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FC: Romeo and Juliet Prologue Questions By:Kenzie

1: THE 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 Questions and Answers What things are introduced during the first prologue? Why do you think Shakespeare chose to tell us what he did in the prologue? (OBJ 1 & OBJ 2) The first things introduced during the first prologue are that the two families are enemies and that there is a huge grudge between them and it’s turning into a new mutiny. He gives away the whole ending by telling them how they die. I think that he choose to tell us about this prologue so that we kind of get a hole idea on what the story is about. 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 this story as outlined by the prologue. (OBJ 3)

3: The setting takes place in Verona, Italy and it’s a city state. We also know that it is in Renaissance times. The families are all very wealthy. Chose three words or phrases that you encountered in the prologue that seemed confusing or difficulty. Explain what they mean. The three phrases that I had encountered in the prologue that seemed confusing are phrase 13 which means that you must lisen carefully. Phrase 5 w hich is there Fatal loins – the parents of Romeo and Juliet and phrase 4 which means that the civilians will be fighting on the streets.

4: Act 1, Scene 1 (1) The fight between the servants tells us that it has brain washed all the city and the servants, then all the people are taking sides so they then the fight escalates. (2) To take the wall means to go alone alongside the wall because you are trying to avoid flying human waste from hitting you. (3) To bite your thumb means the exact same thing as fingering someone in our day, and it is very rude. (4) kind of character Benvolio is open and honest, he is very easy going and nice, he wants the two family’s feud to end. Tybalt loves to have fights while Benvolio like to break them up.

5: Act 1, Scene 1 (5) The punishment for fighting on the streets is death, and it is ironic because in order to stop people from killing one another even though he will be killing someone. (6) It bothers the prince that there is fighting on the streets because he does not like fighting and he likes peace. (7) My first impression of Romeo is that he is a wimp, and he is shallow because all he likes is looks. He is acting that way because he is love sick, and he is in love with a girl who is becoming a nun so she can’t do anything with a guy. He is going to fall in love with Juliet when he first sees her.

6: Act 1, Scene 2 (1) Paris is the man who is a rich old man that Juliet is going to marry but she really doesn’t want you to. (2) The impression that we get of Lord Capulet is that he is really kind; he is worried that Juliet is too young for marriage; he wants her to be in love with the man she marries. (3) I don’t believe that Juliet has much power over her own life because is in kind of getting forced to getting married, and is excepted to do whatever is told, and her mother seems very demanding, and wants her to be like she was when she was a teenager. (4) Peter, the Capulet’s servant provides comical relief, he tells to Montague’s that everyone is coming to the party except them, and they gave him a letter and he can’t read so he had to find someone to read him the letter. He doesn’t know that he is talking to a Montague, so Romeo decides to go anyway.

7: Act 1, Scene 3 (1) Juliet does not want to get married to him because, she has never met him. She does not really know how she feels about Paris, so she is unsure (2) The nurse is a very dirty lady, and she loves just to ramble on, and make lots of dirty jokes. She had her virginity until she was about 12 years old. unsure.

8: Act 1, Scene 4 (1) The boys in this scence were going to Capulets Party, and there getting ready to crash the party. (2) Romeo was so jumpy becasue he had had a bad dream which foretold him of his own death. (3) Mercuto is the type of person who likes to ramble on, and we get the impression that he might be gay, becasue he likes Roemo, he is kind of a party guy who does not belive in true love

9: Act 1, Scene 5 (1) Shakespeare includes the scene with the two servants because then the actors have time to get there masks on and change, and it sets the parts scene up, there is some comic relief on the two servants fighting. (2) It is ironic about Rome’s entrance to the party because you would think he would be all over Rosaline, then he sees Juliet then he is over her and forgets about Rosaline. (3) When Tybalt hears Romeo voice he stars whining because he is a swarm enemy, the he starts arguing with Lord Capulet in front of all of his guests, and he asked the servant to get him a sword, and Capulet told him to let it go.

