S: Romeo And Juliet Novel Study
FC: Romeo and Juliet By:Taya
1: Prologue | 1 Chorus: Two households, both alike in dignity, 2 In fair Verona, where we lay our scene, 3 From ancient grudge break to new mutiny, 4 Where civil blood makes civil hands unclean. 5 From forth the fatal loins of these two foes 6 A pair of star-crossed lovers take their life; 7 Whose misadventured piteous overthrows 8 Doth with their death bury their parents’ strife. 9 The fearful passage of their death-marked love, 10 And the continuance of their parents’ rage, 11 Which, but their children’s end, naught could remove, 12 Is now the two hours’ traffic of our stage; 13 The which if you with patient ears attend, 14 What here shall miss, our toil shall strive to mend. Exit.
2: Prologue Questios Prologue Questions | 1.In the prologue Shakespeare introduced that two equally wealthy and powerful household had a lifelong grudge against each other and were fighting it out. That Romeo and Juliet fall in love with each other even though their households hate each other and it takes them dying to finally break the feud. I think that Shakespeare choose to tell us this so we understand why Romeo and Juliet had to keep their love secretive and why they had to die. Also so we pay attention to all of things that lead up to the death. | 2.The setting is set in Verona Mantua Italy in the renaissance time period. Verona is a city state so it is self governed. It explains that two families, the same in dignity and statues have a lifelong feud going on. Also that it takes Romeo and Juliet dying to break the feud.
3: 3.The phrases that in didn’t understand was “from forth the fatal loins of these two foes” and it means that their parents had kids. Also “Whose misadventure piteous overthrows” and that means that there attempts to break the feud were pitiful and sad.
4: Act 1 Scence 1 | 1.What does the fight between the servants tell us about the feud in Romeo & Juliet? The fights between the servants tell us that the feud goes so deep that even the servants have been brainwashed and taken sides. | 2.What does it mean to ‘take the wall’? (Line 13) To take the wall means that you walk on the wall side and it is the safer place and put the other person on the side with the human waste. | 3.What is wrong with ‘biting your thumb’ at someone? Biting your thumb is like fingering someone. It is very rude and a big insult. | 5.What is the punishment for fighting on the streets as decreed by the prince? How is that ironic? The punishment for fighting on the streets is either death. It is ironic because if someone kills someone else the prince kills them. It is a death for a death.
5: 4.What kind of character is Benvolio? How is he antithetical to Tybalt? Benvolio is a very peaceful person and easy going and nice and very open and honest and the feud to end. Tybalt is always looking for a good fight and some to get hurt. He hates peace and the word. | 6. Why does it bother the prince so much that there is civil unrest in Verona? The prince doesn’t want so much civil unrest in Verona because he doesn’t want to be responsible for all the fights and deaths that are happening. He also wants a safe city for his people. He considers it a personal insult because no one wants to listen to him. | 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? My fist impression of Romeo is that he is a little bit of a cry baby and wimp. He is acting the way he is because he is in love with Rosaline but Rosaline doesn’t love him back or doesn’t even know he exists. This sets up Romeo for the rest of play because then he meets Juliet and only loves her because she is pretty and then goes around and can only talk about Juliet and how he is going to marry her. He is very serious and superficial and he goes full out for something. He only goes after a girl for her looks.
6: Act 1 scence 2 & 3 | 1.Who is Paris? Paris is the man that Juliet is suppose to marry. He is a wealthy old and wrinkly but the person who her father and mother set up for Juliet. 2.In this scene, what impression do we get of Lord Capulet? How does he feel about Juliet and marriage? In the scene lord Capulet is very caring and is trying to protect his daughter and not marry her off when she is only 14 years old but to wait until she is 16. He also wants Juliet to love the man she has to marry. 3.How much power does Juliet have over her own life? What evidence do we see of this? Juliet doesn’t have much power over her own life because she always says things that would please here parents and she would marry Paris if that was what her mother wanted. 4.How does Peter, the Capulet servant, provide comic relief in this scene? Peter comes in and freaks out because the guests are there and the nurse Juliet and lady Capulet are up in Juliet’s room not with the guests. He comes in and orders them around which is not usually what servants do.
