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Capulet (Juliet’s father) – how does he change throughout the play?

Juliet’s father changes through the play a lot, at first he is very thoughtful and thankful for Juliet. In the beginning of the play, he is in a good mood. He is throwing a big party to show his beautiful daughter off, though tells Paris she is too young to marry at 14. At the end, he is in an extreme rush to get her married right away.


Romeo – describe who he is.

Romeo is the son of the Montagues and is in love with Juliet.


Juliet – describe who she is

Daughter of the Capulets and is in love with Romeo. She was supposed to get married to Paris. She is naïve and sensible.


Describe Tybalt and his role in the play.

Cousin of Juliet, very aggressive, kills Mercutio, and then Romeo kills him.


Who first finds Juliet’s seemingly “dead” body? How does this character react?

The nurse finds Juliet’s body and starts screaming and crying that Juliet is dead because the nurse was like her main caretaker and really loved Juliet and felt so hurt


What advice does Friar Laurence give to Romeo and Juliet before they are married?

Friar Laurence tells them that Romeo should love moderately


Describe Mercutio.

Mercutio is a kinsman to the Prince of Verona and a friend to Romeo. He gets killed by Tybalt and is childish. He is also witty and loyal.


Who is the messenger who is supposed to give the message to Romeo, but is delayed due to quarantine?

Friar John


Whom does Capulet want Juliet to marry?



Why is Romeo banished? Who banishes him? And where does he go?

Romeo is banished because he killed Tybalt, the prince banishes him, and Romeo goes to Mantua.


Who are the “peacemakers” of the play?

The peace makers are Benvolio, prince, and Friar Laurence


Who is Romeo’s first love?



What is the purpose of the Chorus at the beginning of the play?

To introduce the play


How does Lady Montague die?

She dies because she was depressed about Romeo’s banishment.


How does Lady Capulet respond to Tybalt’s death?

She was mourning over his death, and said that Romeo needs to get killed. So she wants revenge.


How long after Romeo and Juliet met did they get married?

They got married the next morning.


What is “Mantua” and how is it important to the story?

Mantua is the place where Romeo goes for his banishment.


What, specifically, do the two families plan to do to show that the feud is ended?

They want to make statues of Romeo and Juliet.


How does Paris die?

Romeo kills Paris in the Capulet tomb, while going to Juliet.


What is the name of Romeo’s servant?



"Two households, both alike in dignity, in fair Verona, where we lay our scene.”

a) Chorus
b) It occurs in the beginning of the play, during the introduction
c) It means that the play is about two families that hate each other.


"Go hence, to have more talk of these sad things; Some shall be pardoned, and some punished; For never was a story of more woe Than this of Juliet and her Romeo.”

a) Prince
b) It occurs at the end of the play when the feud is over
c) It means, lets go and talk, some things will be forgiven and others won’t, there wasn’t a story more painful than Romeo and Juliet.


“Oh Romeo, Romeo . . . deny thy father and refuse thy name.”

a) Juliet
b) It occurs during the famous balcony scene
c) It means why do you have the last name of a Montague, because she is in love with the feuding families son.


“Hang thee, young baggage! Disobedient wretch! I tell thee what – get thee to church a Thursday or never again look me in the face.”

a) Lord Capulet
b) It occurs in the bedroom after Romeo left the bedroom
c) It means that he is mad at Juliet for not wanting to marry Paris.


"Uncle, this a Montague, our foe! A villain that is hither come in spite to scorn at our solemnity this night.”

a) Tybalt
b) It occurs when Romeo is at the Capulet ball
c) It means why Romeo who is our enemy here, he’s here to ruin our party.


"O that I were a glove upon that hand, That I might touch that cheek!”

a) Romeo
b) It occurs during the middle of the balcony scene
c) It means that Romeo is calling Juliet the prettiest of all and even if he had a glove on he would still touch her cheek and love her.


"What’s in a name? That which we call a rose By any other name would smell as sweet.”

a) Juliet
b) It occurs during the balcony scene
c) It means that she is referring to Romeo and his family name and how a name doesn’t matter


"Holy Saint Francis! What a change is here! Is Rosaline, that thou didst love so dear, so soon forsaken?”

a) Friar Laurence
b) It occurs in the beginning when Rosaline doesn’t love Romeo back
c) It means that Romeo doesn’t know how to love and that he will love someone else soon if he finds a different woman.


"Death that hath sucked the honey of thy breath, hath had no power yet upon thy beauty…and death’s pale flag is not advanced there.”

a) Romeo
b) It occurs at the end of the play after he killed Paris
c) It means that Juliet’s body doesn’t look dead.


"Tybalt, the reason that I have to love thee Doth much excuse the appertaining rage To such a greeting. Villain am I none.”

a) Romeo
b) It occurs in the middle of the play during Act 3 after he got married and before the death of Mercutio and Tybalt.
c) It means that Romeo is saying that he’s not a villain and he wants to be friends because they are now cousins and he doesn’t want hatred between him and Tybalt for forever.



A figure of speech in which a word or phrase is applied to an object or action to which it is not literally applicable


iambic pentameter

a line of poetry with ten syllables with every second syllable stressed.


Dramatic Irony

Irony that is inherent in speeches or a situation of a drama and is understood by the audience but not grasped by the characters in the play



this is the poem style Shakespeare wrote in. It is a 14 line poem with a complex rhyming scheme.



A character thinking out loud so the audience can hear them



it means that they character serves to highlight one or more attributes of another character


Comic Relief

an amusing scene, incident, or speech introduced into serious or tragic elements, as in a play in order to provide temporary relief from tension


Whats the theme of R&J?

A flaw of the youth is that they sometimes act first and think later


Evidence number one?

Act 3, Scene 1, Line 84, 109, 123-124


Evidence number two?

Act 4, scene 3, line 58


Evidence three if needed?

Act 5, scene 3, line 119-120


What is the time period in which Shakespeare lived? (Hint: you also studied this in history.)



What is the name of the theater where Shakespeare’s played were performed? (FYI you can still visit it today!)

The Globe Theater.


Describe Elizabethan theater, give at least 3 details

Inn-yards, Open air Amphitheaters and Playhouses. The Inn-yards were the original venues of plays and many were converted into Playhouses. The Amphitheaters were generally used during the summer months and then the Acting Troupes moved to the indoor playhouses during the Winter Season.


Where was Shakespeare born?

He was born in London.


Was Shakespeare well known and successful during his life? How do you know?

Yes, he was because he would write many plays and become famous


Roughly how many people could fit into the Globe Theater?

3,000 people