Romeo and Juliet Study Guide

Why is Romeo sad?
He is in love with a woman named Rosaline but she does not love him
What does Romeo mean when he says, "Oh dear account! My life is my for's debt?"
His love for Juliet has brought him out of his depression. Since she is a Capulet, he owes his enemy for his new happiness.
Why does Friar Laurence agree to marry Romeo and Juliet?
Friar Lawrence agrees to marry Romeo and Juliet because he thinks that their marriage will erase the hatred between the Capulets and the Montagues and eventually cause a truce.
What punishment did the Prince give Romeo for fighting?
The punishment was death but he gave him excile-he had to leave and never come back
Romeo's slaying of Tybalt put Juliet in an awkward position. What did she decide to do?
She loved them both and is thrown into confusion as to whether to weep for Tybalt's death or Romeo's banishment. She decides to weep for Romeo.
What plans do Friar Laurence and Juliet make?
Juliet should agree to marry Paris. On the eve of her wedding, she should drink a potion that will make her appear dead. After it wears off, she should go to Mantua to be with Romeo.
What news does Balthasar bring Romeo? How does Romeo react?
Balthasar tells Romeo of Juliet's death. Romeo rushes out to the apothecary to get poison. He goes to Juliet's grave to drink the poison.
What went wrong with Friar's plan?
His letter never got to Romeo, so Romeo didn't know that Juliet was not really dead.
What are the circumstances of Paris' death?
Paris' goes to pay his last respects to Juliet when Romeo shows up. The two get into a fight and Romeo kills him and lays him next to Juliet.
After she wakes up from being drugged, why does Juliet kill herself with Romeo's dagger?
She sees Romeo dead from the poison. Since there is no poison left, she kills herself with his dagger.
Why does Romeo decide to go to the feast even though he is not invited?
He wanted to go see Rosaline
How do Mercutio and Tybalt die?
Tybalt tried to start a fight with Romeo, and he refused, but Tybalt fought with him anyway. Mercutio got involved, and Tybalt ended up stabbing Mercutio with a sword/dagger. Romeo then went after Tybalt and shot him. Then Tybalt died.
"Oh, dear account! My life is my foe's debt"
"That which we call a rose/By any other name would smell as sweet"
"In one respect I'll thy assistant be;/For this alliance may so happy prove, / To turn your households' rancor to pure love"
Friar Laurence
"Affliction is enamored of thy parts, / And thou art wedded to calamity"
Friar Laurence
"Death is my son-in-law. Death is my heir"
"If ever you disturb our streets again, / Your lives shall oat the forfeit of peace"
"Parting is such sweet sorrow"
"Oh, I am fortune's fool"
"Graze where you will, you shall not house with me"
"A crutch! Why call you for a sword"
Lady Capulet