Romeo And Juliet ACT Iii Review

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Flashcards Used As A Review For A Quiz Over Romeo And Juliet Act III

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In the opening of Act III, Benvolio says, "these days are hot, and the mad blood stirring."  What could this forshadow?
The fight between the families specifically, Tybalt and Mercutio fighting and then Tybalt and Romeo fighting.
How does Mercutio die?
Tybalt stabs him underneath Romeo's arm.
Who says "A plague o' both your houses!" ?  What does it mean?
Mercutio- A curse or shame on both the Montagues and the Capulets.  Because of your fighting, I am now playing the price with my life.
Why does Romeo attempt to stop the fighting between Tybalt and Mercutio?
He is now family to Tybalt after marrying Juliet.  Mercutio is also his best friend.  He wants to honor them both.
What is the difference between woo and woe?
Woo is not get at someone's heart; to find a way to love them and woe is great sadness.
Benvolio does not want Tybalt and Mercutio to fight.  Why?
He is worried they will be seen in public and the prince has told them that if someone fights, he/she will pay with their life.
Who kills Tybalt?
After discovering both Tybalt and Mercutio dead, what punishment does the Prince give?
Banishment for Romeo.  He must leave Verona and go to Mantua.  If he is found in Verona, he wil be killed.
Who says, "Take him and cut him into little stars and he will make the face of heaven so fine that all the world will be in love with night and pay no worship to the garish sun."
What does this quote mean? "Take him and cut him into little stars and he will make the face of heaven so fine that all the world will be in love with night and pay no worship to the garish sun."
Romeo is so beautiful, bright and wonderful that he could replace the stars in the sky and everyone would now love night instead of the sun.
Who tells Juliet of Romeo's banishment?
The Nurse
Why does the nurse believe, "There's no faith, no trust, no honesty in men.  All perjured.  All forsworn, All naught,  All dissemblers."
She is upset and hurt that Romeo has killed Tybalt.  She is saying all men lie, cheat, are dishonest.  You can't trust any of them.
Romeo can't believe he has been banished from Verona.  What would Romeo rather have as a punishment?
What is Romeo's banishment like for Juliet?
It is like "slaying ten thousand Tybalts.  It is father, mother, Juliet, Romeo, Tybalt, All slain.  All dead."  It is like killing her entire family or having Tybalt dead 10,000 times.  Banishment is much worse than death.
What does the Friar tell Romeo to do after the banishment is revealed?
Go to Juliet one more time, but leave before morning.  He will try to get things smoothed over and send a messenger to tell Romeo what has gone on and when/if he can return to Verona.
When Romeo leaves Juliet chamber, she says, "Methinks I see thee now, thou art so low as one dead in the bottom of a tomb."  What could this foreshadow?
Romeo's death.  He looks pale and dead like he is in a tomb.
What is a soliloquy?
When an actor/actress stands alone on stage to reveal the truth to the audience.
What is an example of a soliloquy from the end of Act III?
Juliet tells the Nurse she is going to Friar Lawrence's cell to confession because she has upset her father.  In her solioquy, we (tha audience) learn she is going to the Friar's for help or advice about the marriage to Paris or she will take her own life.
What news does Father and Lady Capulet bring to Juliet?
She will marry Paris on Thursday.
How does Juliet take the news of the marriage to Paris?
She is upset and refuses to marry him.  This starts an argument with her father who says he will disown her if she does not do as he asks.
What solution does the nurse have for Juliet at the end of Act III?
You might as well marry Paris.  He is a good-looking, well- to-do man and Romeo is banished and there is not much they can do about it.  So, marry Paris.