7: 5.Why does Romeo decide to crash the Capulet party? What clues does Shakespeare give us that something else will happen? Romeo decides to crash the party because he sees Rosaline on the guest list and wants to see her. The clue is that Montague are not suppose to come to that party but because peter said that right to a Montague makes them want to come and also because Benvolio wants to point out other girls for Romeo. 6.How does Juliet feel about marriage and Paris? Juliet doesn’t really want to get married but she will if that is her mother and father s wish. She doesn’t really know what to think of Paris because she has never met him but she is willing to give him and try if it pleases her parents. She says she will see him at the party and then give her parents the answer. She doesn’t really want to do anything more with Paris then look at him. 7.Describes the nurse’s character. The nurse is very dirty old nurse she only has 4 teeth and she lost her virginity when she was 12. She was talking to Juliet about dirty things when she was two little to even understand what it meant. Most of the words that even come out of her mouth are dirty and have some sick meaning.
8: 1.) What are the boys about to do in this scence? they are on thier way to crash the capulets party and romeo is all sad but her is hoping that he will get to see Rosoline. 2.) Why was romeo feeling so jumpy? Romeo was so jumpy becouse he had his bad dream and thought he will die if he goes to this party. | Act One Scemce 4
9: 3.) what type of person is mercutio? Mercutio is a long winded guy who can just go on and on about something. HE might be gay and like romeo witch is why he did the whole queen mad speech. Also he is a party guy and related wto the prince.
10: 1.Why did Shakespeare include the scene with the servants? He included them so the actors would have time to change into all of their party costumes and masks, also so there would be some comic relief and to introduce the party scene. 2.What is ironic about Romeo’s entrance to the party? It is ironic that right before he walked in the door he said that would have no fun because Rosaline was their but they couldn’t dance or talk and you would expect him to go and find Rosaline. Then he sees Juliet and says that she is the most beautiful he has ever met and wants to marry her. 3.What happens when Tybalt hears Romeo’s voice? When Tybalt hears Romeos voice he asks the servant to go and get his sword. Then Capulet hears what Tybalt wants to do and yells at him at says that Tybalt will hurt no one at his party not even a Montague and Romeo had not done anything wrong so he could stay and party. Capulet tells Tybalt go to go to witch means to basically shut up. | Act 1 scence 5
11: 4.How does Romeo convince Juliet to kiss him so quickly? He plays some minds games with here and resorts to cheesy comparisons and says that your hands are like a holy shrine. Then he kisses her without her permission and says he given away his sin but Juliet doesn’t want his sin so he kisses her again to take the sin back. 5.What foreshadowing do we get before the end of act -1 scene -5 Tybalt says that he is going to get back at Romeo for coming to the party so says that there will be trouble latter. Juliet asks the nurse if Romeo is married because she only wants to marry him and that she will probably die soon because her wedding bed will be here grave.
12: Act 2 Scene 1 & 2 | 1.Where do Mercutio and Benvolio believe Romeo is hiding? They think his is in the bushes with Rosaline and they stand their talking about sick looking fruit from the meddler tree and make fun of Romeo. 2.What is Romeo actually doing? Romeo is actually sitting under Juliet window spying on her saying how much he loves her and then listens to her saying how much she loves him. 3.What things does Romeo compare Juliet to? Romeo compares her to the eastern sun, the stars in the sky and the envois moon. Also he says she is green because she is still a virgin. 4.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? Having theses to scenes together shows how much Romeo actually and emotionally loves Juliet. It shows how much Juliet means to Romeo and not in the same ways that Mercutio views love. | Act 2 Scene 1 & 2 | 1.Where do Mercutio and Benvolio believe Romeo is hiding? They think his is in the bushes with Rosaline and they stand their talking about sick looking fruit from the meddler tree and make fun of Romeo. 2.What is Romeo actually doing? Romeo is actually sitting under Juliet window spying on her saying how much he loves her and then listens to her saying how much she loves him. 3.What things does Romeo compare Juliet to? Romeo compares her to the eastern sun, the stars in the sky and the envois moon. Also he says she is green because she is still a virgin. 4.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? Having theses to scenes together shows how much Romeo actually and emotionally loves Juliet. It shows how much Juliet means to Romeo and not in the same ways that Mercutio views love.