12: Act 1, Scene 5 (4) Romeo got Juliet to kiss his so quickly by, he picked up her hand and then starts playing mind games then he confuses her, he kisses her hand then he said he purged is sins, then he gave her the sins so then he kissed her hand again to take the sins back. He was also very flattering. (5) The foreshadowing that we get at the end is when there both talking about getting into a relationship, then Tybalt said he would get revenge on Romeo for crashing the party. Juliet wanted the nurse to see if he, Romeo was married, and he wasn’t

14: Act 2, Scene 1 (1) Mercutio and Benvolio think that Romeo is hiding in the bushes with Rosaline, and they sit there talking about sick looking fruit, and then start making fun of Romeo. (2) Romeo is actually standing outside of Juliet’s window talking to himself about how much he loves Juliet. Then she comes out and says how much she loves him, so Romeo decides to spy on her. (3) Romeo compares Juliet to the sun, and that she two ofthe fairest stars in heaven, and the eastern sky.

15: Act 2, Scene 2 (1)Shakespeare makes Mercutio and Benvolio talk about physical love because it shows us that Romeo is the opposite of Mercutio, and in that speech it tell us how much Romeo really loves Juliet and he will do anything to have her. (2)The famous line “That which we call a rose by other name would smell as sweet” means even if he wasn’t named Romeo she would still love him so. (3) Romeo swears his love by moon, because the moon is always changing, and Juliet does not like that because she does not wasn’t there love anyways changing. (4) Romeo is the one who basically propose. The plan is that Romeo is going to see the Friar, the he will sned her the word

16: Act 2, Scene 3 (1) Romeo immediately after leaving Juliet, Romeo went to see Friar Lawrence to get him to marry Romeo and Juliet. (2) Friar Lawrence thinks that Romeo sudden change in love interest is good because he always used to whine over Rosaline. (3) Friar Lawrence thinks of Romeo suggestion, is that he agrees to help because he thinks that it might end the feud between the two families, and that it will stop the fighting.

17: Act 2, Scene 4 (1) The result of Romeo’s party crashing is that he had seen his real true love Juliet, and now he is going to get married to her. Plus now he had a challenge from Tybalt a duel. (2) Mercutio calls Tybalt the Prince of cats because he fights clean and never nothing dirty, and he is a cat because he likes to fight, and the Prince of cats is a good fighter. (3) Mercutio is so crude when describing Romeo’s night because he is jealous of Rosaline because he likes Romeo, he wishes he was with Romeo. (4) Mercutio treats the nurse badly and he loves to call her names, he is also very mean to her. (5) t is interesting about the way the nurse and Peter talk to one another is that the talk to one another in sentences that has shown them that they are servants. (6) The nurse and Romeo decide regarding the marriage is that the nurse and Romeo decide to meet behind the church, and then the nurse will go get Juliet. (7) The mood of the scene is pretty happy because Romeo is actually joking back to Mercutio dirty jokes.

18: Act 2, Scene 5 | (1) In this scene Juliet is wondering were to nurse is at because she is supposed to come tell her if she was supposed to meet Romeo at the church. (2) The nurse tortures Juliet the way she does to get even because she said that he bones were aching and it was making her sore running and making her go to the church and back.

19: Act 2, Scene 6 (1) In this scene Romeo and Juliet get married. The nurse told Juliet to she will leave a ladder outside of her balcony outside her window for dirty things. (2) Friar Lawrence speech is the type of speech that you would not tell someone on their wedding day. The Friar told Romeo this speech to make sure that he actually like Juliet, not like how he like Rosaline.

20: Act 3, Scene 1 | (1) Tybalt and Mercutio get in a fight which ends up with Mercutio dying. Mercutio decided to fight Tybalt because he was tired of Romeo telling Tybalt that he loves him, because they were now related and he did not want to fight him anymore. (2) In retaliation of Tybalt killing Mercutio, Romeo decides to fight Tybalt, and he told Tybalt that Mercutio is floating above their heads waiting for one of them to join him, and in the end Tybalt dies. (3) Romeo own choices lead to a down fall because there is no fighting allowed in the city, and then they have to decide if they’re going to kick him out of the town or kill him. There decision was that the Prince had banned Romeo from Verona. (4) Impulsive is what creates a tragic hero, they have a tragic flaw. (5) Romeo’s fatal flaw is his impulsiveness, he doesn’t think stuff through before he speaks.

