Romeo & Juliet Act 1 Will Flashcard Example #70392

Verona, Italy
In what city does the play take place?
They are thwarted by fate through influence of the stars
Why are Romeo and Juliet called “star-cross’d lovers”?
The Montague and Capulet servingmen
Who is fighting at the beginning of the first scene?
Benvolio
Who tries to break up the fighting?
He threatens to kill them if they are caught fighting again
What threat does the Prince make to Lord Montague and Lord Capulet
Romeo is depressed, isolated, and secretive
Benvolio and Montague describe the way Romeo has been acting. What do they have to say about him?
Because he loves a girl but she does not love him back
Why is Romeo so sad? Explain.
He advises him to forget her and find someone else
What is Benvolio’s advice to Romeo?
Because they have the same punishment and are older/more mature now
Why does Capulet think it will be easy for Montague and him to keep the peace?
Paris asks for consent to marry Juliet (at first Capulet says she is too young, but later he tells Paris to ‘woo’ Juliet at the party)
What does Paris ask about Capulet? What is Capulet’s first answer? What does he change his mind to?
He cannot read the list
What problem does the servant have?
Rosaline
What is the name of the woman Romeo loves?
They go to the party to meet girls
What do Romeo and Benvolio decide to do?
13 (almost 14)
How old is Juliet?
Juliet does not think about it
When Lady Capulet asks Juliet how she feels about marriage, what is Juliet’s answer?
She tells her that she should at least meet Paris
Following Juliet’s answer, what does Lady Capulet then tell Juliet?
She is a dream-giving midwife of fairies
According to Mercutio, who or what is Queen Mab, and what does she or it do?
He says dreams are not indicative of real life
What does Mercutio say about dreams?
Romeo is apprehensive because he believes he will die as a result of tonight’s events, yet he is accepting and believes he is in fate’s hands
What is Romeo’s mood at the end of this scene? Explain.
He thinks she is the most beautiful girl in the world
What does Romeo think of Juliet the first time he sees her?
He recognizes Romeo’s voice
How does Tybalt recognize Romeo?
Capulet says Romeo should be allowed to stay because he is a good man (he is avoiding a fight)
When Tybalt is ready to seize Romeo and throw him out of the party, what does Capulet say to Tybalt?
They discuss (in a metaphor/sonnet) praying & kissing
Explain what the conversation is between Romeo and Juliet.
He asked the Nurse Juliet’s mother’s name
How does Romeo find out Juliet’s last name?
She tells her Nurse to find out.
How does Juliet find out Romeo’s last name?

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