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Romeo and Juliet IV & V
Act 4 and 5 Romeo and Juliet
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Why is Friar Lawrence reluctant to marry Paris to Juliet?
She is married to Romeo already
How does Paris explain the sudden haste of the marriage plans?
His father-in-law tells him what to do.
What is ironic about the conversation between Juliet and Paris?
She says she doesn't love him but he doesn't get it.
If Friar Lawrence cannot help her, what does Juliet threaten to do?
What does Friar Lawrence think that Juliet will accept his plan?
She believes anything at this point because she is in a desperate point of mind.
Describe the Friars plan for Juliet
that she would drink a potion and appear to be dead.
What does Juliet say that makes her father happy?
Yes father I will listen to you, marry Paris, and I will be happy.
How does Capulet change the wedding plans? What implication does this have?
He changes the date of the wedding. The Friar's plans will not work out in time.
How does Juliet show her maturity and independence in this scene?
Juliet tells the Nurse & her mother to let her pray and self reflect. She wants them to prepare for the wedding and leave her alone.
If the potion does not work, what will Juliet do?
She threatens to kill herself with a dagger
What are the 5 fears Juliet has about the potion?
What is the Friar is trying to kill her? What if I wake up before Romeo comes and suffocate? What if I see all of my ancestors' bones and go crazy? What if I play with my relatives bones? What if I use a relatives bone as a club to bash out my brains?
What is happening in Act 4, scene 4?
Everyone is making wedding preparations and, the Nurse is going to wake up Juliet for the wedding
Describe the imagery Shakespeare uses in describing Juliet's "death."
Cold, blood has set, limbs are stiff, life passing from her lips - visual pictures using word (imagery) frost on the flowers --- winter = death. Death is being personified.
What does Friar Lawrence say to comfort the Capulet family?
Heaven has her soul. She is in a better place.
What event are the Capulets now preparing for?
What news does Balthasar bring to Romeo?
Juliet is dead
What does Romeo mean when he says , "Then I defy you, stars!"?
To defy means to challenge, disobey, rebel, or dare. Out of grief, Romeo is rebelling against Heaven/Fate. He is angry that Juliet has been taken away and that they will not be together.
What actions does Balthasar's news prompt Romeo to do?
He decides to kill himself. He goes to see the apothecary for poison.
What does Friar John tell Friar Lawrence?
He was unable to deliver the letter to Romeo because he was quarantined in a house due to plague.
After hearing the news from Friar John, what does Friar Lawrence intend to do?
He plans to take a crowbar, break Juliet out of the tomb, bring her back to his cell, and write another letter to Romeo and let him know to come get her there.
Why is Paris at Juliet's tomb?
To lay flowers around her and grieve
What are 2 reasons that Romeo gives Balthasar for entering the Capulet's tomb?
a. to see my loved one's face
b. to remove a precious ring from her finger (wedding band)
Why does Paris think that Romeo has come to the tomb? What happens between Paris and Romeo?
Paris thinks Romeo is there as a troublemaking Montague to disturb the bodies. They fight, and Paris is killed by Romeo.
What is it about Juliet that should have told Romeo that she was not dead?
Romeo notices that Juliet's color doesn't look like that of a corpse.
"Beauty's ensign yet is crimson in thy lips and in thy cheeks, And Death's pale flag is not advanced there."
Why doesn't Friar Lawrence stay in the tomb with Juliet after she awakens?
He is frightened by the police coming.
Why does Juliet kiss Romeo after he is dead?
To try and get some poison from his lips
When Montague first arrives on the scene, what does he tell those gathered?
Lady Montague, Romeo's mother, died the night before from heartbreak over Romeo's exile.
What information does Romeo's letter give?
Confirms Friar Lawrence's story (saves him); tells of R & J's love
How do Montague and Capulet plan to honor the memories of their children?
Build gold statues in honor of their memories; tell their story of love
What is a tragedy?
A play that ends in dire circumstances
What isa tragic hero?
One who comes fro ma high position that suffers a downfall.
What is a tragic flaw?
A character defect or mistake made that leads to the downfall
Who are the tragic heroes in the story?
Romeo and Juliet
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