay attention to the play

4: Setting dose not just include the location. It also includes the time, the circumstances of the characters, the social structure, and many other issues. Summarize the setting of the story as the outlined by the prologue. The prologue tells us that the story takes place in Verona. Romeo and Juliet are from 2 families of equal wealth and their families are in a feud.

5: Choose three words or phrases that you encountered in the prologue that seemed confusing or difficult. Explain what they mean? 1. Whose misadventured piteous overthrows This means they can’t stop their parents from fighting even after they get married 2. With their death bury their parents’ strife This means the feud did not end until their children died because of their fight 3. What here shall miss, our toil shall strive to mend. They will show us what happened

6: Act 1 scene 1

7: Act 1 scene 1 1. What does the fight between the servants tell us about the feud in Romeo and Juliet? The feud has affected everyone even if they are not related 2. What does it mean to “take the wall”? The streets are like big gutter and the wall is the safes spot not to get dirty 3. What is wrong with “biting your thumb” at someone? It is rude to bite your thumb at people it’s like fingering someone

8: Fight between Tybalt and Benvolio: 4. What kind of character is Benvolio? How is he antithetical to Tybalt? Benvolio is peaceful honest and wants the feud to end. Tybalt loves to fight.

9: Speech from the prince: 5. What is the punishment for fighting on the streets as decreed by the prince? How is this ironic? He says he will kill anyone that is caught fighting on the streets this is ironic because he is killing people to stop them from killing each other 6. Why does it bother the prince so much that there is civil unrest in Verona? He wants peace and they will not listen to their ruler and it is insulting to him

10: Introduction of Romeo: 7. What is your first impression of Romeo? Why is he acting the way he is? How does this set up romeo for the rest of the play? Romeo seems like a pitiful love struck wimp who could not get over his love for someone that would not love him back. He is shallow and goes for looks he doesn’t know her but he thinks he loves her. Superficial and fallen love at once and full out relationship.

12: Act 1, scene 2-3

13: Act 1, scene 2 1.Who is Paris? Paris is a rich old man who wants to marry Juliet 2. In this scene, what impression do we get of Lord Capulet? How does he feel about Juliet and marriage? You think he is a caring father who wants his daughter to love the man she marries and not to get marry for two more years 3. How much power does Juliet have over her own life? What evidence do we see of this? She does not have a lot of power over her life because her parents are telling her who to marry and she does not argue

14: 4. How dies Peter, the Capulet servant, provide comic relief in this scene? He is having a spastic moment and is ranting about he can’t read and he just rants 5. Why does Romeo decide to crash the Capulet party? Dose Shakespeare provides any foreshadowing of future events? Romeo decides to crash the party because Rosaline will be there. There is foreshadowing because we know Romeo is shallow and his friend keeps telling him he will change his mind and it is talked about how beautiful Juliet is.

15: Act 1, scene 3 1.How does Juliet feel about marriage? How does she feel about Paris? She does not dream of it. Juliet says will try to love the person her parents want her to marry and will marry him if they tell her to but she thinks he is not marring for love 2.Describe the nurse character. She is an old dirty lady who makes rude jokes.

16: Act 1 Scene 4

17: Act 1 Scene 4 1.What are the boys about to go do in this scene? The boys are going to crash the party and are in masks but Romeo is trudging along 2.Why dose Romeo feel jumpy? Romeo had a dream were the party was going to lead to something bad like his death 3.Describe the type of person Mercutio is. Use clues from his behavior and his speech. He is a casual party guy who goes on and on. We think he might like Romeo

18: Act 2, Scene 1-2

19: Act2, scene 1 1. Where do Mercutio and Benvolio believe Romeo is hiding? (Keep your answer as clean as possible!) Hiding in the bushes with Rosaline 2. What is Romeo actually doing? Romeo was hiding in the bushes spying on Juliet 3. What things does Romeo compare Juliet to? He compared her to the sun

20: Act 2, Scene 2 4. More Irony: Why does Shakespeare make Mercutio and Benvolio talk about ‘physical love’ in the scene right before the balcony scene, where Romeo and Juliet talk about emotional love? This shows that Romeo thinks about love and how thinks he loves Juliet. 5. 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? You can call something by another name but it will still be as wonderful as before

21: 6. What does Romeo swear his love by? Why does Juliet not like this? He swears by the moon but Juliet does not like this because the moon is always changing and she does not want him to be inconsistent. 7. Who proposes? What is the plan Juliet is the one who really proposes. The plan is to get married the next day.

