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Romeo and Juliet Act 1
Terms in this set (50)
A serious form of drama dealing with the downfall of a heroic or noble character
light and humorous drama with a happy ending
A person in a story
introduced in the beginning of a play
away from the footlights
words that are old-fashioned and no longer sound natural.
anxiety or fear that something bad or unpleasant will happen
In what poetic form is the Prologue written?
What is the setting of the play?
Verona and Mantua (in northern Italy)
Based on the above, will this play be a tragedy or comedy?
What is the setting of the scene 1?
public square of Verona
What started the fight in the street between the servants of the Capulets and Montagues?
Sampson bite his thumb at the Montagues, Bonvolio tries to settle for peace, but Tybolt accelerates the disagreement
Describe the personalities of Tybalt and Benvolio. How are they different?
Tybalt is sneaky and hateful to the Montagues. Benvolio tries to not start a fight and doesn't like the fighting. Tybolt likes to start fights, Benvolio doesn't.
Summarize Prince Escalus's speech on page. Who is he? How does he feel about the feuding?
Fighting is ruining the city, people of the city are paying for their hate with their own lives.
He is the Prince of Verona
He feels the violence should stop and it is not good for the city.
What has Romeo's behavior been lately based on the conversation between Benvolio and Montague that has them so concerned?
Romeo has been very distracted and distant from the family.
What information does Benvolio get from Romeo about his mood lately?
Romeo is in love with Rosaline, but she doesn't love him back.
What type of figurative language does Romeo use in his first speech on page 36? List 3 examples. Why do you think he uses this type of language at this point?
Romeo uses an oxymoron. Examples- bright smoke, cold fire, sick health, feather of lead. He uses this to show his love for Rosaline.
What advice does Benvolio give to Romeo? What is Romeo's reaction?
Benvolio tells Romeo to look at other girls and forget about Rosaline. Romeo said he cannot forget about her, she is the only one on his mind.
What kind of friend is Benvolio to Romeo? How do you know this?
Benvolio is a good friend that always gives Romeo advice. He is the kind of friend Romeo can go to to talk about his troubles. I know this because it was shown that Benvolio asked Romeo what was wrong.
What is the setting of the scene 2?
A street near the Capulet house
How does Lord Capulet feel about the feud at this time of this life?
He feels angry and annoyed because the violence has been around for such a long time.
Why has Paris come to see Capulet?
to ask to marry Juliet
What is Capulet's response to Paris's request?
Capulet thinks Juliet is too young to marry at fourteen.
What do Benvolio and Romeo learn from the Clown (the Capulet's servant) by accident?
Mercutio is going to be at the party.
Why does Benvolio want Romeo to attend the Capulet party? Why does Romeo agree to go?
Benvolio wants Romeo to attend the party because Mercutio will be there, but Romeo only wants to go to admire Rosaline.
What is the name of the girl romeo is in love with
setting in scene 3
the capulet house
how old is Juliet
who is Juliet's nurse
The Nurse is the Capulet servant whose main purpose is to care for Juliet, and she has done so since Juliet was born. Thus, the Nurse is one of the most important servants in the household.
what happened to susan
who is susan
why is the nurse fond of Juliet
rambles about many memories about Juliet as she grew up
who does juliet's mom and nurse want her to marry
why should she marry paris
he is handsome, comes from a good family, and has status in Verona.
Is Juliet ready?
setting of scene 4
a street in verona (near the capulet house)
what kind of party is it
What does Mercutio make fun of Romeo for
believing in his dreams
why does Mercutio not believe in his dreams
because he thinks they are silly and unimportant
what is the foreshadowing in Romeo's dream
that something will happen on this night at the party that will lead to an early death.
What is the setting of the scene 5?
A hall in Capulet's house; the scene of the party
Who does Romeo see at the Capulet party that stands out to him? What is his opinion of this person?
Juliet stands out to Romeo. He thinks she is beautiful and he has never seen such beauty
Based on this, was Romeo really in love with Rosaline? How can you tell?
No, it was love at first sight with Juliet and not with Rosaline. He could not stop thinking or talking about Juliet and he tried everything he could do to be with her, while he totally forgot about Rosaline.
Describe Tybalt's reaction to seeing Romeo at the party.
Tybalt recognizes Romeo and tries to investigate a fight.
What is Capulet's advice to Tybalt? What does this tell you about Capulet?
Capulet's advice to Tybalt is to not look at all Montagues as bad people because he is a good kid and he will be a great leader of Verona one day.
Based on this conversation, what kind of reputation does Romeo have?
Romeo has a good reputation, he is counted on to be a great leader of Verona one day.
Describe the encounter between Romeo and Juliet. Why is Romeo's happiness short-lived?
When Romeo and Juliet meet, it is as if they were speaking to each other like holy figures. Romeo's happiness is short-lived because he figures out Juliet is a capulet and he won't be able to be with her.
What is Juliet's reaction to learning Romeo's true identity?
Juliet's reaction is her saying "My only love sprung from my only hate."
What problems do you think lie ahead for Romeo and Juliet?
Some problems that will lie ahead for Romeo and Juliet will be their families figuring out they are in love and they will be kept apart from each other.
Now that Romeo and Juliet know each other's identities, how do you think they should proceed? Should they attempt a relationship? Why/why not?
I think Romeo should be with each other because they love each other and they should not be kept apart by a fight between their families. They should definitely attempt a relationship because they should be with the people they love and should not be stopped from that.
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