FC: Romeo And Juliet
1: 1.What things are getting introduced during the first prologue? Why do you think Shakespeare chose to tell us what he did in 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: 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: 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 Scene1: 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). 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).
5: 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. 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.
6: 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.
7: 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. 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.
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. 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.
9: 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). 2.. Describe the Nurse character. The Nurse has a very dirty mind …. And she is kind of old.
10: 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. 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).
11: 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.
12: 3. What happens when 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. 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.
13: 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
14: 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. 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.
15: 4. Who proposes? What is he plan? - Juliet proposed to Romeo and the plan was that they would meet at 9 the next day.
16: Act 2 scene 3 1. What does Romeo go do immediately after leaving Juliet? -Romeo runs to the friar and asks him to marry him and Juliet. (And the friar says yes) 2. What does Friar Lawrence think about Romeo’s sudden change in love interest? -At first he thinks that Romeo doesn’t really love Juliet. The friar thinks that marrying them will stop the little war between the families so he agrees. 3. What does Friar Lawrence think of Romeos suggestion? Why does he agree to help? -The friar thinks that marrying them will stop the little war between the families so he agrees.
17: Act 2 scene 4 1.What has happened as a result of the party crashing? - Tybalt would like to fight Romeo, so he sent him a letter saying that he would like to fight him. 2. What does Mercutio call Tybalt and why? - He says that he is “better then the Prince of Cats” meaning that he is a good sword men (better then the best sword men he knows) 3. Why is Mercutio so crude when describing Romeo’s night? -He is so crude because he is jealous of Rosaline and he doesn’t like woman. He also believes that love is a physical thing and that it is all about having a good time. 4. How does Mercutio treat the Nurse? -He is really rude and he doesn’t like women in general. He also thinks she is a dirty old woman (which is true). He thinks
18: 5. What is so interesting about the way the nurse and peter speak to each other? They don’t speak in iambic pentameter meaning that they r lower class (like a servant) and that they aren’t smart. 6. What do the nurse and Romeo decide to do regarding the marriage? In about an hour’s time Romeo and Juliet will meet behind the abbey and Romeo will send someone with a rope ladder so that he can see Juliet later. 7. What is the mood of the scene? It’s a happy mood because Romeo is finally back to normal and they are teasing the nurse.
19: Act 2 Scene 5 What happens in this scene? The nurse gets back and starts to torture Juliet by not telling her what Romeo said. Why does the Nurse torture Juliet the way she does? I think shes doing it for fun! She is a cruel women!!
20: Act 2 Scene 6 1. What happens in this scene?? The Friar talks to Romeo and then the Friar marrys the happy couple. 2. Analyze Friar Lawrence's speech to Romeo - not really a buubly, pre-wedding type speech is it?? No its not a happy go-marry kinda speech! So i think that he is trying to warn them to like not go so fast! But hes not going to leave them alone untill they' re married so he marrys them right away!!
21: Act 3 Scene 1 1. What happens between Tybalt and Mercutio?? Romeo wouldn't fight Tybalt because they are now family, so Mercutio fights Tybalt for him. 2.What does Romeo do in retaliation? Romoe trys to break up the fight by stepping in between them. But Tybalt reached around Romeo and killed Mercutio. 3. How have Romoe's own choices led to his downfall? If Romeo never crashed the party, Tybalt wouldn't have been mad, so he would'nt have wanted to fight Romeo. Meaning no one would have died!!
22: Act 3 Scene 1 4. What creates a tragic hero? A tragic hero is someone with a tragic ending or a fatal flaw. 5. what is Romeos fatal flaw? His flatal flaw would be that he is very fast to do thing and he doesnt think things through! 6. What happens after the fight between Romeo and Tybalt?? Romoe runs and the prince came to see what happened. 7. how is this the turning point in the story? If Romoe never fled because he killed Tybalt then he would have known that Juliet was only fakeing her death and wouldnt have killled himself!
23: Act 3 scene 2 1. What was the confusion in this scene? Juliet thinks that Romeo is dead because of the way the nurse tells her. But later in the scene Juliet gets the truth. 2. List 4 examples of antithesis that Shakespeare uses in this scene? why does he use them here? - Damned saint - Beautiful tyrant - Fiend Angelical -O serpent heart hid with a flowering face!! 3. What does Juliet feeel about what Romeo has done? She doesnt like that Tybalt is dead, but she thinks that it is good that ROmoe killed Tybalt before Tyblat could kill Romoe. Because she is a freak!!
24: Act 3 Scene 2 4. How does Juliet react when the Nurse scolds Romoe? What did this say about Juliets view on marrige? Juliet tells the Nurse that she isnt aloud to say bad things about her husband. Only Juliet could say such things about her husband!! 5. What does the the Nurse decide to do?? The Nurse decides to go find Romoe and make a plan!
25: Act 3 Scene 3 1. What is the relationship betweeen Romoe and Friar Lawrence? The friar is kinda a father to Romeo. He (as in the Friar) always gets Romoe out of trouble and gives Romoe advise! 2. How does Romoe show the he is still foolhardy and willing to put emotion before logic? Romoe wants to kill himself because he is banished and can no longer see Juliet! He also says that he is jelsous of the flys because they get to see JUliet and he doesnt!! 3. What is the Friar's suggestion to make things right?? He says that Romoe should go to Juliets house that night and then go to the town he has been banished to, and then the Friar would make it so that he could go back. 4. How does this scene end?? Everyone decides that Romeo will go see Juliet one more time that night!!
