Romeo and Juliet

PROLOGUE


1.Who speaks the Prologue?
The Chorus speaks the prologue
2. What is the purpose of the Prologue?
to introduce the play to the readers. It tells what the storys about and some background and foreshadow about Romeo and Juliet
3. In what poetic form is this Prologue?
The prologue is in the form of a sonnet

4. Highlight lines 5 and 6. Explain the importance of these two lines.
"From forth the fatal loins of these two foes
A pair of star-crossed lovers take their life..."

It talks about the two main rich families in this story and how much each family and even their slaves hate the other family. It also takes about how much Romeo and Juliet love each other and what their terrible fate would be.

5.Why does Shakespeare tell us how the story is going to end?
Maybe to prepare us of hte outcome, and maybe to focus more on the relationship and life of Romeo and Juliet.

6. What themes are established in the Prologue?
Themes established in the Prologue are love, anger and fate.

ACT 1 SCENE 1

1. How does Shakespeare start the play so that he gains the attention of the “groundlings?” He started the play by a fued bewteen both of the families servants. This gains the attension of the groundling because their able to relate to the situtation becasue most are in the same position.

2. Highlight lines 58-59. Our first introduction to Benvolio comes when he says these words. What do they reveal about his character?
"Part, fools! Put up our swords.
You know not what you do."

He really inforces and reminds both families servants that what they want to do is really wrong and they shouldnt do that.

3. Highlight lines 64-65. Our first impression of Tybalt occurs in these lines. What do we learn about his character?
"What, art thou drawn among these heartless hinds?
Turn thee Benvolio! Look upon thy death.
"
Tybalt is a truble maker, headed and has a temper. He always wants to start somthing and annoy someone.

4. Highlight lines 90-91. What is the tone of the Prince’s speech? In these lines he makes a new decree. What is it, and why is it important?
"And, Montague, come you this afternoon,
To Know our farther pleasure in this case".

The Princes tone is powerful and serious. He really shows the townspeople whos in charge and who should be listened to. He declares that "To know our farther pleasure in this case". Which means basically the next person who starts to reponds to start a fight will be torutured or worse, their fate my be decided to death.

5. When we first see Romeo he shows all the signs of a Petrarchan Lover idea of being in love.How does Romeo act (lines 125-136)?
Romeo he is "in love" with Roselyin or so he thinks he is. He goes off alone thinking about her and thier love. He loves being in love but doesnt realize what the true word means or ways of expressing it. He loves how pretty she is, and graceful but doesnt know the girl very well. He feels that its a sin but a sin worth it. This love created more strees on Romeo than he needs in his life, but at the same time can make everything better.

6. When describing his feelings to Benvolio, Romeo uses Oxymorons—pairs of contradictory words in lines 170-177 and 184-188. Why does he speak in contradictions and paradoxes?
Romeo is showing the readers how unhappy, miserable and confused he is towards his love towards Rosaline. Its used to help the reader relate to what Romeos feeling, confused. It also gives some meaning and interesting touches to when Romeos talking, also gives us more background about how confused he is.

7. We then learn that Romeo is suffering from Unrequited Love—He loves someone who does not love him back.
What suggestion does Benvolio make to Romeo to help him get over is unrequited love for Rosaline (lines 221-223)?
Benvolio gives Romeo great adivce. He tells him to look around at other pretty ladies and compare them to Rosaline to see if shes still the prettest one and if he still feels the same way after looking at other ladies. basically he saying "theres other fish in the sea".





ACT 1 SCENE 2


1. In this scene Lord Capulet talks to Paris about marrying his daughter Juliet. What two reasons does he give for not wanting Juliet to marry at this time (lines 8-14)?
Lord Capulet reasures Paris that he is the man that he wants to marry his daughter Juliet, but he makes a point where Juliet is still very young and yet doesnt understand love and the speckrum of that area. She hasnt experinced much and Capulet wants Juliet to gain a little more age and understanding of the world before he goes off and marries her. Also he makes a point that his wife was forced into marriage way too young, and its basically broken them apart and he doesnt want that to happen to his daughter. He wants Juliet to love Paris all on her own before she marries him so that hopefully she wont resent him and her father when shes older.

2. Highlight line 16-19. On what condition will Lord Capulet agree to Juliet’s marriage with Paris?
"But woo her, gentle Paris, get her heart;

My will to her consent is but a part.
And she agree, within her scope of choice.
Lies on my consent and fair according voice".

While Pairs waits for Juliet to become of age to marry, Capulet wants Paris to show and convince her how great he is. Lord Capulet wants his daughter to love Paris and not be forced to marry someone shes doesnt life or know.

3. What does this reveal about Lord Capulet’s love for his daughter?
It reveals that Lord Capulet is not like every other father in this time. Hes not forcing his daughter to marry Paris if she doesnt want to. He shows that he really cares and loves his daughter, he really wantes to make Juliet happy, whatever the cost to him.

4. From the servant who cannot read we learn that Rosaline, with whom Romeo believes he is in love, will be at the Capulet party. Why does this excite Benvolio? What is his plan (lines 84-89)?


Benvolio sees this as an opportuinty to show Romeo that Rosaline isnt that pretty. He wants Romeo to compare all the ladies at the mascare party to Rosaline to see if Romeo still feels that hes in love with her, and if he still thinks shes the prettest lady in Verona. Benvoilio assures Romeo that by seeing all these Beautiful ladies that he will fall for another extremly pretty lady and think that Rosaline is ugly.

5. Highlight lines 86-89. Explain Benvolio's analogy.
"At this same ancient feast of Capulet's
Sups the fair Rosaline whom thou so loves,

With all the admired beauties of Verona
Go thither, and with unattainted eye
Compare her face with some that I shall show
And i will make thee think thy swan a crow"

Benvolio wants to prove to Romeo that there are better looking people than Rosaline and that she wasnt the girl for Romeo.

