FC: Romeo and Juliet
1: 1.What are the things that are introduced during the first prologue? Why do you think Shakespeare chose to tell us what he did in the prologue? The things that introduced during the first prologue are how the two families are arguing yet it does not tell us why they are. I think that Shakespeare is trying to foreshadow. I think that he is foreshadowing to tell us right at the beginning so that people are grasping a very good understanding on what happening. The death of Romeo and Juliet also had a very big impact on the play because then finally their parents finally came together and stopped there fighting. That is why I think he is telling us that in the prologue.
2: What happend as a rusult of the party crashing? After a rusult of the party Romeo has finally found his one true love, to be with forever. What does Mercutio call Tybalt and why? Mercutio calls Tybalt the Prince of Cats. He calls him this because Romeo fights very much by the book and he doesn’t do anything underhand and or ditch and so he fights fairly and does things properly. Why did Mercutio so crude when describing Romeos right? Mercutio is so crude when describing Romeo right because Mercutio thinks that Romeo was with Rosalynn doing bad things and so he was very crude in deciding what he thought the 2 were doing?. | Act 2 Scene 4
4: What does Romeo do immediately after leaving Juliet? Immediately after leaving Juliet Romeo goes and finds Friar Lawrence and asks him to marry him. What does Friar Lawrence think about Romeos sudden change in love interests? Friar thinks that Romeo is a little nut. He thinks this because Romeo keeps on switching his lovers and he also thinks that he should just stick to one lady and to make up his mind.
6: Setting doesn’t just include the location. It also includes the time, the circumstances of the characters, the social stricter, and many other issues. Summarize the setting of this story as outlined by the prologue. The city of Verona is where the setting takes place. The story is about a young boy and girl who have a very equal wealth and status. Romeo and Juliet are suppose to hate each other but don’t even know why. At the end of the story Romeo and Juliet fall in love but the two take their lives. After their death Romeo and Juliets parents finally come together
7: Choose three words or phrases that you encounters in the prologue or difficult and explain what they mean? “From ancient grudge break to new mutiny” – This phrase means old fights are turning into new ones. “From forth the fatal loins of these two foes”- The words “Fatal Loins: mean the parents of Romeo and Juliet “Where civil blood makes civil hands unclean.” – This phrase means people are fighting on the streets.
8: 1.What does the fight between the servants tell us about the Feud in Romeo and Juliet? The fight between the servants tells us about the feud in Romeo and Juliet is that the Servants are getting brainwashed. The servants that are not even related to the Capulet’s and they hate them.
9: 2.What does it mean to take the wall? To take the wall means to walk along the wall and avoid human waste. The men would even push the women away from the wall to protect themselves and wouldn’t give them any respect.
10: 3.What is wrong with biting your thumb at that someone? Biting your thumb at someone back then was a really bad insult back then. When someone bit their finger at you it was very mean and insulting.
11: 4.What kind of Character is Benvolio? How is he an antithetical to Tybalt? The kind of Character that Benvolio is would be that he wants world peace and no fighting. Benvolio is kind of a tattle tale, since he tells on everyone. Tybalt is the kind of guy who likes to fight. Tybalt hates peace and even the word peace.
12: 5. What is the punishment for fighting on the street as decided by the prince? How is that ironic? The punishment that people get when fighting on the streets decided by the Prince is, they will get threatened by death. This is very ironic because the Prince is trying to keep people from killing people by killing them.
13: 6. Why does it bother the prince so much that there is civil unrest in Verona? It bothers the Prince so much that there is civil unrest in Verona because, No peace in Verona makes the Prince very angry and mad. For the Prince it is a bad reflection on him and how he rules his city.
14: What is your first impression on Romeo, Why is he acting the way he is, How does this set up Romeo for the rest of the play? My first impression on Romeo is that he is kind or a baby. He gets depressed very easily. I think that he is acting this way because he is in love. The only problem is, is that the girl that Romeo liked before Juliet doesn’t love him back, so basically he is saying that love can be great but painful at times. This sets Romeo up for the rest of the play because he likes girls mainly for his looks and when he gets into a relationship he dives right into it.
15: Who is Paris? Paris is an older man, who is rich and has many wrinkles. He is not very attractive, wants to marry Juliet and get the cover of his book.
16: In this scene what impression did we get of lord Capulet? How does he feel about Juliet? He is very caring and he really cares about Juliet. He wants her to wait until she is 16 to get married and to wait to make sure she is really in love with her.
17: How much power does Juliet have over her own life? What evidence do we see of this? Juliet doesn’t have very much power over her own life. I think this because she just does what she is told and it seems like her parents have total control over her.