26: Act 3 Scene 3 1. What is the relationship betweeen Romoe and Friar Lawrence? The friar is kinda a father to Romeo. He (as in the Friar) always gets Romoe out of trouble and gives Romoe advise! 2. How does Romoe show the he is still foolhardy and willing to put emotion before logic? Romoe wants to kill himself because he is banished and can no longer see Juliet! He also says that he is jelsous of the flys because they get to see JUliet and he doesnt!! 3. What is the Friar's suggestion to make things right?? He says that Romoe should go to Juliets house that night and then go to the town he has been banished to, and then the Friar would make it so that he could go back. 4. How does this scene end?? Everyone decides that Romeo will go see Juliet one more time that night!!
27: Act 3 Scene 4 1. What has been decided regarding Juliets fate in this scene? They (meaning her parents) 2. What was Capulets only concern about this?? What does this tell you about his relationship with his daughter? Capulet is only concerned about people still being sad about Tybalts death. This tells me that he is not a very careing father.
28: Act 3 Scene 5 1. What is the significance about "larks" and "nightingales" in this scene?? Romeo says that he says that he hears the larks singing, and Juliet says that it is the nightingales. and if it was a nightingale it would still be night. 2. What super obvious foreshadowing does Shakespeare gives us as Romeo leaves?? juliet says that she feels like the next time she sees him, he will be dead!!!! LOVELY!! 3.How does Juliet take her mothers announcment? She was mad but she didnt freak-out. She chose her words very carefully, and they had alot of double meanings!
29: Act 3 Scene 5 4. How does Capulet react to Juliets acceptence or thereof? What is the ultimatum he gives her? Capulet freaks!! He starts yelling at her and telling her that she is no good. He also says that if she doesnt marry Paris that he will throw her out into the streets. 5. Quote one lines you feel PROVES Capulet is not the best father. 6. What does Juliet tell the Nurse? Is it the truth or a lie? what do you think she is going to do? Juliet says that she is going to go to confetionals. But that is not true. i think that Juliet is going to talk to the Friar.
30: Act 4 Scene 1 1. Why is Paris at the church? What does he tell the Friar? Paris is at the church to tell the Frair that he would like to marry Juliet on Thursday! The Friar says that they shouldnt get married so soon and they should wait. But Paris thinks that the wedding will cheer Juliet up. 2. How does Juliet use double entendres in this scene? She tells Paris that she is already married and loves someone else without actually saying 'I HATE YOU, YOU OLD CREEP AND IM ALREADY MARRIED SO JUST BACK OFF!! which is what i would have said! 3. How does Juliet mirror the action of Romeo, who was in the very same place just the day before? Juliet was saying that she would kill herself if the Friar couldnt fix her probelms and that is the same thinkg Romeo had done the day before. 4. What are some things Juliet would rather do than marry Paris? - be locked in a tower -
31: Act 4 Scene 1 part two! Question 4 part two. - locked in a cage with bears -be in a crypt with dead bodies! 5. Outline Friar Lawerence's plan. He's paln os that Romeo goes to MANTUA. Then Juliet will drink the vial and pretend that shes dead. While that is happening someone will bring a letter to Romeo telling him what is happening so that he wont freak about Juliet being dead. Then Romeo will come get Juliet when she wakes up and tehy will live happily ever after!
32: Act 4 Scene 2 1. why is the servant man talking bathering about how cooks lick their fingers? He thinks that if a cook is good then he will lick his own fingers. But if the cook doesnt lick their fingers then he must not like his own food. 2. What is unexpected resualt of Juliet telling her father she will mary Paris? When she tells her father that she will marry Paris he becomes very happy and moves the wedding day so that it is tomorrow.
33: Act 4 Scene 3 1. Juliet is unsure of taking the poison for a couple reasons. Describe them. SHe thinks that she will either 2. What does she imagine that finally convinces herself to finally drink the potion?? She imagines Romeo and being with him!!
34: Act 4 Scene 3 1. Juliet is unsure of taking the poison for a couple reasons. Describe them. SHe thinks that she will either 2. What does she imagine that finally convinces herself to finally drink the potion?? She imagines Romeo and being with him!!
35: Act 4 Scene 4 1.What happens in this scene?? In this scene the Capulet family gets ready for Juliets wedding. They dont know that she is "dead" yet.
37: Act 4 Scene 5 1. How is death personified in this scene?? Capulet says that death is his son-inlaw. 2. Are Juliets unconcered by her death, or angry that they dont get to marry her to paris? Explain your answer. I think that her mother was actually truely sorry but i think that he father was sad that he didnt get the money to! 3. What does teh Friar tell the family to stop them from shouting in grief?? The friar says that Juliet wasnt happy and she didnt want to marry Paris. So they should stop being so selfish and be happy that Juliet is in a better place 4. What is the reason for having the argument between Peter and the musicians?? This fight is there so that the other characters can change and change the sets.