6. Why does Romeo agree to go to the party (lines 102-103)?
Romeo will only go to the party to see Rosaline. Hell only go to basque in her beauty and to see her, and to be with Rosaline.

7. What coincidence takes place in this scene? Explain what theme is being developed.

Both Romeo and Juliet are going to be at the Party, and their both enemies. Love is the theme, and Romeo doesnt want to go to this party envolving his enemy but because his love Rosaline is going and he wants to be with her so he goes along as well.

ACT 1 SCENE 3

In this scene Lady Capulet is informing Juliet and her nurse of Count Paris’ proposal of marriage.
1. What is the nurse’s relationship with Juliet?

The Nurse is close with Juliet. Shes able to have alot of laughs with her and able to be serious to. The nurses is sorta of Juliets servant but was also her wet nurse. The Nurse almost has a better relationship with Juliet than her own mother. It seems that the nurse cares more about juliet than her own mother, and she cares more about her feelings, where her mother doesnt. It seems almost as though her mother hates her, for being pregant young and almost ruining her life.

2. How would you describe the nurse’s personality?
The Nurse is very funny and always is seen in the play as laughing and having a good time.She is loud and quirky, the nurse makes her pressence very known. The Nurse was esstionally brought in for a humorous part in the play to realive tension.

3. Highlight lines 62-63. What is the nurse’s one wish for Juliet and why?
"Peace, I have done. God mark thee to his grace,
Thou wast the prettiest babe that ever I nursed.
And I might live to see thee married once,
I have my wish."

The nurse wishes that Juliet will happily marry, and that she marries the man she like when the nurse is still around and is actively still apart of Juliets life.

4. When Lady Capulet asks Juliet how she feels about being married, what is Juliet’s answer (line 67), and what does it reveal about her character?
she anwsers "it is an honour i dream not of". She hasnt really put much thought nor effort into the decession process of being married to Paris. She consireds it but isnt quite convinced of Paris and marriage, shes still just a kid a doesnt quite understand grownup things quite yet. She thinks marriage is an honour, but something shes just not quite ready for.

5. The nurse and Lady Capulet are both excited and pleased by Paris’ proposal but for different reasons.
The nurse says Paris is “a man of wax” and at the end of the scene encourages Juliet to “Go, girl, seek happy nights to happy days.” What does the nurse see in Paris, and what does it reveal about her attitude toward love and marriage?

The nurse thinks that paris is like a "pretty picture", something nice to look at. The only problem about people like him is that looks dont always matter and if the person bhind the looks isnt a very nice person, it will shift your mood completly whiether you like him or not. The nurse is sort of saying along the lines of that but she is kind of warning Juliet to get to know him; all she wants really is for her to be happy.

6. Lady Capulet’s lines 82-95 compose a
conceit. A conceit is an extended, exaggerated comparison or metaphor between two unlike things—in this case, between Paris and a book that needs to be bound. What does Lady Capulet see in Paris that would make him a good match for Juliet? What is Lady Capulet’s attitude toward love and marriage?
Lady Capulet believes with every bone in her body that Paris is an exelent match for Juliet in everyway . He is handsome and has money and Lady Capulet wants to marry her daughter off if she likes him or not. Lady Capulet is a hypocrite when it comes to love and marriage. She is unhappy in her marriage because she was forced into it when she was the age of Juliet but yet she is forcing Juliet do have the same faith as her. Its unfair to Juliet and Paris as well.

7. Highlight lines 98-100. Explain Juliet’s answer to her mother when asked if she can love Paris. What does it reveal about her knowledge of being in love? What is her attitude toward love and marriage?

"I'll look to like, if looking liking move,
But no more deep will I endart mine eye
Than your consent gives strength to make it fly"
Juliet basically says to her mother that she hasnt really looked at Paris yet, but it he proves himself and woos her enough she will consider marrying him. This answer is very intelligent and mature. She hasnt rushed into getting to know Paris, she decides to take her time to get to know all of Paris, the bad and the good qualities. She seems to know alot, seeing as someone of her age would jump at the opportunity and marrying him right away without getting to know him simply because their desperate to find out what its like. However Juliet is not like that, she is not desperate and she is playing the field. Her attitude suggest that she isnt that into getting married and being in lvoe because she is still young. She probally gets her ideas from what she sees at home between her father and her mother. Maybe she thinks thats what marriage is about so she doesnt want to rush into the same fate.

ACT 1 SCENE 4


1. Highlight lines 106-111. Why does Romeo feel uneasy about going to the party? What dream-like premonition has he had?
"I fear, too early, for my mind misgives
Some conseqeunce, yet hanging in the stars
Shall bitterly begin his fearful date
With this night's revels and expires the term
Of a depised life, closed in my breast,
By some vile forfeit of untimely death."

Romeo has told Mercutio and Benvolio that he had a frightening dream. He dreamt that bad things were going to happen to him... possibly at the party- he fears his life is at state. Because of his dream he now is cautious becasue he doesnt want to lead anything to his death.

2. Comment on this speech in terms of the Elizabethan attitude toward the stars and astrology.
The people in the Elizabethan era believed in magic, and things that science cannot explain like stars and astrology. They use this for entertainment and a religion, because about this time they started abondoning the church of christ and turning to science for and answer.

3. What decision does Romeo make in lines 112-113, and what is the thematic importance of this decision?

"But he that hath the steerage of my course
Direct my sail! On, lusty gentlemen!"

Romeo wants to go to the party to see Rosaline and have a good time but after his dream hes second guessing himself because he doesnt want the night to end badly- like in his death.

ACT 1 SCENE 5


1. We learn from Romeo’s
soliloquy (a speech delivered while the speaker is alone, calculated to inform the audience of what is passing in the character’s mind) that he is struck by love at first sight when he sees Juliet at the party. Paraphrase Rome’s speech (lines 43-53). To what does he compare Juliet?
"O, she doth teach the torches to burn bright.
It seems she hangs upon the cheek of night
Like a rich jewel in an Ethiops ear-
Beauty too rich for use, for earth too dear.
So shows a snowy dove trooping with crows
As yonder lady over her fellows shows.
The measure done, I'll watch her place of stand
And, touching hers, make blessed my rude hand.
Did my heart love till now? Forswear it, sight.
For i never saw true beauty till this night."


