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FC: Romeo and Juliet Study Notes
1: Act 1 Prolouge Q: What things were introduced in the first prologue? why do you think Shakespeare chose to tell us what he did in the prologue? | A : The things that he introduced in the first prologue was : The setting, the main characters, and the beginning, middle, and end. The reason why Shakespeare made the play like that (having everything in the prologue) is because he wants us to focus on the Fighting, the Romance and the Drama.
2: Act 1 prolouge Q: 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 proloque. | A: The settings in Romeo and Juliet are: the party late at night where Romeo and Juliet meet, The tombs late at night where they both kill themselves, and at their own homes.
3: Act 1 Prologue Q: Choose three words or phrases in the prolouge that didn't make sense. explain what they mean. | A: The phrases I didn't understand were: fatal loins- means parents, the which of you with patient ears attend- so listen carefully, and: star crossed- fated to be doomed.
4: Act 1 Scene 1 Q: What does the fight between the servants tell us about the fued in Romeo and Juliet? Q: what does it mean to take the wall (line 13) Q: what is wrong with biting your thumb at someone? | A: it is a very important battle and most of the city of verona is fighting. A: In those days there was no indoor plumbing so you had to walk along the wall to avoid waste on you. This is what it means to "take the wall". A: BIting your thumb is a disrespect to other people.
5: act 1 scene 1 Q: What kind of Character is Benvolio? How is he antithetical to Tybalt? Q: what is the punisment for fighting on the street as decreed by the prince? How is that ironic? | A: Benvolio is a tattle-tale and the first to tell someone what he heard. Tybalt loves blood and war and Benvolio is a quiet stays away from war person. A: The punishment for fighting is on the street is death. it is ironic because you kill people to get peace. | A: it is a very important battle and most of the city of verona is fighting. A: in those days there was no indoor plumbing so you had to walk along the wall to avoid waste on you. A: Biting your thumb is a disrespect to other people. | Q: what does the fight between the servants tell us about the fued in Romeo and Juliet? Q: what does it mean to take the wall (line 13) Q: what is wrong with biting your thumb at someone?
6: Act 1 Scene 1 Q: Why does it bother the Prince so much that there is civil unrest in Verona? Q: What is your first impression of Romeo? Why is he acting the way he is? How does this set him up for the rest of the play? | A: He is upset because Verona is being torn by the war beetween the two family. A: My fist impression of Romeo is two words "cry baby" he is acting like that because he wants to see Rosaline. It sets up by showing his booing-ness and shows how he wants to see Rosaline.
7: Act 1 Scene 2 Q: Who is Paris? Q: In Act 1 Scene 2 what impression do we get of Lord Capulet? How does he feel about Juilet and the marrige? Q:How much power does Juliet have over her life? What is the evidence? | A: Paris is the old guy who wants to marry Juliet. He is a friend of Lord Capulet. He is old and wrinkled and needs "a cover for his book." A: Capulet sounds like a good dad. He wants her to marry Paris, but he also wants Paris to wait for two years, and he wants Juliet to be in love with her husband. A:She has a little bit of power over her life. Evidence is that her dad asks if she likes her husband. Even so, she doesn't get the final say.
8: Act 1 Scene 2 Q: How does Peter the Capulet servent provide comic relief in this scene? Q: Why does Romeo crash the Capulet party? Does Shakesperare provide forshadowing? | A: Peter provides comic relif because he can't read and when he hands it to Romeo he dosen't realise he is talking to a Montague. A: Romeo crashes the party because Rosaline is going to be there. Shakespeare does provide some forshadowing in the scene.
9: Act 1 Scene 3 Q:How does Juliet feel about the marrige? How does she feel about Paris? Q: Describe the Nurse. | A:Juliet feels like she doesn't want to marry at such a young age. She feels paris is to old for Juliet. But she dosn't get to say anything about what she wants. A: The nurse is a very nasty talker and a very crude joker. She would give her teeth to Juliet (I think she needs her mouth washed out with soap).
10: Act 1 Scene 4 Q:What are the boys about to do? Q:Why is Romeo jumpy? Q:Describe Mercutio | A:The boys are going to crash the Capulet party. A: Romeo is jumpy because he had a bad dream that he will die. A: Mercutio is mabye gay, doesn't belive in dreams, and a lady hater.
11: Act 1 Scene 5 Q: Why did Shakespere include the scene with the servants? Q:What is ironic about Romeo"s entry? Q:What happens when Tybalt hears romeos voice? Q: How does Romeo convince Juliet to kiss him so quickly? Q:What forshadowing do we get at the end of the scene? | A: The reason why he added the servents was to provide comic relif and give the actors time to change. A: Romeo's entry is ironic because he is thinking about Rosaline then sees Juliet. Love at first sight. A: When Tybalt hears Romeo's voice he wants to kill him then Capulet sees him then doesn't let him. A: Romeo dosen't convince just kisses. A: the forshadowing that we get is that Juliet says that her wedding is her grave.
