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Romeo and Juliet - Act 3
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What is dramatic irony?
When the reader or viewer knows something that a character does not know (like Act 3.2 when Juliet thinks the night will bring her happiness instead of sorrow).
At the beginning of Act 3, what warning does Benvolio give?
He warned that it is hot and that the Capulets are around.
Who enters the scene after Mercutio and Benvolio in Scene 1?
Tybalt and the Capulets.
What happens when Tybalt enters the scene in the beginning of Scene 1?
He asks for a word with Mercutio. Annoyed, Mercutio starts to taunt and provoke him.
What happens when Romeo enters the scene in the beginning of Scene 1?
Tybalt turns his attention to Romeo instead of Mercutio and walks up to him and insults him to his facing, saying "You're a villain."
How does Romeo respond to Tybalt calling him a villain and commanding him to draw his sword?
Romeo says that he loves Tybalt and says he does not want to fight with him. He says, "I value your name as much as mine."
What happens when Mercutio and Tybalt start fighting?
Tybalt stabs Mercutio under Romeo's arm .
What does Mercutio do when Romeo and Tybalt refuse to fight?
Mercutio attempts to stand up for Romeo's honor and won't let Tybalt get away with insulting Romeo.
What does Mercutio say before dying?
He curses both the Montague and Capulet families with a plague because he is mad at Tybalt for hurting him and Romeo for coming in the middle of the fight.
What happens when Tybalt comes back after killing Mercutio?
Romeo wants revenge and so Romeo draws his sword. and kills Tybalt.
Who does Romeo blame for him killing Tybalt?
He says "I am fortune's fool!" meaning that he blames Fate for him killing Tybalt.
After Romeo kills Tybalt and flees, what does Benvolio say to the citizens and Prince who come?
He tells them the truth of the brawl, emphasizing Romeo's attempt to keep the peace.
What does the Prince declare after Romeo kills Tybalt?
He exiles Romeo and says that he will be killed if he is ever seen in Verona.
How is Juliet feeling in the beginning of Act 3, Scene 2?
Elated, excited, and anxious about her upcoming wedding night with Romeo.
Why does Juliet think Romeo is dead at the beginning of Act 3, Scene 2?
The Nurse comes in with news of the fight between Romeo. She is so distraught that she stumbles over her words, making it sound to Juliet that Romeo is dead.
How does Juliet feel after realizing that Romeo killed Tybalt?
She curses him at first but then defends him when the nurse criticizes him.
How does Juliet feel when she hears that Romeo was exiled?
She is sad and distraught over the news of his exile.
Where is Romeo when he hears that he has been exiled and how does he feel?
He is with Friar Laurence in Friar Laurence's cell. He is overcome with grief and says that exile is far worse than death since he will be able to live, but not with Juliet.
What does the Friar tell Romeo when Romeo hears that he will be exiled?
He tells Romeo to be grateful because he is not being killed, just banished.
What does Romeo do when the Nurse arrives from Juliet?
Romeo desperately asks for news of Juliet and assumes that Juliet now thinks of him as a murderer and threatens to stab himself.
What are the three reasons Friar Laurence says Romeo should be happy after receiving banishment?
1. Juliet is alive.
2. Tybalt would have killed you, but you won and killed him instead.
3. Instead of being executed, you were only banished.
What is the plan that the Friar makes to solve Romeo's problems?
1. Romeo should go to Juliet and comfort her for their wedding night, but leave before dawn so that he is not caught.
2. Romeo should go to Mantua and chill there.
What does Capulet plan for Juliet? Why is this strange?
He plans for Juliet to marry Paris on Thursday. This is a huge switch from his original attitude.
At the beginning of Act 3, Scene 5 what do Romeo and Juliet discuss?
Juliet tries to convince Romeo to stay by saying that the birdcalls they hear are from the nightingale, a night bird, rather than from the lark, a morning bird.
How does Romeo react when Juliet urges him to stay after their wedding night?
Romeo responds that he will stay with Juliet and that he does not care whether he is killed.
What does Juliet tell Romeo as he is leaving after their wedding night?
Romeo promises Juliet that they will see one another again, but Juliet responds that he appears pale as death, like someone in a tomb (foreshadowing)
What is the symbolism behind Romeo and Juliet looking pale as Romeo leaves after their wedding night?
Romeo promised Juliet that they would see each other again right before they said that they looked pale. This is true because next time they do see each other, they will commit suicide and die.
When Lady Capulet enters after Romeo leaves after their wedding night what does Lady Capulet assume about Juliet?
Lady Capulet thinks that Juliet is sad because Tybalt is dead.
How does Juliet respond when Lady Capulet tells her that she wants Romeo dead?
Juliet leads her mother to believe that she also wishes Romeo dead but using punning, she is actually stating her love for him.
When Lady Capulet tells Juliet that she will marry Paris on Thursday, how does Juliet respond?
She says that she doesn't want to marry Paris yet.
What happens when Capulet hears that Juliet doesn't want to marry Paris?
Capulet is confused why Juliet isn't grateful. Capulet threatens to disown Juliet if she doesn't agree to marry Paris.
When Capulet gets mad at Juliet for not wanting to marry Paris, what does Juliet do?
Juliet turns to her mother and asks her to delay the marriage, but her mother abandons her and denies to help.
Who does Juliet turn to when her parents turn against her for not wanting to marry Paris? What does this character do?
Juliet turns to the Nurse, but the Nurse tells her to marry Paris.
Who is Juliet's last resort when the Nurse won't help her to not marry Paris?
The Friar. She says that if the Friar can't help her, then she will commit suicide.
What is an example of dramatic irony?
Capulet arranges for Juliet to get married to Paris, not knowing that she is already married to Romeo.
"O calm, dishonorable, vile submission"
Mercutio to Romeo
"I Think she will be ruled in all respects by me. Nay, more I doubt it not."
Lord Capulet about Juliet
" O God, I have an ill-divining soul! /Methinks I see thee, now thou art so low, / As one dead in the bottom of a tomb. Either my eyesight fails or thou lookest pale."
An example of foreshadowing
What does Lady Capulet tell Juliet she will do to Romeo?
Send a man to Mantua to poison Romeo
Why is Juliet's opening soliloquy in Act 3, scene 2 a good example of dramatic irony?
The audience knows the night will not bring Juliet any happiness
What does Juliet ask the Nurse to deliver to Romeo?
"Ask for me tomorrow and you shall find me a grave man" is an example of . . .
Who says, "Will you speak well of him that killed your cousin?"
Who says "My lord, I would that Thursday were tomorrow."?
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