Oh how she teaches the torches to burn bright
She stands out in the darkness
like an earring in an africans ear
The world does not deserve her beauty
Her beauty is to good to go to waste
She outshines other ladies
like a dove in a flock of crows
When dance is over, he watch her and see where she stands
and then hell touch her hand with his ugly one
Did his heart ever love before this moment? My eyes were liars,
then, because i never saw beauty till tonight.

2. How does this speech about his love for Juliet compare to his speeches about being in love with Rosaline?
In this speech you can tell by the things that he's saying he passionatly in love for Juliet. He speaks from his heart and no from his mind, saying stuff without thinking. He's saying stuff that is really sappy but cute, and would make any girl melt. With Rosaline Romeo was overthinking it, the love was in his mind and not his heart. He wanted to be in love with Rosaline but it shows that he didnt feel for Rosaline what Romeo feels for Juliet.

3. Tybalt recognizes Romeo’s voice and tries to start a fight. What two reasons does Lord Capulet give for stopping him (lines 65-69)?
First of all Capulet recozignes that Romeo is a fine gentlemen and carries himself well. It doesnt look like he will create trouble becasue thats not the type of person he is. Verona sees him as repected and well behaved man so creating a fight tonight would be out of character. AS well Capulet says to Tybalt that he does not want any fighting or argument to start in his house, on this night. He wants Tybalt to leave him alone and enjoy the party because Capulet just wants to have a good time.

4. Highlight lines 90-91. What threat does Tybalt make as he agrees to withdraw?
"I will withdraw, but this intrusion shall,
Now seeming sweet, convert to bitterest gall".
He promises to not fight or tempt Romeo because he was intruding. Instead when Romeo is away from the Capulet house, Tybalt will not be calm and be nice to the guest but instead become meaner to Romeo and maybe start a fight between them.


5. In lines 92-105 Romeo and Juliet speak to each other. Their lines form a sonnet. Paraphrase the lines of the sonnet.
Romeo: Your hand is like a holy
place to visit that my hand is not worthy enough to visit. If you're
not willing to touch my hand, my lips
are here like blushing piligrims, ready
to make everything better with a kiss
Juliet: Good piligrim, you dont give your hand enough
credit. By holding my hand you show poilite
devotion. After all, piligrims touch the hands
of saints. Holding palms together
is like a kiss.
Romeo: Don't saints and piligrims have lips too?
Juliet: Yes, but they use their lips
to pray with
Romeo: Well Saint, let lips do what hands do.I'm
praying for you to kiss me. Please allow my
prayer, so i dont turn against my faith.
Juliet: Saints dont move, even when they
allow prayers.
Romeo: Then dont move while i act out my prayer

Now my sin has been taken from my to you lips
Juliet: Now my lips have your sin?
Romeo: Sin from my lips? You encourage
crime with your sweetness. Give me my sin back

Juliet: you kiss like you've read about it

6. Dramatic Irony is when the audience knows something the characters do not. What is ironic about Juliet’s line 134?
Its ironic because Romeo will be married to Juliet, and if he was married Romeo would not kiss someone else. Juliet states thatshed rather die than marrying anyone else, which is funny because she will die without marrying anyone else.

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ACT 2 SCENE 2


1. Juliet is on the balcony outside her bedroom but cannot hear the words that Romeo says to himself as he looks at her from the hiding place below. Answer the following questions about lines 2-25:

a. Romeo repeats the light and dark images he introduced when he saw Juliet for the first time. Why does Romeo compare Juliet to the sun?
He complements her of her beauty. Saying that the universe revolves around her, and that sh could light up a room. Romeo says that Juliet lights his life up like the sun lights up the universe or our solar system anyway. She is worshiped by him and her beauty is so great it glows or shines like the sun does.

b. Why does he want the sun to kill the envious moon?
Hes saying that Juliet is prettier than the moon (rosaline) and that he wants her to shine brighter and take control of her life and make a good impression. Romeo also wants to do away with her virginity. He wants her to "cast off" her "vestal livery", maybe for his pleasure. By killing the envious moon she is getting rid of her virginity, because as of now she is held prisoner by it.

c. Why is the moon envious?
Because the moon is her maid and shes already sick and jealous of how beautiful and magificant Juliet is compared to the sun (Rosaline). It says dont be her maid because shes jealous, her virginity makes her the way she is and nothing she does can change the way she feels or acts.

d. Why does he compare Juliet’s eyes to the stars?
Her eyes are so bright and beautiful they could take the place of any bright bold and beautful star in the universe. They could do a better job and still be amazing. They're so amazing infact that theyre on display for the world to see so not only Romeo but the world can see for themselves how great they are
and how they outshine the stars how the sun outshines a lamp

e. Why is this comparison to stars another example of foreshadowing?
It foreshadowing the future and implicating what will happen when Romeo and Juliet are together. It shows how much he loves her and she loves him. The stars are like signs from the heavens to Romeo to make a move and show how he feels.

2. Highlight lines 33-36. Juliet is still unaware that Romeo is nearby. Paraphrase these lines.
"O Romeo, Romeo, wherefore art thou Romeo?
Deny thy father, and refuse thy name.
Or, if thou will not, be but sworn my love,
And I'll no longer be a Capulet."


Oh Romeo, Romeo, why do you have to be a Romeo
Lose your father and change your name,
If you dont lose your name, tell me you love me,
And then i'll no longer be a Capulet

3. Highlight lines 43-44. Paraphrase lines 38-49. What is Juliet’s attitude toward the feud that has separated the two families?
"What’s in a name? That which we call a rose
By any other word would smell as sweet."