12: Act 2 Scene 1 Q: Where do Mercutio and Benvolio belive where Romeo is hiding? Q:What is Romeo actually doing? Q: What does Romeo compare Juliet to? Q:Why does Shakespeare make Mercutio talk about physical love right before the balcony scene? | A: Mercutio and Benvolio think that Romeo is hiding near a fruit tree that bears fruit which looks like body parts with Rosaline. A: Romeo is right outside of Juliet's house talking to himself. A: Romeo compares her to an angel, sun, sun rising, star, ghost, and green and sickly. A: The reason why he did that was because Romeo would seem really, really creepy without his speech.
13: Act 2 Scene 2 Q: What does "That which we call a rose by anyother name would smell as sweet." mean? Q: What does Romeo swear his love by? why does Juliet not like this? Q: Who proposes? What is the plan? | A: That line means that if the rose was hideous it would still smell like a rose. A: Romeo swears his love by the moon. Juliet dosen't like it because the moon is always changing. A: The person who proposes is... Juliet. Juliet dosen't want to marry Paris so she is planning to marry Romeo.
14: Act 2 Scene 3 Q:What does Romeo go do after leaving Juliet? Q: What does Friar think of Romeo's sudden change in love? Q: What does Friar Lawrence think of Romeo's suggestion? Why does he agree to help? | A: Romeo goes to the Friar and askes him to marry them. A: What Friar thinks of Romeo's sudden change in love is he is happy that he has forgotten about Rosaline. A: Friar Lawrence thinks that Romeo's suggestion is a good idea. He agrees to help because it might end the fued.
15: Act 2 Scene 4 Q: What has happened as a result of the party crashing? Q: What does Mercutio call Tybalt? Q:Why Mercutio so crude when describing Romeo's night? Q:How does Mercutio treat the Nurse? Q:What is interesting about the way the nurse and peter speak to one another? | A:The result of the party crashing is that Tybalt sent a note to Romeo challenging him to a duel. A: Mercutio calls Tybalt Higher then The Prince of Cats. A: Mercutio is crude because he is a woman hater. he is also angry, sad, and jelous. A: Mercutio treats the Nurse like she is some lower form of life. A: What is interesting about the way they speak is that the lines don't rhyme.It means that the are not very educated.
16: Act 2 Scene 4 Q: What do Romeo and the nurse do regarding the wedding? Q: What is the mood of the scene? | A: What they do is that they make preperations for them to wed in the afternoon. A: The mood is exciting and has a bit of other emotions thrown in.
17: Act 2 Scene 5 Q: What happens in this scene? Q: Why does the Nurse torture Juliet the way she does? | A: In this scene the Nurse is being a pain by making up dumb excuses. Juliet is waiting for the nurse to tell her about Romeo. A: The reason why she tortures Juliet is because it adds dramatic effect to the play and it is a source of comic relief.
18: Act 2 Scene 6 Q: Analyze Friar Lawrence's speech to Romeo. Q: What happens in this scene? | A: Friar Lawrence's speech is telling Romeo to inch in towards love. A: In this scene Romeo and Friar Lawrence are preparing for the wedding when Juliet comes in.
19: Act 3 Scene 1 Q:What happens between Mercutio and Tybalt? Q: What does Romeo do in retaliation? Q:How have Romeo's own choices led to his downfall? Q What creates a tragic hero? | A: Mercutio and Tybalt fight and Mercutio dies. A: In retaliation he kills Tybalt. A: The bad choices that he made was that he killed Tybalt, and went to the party. A:The hero always has a fatral flaw (try saying it ten times fast)
20: Act 3 Scene 1 Q: What is Romeo's fatal flaw? Q: What happens after the fight between Romeo and Tybalt? Q: How is this the turning point? | A: His fatal flaw is that he doesn't think things through. A: The event that happened is the Prince comes and asks what happened who killed Mercutio and Tybalt. A: This is the turning because now the Prince is onto them.
21: Act 3 Scene 2 Q: What is the confusion in this scene? Q: List four examples of antithesis that Shakespeare uses in this scene. Why does he use antithesis this scene? | A: The confusion in the scene is that the Nurse is telling Juliet that Romeo is dead. A: Four examples of antithesis are: Dove Feathered Raven, Beautiful Tyrant,Feind Angelical, and Wolvish-Ravening Lamb. He put antithesis in this scene because Juliet is mad at Romeo but she still loves him.
