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Romeo and Juliet Act 1, Scene 4

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BC: THE END By: Nicole

FC: Romeo and Juliet By:Nicole

1: Act 1, Scene 1

2: 1.What things are introduced during the first prologue? Why do you think Shakespeare chose to tell us what he did in the prologue?

3: The things that are introduced is that that star crosses lovers in the end is going to die and that two households are fighting. The two houses are fighting and they do not give up the feud until Romeo and Juliet are dead do they decided to give up the feud. The two houses don't even know why they are fighting.

4: 2.Setting doesn’t 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.

5: The setting is set in Verona, their are two familes fighthing over something they don't even know. Romeo and Juliet are part of the two famlies Romeo is a Montague and Juliet is a Capulet. It takes place in Renaissance times. Juliet's parents want her to marry into her social status, they would not want her to marry Romeo.

6: 3.Choose three words or phrases that you encountered in the prologue that seemed confusing or difficult. Explain what they mean.

7: What here shall miss, our toil shall strive to mend this means we shall work to show you what happened. From ancient grudge break to new mutiny means they have hated each other for generations, and they don’t even know why, but now new fights are about to break out From forth the fatal loins of these two foes means fatal loins – the parents of Romeo and Juliet

8: Act 1, Scene 1

9: 1. What does the fight between the servants tell us about the feud in Romeo and Juliet? The feud affects everyone even the ones who are not related. 2. What does it mean to "take the wall"? The streets are like a big gutter and the walls are the only place safe from getting hit by feces. 3. What is wrong with "biting your thumb" at someone? It means the same as showing your middle finger at someone. 4. What kind of character is Benvolio? How is he antithetical? Benvolio is a kind hearted person, and does not like to fight. Tybalt is a person who always fights. 5. What is the punishment for fighting in the streets as decreed by the prince? How is this ironic? He says that anyone fighting in the streets will be put to death and he is trying to stop people for getting killed.

10: Act 1, Scene 1

11: 6. Why does it bother the Prince so much that there is civil unrest in Verona? 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 play? Romeo does things without thinking, he fall's in love real fast and forgets all others. It sets him up becuase it will be the downfall of him.

12: Romeo and Juliet Act 1, Scene 2

13: 1.Who is Paris? He is the guy that is marrying Juliet. He is also a count, he is like twice as old as Juliet. In this scene. 2.What impression do we get of Lord Capulet? How does he feel about Juliet and marriage? At first he does not want Juliet to marry until she turns 16. Then later on he wants her to marry Paris.

14: 3.How much power does Juliet have over her own life? What evidence do we see of this? Juliet really has no control over her life, she does what her parents tell her to do. She decides to marry after her mom and dad tell her to. 4.How does peter, the Capulet servant, provide a comic relief in this scene? He is very spastic he can’t read and he tells Romeo about the party the Capulet family is having and he says that he is invited and the only one that is not allowed to come is a Montague little does he know that he is talking to a Montague.

15: 5.Why does Romeo decide to crash the Capulet party? Does Shakespeare provide any foreshadowing of future events? He decides to go to the party to see Rosaline. When they start talking about the party, and when Romeo was reading the party invitation list he saw that she was one of the invited so he decided to go to see Rosaline.

16: Act 1, Scene 3

17: 1.How does Juliet feel about marriage? How does she feel about Paris? Juliet does not want to marry Paris she says it’s not something that she dreams about. She really does not want to get married to Paris but she will if her parents tell her too. 2.Describe the nurse!! The nurse is a bit werid, she also has a very dirty mind. She is always referring back to when she was a child and that she was always very obedient. When she told that story about Juliet when she feel on her head, her father told her when she was older to fall backward.

18: Romeo and Juliet Act 1, Scene 4

19: 1.What are the boys about to do in this scene? They were going to go to a Capulet party. They were not supposed to be invited becuase they are of the house of Montague. About to go crash the party.

20: 2.Why does Romeo feel jumpy? He had a dream the night before that foretold his death.

21: 3.Describe the type of person Mercutio is? Use clues about his behaviour and his speech. Mercutio may be gay because he seems to be very passionate about Romeo. He gets very upset when Romeo starts complaing about his love and that his heart is heavy.