'"Tis but thy name that is my enemy.Thou art thyself, though not a Montague.What’s Montague? It is nor hand, nor foot,Nor arm, nor face, nor any other partBelonging to a man. O, be some other name!What’s in a name? That which we call a roseBy any other word would smell as sweet.So Romeo would, were he not Romeo called,Retain that dear perfection which he owesWithout that title. Romeo, doff thy name,And for that name, which is no part of theeTake all myself.Only your name is my enemy.
You'd still be you, if stopped being a Montague.
What's a Montague? Its not a hand, or foot,
Or arm, or face, or any other part
of a man. Oh take on another name!
What does a name mean? A rose
Would smell just as sweet if we called it anything else.
Romeo would be just as perfect,
as if he went by any other name
Romeo, lose you name,
Trade in your name- which means nothing
to do with you- and take me!

Juliet doesnt like that she has to hate the Montagues, so she doesnt care anymore and loves Romeo for what lies in his soul and not for what he is. She wants him to change his name and refuse his family so they can be happy and live together. She makes a point that a name should not define the sort of person you are, only your actions should tell the world of what type of person you are.

4. After Juliet asks some pertinent questions (lines 58-84), she realizes that Romeo has overheard her intimate thoughts about him. How does her attitude change in lines 85-105? What is she worried about?
She is mad at Romeo for a few seconds for listening in on her private thoughts but then Juliet snaps out of her mood and begins to go all lovey dovey again. She wants to know if Romeo loves her the way that she loves him. If he doesnt she can act all plain hard to get and play all those games if it makes him like her. Shes worried that he doesnt love her and that shes moving to fast and confessing things to someone that doesnt love her back.

5. Why does Juliet object to Romeo’s swearing on the moon (lines 109-111)?
Juliet doesnt want Romeo to swear on the mon because its postion in the sky always changes in size and where it is in the sky. She doesnt want him to swear his love on it because shes afraid that hell love her like how the moon changes in the sky... inconsistant.

6. Juliet speaks of her fears in lines 116-119. Explain.
She fears that they are going about this all wrong. Juliet thinks that their relationship and they confessing their love and all these sweet lines of complentry are going to fast and they arnt thinking about it enough and how it will effect themselves and their families in the long run.

7. Paraphrase lines 142-148.
"Three words, dear Romeo, and good night indeed.If that thy bent of love be honorable,Thy purpose marriage, send me word tomorrowBy one that I’ll procure to come to theeWhere and what time thou wilt perform the rite,And all my fortunes at thy foot I’ll layAnd follow thee my lord throughout the world."Three more words Romeo, then we say goodnight for real,
If your intestions of your love are true,
And if you want to marry me, tell me tomorrow.
I'll send a messenger to you,
and you tell the messenger where and when to be married.
I'll give you all my fortunes
And then follow you, my lord, all over the world.


ACT 2 SCENE 3


1. Friar Laurence is introduced in a lengthy soliloquy in which he philosophies about nature and about mankind. Paraphrase his speech (lines 7-30).
"The gray-eyed morn smiles on the frowning night,
Checkering the eastern clouds with streaks of light,And fleckled darkness like a drunkard reelsFrom forth day’s path and Titan’s fiery wheels.Now, ere the sun advance his burning eye,The day to cheer and night’s dank dew to dry,I must upfill this osier cage of oursWith baleful weeds and precious-juicèd flowers.The earth, that’s nature’s mother, is her tomb.What is her burying, grave that is her womb.And from her womb children of divers kindWe sucking on her natural bosom find,Many for many virtues excellent,None but for some and yet all different.Oh, mickle is the powerful grace that liesIn herbs, plants, stones, and their true qualities.For naught so vile that on the earth doth liveBut to the earth some special good doth give.Nor aught so good but, strained from that fair useRevolts from true birth, stumbling on abuse.Virtue itself turns vice, being misapplied,And vice sometime by action dignified."
The beautiful morning is replacing the miserable night.
Darkness is slowly stumbling out of the suns path,
Like a drunken man.
Before the sun, soaks up the dew,
I have to fill this basket of mine here,
with posionus weeds and flowers with medicane.
The earth is natures mother, and natures tomb.
Plants are born from the earth,
and then die there,
From the earth, many different plants grow,
and provides them
with many different forms of nurishment.
Evertything nature creates,
has some special property,
and each one is different,
Herbs, plants and stones have many powers.
There is nothing more evil on earth
that does not provide some special quality.
And nothing turns bad if its use isnt abused
Virtue turns to vice if its misused
Vice sometimes becomes virute
If applied correctly.

2. What does Romeo tell Friar Laurence, and what does he want from the Friar (lines 43-64)?
Romeo tell Friar Lawerence tha he has had no sleep and did not go go last night. Friar thinks that hes done a sin and slept with Rosaline. He tells the Friar that hes forgotten all about Rosaline and is not going back to her. He tell the Friar of his new love with Juilet and how she is a Capulet. He wants the Friar to marry him and Juliet that morning so they can be together.

3. What is Friar Laurence’s reaction to hearing of Romeo’s new love (lines 65-80)?
He is surprised but happy for Romeo for he gives up and discards Rosaline. He is happy to hear about Romeo loving Juliet and is happy for Romeo. By marrying the two, the Friar thought that the fued between the two families will end and the Capulets and Montagues will accept the marriage and embarce each other with grace and adult maturaty.

4. Highlight lines 89-92. What reason does Friar Laurence give for agreeing to marry Romeo and Juliet?
"but come, young waverer, come, go with me,
In one respect I’ll thy assistant be,For this alliance may so happy proveTo turn your households' rancor to pure love."
he agrees to marry Romeo and Juliet even though their parents have not given concent and would be against the marriage if they did. It says that he would becasue he believes joining these two families will give them a reason to love and not to hate, he thinks this willrepair the families and make them stronger.

