1.When Act IV opens Paris has been arranging with Friar Lawrence for his wedding with Juliet. Why does Juliet come to the Friar’s cell?2.According to Friar Lawrence’s plan, what will Juliet do so that she will not have to go through with the marriage to Paris?3.How is Romeo supposed to find about this plan? 4.According to Friar Lawrence, how will Romeo and Juliet be reunited?5.In scene ii, Lord and Lady Capulet are planning Juliet’s marriage to Paris. What, specifically, does Juliet say to her father that indicates that she agrees to marry Paris?6.List at least two things that Juliet worries about before she drinks the contents of the vial?
7. While Juliet has been drinking Friar Lawrence’s potion, what have her father and others in the household been doing? What kind of irony is this?8.In scene v the audience knows something important that the actors on stage do not know. What is that the audience in scene v knows that the Nurse and Lady Capulet do not know?9.Act IV begins with the planning of a religious ceremony and a celebration in the Capulet household.The act ends with the planning of an entirely different ceremony and celebration. What are these two strongly contrasting ceremonies?10. In your own words, tell what the Friar says to comfort the grieving Capulets and Paris?
Study Guide: The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet, Act V Score __________/10 1.Act V begins in Mantua, where Romeo has been living since his banishment. What news of Juliet does Romeo’s servant bring?2.For what reason does Romeo visit an apothecary in scene I?3.In scene ii we find out why Romeo did not receive a letter from Friar Lawrence. What is the reason the Friar’s letter was not delivered to Romeo?4.In scene iii, what is Paris doing in the churchyard late at night?5.When Paris sees Romeo force open the Capulet tomb, what does he imagine Romeo intends to do?6.When Paris tries to arrest Romeo, Romeo tries hard to avoid trouble with Paris. How does Paris die?
7. In scene iii, when Romeo marvels that Juliet is still so fair in death, what is it the audience knows that Romeo does not? 8. When Juliet wakes, she finds the Friar at her side. What bad news does he tell her?9.What weapon doe Juliet use for her own death?10. At the end of the play, what effect do Romeo’s and Juliet’s deaths have on the feud between the Capulets and the Montagues?
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