22: Act 1, Scene 5 1.Why did Shakespeare include the scene with the servants? (Two main reasons) Comic relief and to give the actors a time to change into the masks and costumes. 2.What is ironic about Romeos entrance to the party? He was supposed to go to Rosalind but as soon as he sees Juliet he forgets about Rosalind.

23: 3.What happens when Tybalt hears Romeos voice? He tells a servant to get his sword but Lord Capulet tells him that Romeo has done nothing wrong and that he will not start a fight at the party.

24: 4.How does Romeo convince Juliet to kiss him so quickly? He starts talking about her hands and how they are shrines and that he would like to kiss them. The he just goes and kisses her without consent and he says that he has rid himself of sin and Juliet tells him that she now has his sins so he kisses her again to take it back.

25: 5.What foreshadowing do we get at the end of Act 1, Scene 5? That Juliet and Romeo are going to get married and that she might die because she states that if Romeo is married her wedding bed will be her grave.

26: Act 2 Scene 1 1.Where do Mercutio and Benvolio believe Romeo is hiding? (Keep your answer as clean as possible!) Mercutio and Benvolio think that 2.Romeo is hiding in the bushes with Rosaline. Doing something!! :-) What is Romeo actually doing? Romeo is actually hiding in the bushes but he is not with Rosaline, he is spying on Juliet by her balcony.

27: 3.Who proposes? What is the plan? Juliet is the one who proposes, and they plan to get married the next morning. 4.What things does Romeo compare Juliet to? He compares her to the sun and that she is brighter then anything he has ever seen.

28: 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? Mercutio and Benvolio only talk about pysical love but Romeo and Juliet are not ready for this, so they just mostly talk about emotional love. This shows that Romeo and Mercutio are two diffrent people. 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 its still going to be the same.

29: 6.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 becuase the moon is always changing. Every month its position in the sky shifts. 7.Who proposes and whats the plan? Juliet is the one that proposes but she sticks the idea in Romeo's head.

30: Act 2, Scene 3

31: 1.What does Romeo go do immediately after leaving Juliet? Romeo after he left Juliet he went to go see Friar Lawrence to get him to marry Romeo and Juliet. 2.What does Friar Lawrence think about Romeo’s sudden change in love interests? He thinks that Romeo’s sudden change is sort of a good thing because he used to always cry over Rosaline, and he was way too obsessed with Rosaline. 3.What does Friar Lawrence think of Romeo’s suggestion? Why does he agree to help? He agrees to help because he thinks that this can end the feud between the two families.

32: Act 2, Scene 4

33: 1.What happened as a result of the party- crashing? The result of the party crashing ends up with Romeo finding his "true love". Plus he now has a challenge from Tybalt. 2.What does Mercutio call Tybalt and why? Mercutio calls Tybalt the Prince of Cats because he fights by the book, and the prince of Cats first name is also Tybalt. 3.Why is Mercutio so crude when describing Romeo’s night? Mercutio is crude when describing Romeo’s night because he is jealous and thinks love is not a real thing.

34: 4.How does Mercutio treat the nurse? Mercutio treats the nurse bad because when she asks Peter to hand her, her fan he says yes give her, her fan to hide her face. 5.What is interesting about the way the nurse and Peter speak to one another? Hint look at the style of writing They don’t talk in iambic pentameter. They just talk normal and they don’t rhyme.

35: 6.What do the Nurse and Romeo decide to do regarding the marriage? They decide to meet behind the abbey and 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 in this scene seems very happy.

36: Act 2, Scene 5

37: 1.What happens in this scene? First Juliet is waiting for the nurse to arrive and then Juliet starts talking to the nurse and trying to pry information out about Romeo and what he said. 2.Why does the Nurse torture Juliet the way she does? The nurse tortures her like this because it would make her more impatient and she starts to get all sugary and starts to suck up to the nurse to get the information out.

38: Act 2, Scene 6

39: 1.What happens in this scene? Romeo and Juliet get married by a Frair Lawrence. He delivers a very werid speech. So that is about all that has happened in this scene. 2. Analyze Friar Lawrences speech to Romeo - not really a bubbly, pre-wedding type speech, is it? I think that Frair Lawrence says a very werid and boring speech. I would not want this kind of speech at my wedding.