ACT 2 SCENE 4

1. This scene shows us more of the nurse’s character as she trades quips and puns with Mercutio. What malapropisms (an inappropriateness of speech resulting from the use of one word for another which resembles it) does the nurse use (line 115)?
The nurse in her lines said confidence when she was talking to young Romeo. But the word she should have used or was trying to use was conference. Also one was used when Benvoilio was making fun of the nurse, saying that he will indite him to a dinner party instead of invite.

2. What message does Romeo urge the nurse to give to Juliet (lines 163-166)?
"Bid her devise
Some means to come to shrift this afternoon.And there she shall at Friar Lawrence' cellBe shrived and married."
He tells the nurse for Juliet to make up an excuse to get away from the house like tell her family that shes going to confessions to get rid of her sins. Then he tells the nurse for Juliet to meet him in the afternoon at Friar Lawerences cell so they can be married in the eyes of god and make it offical of their love and devotion for each other.

ACT 2 SCENE 5

1. Juliet is very impatient to hear news from Romeo (lines 1-17). What images does she use in her soliloquy to express this?.
The messengers that carry love's important messages should be transported by sunbeams. The sunbeams should be strong enough to push past shadows.That’s the way doves carry Venus so fast, and that’s why Cupid has wings that let him fly as fast as the wind.

2.The nurse knows Juliet is impatient, but she keeps putting her off. Why does the nurse do this?
The nurse says shes outta breath and wants to sleep and tell her later. Shes just teasing Juliet she only wants to build suspense and make her begg for more of a dramatic story telling. The nurse wants Juliet to be really surprised.

3. Why does the Nurse agree to help Juliet marry Romeo?
Because Juliets almost like her daughter all she wants is to see juliet happy and married have kids and live and long an rewarding life with the one she lovs the most and to shae it with her family that she cherrishes face.

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4. If Friar Lawrence cannot help her, what does Juliet threaten to do?
If Friar Lawernce cannot help Juliet come up with a plan to get her out of this marriage with paris, juliet being her right, threatens to hurt herself or even take her own life if it cant be solved. She thinks its better off being killed than marrying Paris.she doesnt like him at all, either because this will intrude on her marriage to Romeo or because this is a forced marriage. PAris says she owns her and Juliet sort of agrees but the ironic thing is it belongs to Romeo and not Paris


5. Why does Friar Lawrence think that Juliet will accept his plan?
Friar Lawerence thinks that Juliet will execpt his plan because Juilet has no other choice, its either her plan or she will take her own life, and the Friar does not want Juliet to take her own life. Plus he thinks that Juliet will accept it to be with Romeo, to stay married to him. Juliet hates Paris and will do anything to get out of this marriage with him so he thinks his plan is going to work.

6. Describe the friar’s plan for Juliet.

Friar Lawerence comes up with a brillant plan. He tellls juliet to drink the contents of the vile he gives her on Wednesdayy night (the night before her wedding). She will fall into a deep sleep and everyone will think shes dead because she will have no pulse, and she will look very pale. Once everyone thinks shes dead they will hold a funeral, and put juliet in the family musalim, where tybalt lays. Once she awakens from her deep dark sleep Romeo will be there to come and rescue her and then they will live happily ever after.
scene ii:
1. What does Juliet say that makes her father happy?
She says she went to the Friar Lawerences chamber and he told her that disobeying her father is a major sin. So she doesnt want to be sinful so she tells her father that shell do whatever he pleases, she'll marry paris if it makes her happy. So she falls on her knees and beggs her father to forgive her.

2. How does Capulet change the wedding plans? What implications does this have?

He is extremely excited to her about the news tht Juliet has told him; Juliet agrees to marry Paris and not disobey her father. Capulet is so pleased that he bumps up the wedding date to tomorrow (wednesday morning) and tells the servant to go and tell the Count Paris about the news to marry him.

scene iii:
1. How does Juliet show her maturity and independence in this scene?
She acts very mature about her decisions about clothing and to marry Paris, and be calm about it. She asks to be left alone to do all her prayer and make "the heavens bless her" because she is so sad right now. She wants to do everything herself with no help from everyone else, she wants to be a grown up and make grown up decisions.

2. If the potion does not work, what will Juliet do?
Juliet fears that the potion in the vile that the frair gave her will not work. She fears that if it doesnt shell be married tomorrow to teh County Paris , but she will not let that happen. If it comes down to it, her last option is to take her own life because she is allowed to do that, that is something that is in the hands of herself. She lays the dagger down beside to to assist her if needed.

3. What are some of the fears Juliet has about the potion?
She fears that the Frair has mixed a potion to kill her. She for a brief moment doesnt trust him. She believes that she disgraced him by irst marrying Romeo then, getting remarried to paris, while still being married to Romeo. This could be proven to be bad for Friars reputation, but then Juliet grabs her head around again and begins to trsut what he gave her.

scene iv:

1. What is happening in this brief scene?
This breif scene shows the Family, Nurse lord and lady capulet getting ready for Juliets wedding. Here they are making food for her wedding and talking to the servants about the invitation list to the wedding. They say theyve stay up all night to finsh the preperations, and then tell the nurse to go and awaken Juliet and get her ready for the days events.



ACT 3 SCENE 1
1. Why do you think Tybalt approaches Mercutio and Benvolio and wants a “word” with one of them (line 36)?
Tybalt wanted to make it known that he has a problem with Romeo. He wants his firends to delever a message and spread word that he wasnts to fight Romeo.

2. Mercutio tries to provoke Tybalt to fight (lines 37-38). Why doesn’t Tybalt want to fight him (line 53)?
Tybalt isnt after Mercutio, hes after Romeo. After Romeo showed up at the Capulets mask party, and tybalt was told to back down Tybalt has never forgiven Romeo for that and whats to prove that he can fight. Plus tyalt isnt the type of person that would actually follow through on his threats, he only makes them.

3. After Tybalt insults Romeo, Romeo responds with lines 59-62. Explain his lines. What is the “reason” Romeo has for ignoring the insult?
Romeo does not want to hurt Tybalt because tybalt is now Romeos cousin, they are family joined b married from Romeo and Juliet. Romeo loves and respects Tybalt for reasons that he doesnt understnad and probally never will.

