Romeo and Juliet Study Set (Griggs)
Terms in this set (79)
Audience knows something the characters don't know.
something opposite happens then what the reader expects.
a conflict with another character or nature.
a conflict with themselves
The introduction to the story
Where the reader is first introduced to the first conflict.
Where most of the action happens. It is also where tension and suspense are built.
The most exciting part of the story, where conflict reaches its highest point.
when the conflict begins to resolve.
where the conflict is resolved and all the questions are answered.
An exaggerated statement used to heighten effect.
main idea of the text
a lengthy speech in which a character expresses his or her thought to the audience.
how the author feels about the subject, can be found in word choice.
a way of describing something by comparing it to something else,
usually using the words
"like" or "as"
A way of describing
something by comparing it
to something else;
implied comparison between
two unlike things.
to give human characteristics
that is not human
(i.e., animals, objects, or ideas)
when two opposite ideas are joined to create an effect.
hints at something that will happen later
The son and heir of the Montagues. He is about 16 at the beginning of the story. He is in love with Rosaline at the beginning but ends up loving Juliet.
Daughter of Lady Capulet and Capulet. She is thirteen years old and is very naïve and thinks very little of love and marriage until she grows up to love Romeo.
A friend to both Romeo and Juliet. Kind, civic-minded, always ready with a plan. Secretly marries Romeo and Juliet and is always ready with potions and herbs.
Romeo's close friend and the Prince's kinsman. Quite hot headed and hates people that are affected, pretentious, or obsessed with the latest fashions.
Has been taking care of Juliet since she was a baby. Juliet's faithful confidante and loyal intermediary in Juliet's affair with Romeo. She believes in love and wants Juliet to have a good-looking husband.
Juliet's cousin. Aggressive, violent, and quick to draw his sword when he feels his pride has been injured. He loathes Montagues.
Father of Juliet, Husband of Lady Capulet, and an enemy of the Montagues. He loves his daughter but does not know what she wants.
Capulet's wife, Juliet's mother. She wants Juliet to marry Paris
Romeo's father, enemy of the Capulet, Lady Montague's husband
Montague's wife, Romeo's mom, dies because of Romeo's exile.
Kinsman of the Prince, and the preferred suitor for Juliet.
Prince of Verona, kinsman to Paris and Mercutio. He is concerned with the public peace.
Sampson & Gregory
Two servants of the Capulet house also hate the Montagues. They start a fight with Montague servants.
Refused to sell poison to Romeo.
The women Romeo is obsessed with at the beginning of the play. Never appears on stage.
Functions as a narrator in the play. Also comments on the plot and characters.
Montague's nephew, Romeo's cousin, Spends most of his time getting Romeo's mind off of Rosaline.
In the Prologue, what does the chorus say will happen to the two lovers?
The two will commit suicide.
What does Escalus say he will do to anyone who fights in the future?
Escalus says that he will kill whoever fights in the future.
How does Benvolio say the fighting began?
He says that the Montague servants were fighting the Capulet servants then Tybalt came and threatened Benvolio which caused more citizens to come and join the fight. Which caused the Prince to come and break it up.
In scene 2, what does Capulet tell Paris he will have to do in order to marry Juliet?
He has to get Juliet to agree to marry him.
In scene 3 we learn that Juliet is how old?
she is 13 years old.
What is the nurse's opinion of Paris?
she thinks he is cute, and he is right for Juliet.
At the end of scene 4, what does Romeo fear?
He fears going to the party and things that something will go wrong.
How does Romeo react when he first sees Juliet? To what does he compare her?
He falls in love with her and compares her to a jeweled earring hanging off of an African lady.
How does Juliet react to Romeo in their first meeting?
She falls in love with him.
How does Tybalt react to the news that Romeo is at the party? How does Capulet react?
Tybalt wants to fight Romeo, while Capulet does not want him to start a scene at the party.
What does Romeo compare Juliet to in scene 1?
He compares her to the sun.
When Juliet discovers Romeo at her balcony, what does she fear?
She is scared her relatives will kill him because he is a Montague.
Why does Friar Laurence agree to help the two?
Because he thinks that it may end the hatred between the two families.
What is an example of dramatic irony from Act II?
Mercutio and Benvolio think that Romeo is still hung over Rosaline but the audience knows that he is in love with Juliet.
What is an example of foreshadowing from Act II?
The balcony scene. Where Juliet confesses her love for Romeo. And she believes that they maybe acting foolishly.
Why has Tybalt come looking for Romeo?
He wants to challenge him to a fight.
What does Mercutio do?
he insults Tyablt and fights him.
How does Romeo contribute to Mercutio's death?
He holds him back, unable to defend himself.
What is the outcome of the fight of between Romeo and Tybalt?
What is the punishment does Escalus give Romeo?
He banishes Romeo to Mantua.
What is Friar Lawrance for Romeo?
He will spend the night with Juliet and then go to Mantua.
In Scene iv, What does Capulet tell Paris?
Capulet told Paris that he can marry Juliet in three days.
What is Capulet's reaction when he learns that Juliet refuses to marry Paris?
He says he will disown her.
How are Juliet's beliefs about love and marriage different from her parents?
Juliet does not believe in arranged marriage unlike her parents.
Describe the change in Juliet's behavior towards her parents.
She is more defiant.
How does Paris think Juliet feels about him?
He thinks that she loves him.
What does Juliet ask of Friar Lawrence.
Juliet asks for a solution.
What does Juliet say she will do if she cannot find a way to avoid marrying Paris?
She will kill herself.
How does Juliet respond to Paris' compliment in this act?
She acts cold and insecure.
What does Friar Lawrence say will happen when Juliet drinks the potion?
She will appear to be dead but she won't be.
How will Romeo learn of Friar Lawrence's plan.
Friar John will receive a letter with Friar Lawrence's instructions.
How do Capulet, Lady Capulet, the nurse, and Paris react when they find Juliet.
They are devastated and they cry.
According to Capulet, what will happen to the decorations that were made for the wedding?
They will be used for the funeral.
What news does Balthasar bring to Romeo?
He brings the news of the "death" of Juliet.
After hearing the news, where does Romeo plan to go?
Why does Paris go to the Capulet tomb?
To place flowers at the grave.
What does Friar Lawrence find when he enters the tomb?
He finds 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?
What does the Prince mean when he says, "All are punished."
It means that each family has been punished for their sins with the price of their children.
At the conclusion, What happens to the Montague and Capulet families?
They end the feud, and decide to make gold statues of their kids.
By family, list the people who have died in the play.
Montague: Lady Montague, Romeo,
Capulet: Juliet, Tybalt,
Prince's Family: Mercutio and Paris.