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Romeo and Juliet

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FC: Romeo And Juliet | By Ceyana

1: The Prologue In the prologue Shakespeare described the location and the characters. He also told what had happpened in the story before so that he could set up for what was going happen next.

2: Settings doesn't just include the location. It also includes the time, the circumstances of the characters, the the social structures and many other issues. Summarize the setting of this story as outlined by the prologue? The setting of the story is in Verona. They try to introduce some of the main characters and what was happening in the story before it started so you kind-of know whats going on. And they tell you small things that will help you understand the story much better.

3: Choose 3 words or phrases that you encountered in the prologue that seemed confusing or difficult. Explain what they mean. Strive- To exert ones self vigorously. Mutiny- Revolt or rebellion against constituted authority. Piteous- evoking or deserving pity.

4: Act 1 Scene 1 | 1.What does the fight between the servants tell us about the feud in Romeo and Juliet? The sevants show that the fight was just between the families and it was not about anything majorly important because they would just tease each other but eventually they would get mad and start to fight (but it never does actually tell you what the fight was about).

5: 2.What does it mean to take the wall? It means that they will walk beside the wall and push the others into the gutter (which is where they dump human waste). 3.What is wrong with biting your thumb at someone? Biting your thumb is a sign of disrespect (kind of like fingering them).

6: 4.What kind of character is Benvolio? How is he antithetical to Tybalt? -Benvolio is the type of person that like peace and does not like to start fights (He is Romeos cousin and is very open and honest). Benvolio is the complete opposite of Tybalt. Tybalt likes fighting and tries to start the fights.

7: 5.What is the punishment for fighting on the streets as decreed by the prince? How is that ironic? -If you fought on the streets the prince said that the punishment would be death. It is ironic because he is stopping killing by killing.

8: 6.Why does it bother the prince so much that there is civil unrest in Verona? He wants peace, they’re not listening to him and they’re insulting him.

9: 7.What is your first impression of Romeo Why is he action the way he is? How does this set up Romeo for the rest of the play? When they first talk about Romeo you think that he is kind of a wimp and that he has emotion issues and very shallow.

10: Act 1 Scene 2 1. Who is Count Paris? He is a Count who wishes to marry Juliet. 2. In this scene, what impression would we get of Lord Capulet? That Lord Capulet is a caring father. He wants her to be in love with the man she marries, and that she cares.

11: 3. How much power does Juliet have over her own life? What evidence do we see of this? She really does not have much power. She listens to what her parents say and does whatever they say.

12: 4.How does Peter, the Capulet Servant provide comic relief in this scene? Peter can’t read so he asks Romeo to read a list for the Capulet party even though Romeo is a Montague and says that he can come as long as he’s NOT a Montague but Romeo still goes anyways.

13: 5.Why does Romeo decide to crash the Capulet party? Does Shakespeare provide any foreshadowing of future events? Romeo decides to crash the party because he sees Rosaline’s name on the guest list and Benvolio says that Romeo is going to see all of the other beautiful girls at the party and forget about Rosaline.

14: Act 1 Scene 3 1.How does Juliet feel about marriage? How does she feel about Paris? Juliet says that she will try to like Paris but will not like him anymore than her parents wish. (and she says she is not interested in marriage).

15: 2.. Describe the Nurse character. The Nurse has a very dirty mind …. And she is kind of old.

16: Act 1 Scene 4 1. What are the boys about to do in this scene? The boys are a bout to crash the Capulets party but Romeo does not really want to go. 2. Why does Romeo feel jumpy? Romeo felt jumpy because he had a dream that foretold his death and thought that it would come true.

17: 3. Describe the type of person Mercutio is. Use clues from his behavior and his speech. - Mercutio from the way he talks and acts he kind of sounds like he is in love with romeo so therefore he must be gay (haha).

18: Act 1 Scene 5 1. Why did Shakespeare include the scene woth the 2 servants? - So then the other actors could get ready for the next scene and to provide some comic relief. 2. What is ironic about Romeos entrance to the party? - When all he does is atlk about Rosaline but when he looks at Juliet for 2 seconds he forgets about Rosaline and now it is all about Juliet.

19: 3. What happens ehen Tybalt hears Romeos voice? - Tybalt tells the servants to get his sword but then Capulet says he can not becaue Romeo has not done anything wrong yet so they start fighting then Capulet tells Tybalt to "go to". 4. How does Romeo convince Juliet to kiss him quickly? - Romeo plays mind games with Juliet and gets her kind of confused. He resorts to kind of cheesey flatterly and kisses her without consent then says something else and kisses again.

20: 5. What foreshadowing do we get at the end of Act 1 Scene 5? - When Tybalt decides that he will get even with Romeo and that Juliet wants to marry Romeo.