4. Highlight lines 65-69. Explain the meaning of the lines and the dramatic irony of the situation.
"I do protest I never injured thee,
But love thee better than thou canst devise
Tillnthou shalt know the reason of my love.
and so, good Capulet, which name i tender
As dearly as mine own, be satifised."

Romeo knows the reason why he was to like Tybalt but Tybalt doest. Tybaly thinks that Romeo is insulting him, and Romeoès friends thinks Romeo is being a girl and dishonoring the Montague name and everything it stands for.

5. Why does Romeo’s answer to Tybalt’s insults upset Mercutio? What does he think Romeo is doing (line 70)?
Romeo is being to nice to Tybalt, and acting to out of character its catching everyone offguard and making them all suspious. They took Romeos answer to Tybals insults th wrong way. Mercuitio felt that Romeo was dishonouring his family name and was loosing his pride.

6. Romeo tries to stop Mercutio and Tybalt from fighting by reasoning with them (lines 82-85). Paraphrase what he says.
Tybalt, Metcutrio the prince has banned fight in the streets in Verona. Stop Tybalt, stop good Mercutio!

7. Even when he is dying, Mercutio continues to joke and to make puns. Explain the pun he makes in lines 92-99.
Mercutio jokes around and says that the cut isnt that deep, its not as deep as a church door but its enough to hurt. He says to his men that if anybody asks for him tomorrow hèll be a sad man, burrided at the bottom of a grave.

8. Highlight lines 102-103. Mercutio repeats the following line (106) three times and then adds the next line. Explain what he means:
A plague O’ both your houses!
They have made worm’s meat of me.”

Mercutio is mad at myself for getting in the middle of an ancient battle. Hès mostly mad at Tybalt and Romeo and their houses for being enemys and always fighting against each other. He wants them to suffer now like hes suffering.

9. What does Romeo mean when he says lines 119-120?
Romeo is really mad, and hes mad at himself for loving Juliet, because its made him a girl and made him deny fights, only to get his best friend killed. Heès past reasoning with tybal now. He says that his anger can take over and make him do whatever it pleases to get revenge for his best friend Mercutio.

10. After Mercutio dies, why does Romeo decide to kill Tybalt instead of accepting Mercutio’s death as an unfortunate accident?
Romeo is mad at himself for not fighting tybalt in the first place he wants to be a man again and earn his honour. Mercutio was his best friend and he wasnt suppose to die, Romeo was suppose to fight Tybalt. Romeo wants revenge for his best friend, and wants to prove to everyone that he can be a man.

11. Highlight line 132. What does Romeo mean?
"Oh i am fortunes fool!"
After Romeo kills Tybalt he realizes that hes done a terible thingl He let rage take over and he killed Tybalt his cousin so inturn will kill him. He says that he has rotten luck, and a bad man for letting it happen.

12. Highlight lines 176-177. What reasoning does Lady Capulet use in begging the Prince for vengeance for Tybalt’s death?
Affection makes him false. He speaks not true.Some twenty of them fought in this black strife,And all those twenty could but kill one life.I beg for justice, which thou, Prince, must give.Romeo slew Tybalt. Romeo must not live.
She says that Romeo must die because he killed tybalt. His loyalites lie with the Montagues so she said how could they possibly tell if he was lying or not.

13. Highlight lines 180-183. What is Lord Montagues’ reasoning in his attempt to persuade the Prince not to kill Romeo for killing Tybalt?
"Not Romeo, Prince, he was Mercutio's friend.
His faults concludes but what the law should end,
the life of Tybalt"

LOrd monatgue says that the deads been done, Tybalts life was taken for killing mercutio so it should stop there. Romeo didnt kill Mercutio all he did was avenge his friend and the law should stop there ending in Tybalts punishment which was his death.

14.What is the Prince’s decree, and what are the reasons he gives for making it (lines 182-185)?
Romeos life will be sparednow he is exiled, but if he ever is seen in Verona that hour will be his last because the law will take his life. NO mercy is shown for people that kill other people, no execptons.

ACT 3 SCENE 2

1. In lines 37-68 the nurse confuses Juliet as she tells Juliet of the fight. What misconception does Juliet make?
When the nurse comes and finds Juliet and is extremly upset over tybalts death she leads Juliet to believe her husband of 3 hours is dead as well as Tybalt, then shes not really sure who's dead until the nurse corrects her mistake and tells Juliet the story.

2. Highlight line 73. When Juliet receives news of Tybalt’s death, what is her first reaction?
"O God! Did Romeo's hand shed Tybalt's blood?"
Juliet is sad and concerned. Shes also very confused that her new husband killed her dear cousin, this doesnt make sense to her that he would do this sort of thing that would make her sad.

3. Highlight Juliet’s lines 90-92. When the nurse agrees with Juliet, Juliet has a different reaction to Romeo’s killing of Tybalt. Explain.
"Blistered be thy tongue
For such a wish! He was not born to shame."
Juliet was extremly mad at the nurse when she realized what she had said about her husband. When the nurse agreed it Juliet had like an epitffany and onced again loved Romeo for better or for worse.

4. How does the scene end?
After the nurse gives the advice to Juliet about forgetting Romeo and marrying Paris because he was a better man, Juliet said she would do it even though she didnt mean it so she could get the nurse out of the room. Juliet told the nurse to go the Friars cell and fetch Romeo tell him to come to her room to spend their wedding night together and to deliever a ring to him as a token of her love.

ACT 3 SCENE 3

1. Highlight line 12. What is Romeo’s reaction when he learns that he has been banished?
"What less than doomsday is the Prince’s doom?"
Romeo does not think the Prince is showing mercy towards him, he thinks that he's punishing him for revenging Mercuitios death. Romeo thinks that banishment or exile is worse than being sentenced to death because then he cant be with Juliet anywhere in Verona which makes him very sad and angry with himself.