22: Act 2, scene3-4

23: Act 2, scene3 1. What does Romeo go do immediately after leaving Juliet? Romeo goes to talk to the friar and asks him to marry them 2. What does Friar Lawrence think about Romeo’s sudden change in love interests? The Friar thinks that that Romeo is just doing this because he never truly loved Rosaline 3. What does Friar Lawrence think of Romeo’s suggestion? Why does he agree to help? The friar eventually thought that it was a good idea because he thought the marriage would unite the two families and stop the feud.

24: Act 2, Scene 4 1. What has happened as a result of the party-crashing? Tybalt sent a letter to Romeos house hold to challenge Romeo to fight 2. What does Mercutio call Tybalt and why? Mercutio calls Tybalt the Prince of Cats, he calls him this because The Prince of Cats is a great swordsman and he is comparing the two. 3. Why is Mercutio so crude when describing Romeo’s night? He is jealous, he hates women, he does not think love is a real thing

25: 4. How does Mercutio treat the Nurse? He is rude to her because he does not like women and he thinks she is trying to hit on Romeo 5. What is interesting about the way the Nurse and Peter speak to one another? (Hint: look at the style of writing). They speak in normal sentences and not in iambic pentameter to show they are uneducated and lower class.

26: 6. What do the Nurse and Romeo decide to do regarding the marriage? They decide to meet behind the abbey to get married, Romeo will give a rope to someone so he can get to Juliet that night through her balcony. 7. What is the mood of the scene? The mood seems pretty happy in this scene.

28: Act 2, Scene 5-6

29: Act 2, Scene 5 1. What happens in this scene? Why does the Nurse torture Juliet the way she does? The nurse returns and avoids telling Juliet what Romeo said. 2. Why does the Nurse torture Juliet the way she does? She enjoys seeing Juliet squirm so she delays on telling Juliet the news.

30: Act 2, Scene 6 1. What happens in this scene? In this scene Romeo and Juliet go to get married and they talk to the Friar 2. Analyze Friar Lawrenc’s speech to Romeo - not really a bubbly, pre-wedding type speech, is it? The speech in this scene is more of a warning than a wedding speech. The friar is telling Romeo not to love Juliet all at once like he did with Rosaline.

32: Act 3, Scene 1

33: Act 3, Scene 1 1.What happens between Tybalt and Mercutio? Tybalt wanted to fight with Romeo but Romeo did not want to fight, so Mercutio decided to fight for Romeo. Romeo tried to stop them and Tybalt killed Mercutio 2.What does Romeo do in retaliation? In retaliation he killed Tybalt for killing Mercutio 3.How have Romeo’s own choices led to his downfall? He killed Tybalt even though he knew if he fought he would be killed by order of the prince

34: 4.What creates a tragic hero? He causes his own down fall and can’t blame it on any one else 5.What is Romeo’s fatal flaw? In Romeos case his tragic or fatal flaw is he is impulsive. In this scene he kills Tybalt without thinking it through

35: 6.What happens after the fight between Romeo and Tybalt? Benvolio tells Romeo to run away then a crowd arrives the crowd includes Montague lady Capulet the prince ect. Lady Capulet is devastated and wants Romeo to be killed but since Romeo was avenging Mercutio’s death and Mercutio is the prince’s cousin the prince decides to banish Romeo instead of killing him 7.How is this the turning point in the story? This is the turning point in this story because this is the thing that starts the downward spiral of the story.

36: Act 3, Scene 2-3

37: Act 3, Scene 2 1.What is the confusion in this scene? The confusion in this scene is when the nurse is telling Juliet about what happened Juliet thinks the nurse is saying Romeo is dead instead of Tybalt. 2.List four examples of antithesis that Shakespeare uses in this scene. Why does he use antithesis here? 1.He's a beautiful tyrant 2.a fiendish angel 3.Dove-feathered raven 4.wolvish-ravening lamb Shakespeare uses antithesis here because he is showing that Juliet is mad at Romeo but still loves him.

