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Romeo and Juliet Acts 1 and 2 study guide
Romeo and Juliet Acts 1-2 study guide including literary devices
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Where did the play take place? (Act 1)
When was the play written? (Act 1)
In the mid 1590s
Why were Romeo and Juliet called star-cross'd lovers? (Act 1)
They were thwarted by fate through influence of the stars.
Who was fighting at the beginning of the first scene? (Act 1)
The Montague and Capulet servingmen.
What problem did the servant have? (Act 1)
He could not read the list.
What did Paris ask about Capulet? What was Capulet's first answer? What did he change his mind to? (Act 1)
Paris asked for consent to marry Juliet. Capulet said that she was too young, but later he told Paris "woo" Juliet at the party.
How old was Juliet? (Act 1)
13 (almost 14)
When Lady Capulet asked Juliet how she felt about marriage, what was Juliet's answer? (Act 1)
Juliet did not think about it.
What did Lady Capulet then tell Juliet? (Act 1)
She told her that she should at least meet Paris.
How did Romeo find out Juliet's last name? (Act 1)
He asked the Nurse Juliet's mother's name.
How did Juliet find out Romeo's last name? (Act 1)
She told her Nurse to find out.
What did Juliet say she will try to do? (Act 1)
To like Paris.
Describe Romeo's reaction to seeing Juliet for the first time. What did Romeo compare Juliet to? (Act 1)
He fell in love with her. Compared her to brightness.
What request did Paris make of Lord Capulet? (Act 1)
Paris wanted to marry Juliet.
What did Juliet discover about Romeo? (Act 1)
Romeo was a Montague.
The son and heir of Montague and Lady Montague.
The daughter of Capulet and Lady Capulet.
Juliet's mother, Capulet's wife. She is eager to see her daughter marry Paris.
Romeo's father, the patriarch of the Montague clan and bitter enemy of Capulet.
Romeo's mother, Montague's wife. She dies of grief after Romeo is exiled from Verona.
Juliet's faithful confidante and loyal intermediary in Juliet's affair with Romeo.
related to Prince; wants to marry Juliet.
Why was Romeo so sad? (Act 1)
He was in love with Rosaline who did not want to be touched.
Paris asked Capulet for Juliet's hand in marriage. What was Capulet's reply? (Act 1)
Capulet told Paris that Juliet was too young to be married but he will arrange her with other men. He will let Paris marry Juliet in a couple of years.
Why was Capulet giving a feast? (Act 1)
In order to find who was right for Juliet.
What was that Lady Capulet was trying to discuss with Juliet's Nurse? (Act 1)
When was Juliet's birthday? (Act 1)
On Lammas Eve (July 31st)
Who was Susan? (Act 1)
Nurse's daughter who died as a baby.
How did the Nurse and Lady Capulet feel about Paris? (Act 1)
They felt that Paris was a perfect match for Juliet and were in favor of the marriage.
extremely harmful; deadly, fatal.
A person who holds controversial opinions.
A violation of a law, command, or duty.
A pharmacist; druggist.
a figure of speech in which apparently contradictory terms appear in conjunction.
A long speech expressing the thoughts of a character alone on stage.
To make (something already developed) greater.
What did Juliet suggest Romeo to do if her is serious about loving her? (Act 2)
Marry her at 9:00am the next morning.
What did Romeo ask Friar Lawrence to do? (Act 2)
To marry Romeo and Juliet.
Why was Juliet so impatient? (Act 2)
She wanted the Nurse to be there when she gets married to Romeo.
What was Romeo doing? (Act 2)
He was hiding in the Capulet orchard hoping to see Juliet.
What warning did Juliet give to Romeo? (Act 2)
That if Romeo was caught, he will be killed by her relatives (the Capulet's)
Why did Friar agree to marry Romeo and Juliet? (Act 2)
He hoped the marriage will turn hatred between their two families into love.
What message did Romeo give to the Nurse? (Act 2)
That Juliet must make a plan to go to the Abby (Church) that afternoon. Friar Lawrence will marry Romeo and Juliet.
Why did the Nurse get the ladder? (Act 2)
That night Romeo wanted to sneak into Juliet's room.
Before partying, what did the lovers decide to do? (Act 2)
On what day of the week do Romeo and Juliet get married? (Act 2)
What must the Friar hurry and do? (Act 2)
Marry Romeo and Juliet so they can be alone for their honeymoon.
Who interrupted the balcony scene? (Act 2)
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