Romeo and Juliet Questions Act 1 Essay

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ROMEO AND JULIET: Act I Reading and Study Guide

I. VOCABULARY:

Adversary Opponent; Enemy Nuptial Wedding

II. LITERARY TERMS:

Aside Words spoken by a character in a play, usually in an undertone and not intended.

Example Act 1, scene 5, line 54

Blank verse Unrhymed iambic pentameter.

Characterization The personality a character displays; also, the means by which the author reveals that personality.

Conflict A struggle (between two opposing forces or characters).

External: 1. Capulet’s vs. Montague’s 2. Benvolio vs. Tybalt
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It is an old English saying. The whole idea of astrology is that the stars have something to do with what happens to us, they used to think that the stars governed events that happened here on earth.

Scene 1: 3. At the beginning of the first scene, Gregory and Sampson (servants of Capulet family) are fighting. Sampson is the one who bites his thumb as Abram (servant of Montague family) as sign of disgrace them. 4. Benvolio is the person who tries to break up the fighting by saying to Sampson and Gregory that they don’t know what they are doing. 5. The Prince makes the decree that either they stop the fight or be put to death. 6. Romeo has been acting weird lately and has been locking himself away from people, so his family has been worrying about him. 7. Romeo is so sad because he is in love with someone who doesn’t love him. 8. Benvolio tries to advise Romeo that he should forget her and throw her out of his mind. By putting his eyes on other women.

Scene 2: 9. Capulet thinks that it will be easy for Montague and him to keep the peace because they are both old and don’t want to die. 10. Paris asked Capulet to give Juliet to him to marry.

Scene 3: 16. Juliet is not even 14 yet she is 13. There are two weeks and few days until her 14th birthday. 17. When lady Capulet asks Juliet how she feels about marriage, Juliet answers that it is an honor that she hadn’t really thought of. 18. Lady Capulet is

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