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Romeo and Juliet Act I + Vocab Quiz Study Guide
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How does Shakespeare start the play so that he gains the attention of the "groundlings"?
Our first introduction to Benvolio comes when he says these words. What do they reveal about his character?
It reveals that Benvolio is a peacemaker and doesn't want fighting
Our first impression of Tybalt occurs in these lines. What do we learn about his character?
Tybalt is into fighting, very angry/easily tempered and is a character foil of Benvolio.
What is the tone of the Prince's speech? In these lines he makes a new decree. What is it, and why is it important?
The tone is threatening/angry. It is that if they fight again, they will be killed. It's important because people's lives are at risk
How does Romeo act when we first meet him?
He is upset about Rosaline not loving him back. He's very depressed and in love
When describing his feelings to Benvolio, Romeo uses oxymorons. Why does he speak in contradictions and paradoxes?
Because he thinks love should be great but is confused why Rosaline doesn't love him
We then learn that Romeo is suffering from unrequited love. What suggestion does Benvolio make to Romeo to help him get over his unrequited love for Rosaline?
Tells Romeo to forget about Rosaline and that there are other fish in the sea
In this scene Lord Capulet talks to Paris about marrying his daughter Juliet. What two reasons does he give for not wanting Juliet to marry at this time?
She's too young and doesn't have experience and is his only daughter
On what condition will Lord Capulet agree to Juliet's marriage with Paris?
Only if Paris woos her and Juliet likes him
What does this reveal about Lord Capulet's love for his daughter?
He' not concerned about social status or money. More concerned about his daughter
From the servant who cannot read we learn that Rosaline, with whom Romeo believes he is in love, will be at the Capulet party. Why does this excite Benvolio? What is his plan?
Because Montague's aren't allowed at the Capulet party but Romeo is going anyway to meet women.
Why does Romeo agree to go to the party?
To have fun and rejoice that Rosaline will be there
What coincidence takes place in this scene? Explain what theme is being developed.
That Romeo is a Montague and helped out a Capulet servant. He gets invited to the party. The theme is miscommunication
What is the nurse's relationship with Juliet?
The nurse is like the mother because she breast fed her, etc.
How would you describe the nurse's personality?
Funny, not smart, doesn't pick up on ques
What is the nurse's one wish for Juliet?
She wants her to be married and happy
When Lady Capulet asks Juliet how she feels about being married, what is her answer and what does it reveal about her character?
Reveals she is independent and makes her own choices
What does the nurse see in Paris and what does it reveal about her attitude toward love and marriage?
Nurse sees his looks and doesn't care about personality
What does Lady Capulet see in Paris that would make him a good match for Juliet? What is Lady Capulet's attitude toward love and marriage?
Lady Capulet sees him being a good husband and wants money for Juliet
What does Juliet's response to her mother reveal about her knowledge of being in love? What is her attitude toward love and marriage?
It reveals she hasn't experienced love yet, attitude is neutral
Why does Romeo just feel uneasy about going to the party? What dream-like premonition has he had?
Romeo is worried he'll get there too early and had a feeling of something bad, like him dying.
What does Romeo's speech mean in terms of the Elizabethan attitude toward the stars and astrology?
It means that your fate is written in the stars
What does Romeo decide to do about the party and what is the thematic importance of the decision?
Romeo decides to go to the party and the thematic importance of this decision is that it may be the start to all the bad things that could happen
Paraphrase Romeo's speech about Juliet.
"Who is this beautiful girl over there? She stands out from all the other women I've seen in my life. When the dance is over, I'll go up to her and talk to her."
What does Romeo compare Juliet to?
A white dove in the middle of a flock of crows and a rich jewel
How does Romeo's speech about Rosaline and Juliet compare?
There isn't too much of a comparison. He was blown away by both women and thought they were both the best women on earth.
Tybalt recognizes Romeo's voice and tries to start a fight. What two reasons does Lord Capulet give for stopping him?
1. Because Romeo acts like a gentleman. 2. He has a reputation throughout Verona as a well-behaved gentleman and is very wealthy
What threat does Tybalt make as he agrees to withdraw?
It is that Romeo's prank may be funny now but it will come back to haunt him in the long run
Paraphrase the lines of Romeo and Juliet's sonnet.
Romeo and Juliet form a sonnet through a religious P.O.V with them touching their hands like praying and kiss each other two times.
Dramatic irony is when the audience knows something the characters do not. What is ironic about Juliet's line?
What's ironic is that there is religious imagery and that they were flirting with each other while no one noticed
To make larger or greater
Loud, rowdy, rough
Courageous, boldly, brave/heroic
Harmful effect or very destructive
Ominously significant, dealing with/a sign, forewarning,
Showing contempt for things that are sacred
Irascibility, anger, wrath, irritability
Having or showing high moral standards
Marvelous, astounding, extraordinary
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