13: 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. It means that even if Romeo was called something else he would still be the same sweet Romeo she loves. Also that his name doesn’t make him who he is she would love him with or without the name. 6.What does Romeo swear his love by? Why doesn’t Juliet like it. Romeo swears his love by the moon but Juliet doesn’t like that because the moon is always change and she does not want their love for each other to be always changing. 7.Who proposes? What is the plan? Juliet proposes to Romeo but makes it seem like his idea, and if he wants to marry her he has to come for here by nine in the morning. When Romeo leaves Juliet he is going to find the friar. i | Act 2 Scene 1 & 2 | 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. It means that even if Romeo was called something else he would still be the same sweet Romeo she loves. Also that his name doesn’t make him who he is she would love him with or without the name. 6.What does Romeo swear his love by? Why doesn’t Juliet like it. Romeo swears his love by the moon but Juliet doesn’t like that because the moon is always change and she does not want their love for each other to be always changing. 7.Who proposes? What is the plan? Juliet proposes to Romeo but makes it seem like his idea, and if he wants to marry her he has to come for here by nine in the morning. When Romeo leaves Juliet he is going to find the friar. i | Act 2 Scene 1 & 2
14: Act 2 – Scene 3 1. What does Friar Lawrence think of Romeo’s suggestion? Why does he agree to help? -He is shocked because it was just the other morning that he was whining about Rosaline. He agrees to help because he thinks it can unite the two families. 3. What does Romeo go do immediately after leaving Juliet? -He goes to Friar Lawrence to get him to marry them as he has fallen in love with the enemy.
15: Act 2 – Scene 3 2. What does Friar Lawrence think of Romeo’s sudden change in love interest? -The Friar is shocked because he was only just crying over Rosaline. He sort of tries to talk Romeo out of it but because he seems so intent on marrying Juleit he agrees. He had never actually loved Rosaline he only liked her because she was pretty and he suspects it is the same thing in the case of Juliet but he agrees to go with it because of the good it could do the two families.
16: Act 2 – Scene 4 Act 2 Scence 4 1.What has happened as a result of the party crashing? Romeo and Juliet fell in love which would have never happened if they had not crashed the party. Now Juliet and Romeo are getting married. Also tybalt know wants to fight Romeo for crashing the party. 2.What does Mercutio call Tybalt and why? Mercutio calls Tybalt the prince of cats because the prince of cats was a medieval fighter who was very good. Mercutio is kind of saying that Tybalt is a very good fighter he doesn’t cheat he plays by the book. 3.Why is Mercutio so crude when describing Romeo’s night? Mercutio is crude because he doesn’t really like girls and thinks that they are disgusting and he might be jealous that a girl is with Romeo.
17: 4.How does Mercutio treat the nurse? Mercutio is very rude to the nurse because he doesn’t like woman in general and he thinks that the nurse is dirty and crude. 5.What is interesting about the way the Nurse and Peter speak to one another? (Hint: look at the style of writing) They use full sentences instead of iambic pentameter. This shows us that they are uneducated. 6.What do the Nurse and Romeo decide to do regarding the marriage? The nurse will bring Juliet to meet Romeo at the abbey in a hour where they will get to be married. They will also bring a rope ladder so Romeo can get over the wall and spend some time with Juliet. 7.What is the mood of the scene? It is a happy scene. Romeo is back to his old self being happy and making sick jokes the nurse is also being dirty and everyone is just having a good time.
18: 1.What happens in this scene? The nurse has just come back from seeing Romeo. She is telling Juliet all about the meeting with Romeo. Juliet is being impatient and just wants the nurse to tell what Romeo said but the nurse is teasing her. 2.Why did the nurse torture the nurse they way she does? She tortures Juliet that way to get even with here for sending her to see Romeo and get the message. Also the news will sound better if Juliet has to wait awhile. | Act 2 scene 5
19: Act 2 Scene 6 | 3.What happens in this scne? Juliet comes to the church where Friar Lawrence is going to marry them. The friar is talking to Romeo and telling him to take it slow so their marriage doesn’t end badly. Then he marries them quickly so they can be alone. 4.Analyze Friar Lawrence’s speech to Romeo? He is warning Romeo to take their marriage slowly because if he go’s in to fast it might blow up in his face. It is not very mushy the friar is just telling them to be careful warning them that their marriage might not end well. It is foreshadowing he tells us it could go bad and then it does end badly.