18: How much power does Juliet have over her own life? What evidence do we see of this? Juliet doesn’t have very much power over her own life. I think this because she just does what she is told and it seems like her parents have total control over her.
19: Why does Romeo decide to crash the Capulet party? Does shakes pear provide any foreshadowing of future events? Romeo crashes the part because he sees Rosaline’s name on the guest list. Yes, there is foreshadowing because Benvolio keeps on saying how many other beautiful girls there are other that Rosaline. He is trying to convince him to love Juliet instead.
20: How does Peter, the Capulet Servant, provide comic relief in this scene? Peter is very high strung and when he gets handed this letter he gets very disappointed because he can’t read. He starts ranting and he gets mad and goes and talks to Romeo, who is a Montague and says that montages cant come giving them an idea.
21: How does Juliet feel about marriage? How does she feel about Paris? Juliet doesn’t feel very strong about this marriage attempt but for her mother’s sake she wills give Paris a try. Juliet is not really interested in Paris and she knows that he is only marrying her to be part of the Capulet family. Juliet is going to give him a try and will marry him if her parents make her but will not if not made to.
22: Describe the Nurse? The nurse is an older lady who enjoys making laughs by using dirty jokes. She only has about 4 teeth and is always thinking dirty. Another fact about her is that when she was about 13 or so she also lost her virginity.
23: What are the boys about to do in this scene? The boys are about to crash the Capulet party. All of the boys are carrying there torches and wearing shiney masks while Romeo is being depressed and grumpy as always.
24: Why does Romeo feel jumpy? Romeo feels jumpy because he had a bad dream. Romeos dream was that he was going to die. Ironically he actually did die in the end and his dream did come true.
25: Describe the type of person Mercutio is? Use clues from his behavior and his speech? Mercutio is very long winded and is not really a serious. He is not serious because he dosent believe in true love and is a very big “Party Animal”. Mercutio might be gay with Romeo and he vey much talks a lot.
26: Why did Shakespeare include the scene with the two servants? I think that the two servants were in the scene to give the actors time to change because the actors have to get ready for the masquerade party. Another reason is to give the scene some comic relief and to introduce the scene.
27: What is ironic about Romeos entrance to the party? What is ironic about Romeos entrance to the part is that most people would guess that he was going to go see Roselyn right away but Romeo ends up hooking up with Juliet and falling extremely in love with her.
28: What happens when Tybalt hears Romeos voice? What happens when Tybalt hears Romeos voice, he gets very mad because Romeo is not supposes to be at the party? Then Tybalt tries to start a fight, when the Capulet stops it and says that he doesn’t want a fight in the middle of my party and that he will deal with it later.
29: How does Romeo convince Juliet to kiss him so quickly? Romeo convinces Juliet to kiss him by playing mind games with her to convince her and confuse her. Romeo also relates to cheesy and flattery quotes and Juliet just says that a hand shake is like a kiss. Romeo, without permission goes and kisses her and then again. At the end of this scene Juliet actually thought that he was a good kisser.
30: What foreshadowing to we get at the end of Act 1 scene 5? Some foreshadowing is that Tybalt is going to get revenge on Romeo, because Romeo came uninvited. Romeo was not supposed to come to the party because he is a Montague. Another foreshadowing scene is when Juliet basically says she wants to marry him or she will die. They barely know each other and they already want to get married.
31: Where do Benvolio and Mercutio think that Romeo is hiding? Benvolio and Mercutio think that Romeo is hiding in the Meddler Trees with Roselyn. They think that the two are doing something more than just talking and doing very inappropriate stuff. Mercutio references how the fruit shapes symbolize the parts on people. What Is Romeo actually doing? Romeo is actually spying on Juliet. Juliet has no idea and gets scared when he comes out of the bushes. Romeo is telling Juliet his true feelings about her and how he loves her deeply. Juliet feels the same way and that she would die without him and doesn’t care if he is a Montague or not. | Act 2 Scene 1
32: What things does Romeo compare Juliet to? Romeo compares Juliet to the envious moon, the eastern sun, and the shining stars in the night sky. Also Romeo compares himself as a sailor and Juliet as merchandise to be found. 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. I think that having these two scenes shows that Mercutio is more into the “Physical Love” and dosent really care A famous line from the scene is “that which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet,” what does this mean?
33: What does Romeo swear his love by? Why does Juliet not like this? Romeo swears his love by the moon, but Juliet does not like this. He doesn’t like this because the moon is always changing and they she wants their love to be steady and non changing. Who proposes? What is the plan? Romeo proposes to Juliet but the whole time they were talking Juliet was giving hints about trying to make him think that it was his idea. The plan is that If Romeos intentions of marriage then he has to go to the Friar and ask him to wed them tomorrow.
