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Romeo and Juliet Test
Terms in this set (51)
Two words with a seemingly self-contradictory effect
(ex. Jumbo shrimp, pretty ugly)
Phrase with contradictory elements that make sense (ex. feel the comfort through the discomfort)
Gross exaggeration (ex. I was so hungry I could eat a horse)
Attributing human characteristics to something nonhuman
Comparison between two things using like or as
Comparison between two things without using like or as
Play on words so that phrases have multiple meanings (ex. The clock was hungry so it went back four seconds
Comments made by a character for the audience to hear, not other characters on stage
Speech where one character addresses another character/other characters
Comments made by character aloud onstage without intending for others to hear (usually reveals feelings or emotion)
When the audience knows more about a characters situation then the character does
When a character says one thing but suggest or intends something else (contrast is between what the speaker says and what he/she actually means)
The introduction or opening to a story or play that gives information about the setting and background
How does the fight between the two rival families start?
Sampson bites his thumb at the Montague's (middle finger)
What treat does the Prince make to the Capulet and Montague families?
If the families disturb the peace of Verona, the people causing the fight will die
How many fights have the families started?
What is wrong with Romeo? How is he acting at the beginning of the play? What does he do all day?
Romeo is lovesick but the girl does not love him back (unrequited). He is hiding for everyone. He is out at night and hides in his dark room all day.
What might Montague mean when he says that he doesn't know if Romeo is a "good friend to himself"
Romeo doesn't take good care of himself or look after himself. (he didn't feed himself, etc.)
At the bottom of page 21, Romeo says that the fight between the servants has "more to do with love" than hate. What does he mean by this?
The hate is the fighting but it has more to do with love for the people's households and the member loving their households so deeply, they are willing to give their lives for the households
How old does Capulet think she should be before she gets married?
Capulet thinks Juliet should be 15 to be married
Capulet eventually agrees to allowing Paris to marry Juliet. Under what conditions?
Only if Paris woo's Juliet and Juliet wants to marry Paris. Wait a couple of years. Come to the ball where all of the fair ladies of Verona will be and make sure Juliet is the one
Why does Benvolio think Romeo should go to the Capulet's party?
To find another girl that is better than Rosaline and to prove that there is another girl as good or better than Rosaline
The Nurse's daughter who died eleven years ago. The nurse remembers her when she thinks of Juliet falling on her face when she was two and about her birthday
What kind of relationship does the nurse have with Juliet? What advice does the nurse give her at the end of act 1 scene 3?
Juliet and the Nurse have a mother daughter relationship. The Nurse asks Juliet to have fun and meet a good guy at the ball (Paris)
An imaginary fairy who brings dreams of people's fantasies and then rips that away from them and turns it to their fears (blisters on ladies lips) to them as they sleep that Mercutio tells Romeo he is dreaming of when he has bad feelings before the Capulet ball. Romeo had been dreaming a dream that was good and didn't end up well starting with the party
What is Mercurio's opinion of dreams and dreamers
Mercurio thinks that they "are the children of idle brain" and therefore not good and they are stupid
Tybalt is mad that Romeo showed up to the uncle's party. Why does he think Romeo is there?
In hate for the Capulets
What does Capulet tell Tybalt must do with Romeo at the ball?
Tybalt must endure Romeo. Everyone is having a good time (
Capulet to Tybalt
B don't kill my vibe!)
To what does Romeo compare his lips?
Two blushing pilgrims
To what does Juliet compare her lips?
What is sin? According to Romeo and Juliet, how is it passed from one person to another
What does Juliet mean when she says, "My only love sprung form my only hate! Too early seen unknown, and known too late!"
Juliet's great love is from the family her family is supposed to hate. She loves him when she should hate him. She can't erase the feelings that she has for him in the moment.
Where does Mercutio think Romeo went?
Mercutio thinks that Romeo is under a "tree" and he is having sleep with Rosaline
What is Juliet's opinion of names?
A name does not define a person
Why does the Friar think that love is in young man's eyes and not their hearts?
It is purely based on physical attraction
Why does the Friar finally agree to marry Romeo and Juliet?
He hopes that the marriage will end the feud
The Friar says, "Virtue turns to vice if it's misused. Vice sometimes becomes virtue though the right activity." What does this mean
Good can be turned into bad if its misused and bad can be turned into good through the right activity. The bad feud of the families can be turned into good
Why is the Nurse so bothered by Mercurio?
She is shocked about how Mercurio is behaving towards her
Where will Romeo and Juliet meet to be married?
Friar Lawrence's cell
What happens in act 2, scene 5?
Juliet waited for the Nurse to return impatiently. When the Nurse gets there, she is slow to give Juliet's message from Romeo and this doesn't help Juliet's impatience. Juliet finally is told that if she wants to get married to Romeo, she needs to go to Friar Lawrence's cell that afternoon
In Act 2, Scene 6, the Friar says, "These sudden jobs have sudden endings... Therefore, love each other in moderation. That is the key to long-lasting love. Too fast is as bad as being too slow." What does the Friar mean when he says these lines? Do you think that Romeo and Juliet love each other in moderation? Why or why not?
Friar means that you need to appropriately love a good amount each day, not too obsessive because then love ends badly and not too slow because love eventually dies. You must love in between, moderately. You must love moderately for a long lasting love. Romeo and Juliet do not love in moderation because for example they are married within 24 hours of meeting each other.
Why does Romeo suddenly love Tybalt?
Tybalt is a Capulet and Romeo's love, Juliet is one (now married) and Tybalt is now Romeo's cousin too Romeo is a capulet
Is Romeo overreacting to the Prince's banishment?
Romeo sees the Prince's mercy of banishment as worse than death. This is very much an overreaction.
The Friar doesn't think that banishment is such a terrible punishment. Why?
The Friar thinks that banishment is the princes mercy and the law said that Romeo should be killed. But, banishment is a much lesser punishment that death
What is the Friar's plan for Romeo at he end of the scene?
Friar Lawrence is going to work on things and Romeo will wait until the Friar figures things out. Go to Fermantua.
Juliet's parents make a decision without her during this scene. What do they decide and when will it happen?
They decide Juliet will marry Paris in three days on Thursday
Why does Juliet dislike the lark?
The lark reminded Juliet of the morning and Juliet didn't want the morning to come because Romeo had to leave in the morning
How does Capulet respond when Juliet says she won't marry Paris? What threat does Capulet make?
Capulet is very upset and slaps Juliet. He says to marry Paris or never look at me again. You might as well die.
What advice does the Nurse give Juliet on the last page of act 3, scene 5?
The Nurse tells Juliet to marry Paris. Juliet is going to go to the Friar for advice and if it doesn't work, she will kill herself. She thought the Nurse had her back. Yet, he didn't.
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