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Pascucci 9/18/12 Romeo and Juliet: Acts I-III Quiz Question Shakespeare's Words. Act. Scene. Line # Your Own Words Significance

1. How many times have the feuds between the Capulets and Montagues been an issue in Verona?

Three civil brawls, bred of an airy word, By thee, old Capulet, and Montague, Have thrice disturbed the quiet of our streets And made Veronas ancient citizens Cast by their gravebeseeming ornaments, To wield old partisans in hands as old, Cankered with peace, to part your cankered hate. (1.1.80-86)

Three fights have The significance of this broken out in the public is that Prince Escalus because of the feud has had enough, he is between the two through with the families, and the fighting between the citizens of Verona have two families, and wants had to separate them. it to end now.

2. What will be the punishment if there are any more brawls?

If ever you disturb our streets again, Your lives shall pay the forfeit of the peace. (1.1.87-88)

If there is another fight, they will die as punishment.

I feel this foreshadows another fight happening later in the fight because of the warning Prince Escalus gives them that's very clear and precise.

3. What is the servant's request of Romeo and Benvolio when he meets them on the street?

Perhaps you have learned it without book. But I pray, can you read anything you see? (1.2.60-61)

You many not have formal education, but can you read this list?

Peter does not know how to read, but does not want to tell Capulet that, for he would be embarrassed in front of a nobleman. So he asks Romeo to read it for

him, to save him of that embarrassment.

4. Why does Romeo and Benvolio want to crash the Capulet's party?

At this same ancient feast of Capulets Sups the fair Rosaline whom thou so loves With all the admired beauties of Verona (1.2.84-86)

Rosaline is going to be at the party and so are many other beautiful women of Verona.

This gives the characters a reason to go to the party, instead of just crashing it for fun. Romeo wants to see Rosaline, so he is willing to risk getting caught by the Capulet's to see her.

5. Why does Lady Capulet have the conversation about marriage with Juliet at this time?

Thus then in brief: The valiant Paris seeks you for his love. (1.3.75-76)

Paris wants to marry Juliet.

This builds suspense. Romeo and Juliet both have other relations planned or expected for them before they meet each other. What will happen with Rosaline and Paris after they meet?

6. How did Tybalt know Romeo was a Montague?

This, by his voice, should be a Montague. (1.5.52)

Tybalt can tell by his voice that Romeo is a Montague

Tybalt's obviously an angry guy, and tries to get that anger out, any way he can, even if it means he must ruin the party's grand atmosphere to do so. He really hates the Montagues and never wants peace between the two families.

7. Why does Capulet not want Tybalt to approach Romeo and

He bears him like a portly gentleman, And, to say truth,

Romeo is considered a well behaved man all throughout Verona, and

Capulet, as well as Romeo, is very dignified himself. He

kick him out?

Verona brags of him To be a virtuous and well-governed youth. I would not for the wealth of all the town Here in my house do him disparagement. (1.5.65-69)

Capulet does not want that to be changed in his house. He does not want to insult Romeo by kicking him out.

does not want to cause a ruckus at the party for he wants to have a great time!

8. What statement of Juliet's, when talking with the Nurse, is an example of foreshadowing? Why?

If he be married. My grave is like to be my wedding bed. (1.5.134-135)

If Romeo is married Juliet would rather die than marry anyone else.

In the end, Juliet does kill herself because Romeo kills himself. She ends up fulfilling the death wish because she cannot be with Romeo in the end.

9. What is Juliet's wish for Romeo?

So Romeo would, were he not Romeo called, Retain that dear perfection which he owes Without that title. Romeo, doff thy name, And for that name, which is no part of thee Take all myself. (2.2.45-48)

If Romeo wasn't a Montague he would be perfect. Juliet wants him to get rid of his name, trade his name for another and in exchange he will receive Juliet in return.

Juliet and Romeo want to be together, and Juliet does not think any less of Romeo even though he is a sworn enemy of her family. She is totally in love with him.

10. In line 134 of Act 2, Romeo asks Juliet for the exchange of " thy love's faithful vow for mine." Her reply, in line 135, indicates that she already gave it to him. In what earlier

But trust me, gentleman, Ill prove more true Than those that have more coying to be strange. (2.2.100-101)

Juliet is going to prove to Romeo that even though she didn't play hard to get, she will be the most faithful girl to him.

I feel these lines about marriage, are a foreshadow to a marriage in a later scene. Even later arrangements to the marriage, just a few more line ahead in this

passage in this scene did Juliet give her vow to Romeo?