34: What does Friar Lawrence think of Romeos suggestion? Why does he agree to help? Friar thinks that Romeo should be 100% sure before he marries Juliet because Friar thinks that it would be mean to end up braking up and also breaking her heart. Friar agrees to help because he feels that inside Romeo is actually sincere and will be good to her. | 1. What does Romeo go do immediatly after leaving Julliet ? Immediatly after leavining Julliet. Romeo goes to friar lawrence and asks him to marry them. What does Friar Lawrence think about Romeos sudden change in love interests. Friar lawrence thinks that Romeo is a bit crazy because he is changing his lovers back and forth. He thinks he is a bit messed up and should just stick to one lover. Friar lawrence thinks that Romeo is not that smart frome switching lovers back and forth | Act 2 Scene 3
35: How does the scene end? The scene ends by when the nurse leaves and the Friar and Romeo talk about how Romeo should go and see Juliet and that the Friar will send a messenger to go and tell Romeo about what he is going to do and what’s going on in Verona.
36: How does Mercutio treat the nurse? Mercutio treats the nurse rudely. He treats her this way because he feels that just because he is higher up in status that her she should be able to treat her badly. What is interesting about the way the nurse and peter speak to another? The nurse and peter do not speak to one another in limbic pentameter and so this shows that they are not very high on social status and that they are not very educated
37: What do the Nurse and Romeo decide to do regarding the marriage? The nurse and Romeo decide to have the wedding but in secret in about 1 hour but the nurse has to try and get Juliet to the Church. After the nurse sends a rope ladder over the wall so that Romeo can crawl into Juliet’s room. What is the mood of this scene The mood of this scene is sort of happy and funny because everyone is laughing and joking because of where Romeo was. The mood is also a little secretive because the nurse and Romeo is are keeping things from everyone else. | What do the Nurse and Romeo decide to do regarding the marriage? The nurse and Romeo decide to have the wedding but in secret in about 1 hour but the nurse has to try and get Juliet to the Church. After the nurse sends a rope ladder over the wall so that Romeo can crawl into Juliet’s room. What is the mood of this scene The mood of this scene is sort of happy and funny because everyone is laughing and joking because of where Romeo was. The mood is also a little secretive because the nurse and Romeo is are keeping things from everyone else.
38: Act 2 Scene 5 | What happens in this scene? In this scene Juliet is very impatiently waiting to hear what Romeo is going to say or respond and also the nurse is tormenting Juliet by not telling her his answer right away but eventually tells her after time. Why does the nurse torture Julliet the way she does? The nurse tortures Juliet the way she does because the nurse for once wants the center of attention. She thinks that Juliet gets too much attention and thinks that her having all of the answered she gets the centre of attention.
39: Act 2 Scene 6 | Friar Lawrence’s speech isn’t very bubbly it less sounds quite dark. Romeo says some things about how much he is in love with her and how he couldn’t love another person as much as he loves Juliet. Then all of the sudden the Friar just goes and shoots him down saying things like “ Love burns out to quickly and if you love to much it will give you a bad taste as if you ate too much honey”. | Analyze Friar Lawrence’s speech to Romeo – not really a bubbly pre wedding type speech is it?
40: Act 3 Scene 1 | 1. What happens between Mercutio and Tybalt? Between Mercutio and Tybalt they got in a sword fight. This happened because Romeo kept on saying how much he loved Tybalt because they were related now. This made Mercutio mad because Romeo wasn’t fighting Tybalt like he was suppose to and so Mercutio n fought Tybalt on behalf of Romeo. 2. What does Romeo do in Retaliation? Romeo kills Tybalt in Revenge to get back at him for killing Mercutio. (His best Friend)
41: 3.How does Romeo own choices lead to his downfall? Romeos own choices have lead to his own downfall because he chose to go after Tybalt and kill him, which made him get banished from Verona. Romeo also has some other problems and especially since he doesn’t think this through first before he does them. 4. What creates a tragic hero? A tragic hero is when one of the characters of the story keeps on having some bad downfalls and they can blame no one but themselves. 5. What is Romeos fatal fall? Romeo`s fatal flaw is that he is very impulsive and he doesn’t think things through before he does them. For example the Tybalt incident, then liking Rosaline, then is marring Juliet.
42: 6. What happens after the fight between Romeo and Tybalt? What happens after the fight between Romeo and Tybalt is that Romeo is trying to hurry up and run away for the scene where Tybalt is because if he doesn’t leave then he could be executed. After everyone shows up at the scene, Benvolio basically tattles on Romeo and what he had done and so they decide to banish him instead of execute him. 7. How is this the turning point in the story? This is the turning point in the story because it sets off a bunch of bad things. Since Romeo had gotten banished this makes Juliet sad, and to make her fake her own death. This would have worked out perfectly until one of the Friars didn’t deliver the message to Romeo that it was a fake death and not real. As result Romeo believed that Juliet was really dead and so he killed himself. When Juliet woke up from her fake death she realized what Romeo had done and killed herself.
