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1

What happens in this scene?

Romeo and Juliet meet for the first time and Romeo finds out that Juliet is a capulet (from the nurse)

2

What theme is expored through tybalt and Capulet's disussion?

Old vs young as capulet controls tybalt

3

What quote shows Romeo using light/dark imagery to describe Juliet?

"She doth teach the torches to burn bright, it seems she hangs upon the cheek of night"

4

Why are the lovers repeatedly associated with the dark imagery?

To point to the secret nature of their love because the dark is the only time they are able to meet in safety

5

Why are the lovers repeatedly associated with light imagery?

To refer to the light that surrounds each other in their eyes, even in the dark. This imagery is cast even in te very end when Juliet's beauty 'illuminates the dark of the tomb'

6

What quote suggests Romeo's artificiality of love for Rosaline vs his genuine feelings for Juliet?

"Did my heart love till now? Forswear it, sight. For i ne'er saw true beauty till this night"

7

What does Romeo's use of religious language when calling Juliet a 'saint' and 'holy shrine' indicate?

It indicates the move towards a more spiritual consideration of love as he moves away from the overacted descriptions of love

8

When is love immediately followed up by hate in this scene?

When Tybalt sees Romeo and wants to kill him

9

What quote shows that Juliet finds out that Romeo is a capulet and that this may be a problem

"My only love sprung from my only hate"

10

What quote shows that Juliet would rather die than not be able to marry Romeo and what does this foreshadow?

"If he be married, my grave is like to be my wedding bed" This foreshadows her death that is to come in a later act