21: Act 2 Scene 1 1. Where do Mercutio and Benvolio believe Romeo is hiding? - They think that Romeo is out in the trees with Rosaline. 2. What is Romeo actually doing? - Romeo is actually outside Juliets house listening to her and kind of stalking her. 3. What things does Romeo compare Juliet to? - Juliet is the sun and her eyes are the stars.

22: Act 2 Scene 2 1. More Irony- Why dies Mercutio and Benvolio talk about physical love in the scene right before the balcony scene, where Romeo and juliet talk about emotional love? -It shows how much that Romeo actually loves Juliet and how different is compared to Mercutio.

23: 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? - It means that if you called a rose by any other name other than rose it wouldn't smell as sweet or sound right. 3. What does Romeo swear his love by? Why does Juliet not like this? - Romeo swore his love by the moon but Juliet did not like this because th emoon changes and she wanted there love to be neverchanging.

24: 4. Who proposes? What is he plan? - Juliet proposed to Romeo and the plan was that they would meet at 9 the next day.

25: Act 2 Scene 3 1. What does Romeo go do immediatly after leaving Juliet? - Romeo goes to the Friar and asks him to marry them. 2. What does Friar Lawrence think of Romeos sudden change in love interests? - The Fruar thinks that Romeo is insane becuase Romeo was just crying over Rosaline but now Romeo wants to marry Juliet but in the end the Friar agrees because he thinks that it will end the feud between the fanilies.

26: 3. What does Friar think of Romeo's suggestion? Why does he agree to help? - The Friar thinks that Romeo is kind of insane because he just got over Rosaline and now Romeo wants to marry Juliet but the Friar agrees to help because the Friar thinks that it will end the feud between the families.

27: Act 2 Scene 4 1. What has happened as a result of the party crashing? - Tybalt was bitter because he couldn't fight Mercutio at the party so he wants to fight him later. 2. What does Mercutio call Tybalt and why? - Mercutio calls him "more then the Prince of Cats" (better then the most famous swrdsman he knew.)

28: 4. How does Mercutio treat the nurse? -He is very rude and does not like women in general and he thinks that she is a dirty old women. | 3. Why is Mercutio so crude when describing Romeo's night? _ Mercutio is jealous of them because he might like Romeo and thinks that love is just a physical thing.

29: 6. What do the Nurse and Romeo decide to do regarding the marriage? - In about an hours time they will meet behind the abbey and then using a rope ladder go see Juliet and spend that night together. | 5. What is interesting about the way the Nurse and Peter speak to one another? - They speak to eachother in full sentense with no iambic petameter so that means that they are not fully educated.

30: 7. What is the mood of the scene? - Romeo is more happy then in the other scenes and is actually joking around with Mercutio.

31: Act 2 Scene 5 1.What happens in this scene? - In this scene the Nurse gets back from talking with Romeo about the wedding and is talking to Juliet about what happened. 2. Why does the Nurse torture Juliet the way she does? - The Nurse tortures Juliet because she thinks its fun and is going on and on about how she is in pain.

32: Act 2 Scene 6 1. What happens in this scene? - In this scene Juliet goes to the friars to get married to Romeo. 2. The Friars speech was not a bubbly speech. it was more of a speech that was telling something and it was not talking a whole lot about good things but more about if Romeo and Juliet waould stay together.

33: Act 3 Scene 1

34: 1.What happens between Tybalt and Mercutio? - Romeo will not fight Tybalt because they are now family so then Mercutio fights for him. But Romeo gets in the way and Tybalt kills Mercutio. 2. What does Romeo do in retaliation? - Romeo tries to break up the fight by going in between them but then Tybalt reaches around him and kills Mercutio.

35: 3. How have Romeos own choices led to his downfall? - If Romeo wouldn't have crashed the Caplets party then Tybalt would not have been trying to kill Romeo or Mercutio so neither would have died.

36: 4. What creates a tragic hero? - A tragic hero is a hero who has a tragic ending and/or a fatal flaw. 5. What is Romeos fatal flaw? - Romeos fatal flaw would be falling in love with girls for no reasons and not fully thinking each over.

37: Act 3 Scene 2 1. What is the confusion in this scene? - Juliet does not know what to do about Romeo because he killed her cousin but is also her new husband and he also thinks that Romeo is dead because the Nurse is confusing her.

38: 2. List 4 examples of antithesis that Shakespeare uses in this scene? Why does he use antithesis here? - There is antithesis because it is explaining that Juliet is confused about her feelings for Romeo. - O serpent heart hid with a flowering face! - Damned Saint - Beautiful Tyrant - Fiend Angelical

39: 3. What does Juliet feel about what Romeos done? - She thinks its the worst possible thing that can happen. She would rather die then have Romeo banished. 4. How does Juliet react when the Nurse scolds Romeo? What did this say about Juliets wiew on marriage? -When the Nurse scold Romeo Juliet gets mad at ger and says she can not talk about her husband like that.

40: 5. What does the Nurse decide to do? - The Nurse decides to go find Romeo and get him to come and see Juliet.