43: Act 3 Scene 2 | 1. What is the confusion in this scene? The confusion in this scene is that the nurse is saying “He’s dead” to Juliet. Juliet is confused because she thinks that the nurse is saying that Romeo is dead but really Tybalt is dead. 2. List 4 examples of antithesis that Shakespeare uses in his scene. Why does he use antithesis here? 4 exampled of antithesis that Shakespeare uses I the scene is when Juliet is : .Beautiful tyrant! Fiend angelical! Dove-feathered raven, wolvish-ravening lamb!
44: 3. What does Juliet feel about what Romeo has done? Juliet feels very mad at Romeo because he killed Tybalt. She is mad at him for killing Tybalt because that was her cousin and they were related. 4. How does Juliet react when the nurse scolds Romeo? What did this say about Juliet’s view on her marriage. When the nurse scolds Romeo Juliet is mad. Juliet totally changed her point of view and is now defending Romeo. This says on Juliet’s view of her marriage that she really does love Romeo. 4. What does the nurse decide to do? The nurse goes out and looks for Romeo because Juliet is winning. Juliet wants to see him and the nurse is sick of the begging and whinnies so she goes and finds him so they can spend the night together.
45: ACT 3 SCene 3 | 1. What is the relationship between Friar Lawrence and Romeo? The relationship between Friar Lawrence and Romeo is a father and son relationship because they are so close. 2. How does Romeo show that is still fool hardy and is willing to put emotion before logic? Romeo is still fooling hardy because he is putting his emotion before logics. Romeo believed that being banished is way worse than dying because then he would be without Juliet. But really being banished is much better that dying. 3. What are the friar’s suggestions to? He suggests that Romeos should go and see Juliet and to go find her and then to go away to another city.
46: Act 3 Scene 4 | 1.‘What has been decided regarding Juliet’s fate in this scene? Regarding Juliet’s fate in this scene it has been regarded that Juliet must marry Paris. Juliet has only met him once at a dance and does not know enough about him to marry him and also wants to marry Romeo. 2.What was Capulet’s only concern about this? What does this tell us about his relationship with his daughter? Capulet’s only concern about this is that Juliet marries Paris because he is rich, and he is from a wealthy family as well. This tells us that his relationship with his daughter is not a very close relationship and he is also very domineering. Juliet’s father is also concerned about the date because he doesn’t want it to be too close to Tybalt death or to late after.
47: Act 3 Scene 5 | What is the significance about “larks” and “nightingales” in the scene? The significance about larks and nightingales in this scene is that the larks sing in the morning and the nightingales sing at night. Also Juliet is saying that it is the nightingales singing so that Romeo will stay longer but Romeo is saying that it was the lark because he has to go before the gets caught. The 2 have a little argument but in the end Romeo leaves. What super obvious foreshadowing does Shakespeare give us while Romeo is leaving? The super obvious foreshadowing that Shakespeare gives the readers is that Juliet keeps talking about how this is the last time that they are going to see each other and how they’re scared one of them will be dead the next time they see each other and so it was really obvious that there was going to be some death in the story.
48: Act 3 Scene 5 | How does Juliet react to her mother’s announcement? Juliet did not react very well to her mother’s announcement because Juliet’s mother is trying to make her marry Paris and her s already married to Romeo and doesn’t want to marry Paris at all. Juliet is not happy with her mother and is mad at her announcement. How does Capulet react to Juliet’s acceptance or lack thereof? What is the ultimatum he gives her? Capulet’s reaction to Juliet’s lack acceptance was that he was very disappointed and angry. He gives her the ultimatum of earthier to marry Paris or else she can leave the house. Juliet basically has 2 bad options to choose from and she is obviously going to get out of his house, so that he can be with Romeo.
49: Quote one of the lines that you feel proves that Capulet is a bad father? Hang thee, young baggage! Disobedient wretch! I tell thee what: get thee to church o' Thursday, Or never after look me in the face. Speak not. Reply not. Do not answer me. What does Juliet tell the nurse? Is this the truth or a lie? What do you think she will do? Juliet tells the nurse that she is going to the church for confession. This is a lie and I think that she is actually going to go and get sleeping potion to fake her death. She wants to fake her death so that she doesn’t have to marry Paris and hopefully she will be able to be with Romeo forever. | Act 3 Scene 5