20: 1.What happens between Tybalt and Mercutio? Tybalt and Mercutio fought. Romeo is being all mushy and saying that he can’t fight Tybalt because they are now related and this is making Tybalt very mad. Mercutio stands up and says that he will fight Tybalt for Romeo. Romeo tries to break them up and stands in the way and Tybalt stabs Mercutio in the heart. 2.What does Romeo do in retaliation? Romeo is mad and he then fights Tybalt and kills him. He sort of blames Juliet for making him soft and not fighting Tybalt in the beginning but he then goes after Mercutio. 3.How have Romeo’s own choices led to his downfall? Romeo’s own choices led to his down fall because he acts without thinking. He doesn’t think about what will happen if he marries his enemy or kills someone. He went to the party because Rosaline was there but he then sees 'oh fair' Juliet.Tybalt wants to kill him for crashing the party but then Romeo goes and marries Juliet. | Act 3 Scene1
21: 4.What happens after the fight between Romeo & Tybalt? After they fight and Tybalt is killed Benvolio makes Romeo run away. Then the Prince comes and decides that he can’t kill Romeo because the only reason Romeo fought was in revenge for Tybalt killing Mercutio. Benvolio tells the Prince what happened and makes himself sound perfect. Romeo's punishment is banishment from Verona. 5.What creates a tragic hero? They bring their own downfall to themselves by being impulsive. They don’t think things through and all their mistakes and the random things they do eventually kill them. 6.What is Romeo’s fatal flaw? Romeos fatal flaw is his impulsiveness. He does things without thinking of their repercussions. He act without thinking. 7.How is this the turning point in the story? This is the turning point because if Romeo hadn’t killed Tybalt he wouldn’t have been banished and then Juliet wouldn’t have had to fake her death. Then Romeo wouldn’t have killed himself and then Juliet wouldn’t have killed herself and the story could have had a happy ending.
22: Act 3 Scene 2 | 1.What is the confusion in this scene? The confusion begins when the nurse comes in and starts talking about how Romeo has died which leads Juliet to believe her new husband is dead. Finally the nurse is able to say that Romeo didn’t die he killed Tybalt and because of that Romeo is now banished from Verona. 2.List for examples of antitheses that Shakespeare uses in this scene? Why does he use them there? Damned saint Honorable villain Beautiful tyrant Friend angelica Wolfish-raving lamb Dove-feathered raven He uses this to show that even though Romeo did something horrible and killed her cousin she still loves he husband and doesn’t want to betray him. She doesn’t know what to say or think she is having an internal conflict with herself. She is mad at Romeo but she still loves him. She knows what he did was wrong but she can’t help but to still love him.
23: 3.What does Juliet fell about what Romeo has done? Juliet is very upset and emotional about the fact that he, Romeo, was banished. She said it was worse than if he had died or even if her parents had died. She still loves Romeo and is still loyal to him even though he killed he cousin Tybalt. 4.How does Juliet react when the nurse scolds Romeo? What does this say about Juliet view of their marriage? When the nurse scolds Romeo Juliet blows up in her face and starts to verbally attack the nurse. I think that this shows that Juliet will be loyal to Romeo now matter what and that she is the only one who is allowed to get mad and insult him. 5.What does the nurse decide to do? The nurse goes to the friar where Romeo is hiding out until the Prince decides what his punishment shall be. She goes and gets Romeo so Juliet can see him one last time before he has to leave. She gets sick of Juliet whining and bawling.
24: Act 3 Scene 3 1.What is the relationship between Romeo and the friar Lawrence? The relationship was more like a friendship. The friar sort of helped him out and tried to keep him out of trouble and from beating himself up over girls and from making stupid decisions. He was also kind of like Romeo’s therapist. 2. How does Romeo show that he is still foolhardy and willing to put emotion before logic.? Romeo shows that he is still foolhardy by crying and weeping and lying on the floor saying the same thing Juliet said that banishment is worse than death. He is being lame and whiny and an indiot even though the Friar is there telling him that he just has to go to Mantua until it blows over and then he will still be able to see Juliet. He also threatened to kill himself becuase he was just jumping to conclusions.
