Why are Romeo and Juliet called "star-cross'd lovers"?
They're star crossed lovers because their fate was "written" in the stars" and sadly their stars/fate did not allow them to be together-they were "crossed" by fate
What threat does the Prince make to Lord Montague and Lord Capulet?
"If your violence disrupts our streets again your lives shall pay the price."
Benvolio and Montague describe the way Romeo has been acting. What do they have to say about him?
They say he has been crying and sighing a lot. Also locking himself alone in his room in the dark.
Why is Romeo so sad? Explain.
Because he's in love with Rosaline but she doesn't love him back.
What is Benvolio's advice to Romeo?
Get over Rosaline, live his life, and just be with other girls, don't fall hopelessly in love and let Rosaline go.
Why does Capulet think it will be easy for Montague and him to keep the peace?
He thinks that the families had both lost a valuable son/daughter and an example was set that if you ignore the feud, peace may be kept.
What is Capulet's answer?
That Juliet is still young to marriage and it is better off to wait till she is 14 years old
A bit later Capulet appears to change his mind about Paris' question. What does he then tell Paris?
Tells him to wait till Thurday
When lady Capulet asks Juliet how she feels about marriage, what is Juliet's answer?
Her marriage bed will be her death bed
According to Mercutio, who or what is Queen Mab, and what does she or it do?
She's a fairy in people's dreams.
When Tybalt is ready to seize Romeo and throw him out of the party, what does Capulet say to Tybalt?
Leave him alone, he's nice.