21: (6) After the fight between Romeo and Tybalt is that Tybalt dies, then the Prince comes and wants to know what happens Benvolio tells everything on what happened, Romeo is kicked out of Verona. (7) This is the turning point of the story because of the fight then Romeo gets banned.

22: Act 3, Scene 2 | (1) The confusion in this scene was when the nurse was trying to convince Juliet that Romeo was dead, but then the nurse told Juliet that he was not dead, he had just gotten banned from Verona. 2) Four examples of antithesis that Shakespere uses in this scene are, dove feathered raven, beauitiful tryant, friend angelical, wolvish-ravening lamb, and honorable villan. Shakesphere uses antithesis to show that they have a love hate realationship. (3) Juliet feels happy that Romeo is ok, angery for what he had done, but she is also confused because she should be mad at him at Romeo for killing her cousin, but she also feels that she should loyal becasue he is her husband.

23: (4) Juliet reacts very mad at the nurse then she starts to verbaly attack her when the nurse scolds Romeo. This has shown us that Juliet is very loyal to her husband Romeo and that she loves him very much. Juliet is sticking up for Romeo. (5) After that nurse decided to go find Romeo because Juliet was saying that she might as well go kill herself becasue she will be so lonley, and the nurse was sick of hearing her mope around, so she told Juliet that she thinks she knows where Romeo is at.

24: Act 3, Scene 3 | (1) The relationship between Friar Lawrance and Romeo is pretty good because Romeo got the Friar to marry him to Juliet and when Romeo had gotten banished he had went to see the Friar, so I assume that there pretty good friends. (2) Romeo shows that he is foolhardy and that he is willing to put his emotions before logic by saying he would rather die than be banished from Verona. (3) The Friar suggests to make things right by.Romeo should leave town for a little bit, and then come back when everything is cooled down and try to make peace. (4) The scene ended by the nurse was flirting with the Friar, and Romeo goes to Juliets house for the night, and the Friar will send Romeo servents to update him.

25: Act 3, Scene 4 | (1) Regarding Juliet's fate in this scene it had been decided that Juliet is going to get married to Paris on Thursday. (2) Capulet's only concern about this is that Juliet will marry a man with money, take care of her and social status.

26: Act 3, Scene 4 | (1) The significance about the larks and in this scene is that nightingales is that Larks sing at dawn and and nightingales sing at night. Romeo was at Juliets house and they heard a bird and Juliet thought it was a nightingale so she told Romeo to come back but Romeo thought it was the lark, so he thought that he had to go before the sun came up. (2) The super obvious foreshadowing that Shakesphere gives us was when Romeo is leaving and Juliet was saying good bye to Romeo, and they were joking about how they look pale and dead, and Juliet's soul was predicting evil things. (3) Juliet reacts mad but tries not to show it, and she was saying her words with double meaning, because she was sad about Romeo and about Tybalts death, and she didn't lie to her mother.

27: (4) Capulet was very angery with Juliet saying that she did not want to marry Paris, and he was saying that he went through all this trouble trying to find a nice man. Capulet told Juliet that she had to make up her mind before Thursday. (5) This quote proves that Capulet is not the best father- Out, you green sickness, carrion! Out, you baggage, and here is another one.-An you be not, hang, beg, starve, die in the streets. (6) Juliet tells the nurse that she has already said her vows of marriage and that theu are in heaven, and is wondering how this can be stopped. Juliet wanted the nurse to give her comfort and advice. It is the truth and I think that Juliet is going to marry Paris so her dad respects her, and then she will have a house.

28: Act 4, Scene 1 | (1) Paris is at the church becasue the Firar was trying to convince Paris to wait a little bit before marrying Juliet, and Paris tells the Friar that Juliet needs soneone that will make her life enjoyable and happy. (2) Juliet uses double entendres in this scene by when she was telling Paris that she was married but was using double entendres in stead of using it bluntly, Juliet also uses them to tell Paris that she hates him. (3) Juliet mirrors the actions of Romeo because Romeo was going to kill himself when he had gotten banned from Verona, and now Juliet was going to kill herself if she marries Paris and they both wanted to kill there selfs here. (4) Some of the things that Juliet said she would rather do than marry Paris was chain me with roaring bears, or shut me nightly in a charnel house,bid me go into a new-made grave and hide me with a dead man in his shroud.

