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1 Romeo and Juliet ct One Study Guide Characters The Montagues Lord Montague Lady Montague Romeo envolio althasar bram The Capulets Lord Capulet Lady Capulet Juliet Tybalt Old Man Nurse Peter Sampson Gregory Others Chorus Prince Escalus Count Paris

2 Mercutio Friar Lawrence pothecary Friar John Page ct One, Scene One 1. What contrasts do you see between Gregory and Sampson? (page 628) 2. What have you learned so far about the grudge between the Capulets and Montagues? (page 630) 3. Summarize what has happened thus far in scene one. (page 631) 4. What does this comment indicate about the difference between envolio and Tybalt? (highlighted in pink on page 631) 5. Summarize the Prince s words to the crowd. What is his attitude toward the brawls between the Capulets and Montagues? (page 632) 6. From Montague s description of Romeo s behavior, what ideas are forming in your head about Romeo? (page 633) 7. What information has envolio just extracted from Romeo? (page 635) 8. What details in Romeo s dialogue help illustrate love s power? (page 635)

3 9. What do we learn about the woman Romeo loves in this speech? (page 637) 10. How would you summarize Romeo and envolio s conversation? (page 637) ct One, Scene Two 11. How does the character of the servant provide contrast to the characters who have just been talking? (page 639) 12. What cure does envolio suggest for Romeo s love sickness? (page 639) 13. What do Romeo and envolio learn from the servant? What does envolio propose to do with the information? (page 640) ct One, Scene Three 14. How do the nurse and Lady Capulet differ? How do their characters contrast? (page 641) 15. How would you characterize Lady Capulet s response to the Nurse s funny story? (page 642) 16. Compare and contrast the reactions of the Nurse and Lady Capulet in this scene. What is the focus and principal concern of each character? (page 642) ct One, Scene Summarize Lady Capulet s attempt to persuade her daughter. How does Juliet respond? (page 644) 18. How does Mercutio s attitude and energy level differ from Romeo s? What does the contrast between the tow characters lend to the scene? (page 645)

4 19. Reread lines lso read the margin notes. How would you summarize the exchange? (page 645) 20. What connection is Mercutio making here between dreams and Romeo s love? (page 647) ct One, Scene Five 21. What does Romeo reveal in lines ? (page 647) 22. Summarize the dialogue in lines (page 649) 23. What has just happened? From this speech, how would you characterize Romeo? (page 650) 24. What differences in attitude and tone do you see between Tybalt and Capulet? Why do they respond so differently to the maskers? (page 651) 25. What in your response to this interchange? (highlighted in yellow on page 652) 26. What is the meaning of Juliet s remark? (highlighted in yellow on page 653)

5 Know the literary terms: Supplementary Terms and Skills for ct One Test Romeo and Juliet ct a major division of a drama; there are five in Romeo and Juliet. lliteration the repetition of sounds at the beginning of words. Example: I did my harrowing homework in the hall before homeroom. Comedy (as a type of drama) The play may not be funny in the traditional sense; it differs from tragedy in that it has a happy ending. Tragedy(as a type of drama) play which ends in a tragic or sad way. Iambic Pentameter ten syllables per line every other syllable stressed. The pattern unstressed / stressed repeats. Shakespeare frequently writes in iambic pentameter Monologue a long speech by a single character Rhyme scheme the pattern of end rhymes used by an author throughout a poem. Example: My cat is nice. My cat likes mice. My cat is fat. I like my cat. My cat is nice. My cat is fat. My cat likes mice. I like my cat. My cat is gray. My cat is fat. My cat is cute. I like my cat. C Setting The setting is the time and place the action occurs. The setting for Romeo and Juliet is Verona during the Renaissance.

6 Scene a short section of a play that begins and ends when characters leave the stage or the setting changes Spectacle all the elements in a drama presented to the senses of the audience Soliloquy is a speech given by a lone character on stage Sonnet a type of poem consisting of 14 lines, written in iambic pentameter. sonnet has a structured rhyme scheme.

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