- “Feather of lead, Bright smoke, cold fire, sick health!” (173) 10. According to Romeo, why does the young woman he is in love with refuse him? (Lines 213-219) - she is not swayed by romeo’s love or his wealth 11. Why does Romeo not want to look at other women? (Line 237) - he is devoted to Rosaline; other beautiful women just remind him of rosaline - “He that is strucken blind cannot forget forget the precious treasure of his eyesight lost” (225-226) ACT 1 SCENE 2-- A Street 1. In this scene Lord Capulet talks to Paris about marrying his daughter Juliet. What reasons does he give for not wanting Juliet to marry at this time? - she is too young and all of capulet’s other children are dead 2. What does Lord Capulet mean when he says “the earth has swallowed all my hopes but she” (line 14)? - He means that all his other children are dead except for juliet 3. Look carefully at lines 16-19. On what condition will Lord Capulet agree to Juliet’s marriage with Paris? 7
- If Paris wins her heart and she wants to marry him - “But woo her, gentle Paris, get her heart; My will to her consent is but part. An she agree, within her scope of consent lies my consent and fair according voice.” (line 16-19) 4. Who is Rosaline, and how is she related to the Capulets? - Rosaline is the women paris is in love with at the beginning of the play - Niece of Lord Capulet 5. What is the dramatic irony in lines 70-85? - Romeo is going to go to the capulet party to see Rosaline, but doesn’t realize that he will end up falling in love with someone else ACT 1 SCENE 3--A Room in Capulet’s House 1. What is the nurse’s relationship with Juliet? How would you describe the Nurse’s personality? - The nurse is juliet’s caregiver - she is bawdy, loyal, drama loving and provides comical-relief throughout the play 2. Look closely at lines 62-63. What is the nurse’s one wish for Juliet? - to see Juliet get married - “An I might live to see thee married once, I have my wish.” (lines 62-63) 3. When Lady Capulet asks Juliet how she feels about being married, what is Juliet’s answer (line 66), and what does it reveal about her character? - Juliet says that she hasn’t thought about it; “it is an honor that i dream not of” (line 67) - This reveals that Juliet may be too young to be married 4. Look closely at lines 98-100. Explain Juliet’s answer to her mother when asked if she can love Paris. - she says she do what she is told and look at him with the intention to like him, but no more than what lady capulet will allow her ACT 1 SCENE 4--A Street 1. What does Romeo feel about love (lines 25-26)? - He feels love is not a nice thing but the exact opposite; mean, rude, and hurts 2. How does Mercutio try to snap Romeo out of his depression? - he tries to joke about the various meanings of the word dun 8
- “Tut, dun’s the mouse, the constable’s own word! If thou art Dun, we’ll draw thee from the mire…” (lines 40-41) 3. Summarize Mercutio’s speech on Queen Mab.
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