2. From the beginning of the play, Romeo acts impulsively. In what way is he still impulsive in this scene (lines 102-108)?
Romeo trys to kill himself without thinking. He believes that by cutting out the chamber where his name is embedded in himself it will get rid of his sins and make Juliet love him again. He also thinks by doing this he can spend the night with Juliet and not be the Romeo who is bansihed from the city by the Princes orders.

3. Friar Laurence tells Romeo to count his blessings. What are they (line 135-140)?
The Friar LAwernce tells Romeo to count his blessing because the Prince has given Romeo a Precious gift. He says that Romeo is still alive and that Juliet is as well, so as long as theyre still alive they can be together as a married couple, as long as they dont or are seen in Verona.

4. Explain Friar Laurence’s plan (lines 146-154).
Friar Lawerence tells Romeo ot go and spend the night at Juliets so they can spend their weddding night together. He tells Romeo that he must leave at the crack of dawn when the lark sings Romeo must flee to the next city over of be killed by the Princes men. Once there in the city, the Friar will send a man to update Romeo on the Princes decisio to his banishment while they spread taround the news of Romeo and Juliets engagment.

ACT 3 SCENE 5

Questions begin with Lady Capulet’s entrance, line 68.

1. Lady Capulet misunderstands Juliet’s sadness, and Juliet does not want her to know what has happened between Romeo and Juliet. What does Juliet say about Tybalt and Romeo to keep the truth from her mother (lines 67-102)?
Juliet wished that Romeo is dead and that tybalt is alive. Sh wished that romeo would pay for what he did, and that she was the one to kill him. SHe said she will ot be satifised unless Romeo is died and joins tybalt up there in heaven.

2. What is Juliet’s response when she is told the news that she is to marry Paris (lines 116-123)? How has she changed since Act 1?
Juliet absoulty refuses to marry the Paris. Juliet throws a trantum and crys even more begging her mother not to make her marry Paris because she's not ready yet, especailly after Tybalts death.

3. What is her mother’s reaction to Juliet’s response (line 124 and lines 139-140)?
She is mad and discusted with her daugher. She tells Juliet to tell her father herself and see what he reaction will be. She is sort of in shock because her only daughter refuses to be married to a fine man, and refuses her and the husbands wishes.

4. Highlight lines 190-194. What is Lord Capulet’s response to Juliet’s refusal to marry Paris?
"Soft, take me with you, take me with you, wife.
How, will she none? Doth she not give us thanks?Is she not proud? Doth she not count her blessed,Unworthy as she is, that we have wroughtSo worthy a gentleman to be her bride?"
He is really mad as well as his wife lady Capulet. He thinks that Juliet is not grateful for everything lord Capulet has done for as well her Lady Capulet. he is shocked that JUliet is not proud of the match he has found for her. He thinks she is not worthy of such a terrific man as Paris.

5. What does the Nurse advise Juliet to do (lines 212-225)? What is her reasoning?
She says that Romeo is banished and hell never get to be with Juliet and be like a real husband to her if not ever see him again. She says that Paris makes Romeo look like a dishrag and garage. SHe thinks that PAris is a much better man than Romeo and that Romeos not worth it because hell be dead soon anyways.

6. After the Nurse leaves and Juliet is alone, what does Juliet decide to do (lines 240-243)?
After the nurse leaves Juliet, Juliet vows never ever to trust the nurse or her opinions again. She will go to Friar lawerences cell to make a confession to get rid of her sins, before she gets married. Then once shes there she will ask the Friar where Romeos hiding so she can join him.

ACT IV SCENE 1

1. Why is Friar Lawrence reluctant to marry Paris to Juliet?
Because the Friar is good friends with Romeo and he doesnt want to do anything that would make Romeo fell bad. Juliet also love Romeo and desperatly does not want to be forced to marry paris. The Friar doest want to marry someone thats already been married.

2. How does Paris explain the sudden haste of the marriage plans?
He said that with the death of tybalt lord Capulet decides to move the wedding up for the good of the family. Paris explans to the friar that the only reason why theyre bumping up the wedding date is to ease the grieving in the family and to make Juilet stop constantly crying. Paris says that if she has someone to love and care for her or to cry with she'll stop or at least stop crying like this on her own.

3. What is ironic about the conversation between Juliet and Paris?
Juliet absolutly hates the Paris, because he's arrogant and mean. PAris talks to Juliet like he's already married to her, and "owns" her face. she doesnt like him at all, either because this will intrude on her marriage to Romeo or because this is a forced marriage. PAris says she owns her and Juliet sort of agrees but the ironic thing is it belongs to Romeo and not Paris.

4. If Friar Lawrence cannot help her, what does Juliet threaten to do?
If Friar Lawernce cannot help Juliet come up with a plan to get her out of this marriage with paris, juliet being her right, threatens to hurt herself or even take her own life if it cant be solved. She thinks its better off being killed than marrying Paris.

5. Why does Friar Lawrence think that Juliet will accept his plan?
Friar Lawerence thinks that Juliet will execpt his plan because Juilet has no other choice, its either her plan or she will take her own life, and the Friar does not want Juliet to take her own life. Plus he thinks that Juliet will accept it to be with Romeo, to stay married to him. Juliet hates Paris and will do anything to get out of this marriage with him so he thinks his plan is going to work.

6. Describe the friar’s plan for Juliet.
Friar Lawerence comes up with a brillant plan. He tellls juliet to drink the contents of the vile he gives her on Wednesdayy night (the night before her wedding). She will fall into a deep sleep and everyone will think shes dead because she will have no pulse, and she will look very pale. Once everyone thinks shes dead they will hold a funeral, and put juliet in the family musalim, where tybalt lays. Once she awakens from her deep dark sleep Romeo will be there to come and rescue her and then they will live happily ever after.

scene ii:

1. What does Juliet say that makes her father happy?
She says she went to the Friar Lawerences chamber and he told her that disobeying her father is a major sin. So she doesnt want to be sinful so she tells her father that shell do whatever he pleases, she'll marry paris if it makes her happy. So she falls on her knees and beggs her father to forgive her.