25: Act 3 Scene 3 | 3. What is the Friar's sugestion to kae things right? The Friar's suggestion is that he goes and spends the night with Juliet and then in the morning he can leave for Mantua. He will saty in Mantua until everything blows over. 4. How does the scene end? The scene ends with the nurse coming in and kind of flirting with the Friar and then she calls Romeo a wimp and to get up and go see Juliet. The nurse leaves and the Friar gives Romeo some last minute advice about how to leave early from Juliet's so he doesen't get caught. Then he says he will send and servent to keep Romeo updated.
26: Act 3 Scene 4
27: 1.What has been decided regarding Juliet’s fate in this scene? Juliet’s fate is that she will have to marry Paris on Thursday. Her dad has decided for her and Juliet is not at all pleased and says she doesn’t want to marry Paris, that she would rather marry the man she hates, 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 is that the wedding has to be on Thursday. This is because he doesn’t want the wedding too soon after Tybalt death but he loves to party so he only postpones it a day. His relationship with his daughter is not very close because if it was he would know she does not want to get married so soon or to Paris.
28: Act 3 Scene 5 | 1.What is the significance about “larks” and “nightingales” in this scene? The significance of the larks and nightingales is that if the nightingales where singing then Romeo could have stayed awhile longer because it would have still be night. The problem was the larks where singing which meant morning and if Romeo didn’t leave he would be caught and then probably killed. 2.What super obvious foreshadowing does Shakespeare give us as Romeo leaves? The foreshadowing is that when Romeo goes to leave Juliet says that he looks pale and dead like someone in the bottom of a tomb. Romeo says the same thing back to Juliet. This is saying that they both have the same fate and will both end up dead at the end of the play. 3.How does Juliet react to her mother’s announcement? She gets very mad and angry and threatens to marry Romeo the enemy instead of having to marry and live with Paris. She uses double-edged words so that she’s not really lying to her Mom, but she’s not directly telling the truth either.
29: 4.How does Capulet react to Juliet’s acceptance, or lack thereof? What is the ultimatum he gives her? Capulet gets very angry and threatens to kick Juliet out of his house if she doesn’t agree to marry Paris. He calls her extra baggage and many means things. He says that she can rot on the streets if she doesn’t marry Paris she is no longer his daughter and he doesn’t care what happens to her. 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. We were cursed when we had her. She disgusts me, the little hussy! 6.What does Juliet tell the Nurse? Is this truth or a lie? What do you believe she will do? Juliet tells the nurse that she is going to go to the church to do confession to ask for forgiveness for being so rude and ungrateful to her father. This is a lie because she goes and asks the friar how to avoid getting married to Paris and stay married to Romeo. I believe she will ask for some sort of potion or spell.
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 friar that he is getting married to Juliet on Thursday. He tells the friar that the reason he has not talked to Juliet is because she is crying and grieving over Tybalt’s death but this marriage would cheer her up. The friar knows that this is not right and he tries to get Paris to slow down and think about something other marring Juliet. 2.How does Juliet use double entendres in this scene? She uses double entendres to say that she is married to her enemy but not that bluntly and also when she says she hates Paris and is saying means things to his face but he doesn’t understand that she is being mean to him. 3.How does Juliet mirror the actions of Romeo, who was in the very same place just the day before? She is crying and weeping in the friar’s cell and holding a dagger to her heart saying that if she was to just kill herself everything would be easier.
31: 4.What are some things Juliet would rather do than marry Paris? Juliet says she would rather be chained in a cage with bears, or in a house with dead men and rattling bones, or in a grave with a dead man and get wrapped in his shrouds. 5.Outline Friar Lawrence plan in detail, step-by-step. The Friar’s plan is that Juliet will take the poison and she will grow cold, pale, have no heart beat, and it won’t look like she is breathing so everyone will believe she is dead. Then they will put her in crypt by Tybalt. The friar will send his fastest messenger to go and tell Romeo what is happening and then Romeo will come back to Verona. Then the friar and Romeo will sit in the crypt until Juliet wakes up and then they can run away and live happily ever after.