40: Act 3, Scene 1

41: 1.What happens between Tybalt and Mercutio? Tybalt wanted to fight Romeo yet Romeo did not want to fight. So Mercutio decided to fight for Romeo. Romeo tried to split them up and then Tybalt killed Mercutio. 2.What does Romeo do in retaliation? In retaliation Romeo killed Tybalt. 3.How did Romeo's own choices led to his downfall? Romeo killed Tyblat on the knowledge that if he fought he would get killed.

42: Act 3, Scene 1

43: 4.What creates a tragic hero? They create their own downfall, and they can not blame it on anyone else. 5.What is Romeo's fatal flaw? He keeps on doing things without thinking. He is impulsive. 6.What happens after the fight between Romeo and Tybalt? The prince comes and he is deciding who to punish for this crime. He will give out the punishment when Romeo is found. 7.How is this the turning point in the story? It is the start of a downward spiral of terrible things.

44: Act 3, Scene 2

45: 1.What is the confusion in this scene? The nurse tells Juliet that Roemo is dead instead of Tybalt, so she is like freaking out. 2. List four examples of antithesis that Shakespeare uses in this scene. Why does he use antithesis here? He's a Beautiful tyrant! Fiend angelical! Dove-feathered raven, wolvish-ravening lamb. Shakespeare ueses antithesis becuase he is saying that Juliet is mad at Romeo but can't be mad at him forever. 3. What does Juliet feel about what Romeo has done. She at first is mad at him but when the nurse starts talking bad about him so Juliet turns on the nurse. Juliet tells nurse not to talk bad about Romeo. Then she says how can i be mad at my husband and etc. 4.How does Juliet react when the Nurse scolds Romeo? What did this say about Juliet's view on her marriage? Juliet gets mad when nurse starts talking bad about Romeo and she turns around and pounces on nurse. She talks that no matter what Romeo does she will always love him. 5.What does the nurse decide to do? The nurse decideds to go to Frair Lawrence and see if he knows where Romeo is.

46: Act 3, Scene 3

47: 1. What is the relationship between Romeo and Friar Lawrence? The relationship between Romeo and Frair Lawrence is probaly a really good friend, and yet he is still like a priest to Romeo. 2. How does Romeo show that is still foolhardy and willing to put emotion before logic? Romeo starts to throw a temper tantram because he was banished, yet he could already be dead. Cause the prince could have had him executed. So he does thinks without thinking. 3. What is the Friar Lawrence suggestion to make things right? That romeo goes to see Juliet, even if he has to sneak around at night and Frair Lawrence wants to help him. He also just tells him to go to Juliet one night then leave Verona for a while and later come back. 4. How does the scene end? Romeo is rushing off to go see Juliet.

48: Act 3, Scene 4

49: 1.What has been decided regarding Juliet’s fate in this scene? Capulet is talking to Paris and they are talking about getting Juliet married to him on Thurday. 2.What was Capulet’s only concern about this? What does this tell us about his relationship with his daughter? His only concern would be that Thurday would be to soon because it is like right after Tybalt's death. It tells us that he really does not care about his daughter.

50: Act 3, Scene 5

51: 1. What is the significance about “larks” and “nightingales” in this scene? You hear larks in the morning and nightingales at night. Romeo and Juliet are fighting over if it is night or day. Finally Romeo says he will stay even if he gets killed and then Juliet kicks him out. 2.What super obvious foreshadowing does Shakespeare give us as Romeo leaves? They say goodbye by saying that they look so pale that they could be dead. 3.How does Juliet react to her mother’s announcement? Juliet says that it is a honor she dreams not of and that she would rather marry Romeo her hateful enemy.

52: Act 3, Scene 5

53: 4. How does Capulet react to Juliet’s acceptance, or lack thereof? What is the ultimatum he gives her? Capulet is ready to blow up he is not happy at all. The ultimatum is that he tells her she can leave the house, and not come back. 5.Quote one of the lines you feel PROVES Capulet is not the best father. Forget about you, you worthless girl! You disobedient wretch! I'll tell you what. Go to church on Thursday or never look me in the face again. Don't say anything. Don't reply. Don't talk back to me. I feel like slapping you. Wife, we never thought ourselves blessed that God only gave us this one child. But now I see that this one is one too many. We were cursed when we had her. She disgusts me, the little hussy!