2. How does Capulet change the wedding plans? What implications does this have?
He is extremely excited to her about the news tht Juliet has told him; Juliet agrees to marry Paris and not disobey her father. Capulet is so pleased that he bumps up the wedding date to tomorrow (wednesday morning) and tells the servant to go and tell the Count Paris about the news to marry him.

scene iii:

1. How does Juliet show her maturity and independence in this scene?
She acts very mature about her decisions about clothing and to marry Paris, and be calm about it. She asks to be left alone to do all her prayer and make "the heavens bless her" because she is so sad right now. She wants to do everything herself with no help from everyone else, she wants to be a grown up and make grown up decisions.

2. If the potion does not work, what will Juliet do?
Juliet fears that the potion in the vile that the frair gave her will not work. She fears that if it doesnt shell be married tomorrow to teh County Paris , but she will not let that happen. If it comes down to it, her last option is to take her own life because she is allowed to do that, that is something that is in the hands of herself. She lays the dagger down beside to to assist her if needed.

3. What are some of the fears Juliet has about the potion?
She fears that the Frair has mixed a potion to kill her. She for a brief moment doesnt trust him. She believes that she disgraced him by irst marrying Romeo then, getting remarried to paris, while still being married to Romeo. This could be proven to be bad for Friars reputation, but then Juliet grabs her head around again and begins to trsut what he gave her.

scene iv:

1. What is happening in this brief scene?
This breif scene shows the Family, Nurse lord and lady capulet getting ready for Juliets wedding. Here they are making food for her wedding and talking to the servants about the invitation list to the wedding. They say theyve stay up all night to finsh the preperations, and then tell the nurse to go and awaken Juliet and get her ready for the days events.

scene v:

1. Describe the imagery Shakespeare uses in describing Juliet’s “death.”
They make it seem very dark and a "sad day". He says She’s been dead for some time. She’s dead, like a beautiful flower, killed by an unseasonable frost . He also says that is tongue is tied so he cant speak (speechless and in shock) and She was a flower, but death deflowered her.

2. What does friar Lawrence say to comfort the Capulet family?
The Friar Lawernece tells the Capulet family that they should be ashamed of themselves for yelling and screaming at the heavens. The heavens helped give birth to Juliet and now she is apart of it. He says shes in a better place now and that noone should prevent her from dying, heaven will give her eterinal life. He said its natural to shed tears for her, but in fact they should be happy for her that shes in heaven, in a high weathlier soical status.

3. What event are the Capulets preparing for now?
Instead of Juliet and Paris marriage and all the preparations/ decorations the family is now changing it all to funeral decorations so they can put juliet "to rest" and remember her/ hold a memorial.

ACT 5 SCENE 1

1. What premonition does Romeo have at the beginning of this scene (lines 1-11)?
Romeo dreams, and when he wakes up he has this cheerful feeling possesing him all day long. He dreams that his lady will come and find him dead, and wake him up by kissing him on the lips. He says that having love makes him so happy.

2. What news does Balthasar bring? How does this disrupt the Friar’s plan?
He says that shes well but shes in heaven. He says that her body lies on the bottom of the Capulet tomb, and that shes immortal now living with the angels high in heaven. Balthasar states that he saw them burry her in the tomb himself. He also tells Romeo, basically dont kill the messenger.

3. Highlight line 24. Paraphrase. Why is this a brazen thing to say?
"Is it e'en so? Then I defy you, stars"
He is shocked and hurt, she says he would rebel agasint the stars. He doesnt care what will become of him at this point because he has essentially dissed something that people of this time their "religion" cherrish. He wants to do something bold against the stars so maybe that theyll listen to him

4. What does Romeo decide to do after he hears Balthasar’s story (lines 34-57)?
As soon as he hears whats happened he jumps on his horse and rides to Verona. On his way he stops by a potion maker, where Romeo gives him a very generious offer for an ilegal bottle of poison. When in the tomb Romeo plans to drink the posion and kill himself so he can forever be with Juliet.

ACT 5 SCENE 2


1. What story does Friar John tell Friar Laurence as explanation as to why he could not deliver the letter to Romeo?
Friar John comes back to Verona from his unsuccesful mission. Friar John was suppose to give Romeo a letter From Friar Lawerence explaining their plan but he never gave it to Romeo. Friar john explans to Friar Lawerence that he was held up in a plague quarturinteen, and can`t reach Romeo in time.

ACT 5 SCENE 3


1. Highlight lines 91-96. What does Romeo notice about Juliet? Explain the dramatic irony.
"Call this a lightening, oh my love, my love,
Death that has sucked the honey of thy breath
Hathno power yet upon thy beauty
Thou aren't not conquered. Beauty ensign yet
Is crimson in thy lips ad in thy cheeks
And deaths pale flag is not advanced there."

Romeo says that Juliet is beautful dead or alive. He says that even though shes not alive anymore death has not yet ruined her beauty. Romeo says that this is a time of happyiness and its not happy. HE sees that her cheeks are still bright and red, and that death hasnt turned them over yet, that it doesnt look like shes dead. Its ironic because she really isnt dead, Romeo should have trusted his instints.

2. Highlight line 167. What does Juliet realize about the situation?
"What’s here? A cup, closed in my true love’s hand?"
When Juliet wakes up from her "deep sleep" she realizes that Romeo has something in his hand. She looks and sees that Romeo has a vile of posion in his hand. Then she realizes that Romeo must have thought she was actually dead, and killed himself to be with her.

3. Highlight lines 169-170. Explain the lines
"O churl. Drunk all, and left no friendly drop
To help me after? I will kiss thy lips."

Juliet is sad after she realizes that Romeo has taken his life to be with her. She decides that she needs to do the same. She finds the vile that Romeo drank, and is mad at him for not leaving her any to help her out. So she hopes that there will be some left over posion on his lips so she can take it in and die as well. She has no such luck.