11. What sentence of Friar Lawrence's indicates Romeo's fickleness when it comes to women, especially in the sense that Romeo's young age and inexperience may be the reason for this fickleness?

Oh, she knew well Thy love did read by rote, that could not spell. But come, young waverer, come, go with me, In one respect Ill thy assistant be, For this alliance may so happy prove To turn your households' rancor to pure love. (2.3.87-92)

Romeo doesnt really know what love means, Friar is telling him that hes inconsistent.

The Friar does not believe Romeos feelings for Juliet, but he is telling him this subtly. The only reason he is marrying the two of them is because this could be a union of the two families.

12. What is the purpose of Mercutio's use of the allusions in the following lines.

Without his roe, like a dried herring. O flesh, flesh, how art thou fishified! Now is he for the numbers that Petrarch flowed in. Laura to his lady was but a kitchen-wench marry, she had a better love to berhyme her Dido a dowdy, Cleopatra a gypsy, Helen and Hero hildings and harlots, Thisbe a grey eye or so, but not to the purpose (2.4.39-45)

Romeo is looking ill and skinny, he looks depressed and dying because he has no girl. He is comparing Romeos love to other literary characters.

His use of allusions is to show how other people, not just Romeo, think that Juliet is gorgeous. Mercutio thinks so too.

13. How will the Nurse get Juliet to go to Friar Lawrence's cell?

Have you got leave to go to shrift today? (2.5.59)

She is asking Juliet if has permission to go to confession today.

She is pretending to have Juliet go to confession, when she is really getting married to Romeo. She doesnt want Juliet to leave her company, she wants Juliet to stay with her forever, what else is she going to do? She wants Juliet to be happy as well, so she eventually tells her of the plan. Friar is warning Romeo that he and Juliet are going to fast. He seems worried that the two are not truly in love, though thats what he really wants for them.

14. How does the Nurse I am aweary. Give me try to delay delivering leave awhile. Romeo's message to Fie, how my bones Juliet? (Why do you ache! What a jaunt have think she does this?) I! (2.5.25-26)

She is telling Juliet that she is tired and want to relax for a moment.

15. What words of Friar Lawrence's foreshadow the couple's doom?

These violent delights have violent ends And in their triumph die, like fire and powder, Which, as they kiss, consume. The sweetest honey Is loathsome in his own deliciousness And in the taste confounds the appetite. Therefore love moderately. Long love doth so. Too swift arrives as tardy as too slow.

Going too fast can end quickly and as fast as it started a great love can culminate. Not everything in love is happy.

(2.6.9-15) 16. Why does Romeo not want to fight Tybalt?

I do protest I never injured thee, But love thee better than thou canst devise, Till thou shalt know the reason of my love. And so, good Capulet which name I tender As dearly as my ownbe satisfied.

Romeo loves Tybalt like his own kin and wants him to be satisfied with not fighting each other.

Romeo does not want to fight Tybalt because after the marriage to Juliet, they are now kinsmen. Romeo does not want to kill his cousin-in-law.

(3.1.39-44) 17. What is

This days black fate on

Romeo knows that

Shakespeare wants the

Shakespeare's purpose in using alliteration in the following line (Also, what is the meaning in Romeo's words? 18. Upon hearing of Tybalt's death, who is most upset and why?

more days doth depend


because of what has happened there will be consequences for both parties. He is scared for the futures punishments. The Nurse is talking about how its a sad, sad day because Tybalts dead.

association with the four Ds and black fate to get the audience to think death

Ah, welladay! Hes dead, hes dead, hes dead! We are undone, lady, we are undone! Alack the day! Hes gone, hes killed, hes dead!

(3.2.38-40) 19. Upon hearing of Tybalt's death and Romeo's banishment, what internal conflict does Juliet face?
Dove-feathered raven, wolvish-ravening lamb! Despisd substance of divinest show, Just opposite to what thou justly seemst. A damnd saint, an honorable villain!

The Nurse is most upset because she saw the sword wound that caused Tybalts death. Tybalt and the Nurse were really close as well. Juliet doesnt know what to think. Romeo is her husband, but Tybalt was her cousin. She is confused on what she thinks of the situation.

Romeo is so mean and murderous, yet Juliet still loves him all the same because she thinks hes wonderful.

(3.2.77-80) 20. When the Nurse goes to Friar Lawrence's cell, why is she disgusted with Romeo?
Even so lies she, Blubbering and weeping, weeping and blubbering. Stand up, stand up. Stand, an you be a man.

The Nurse thinks its pitiful that Romeo is crying, and wants him to stand up.


She is disgusted with Romeo because he killed Tybalt and that he is being whiny about something he did to himself. Hes not being manly.