38: 3.What does Juliet feel about what Romeo has done? Juliet still loves Romeo but is mad at him. 4.How does Juliet react when the Nurse scolds Romeo? What did this say about Juliet’s view on her marriage? Juliet gets mad at the nurse and says that Romeo may have killed her cousin but her cousin would have killed Romeo. 5.What does the Nurse decide to do? The nurse gets tired of Juliet’s whining and goes to get Romeo

39: Act 3, Scene 3

40: Act 3, Scene 3 1.What is the relationship between Romeo and Friar Lawrence? Friar Lawrence tells Romeo what to do but Romeo rarely listens but the friar still helps Romeo when he makes mistakes, so their relationship is where the friar bales out Romeo. 2.How does Romeo show that he is still foolhardy and willing to put emotion before logic? He thinks it would be better to be dead than banished he is not thinking logically.

41: 3.What is the Friar’s suggestion to make things right? He tells Romeo to go be with Juliet for a night then leave Verona and he will try and convince the prince to let Romeo to come back then he and Juliet could be together again. 4.How does the scene end? The scene ends with Romeo going to see Juliet.

42: Act 3 Scene 4-5

43: Act 3 Scene 4-5 1. What has been decided regarding Juliet’s fate in this scene? In this scene lord Capulet promises Paris that they would be married on Thursday. 2. What was Capulet’s only concern about this? What does this tell us about his relationship with his daughter? Capulet’s only concern in this scene is about the day of the wedding, if the wedding is too soon after Tybalt’s death. This shows that Capulet’s relationship with Juliet is not very good and Capulet only cares about himself.

44: Act 3 Scene 5 1. What is the significance about “larks” and “nightingales” in this scene? The significance of these two birds was that Romeo and Juliet are arguing if it is day or night and Juliet is saying that it was not the lark that called it was the nightingale 2. What super obvious foreshadowing does Shakespeare give us as Romeo leaves? Romeo and Juliet tell each other they look pale like they are dead and Juliet tells Romeo she thinks it is the last time she will see him alive.

46: Act 4 Scene 1

47: 1. Why is Paris at the church? What does he tell the Friar? Paris is at the church because he is telling the Friar about the wedding and why he wants to get married so soon. 2. How does Juliet use double entendres in this scene? When Paris calls her a wife she says he can call her that when she is a wife but she is already a wife. 3. How does Juliet mirror the actions of Romeo, who was in the very same place just the day before? Both of them were crying to the friar and telling him they wanted to kill themselves.

48: 4. What are some things Juliet would rather do than marry Paris? She would rather jump off a tower, or to walk down the crime-ridden streets of a slum, sit in a field full of poisonous snakes, be chained up with wild bears, Climb down into a freshly dug grave and hide with a dead man in his tomb. 5. Outline Friar Lawrence’s plan in detail, step-by-step. The Friar tells Juliet to go home and tell her parents that she is going to marry Paris, go to bed and drink the potion. Juliet will then after dead and will be put in the tomb and word will be sent to Romeo to come get her. After Juliet’s family is gone they will save Juliet before she wakes up.

49: Act 4 scene 2

50: Act 4 scene 2 1. Why is the servant man blathering on about cooks who lick their fingers? He is talking about cooks that lick their fingers because cooks that lick their fingers would eat their own food, so if they lick their fingers they will be good cooks. 2. What is an unexpected result of Juliet telling her father she’ll marry Paris? After Juliet tells her father this he moves the wedding day up from Thursday to Wednesday.

51: Act 4 Scene 3 1. Juliet is unsure of taking the poison for a couple of reasons. Describe them. Juliet is unsure of taking the poison because she thinks the friar might be trying to kill her or she will wake up in the tomb. 2. What thing does she imagine that finally convinces her to drink the potion?

52: Act 4 Scene 4 1. What is this scene all about? In this scene the Capulets are getting ready for the wedding. Act 4 Scene 5 1. How is Death personified in this scene? Death is personified in this scene when Capulet says Juliet is married to death and death is his son in law. 2. Are Juliet’s parents unconcerned by her death, or angry that they don’t get to marry her to Paris? Explain your answer. Juliet’s parents are upset about her death but they also wanted to marry her to Paris.

53: 2. Are Juliet’s parents unconcerned by her death, or angry that they don’t get to marry her to Paris? Explain your answer. Juliet’s parents are upset about her death but they also wanted to marry her to Paris. 3. What does the Friar tell the family to stop them from shouting out in grief? The Friar tells the family that Juliet is in a better place. 4. What is the reason for having the argument between Peter and the musicians? The reason for having the argument was to have enough time to change scenes from Capulet’s house to the tomb.

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