Romeo and Juliet Flashcard Example #26817

In the Prologue, what does the chorus say will happen to the two lovers?
They will take their lives
What does Escalus(the prince) say he will do to anyone who fights in the future?
They will be killed
How does Benvolio say the fighting began?
Tybalt attacked
According to Benvolio and Mercutio, how has Romeo been acting recently?
Depressed
What remedy does Benvolio suggest for Romeo’s problem?
Going to the party
In act 1, scene 2, what does Capulet tell Paris he will have to do in order to marry Juliet?
Wait 2 years.
Why does the servant ask Romeo to read the list of guests who are invited to the party at the Capulets?
Because the servant can’t read
What makes Romeo decide to go to the party?
Rosaline will be there
How old is Juliet?
13
What is the nurse’s opinion of Paris?
She likes him
How do Romeo and friends plan to hide their identity at the capulet’s party?
Masks
Who is Queen Mab?
The fictional queen of the fairies
What feelings about dreams does Mercutio express in his Queen Mab monologue?
He thinks they should not be taken seriously and considers them childish
At the end of Act 1, scene 4, what does Romeo fear?
He fears something terrible will happen at the party
How does Romeo react when he first sees Juliet? What does he compare her to?
He is immediatly entranced and calls her a torch, a jewel, and a dove
How does Juliet react to her first meeting with Romeo?
She acts flirty, but hesitant
How does Tybalt react to the news that Romeo is at the party? How does Capulet react?
Tybalt wants to fight him but Capulet orders him to keep calm.
What does Romeo compare Juliet to in Act 2, scene 1?
His heart, his center
Who do Mercutio and Benvolio think Romeo is with?
Rosaline
Why does Juliet want Romeo to have some other name?
Because their families are fighting
When Juliet discovers Romeo at her Balcony, what does she fear?
That they’re moving too fast
Why does Juliet fear the love that she and Romeo share?
She thinks they’re moving too fast, and she fears the fight between her family
What concerns does Friar Laurence have about Romeo and Juliet’s relationship?
They might be moving too hastily
Why does the Friar agree to help them?
He thinks it might end the fight between the families.
Why has Tybalt sent a letter to Romeo’s house?
Tybalt sends the letter to challenge Romeo to a duel because he is angry that Romeo crashed the party
What warning does the nurse give Romeo?
She warns him that he better be serious about what he said about marrying Juliet, or else she will do something bad to him.
What message does Romeo give to the nurse to tell Juliet?
He tells her to have Juliet make an excuse to leave her home and go to the friar’s cell to marry him
Why is Juliet annoyed at the beginning of Act 2, scene 5?
Because the Nurse won’t get to the point
What fears does Friar Laurence express in Act 2, scene 6?
He fears they aren’t being sensible
Why has Tybalt come looking for Romeo?
He wants to duel him
What does Mercutio do?
He insults Tybalt and fights him
How does Romeo contribute to Mercutio’s death?
He holds him back, causing him to be unable to defend himself
What is the outcome of the fight between Romeo and Tybalt?
Tybalt dies
What punishment does Escalus(the Prince) give Romeo?
Banishment
Why does Juliet defend Romeo’s actions?
She says it was because of self defence
At Act 3, scene 2, what does Juliet ask the nurse to do?
To bring Romeo to her
What is Romeo’s reaction when Friar Laurence tells him that Escalus(the Prince) banished him?
He collapses in despair
What is Friar Laurence’s plan for Romeo?
Romeo will spend the night with Juliet and go to Mantua
In scene 4, what does Capulet tell Paris?
He can marry Juliet in 3 days
At the beginning of Act 3, scene five, why do Romeo and Juliet discuss whether it is morning or not?
Because Romeo has to leave, and they do not want to seperate
What is Capulet’s reaction when he finds out that Juliet refuses to marry Paris?
He threatens to disown her
What does the nurse tell Juliet she should do?
She advises Juliet to marry Paris because his is better than Romeo, and that Juliet’s marriage to Romeo is practically over
Why is Juliet so angry with the nurse at the end of Act 3, scene five?
Because the nurse advised Juliet to break her vows and she insulted Romeo
How are Juliet’s beliefs about love and marriage different from her parents’?
Juliet did not believe in arranged marriages like her parents
Describe the change in Juliet’s behavior toward her parents.
She’s more defiant
How does Paris think Juliet feels about him?
He thinks she loves him
What does Juliet ask of Friar Laurence?
A solution to her problem
What does Juliet say she will do if she cannot find a way out of marrying paris?
She will kill her self
How does Juliet respond to Paris’ complements in the acts?
She acts cold and insecure
What does Friar Laurence say will happen when Juliet drinks the potion?
She will be put into a coma
How will romeo learn of Friar Laurence’s plan?
Another Friar will give Romeo a letter
What does Friar Laurence say Romeo and Juliet will do after Juliet awakens?
They will go to Mantua
What does Juliet tell her father in scene 2?
She apologizes and agrees to marry Paris
What activities occur in the Capulet household at the start of Act 4, scene 2?
Wedding preperations
Describe Capulet’s charcter at the end of Act 4, scene 2
He’s happy
Describe Juliet’s fears about drinking the potion
She is scared about what it will be like to wake up inside a tomb and fears the potion will kill her
What effect might Capulet’s change of plans have on the Friar’s arrangements?
It may mes up the timing of the plan
At what time does act 2 scene four occur?
morning
How do Capulet, his wife, the nurse, and Paris react when they find juliet?
They are devastated and they weep
What does Friar Laurence tell the family?
He tells them Juliet is in a better place
According to lord Capulet, what will happen now to all the preparations that were made for the wedding?
They will be used for the funeral
Why is Romeo feeling cheerful at the beginning of Act 5, scene 1?
He had a good dream and thinks it’s a sign
What news does Balthasar bring Romeo?
That Juliet is dead.
After hearing the news, where does Romeo plan to go?
To the Apothecary
What does the speed with which Romeo makes his decision tell you about his character?
He’s very rash
How is Friar John prevented from going to Mantua to deliver Friar Laurence’s letter?
the Plague
Why does Paris go the Capulet tomb?
To place flowers there
How do you think Paris feels about Juliet?
He doesn’t love her as much as he thinks
What is romeo’s real reason for sending Balthasar away from the tomb?
He plans on killing himself
Why does Paris think Romeo has come to the tomb?
To commit crimes to the corpses
What does Friar Laurence find when he enters the tomb?
Romeo and paris dead
How does Juliet kill herself?
She uses romeo’s dagger
What causes Lady Montague’s death?
She is heart broken over Romeo’s exile
Who tells the story of the events to the prince?
the friar
What does the Prince mean when he says “All are punished.”
Each family has been punished for their sins with the price of their children
At the conclusion of the play, what happens between the Capulets and Montagues?
They make peace and agree to make gold statues of their children
In this final act, how are Romeo’s actions guided more by emotion than reason?
It is ridiculous for a guy his age to kill himself over a girl he only met 3 days ago.
By family, list the people who have died in the play.
Montague: Romeo, Lady Montague
Capulet: Juliet, Tybalt
Prince’s Family: Paris, Mercutio

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