54: Act 3, Scene 5

55: 6.What does Juliet tell the Nurse? Is this truth or a lie? What do you believe she will do? Juliet says that she is going to confession, this is kind of the truth she is really going to Friar Lawrence. I believe that she is going for the potion.

56: Act 4, Scene 1

57: 1.Why is Paris at the church? What does he tell the Friar? He is at the church to tell Frair that he is going to marry Juliet of Thursday. He tells the Friar why they are marrying so early. 2.How does Juliet use double entendres in this scene? When Paris says wife to her, Juliet says that he may call her that when she is a wife, yet she is a wife. 3.How does Juliet mirror the actions of Romeo, who was in the very same place just the day before? She is starting to get angry and that she wants to kill herself. Just like Roemo they really belong together. 4.What are some things Juliet would rather do than marry Paris? She would rather walk down the crime-ridden streets of a slum. Or tell me to sit in a field full of poisonous snakes. Chain me up with wild bears. Hide me every night in a morgue full of dead bodies with wet, smelly flesh and skulls without jawbones. Or tell me to climb down into a freshly dug grave, and hide me with a dead man in his tomb.

58: Act 4, Scene 1

59: 4.What are some things Juliet would rather do than marry Paris? She would rather walk down the crime-ridden streets of a slum. Or tell me to sit in a field full of poisonous snakes. Chain me up with wild bears. Hide me every night in a morgue full of dead bodies with wet, smelly flesh and skulls without jawbones. Or tell me to climb down into a freshly dug grave, and hide me with a dead man in his tomb. 5.Outline Friar Lawrence plan in detail, step-by-step. He tells Juliet to make sure that she is alone, then she is to drink the potion and she will appear dead by morning.

60: Act 4, Scene 2

61: 1.Why is the servantman blathering on about cooks who lick their fingers? If a cook licks his fingers it means that it is good, if they do not it means they make bad food. 2.What is an unexpected result of Juliet telling her father she'll marry Paris? The date for the wedding was moved up one day. Plus all the preperations are happening that night.

62: Act 4, Scene 3

63: 1.Juliet is unsure of taking the poison for a couple of reasons. Describe them. That she might die, or that she will be locked on the tomb and she might suffocate. She might wake up beside Tybalt and he is all rotten and moldy. She will then probably go mad. 2.What thing does she imagine that finally convinces her to drink the potion? That Tybalt might be there and he might stab Roemo. So Juliet take the potion will saying Romeo's name.

64: Act 4, Scene 4

65: 1.What is this scene all about? They just went to wake Juliet and the Nurse finds her dead. They are freaking out about what to do with all the food, musicians, and flowers. Then Frair Lawrence gave this huge speech. Then they went to the church.

66: Act 4, Scene 5

67: 1.How is Death personified in this scene? Death is personfied because they say that death is now married to Juliet. Capulet says that 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. I think that Capulet is angry that he does not get to marry her to Paris, yet they also see her in the end as a daughter not just someone to marry off. 3. What does the Friar tell the family to stop them from shouting out in grief? He starts off by telling them that she is off in a better place because she did not want to marry Paris.

68: Act 4, Scene 5

69: 4. What is the reason for having the argument between Peter and the musicians? The whole point of this was so they could get ready for the next scene in the play.

70: Act 5, Scene 3

71: 1.Paragraph One: - Name and author of play. - Genre of the play (horror, comedy) - A quick summary of the plot. Genre of the play:Tragic Romance, Name: Romeo and Juliet, Author: William Shakespear. A quick summary: Romeo and Juliet are from diffrent houses, they fall in love with complications, then at the end they die. THE END.

72: Act 5, Scene 3

73: Paragraph 2 Two good things about the play: - They are very descriptive about the setting. - There are many fighting scenes Two bad things about the play - Actors sucked - It was way too long and boring

74: Act 5, Scene 3

75: Paragraph 3 Your rating of the play on a scale of 1-5 (one being worst). - Defense of your rating. - Recommendation or not to read the play. I would say that it would be a one.

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