32: Act 4 Scene 2 | 1.Why is the servant man blathering on about cooks who lick their fingers? The servant man only wants to hire a cook who will lick his figure because that means his food is good. IF the cook won’t lick his figure then his food must be bad and he will not be hired to cook for the wedding. 2. What is an unexpected result of Juliet telling her father she will marry Paris? Juliet’s father decides to move the marriage up to Wednesday instead of Thursday. He is very happy that Juliet’s decides to marry Paris willingly and wants to party soon. The Capulet’s stay up all night preparing and cooking for the wedding.
33: Act 4 Scene 3 | 1.Juliet is unsure of taking the poison for a couple of reasons. Describe them. Juliet is afraid that the poison will just kill her and that the friar switched it so he would not get in trouble for marring her twice. Also she think she will suffocate in the crypt because Romeo of the friar will not get their soon enough. The last reason is she thinks she will go mad because all of her old and deceased relatives are buried there and the sprits are there to. She is worried that Tybalt’s body is going to be green and gruesome. 2. What thing does she imagine that finally convinces her to drink the potion? She thinks of Romeo and needing to be with him and loving him and then she just drinks the poison.
34: Act 4 Scene 4 1.What is this scene all about? The scene is all about preparing for Juliet and Paris’s wedding. They stay up all night making food and decorating the house. This works well so Juliet can use the excuse that her mother and nurse need to be down stairs to get the house ready for the wedding and she can take the poison alone in her room.
35: Act 4 Scene 5 1.How is death personified in this scene? Death is personified because Capulet tells Paris that death has married Juliet first and he missed his chance. 2.Are Juliet’s parent’s unconcerned by her death or angry that they didn’t get to marry her to Paris? Explain your answer. I think that Juliet’s parents are sad that she died and they are cry and weeping about it. Juliet’s mother is so sad that she doesn’t even say anything about the wedding. Her father is still very sad but he does say why did she have to die on her wedding day. 3.What does the friar tell the family to stop them from shouting out in grief? The friar tells them that Juliet will be happier in heaven and that it is better to be married and die young then to be not well married and live long. 4.What is the reason for having the argument between Peter and the musicians? The argument is their so that the actors have time to change the scene and move Juliet to the crypt.
36: Romeo and Juliet Finale | We are reading the book Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare. Its Genre would be a soppy tragic romance. Romeo is a Montague and Juliet is Capulet and the Montague’s and Capulet’s hate each other. Romeo meets Juliet and falls head over heels in love with her Juliet falls in love with Romeo to and she also sees him as a away to get out of marring Paris a old count. Romeo gets in a fight with Tybalt Juliet’s cousin and ends up killing him this happens the same day that Romeo and Juliet get married. Romeo killed Tybalt so as a result he got banished from Verona. While Romeo is banished Juliet’s parents decide to marry Juliet and Paris. Juliet can’t let this happen because she is secretly married to Romeo so she goes to the Friar and threatens to kill herself if he does not give her a safer way out of marring Paris.
37: So the Friar gives Juliet a poison to make her look dead but she will still be alive but in a deep sleep. Then the friar John was suppose to bring a letter to Romeo to tell him what was happening but he couldn’t get thorough to Mantua. Romeo found out that Juliet was dead and went to kill him so he could be in the tomb and in heaven with her. The friar knows that Romeo is very rash and goes to the cemetery to try and top him but he is too late. Romeo is already dead and Juliet is just waking up. He tries to convince Juliet to come with him and leave the cemetery but she won’t listen and stabs a dagger into herself. This tragic ending ended the family feud.
38: The two best things about the pay are the nurse because she is very funny and sick and she lightens up the mood of the play. Also it would have been Mercutio because he was funny and dirty and always made snide remarks about what Romeo and Rosaline where doing together. The two worst things about the play where how Romeo and Juliet where so rash and where willing to just kill themselves without giving it any thought. The ending could have been avoided if Romeo had realized Juliet really wasn’t all that dead and then they could live happily ever after. The other worst thing was how lord Capulet didn’t really care what Juliet wanted and was not very father like. He just sort of made Juliet marry Paris even though she didn’t want to get married so young and especially not to Paris.
39: I would give the play 3 out of 5 because I didn’t like how it ended, I wish that they had lived or at least had died together not one dying while the other woke up. While most of the charters where good I didn’t always like how Romeo and Juliet where so rash and stupid. I would recommend this book to people because it is a classic love story. It is a well rounded story with love, tragedy and touch of humor. It has a few funny parts with the nurse and Mercutio.