41: Act 3 Scene 3

42: 1.What is the relationship between Romeo and Friar Lawrence? - The Friar thinks that Romeo is kind of stupid for going and marrying Juliet right away and that he should think things over first.

43: 2. How does Romeo show that he is still foolhardy and willing to put emotion before logic? - He is still acting like that because he was banished so he could never see Juliet again and he said the flies could so therefore he was jealous of flies.

44: 3. What is the Friars suggestion to make things right? - Romeo is going to go to Juliets house once then go to his new town. After, the Friarr is going to set up a plan so that Romeo can come back to see her another time. 4. How does the scene end? - Romeo is getting ready to go see Juliet and the Nurse gos and tells Juliet that Romeo is coming.

45: Act 3 Scene 4

46: 1.What has been decided regarding Juliets fate in this scene? - Juliet is going to marry Count Paris on Thursday evem though Tybalt has just died.

47: 2. What was Capulets only concern about this? What does this tell us about the relationhip with his daughter? - It shows that Capulet and his daughter are not very close and that she is getting married even though Tybalt has jut died and Juliet was supposedly still crying over him.

48: Act 3 Scene 5

49: 1. What is the significance about larks and nightingales in this scene? - Romeo says that he hears the larks singing so he must leave because its morning. Juliet says that the nightingales are singing and want him to stay.

50: 2. What super obvious foreshadowing does Shakepeare give us as Romeo leaves? - Juliet says that it feels like the next time she sees Romeo he will be dead.

51: 3. How does Juliet react to her mothers announcement? - Juliet gets really mad and say that she would rather marry her enemy Romeo then marry Count Paris.

52: 4. How does Capulet react to Juliet's acceptance, or lack therof? What is the ultimatum he gives her? - Capulet get really mad and says that Juliet can either marry Count Paris or move out and never talk to him again.

53: 5. Quote one of the line you feel PROVES Capulet is not the best father. - "You disgust me , You little bug! You worthless girl! You pale face!" 6. What does Juliet tell the Nurse? - Juliet tells the Nurse that she is going to the Friar for confession but really she is going to get poison.

54: ACT 4 SCENE 1

55: 1. Why is Paris at the church? What does he tell The Friar? - Paris tells the Friar that he and Juliet must get married on Thursday and that he is in love with Juliet. 2. How does Juliet use double entendres in this scene? - Juliet is talking to Paris about marriage and she basically says that she is already married but not useing words that are actually saying "I AM ALREADY MARRIED YOU OLD CREEP!!"

56: 3. How does Juliet mirror the actions of Romeo, who was in the very same place just the day before? - Juliet was very mad and confused so she started going on and on about how she hates her life and takes out a knife and says she will kill herself. which is what Romeo did the day before. 4. What are somethings Juliet would rather do then marry Paris? - Be locked in a tower - Be put in a crypt with dead bodies - Go in a cage with a wild bear - Get robbed

57: 5. Outline Friar Lawrences plan in detail? - First on the before Juliets wedding she will dink some poison that will make her look like she is dead but she will really just be in a very deep sleep that will last 48 hours. - Second they will put Juliet in the crypt with the rest of her dead family members. - Then they will go and get Romeo from Mantua and then Romeo and the Friar will wait until Juliet wakes up. - Finally Romeo and Juliet will go back to Mantua together.

58: Act 4 Scene 2

59: 1. Why is the servantman blathering on about cooks who lick there fingers? - He is going on and on about cooking because he is only going to hire cooks that lick there fingers so that means that they like there food and are not afraid to try it. 2. What is the unexpected result of Juliet telling her father she'll marry Paris? -It is because Juliet is sooo happy so her father changes the wedding day to a day sooner.

60: Act 4 Scene 3

61: 1. Juliet is unsure about taking the poison for a couple of reasons. Desribe them? - She thinks that the Friar might of actually made poison to kill her instead of just make her sleep - When she wakes up Romeo will not be there and she will suffocate - She might end up playing with bones and then hit herslf on the head with one.

62: 2. What thing does she imagine that finally convinces herslf to finally drink the potion? - She imagines Romeo and finally being with him.

63: Act 4 Scene 4 1. What happens in this scene? - In this scene the Capulet family prepares for Juliets wedding and they do not know that she is supposedly "dead" yet.

64: Act 4 Scene 5

65: 1. How is death personified in this scene? - When Capulet say " Paris you have missed your chance to marry my daughter. Now she is married to death." 2. Are Juliets parents unconcerned by her death, or angry that they dont get to marry her to Paris? - Juliets mother is very sad by Juliets death but her father is both.

66: 3. What does the Friar tell the family to stop them from shouting out in greif? - He said that Juliet was not happy and that she did not want to marry Paris. So they should just be happy now becauseshe is in a better place. 4. What is the reason for having the argument between Peter and the musicians? - It is because then the other actors have time to get ready for the next scene.

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