22: Act 3 Scene 2 Q: What does Juliet feel about what Romeo has done? Q: How does Juliet react when the Nurse scolds Romeo? What does this say about Juliets veiw on her marrige? Q: What does the Nurse decide to do? | A: Juliet feels sad that Romeo killed Tybalt in a duel. A: Juliet is very upset when the Nurse scolds Romeo. This reflects her veiw on her marrige because she is still loyal to Romeo. A: The Nurse decides to find Romeo and tell Romeo that Juliet still lovces him.
23: Act 3 Scene 3 Q: What is the relationship between Romeo and Friar Lawrence? Q: How does Romeo show that is still foolhardy and willing to put emotion before logic? Q:What is Friar Lawrences suggestion to make things right? Q:How does the Scene end? | A: The relationship between Friar Lawrence and Romeo is that they are good friends. Q: He still shows it because he would rather be dead than banished. A: His suggestion to Romeo is to go to Mantua and wait. A: The scene ends like this: Romeo heads out to Juliets then goes to Mantua
24: Act 3 Scene 4 Q: What has been decided regarding Juliet's fate in this scene? Q: What was Capulet's only concern about the wedding? What does this tell us about the relationship with her daughter? | A: Juliet is going to marry Paris says Count Paris. A: Capulets only concern is that the wedding is held to soon after Tybalts death. Capulet's relationship with his daughter is not that good because he thinks that his daughter is the most obedient little girl and will do whatever he says.
25: Act 3 Scene 5 Q: What is the significance about "larks" and "nightigales" in this scene? Q:What super obvious forshadowing does Shakespeare provide when Romeo leaves? Q: What is Juliets reaction to her mothers announcment? | A: the significance is that Romeo says he hears a Lark which is a morning bird but Juliet says she hears a nightingale so that Romeo can stay longer. A:The super obvious forshadowing is that Juliet and Romeo are going to see each other when they are dead. A: Juliets reaction is that she was shocked to hear that she was marrying Paris.
26: Act 3 Scene 5 Q:How does Capulet react to Juliet's acceptance? What ultimatum does he give her? Q: What is one of the lines that proves Capulet is not the best father? Q: What does Juliet tell the Nurse? Is this a truth or a lie? What do you believe she will do? | A: Lord Capulet is very mad that Juliet said no to him about marrying Paris. Capulet gives Juliet two options 1:marry Paris 2: live on the streets. A: One of the lines says that you will live on the streets if you don't marry Paris(touching huh?). A: Juliet tells the nursre that she will marry Paris. I think it is true. I think that she will marry Paris.
27: Act 4 Scene 1 Q: Why is Paris at the Church? What does he tell the Friar? Q: How does Juliet use double entendres in this scene? | A: Paris is at the church because he is organizing the wedding. Paris tells the Friar that they need to have the wedding A.S.A.P. A: Juliet uses double meanings because Paris said that you are my wife then Juliet says don't call me a wife because I am not a wife yet and she says don't call me wife because I am not your wife.
28: Act 4 Scene 1 Q: How does Juliet mirror the actions of Romeo? Q: What are some things that Juliet would rather do than marry Paris? Q: What is Friar Lawrences plan? | A: Juliet says to the Friar that if you don't have a soulotion I will kill myself and Romeo says the same thing. A: Some things that she would rather do than marry Paris are that she would want to be on the back of an angry bear and be in a pen with snakes. A: His plan is that he gives Juliet the poison she goes into a sleeping death then her family takes her to tomb then Romeo and Friar Lawrence will there for her.
29: Act 4 Scene 2 Q: Why is the servantman blathering on about cooks who lick their fingers? Q: What is the unexpected result of Juliet telling her father she'll marry Paris? | A: He is bathering because if they they lick thier fingers they like thier food. A:The unexpected result is that they moved the wedding a day ahead.
30: Act 4 Scene 3 Q: Juliet is unsure of taking the potion for a couple of reasons. Describe them. Q: What finally gets her to drink the poison? | A: She is unsure because she is worried if she will suffocate, go crazy and dance with all her dead relatives, and bash her head with a big bone. A: She drinks the poison because she thinks of Romeo being there.
31: Act 4 Scene 4 Q: What happens in this scene? | A: In this scene everyone is getting ready for the wedding.
32: Act 4 Scene 5 Q: How is death personified in this scene? Q: Are Juliets parents unconcerned by her death or angry that they don't marry her to Paris? Q: What does the Friar tell the family to stop them from shouting out in grief? | A: They make it sound real by saying Juliet is married to death. A: They are a little bit of both they are concerned because they had the wedding all planed out and they don't get Paris money. A: The Friar tells them that Juliet is in a better place now and not marrying Paris.
33: Act 4 Scene 5 Q: Why did Shakespeare put the moment with the mucisians and Peter in this scene? | A: The reason why Shakespeare put this moment is because he wanted to add comic relief and have the actors change and so that the people carring Juliet wouldn't look weird.