English 1 Romeo and Juliet: Act 1
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In what city does Romeo and Juliet take place
Why are Romeo and Juliet called "star-cross'd lovers"?
Their families both hate eachother
Who is fighting at the beginning of the first scene?
Sampson and Gregory vs Abram and the servant
Who tries to break up the fighting
What threat does the Prince make to Lord Montague and Lord Capulet?
he threatens to execute them if they don't stop fighting
Benvolio and Montague describe the way Romeo has been acting. What do they have to say about him?
they say that Romeo is depressed
Why is Romeo so sad? Explain
He likes someone but someone doesn't like him back
What is Benvolio's advice to Romeo?
He tells him to find someone else
why does capulet think it will be easy for Montague and him to keep the peace?
The both face the same penalties and everyones old.
What does Paris ask about Capulet?
he asks for Juliet's hand in Marriage
What is Capulet's first answer?
She says no
A bit later Capulet appears to change his mind about Paris' question. What does he then tell paris?
he tells Paris to wait till Juliet falls in love with him
What problem does the servants have?
they are illiterate
What is the name of the woman ROmeo loves?
What do Romeo and Benvolio decide to do
They decide to go the party
How old is Juliet?
Thirteen going on 14
When Lady Capulet asks Juliet how she feels about marriage, what is Juliet's answer?
She doesn't want marriage right now
Following Juliet's answer, what does Lady Capulet then tell Juliet?
Lady Capulet tells Juliet that Paris is valiant and beautiful and that she should try and like paris after she meets him.
According to Mercutio, who or what is Queen Mab, and what does she or it do?
She is the fairy queen/midwife that visits men in their sleep to fill their heads with dreams
What does Mercutio say about dreams?
They are nothing but fantasies of the brain
What is Romeo's mood at the end of this scene
he is sort of amused and fears something is going to happen
What does Romeo think of JUliet the first time he sees her
He thinks that she is the most beautiful thing that he has ever seen
How does Tybalt recognize Romeo
by his voice
When Tybalt is ready to seize Romeo and throw him out of the party, what does Capulet say to tybalt
He says that he is a foolish boy and that he would disturb the peace and mockery of the Capulets
Explain what the conversation is between Romeo and Juliet
Romeo and juliet are talking about how Juliet is so pure and like a saint and Romeo is a sinner
How does Romeo find out juliet's last name?
he asks the nurse
How does juliet find out Romeos last name?
She asks the nurse
Describe Romeo's personality and his attitude towards love
He is very "Romantic" and is kind of obsessed with love. He is very sensitive and emotional
Describe Juliet's personality and her attitude towards love
she is calmer than Romeo
What facts do we learn about the Capulet and Montague families?
THey have had a feud for many, many years
IN what ways is Benvolio a dramatic foil (direct opposite) for Romeo? List the differences between the two characters.
He is much calmer and more logical, while Romeo is obsessed with "love" and very emotional (a little emotionally unstable)
WHat threats to Romeo and JUliets love already exist in Act 1? How does Shakespeare use these threats to generate suspense in the first act?
Their families already don't like each other, Paris wants to marry Juliet, Romeos Prophetic dream, Shakespeare already told us that they're going to die.