29: (5) Friar Lawerance's plan was that he wanted Juliet to go home and be all cheerfull and say that you will marry Paris and the Friar said that tomorrow night make sure that you are alone, don't even let the nurse stay with you in your room. When your in bed take this vial and mix it's contents with liquor and drink. Then a cold sleep inducing drug will run through your veins and make it seem like you look dead. You will have no pulse, it will make your skin be cold and pale, then you will become as stiff as a corpse. Then Paris will find you in this death like state amd will think that you are dead. Juliet you will remain in this deathlike state for 42 hours. Then they will dress you up in your best clothes and carry you in a oppen coffen to the tomb while I go off to tell Romeo about our plan. Then we will meet you at the Capulet Family Tomb while me and Romeo wait for you to wake up then Romeo can take you off to Mantua.

30: Act 4, Scene 2 | (1) The seruantman is going on about cooks who licks there fingers because if a cook is good enough he will lick his own fingers, because if it's good he wants to eat his own food. If the food is not good he won't lick his own fingers. (2) The unexpected result of Juliet telling he father that she wiill marry Paris was that they are going to have the wedding at the church tomorrow.

31: Act 4, Scene 3 | (1) Juliet is unsure of taking the posion now because of three reasons. What if the Friar mixed the potion wrong to kill her, if he is disgraced if I marry Paris. What if, I wake up before Romeo comes, and I suffocate if there is no healthy air there to beath from. Juliet thinks that she is going to go crazy. She thinks she is going to play games with her ancestors bones, or start to dance with Tybalt. (2) She finally imagine's to thinks of how much that she loves Romeo and that finally convinced her to drink the posion.

32: Act 4, Scene 4 | (1) In this scene all they do is get ready for the wedding. Act 4, Scene 5 (1) Death is being compared to as a man becasue Capulet said to Paris that "he was missed his chance to marry Juliet becasue Death has married her first. (2) Juliets parents are concered about her death, but at the same time they really wanted to marry her to Paris. (3) The Friar tells them to stop them from shouting at grief, he tells them that Juliet really didn't want to marry Paris but now she is in a happier place. (4) The reason the Paris and the muscians had a fight was that then the actors ahd time to change, and get ready for the next scene. It is also so that Juliet with have time to get into her nice barrial clothes.

34: Act 5, Scene 3 | Here is a quick summary of the end of Romeo and Juliet. At the end of Romeo kills Paris, then he starts taking to the door and calling it the jaws of death. He opens up the tomb and drages Paris into it and lies him beside Juliet. Then Romeo drank the poision while he was bending down to kiss Juliet and dies. Juliet wakes up wondering were Romeo is and see's that he is dead. She see's the vial of poision and then starts going on why Romeo didn't save her any, then tries to drink some but there is none let. Then she got the idea that he might have some of the poisioon on his lips, but he doesn't. Juliet hears people comming and picks up Romeo's Dagger and stabs herself in the heart. The watchmen come and were confusied in why Juliet was beside Romeo with fresh blood coming out of her. Then the watchman send out people out to get whoever they could find and bring then back to him. They found out that it was the Friar, but then he was trying to convince them that the nurse knew that they were married. Moague and the Capulet kind of made up.

35: The name of the play is called Romeo and Juliet. The authors name is Willian Shakespeare. The genre of the play would be romance or tragedy. The plot of the play would be when Romeo and Juliet fall in love and get married with out there parents knowing, then there plan gets screwed up becasue Juliet's dad wants her to marry Paris. She tells her dad that she will then she drinks the posion and it makes her look dead. They then take Juliet the the tomb. Romeo goes to the tomb see's Juliet dead, then Juliet wakes up see's Romeo dead, then kills herself. The best part about the play would be the nurse becasue she is so funny, her with her sick jokes. The worst part about the play would be when Roemo and Juliet die I quess. I quess i would rate this play a 4 out of 5 becasue when they have those really long speaches it get's really confusing on what they are trying to say. I hate they way they talk in there iambic petameter, it's really wierd. Either than the way they talk it's good play

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