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Romeo and Juliet Study Guide - DETAILED Scene-by-Scene Guide with Follow Along Activities Throughout
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ACT ONE -SCENE ONE
- Between what two families does the feud exist?
- What decree does the Prince make after the street brawl?
- What advice does Benvolio give Romeo about Rosaline?
ACT ONE -SCENE TWO
- How does Capulet respond to Paris' proposal to marry Juliet?
- How do Romeo and Benvolio learn about the Capulet's ball? What do they decide to do?
ACT ONE -SCENE THREE
- How does Juliet feel about getting married?
- How old is Juliet? What is Lammastide? On what date does it come?
ACT ONE - SCENE FOUR
- When and where does this scene take place?
- Explain Romeo's speech (lines 106-113).
ACT ONE - SCENE FIVE
- Where does this scene take place?
- Who is Romeo talking about in lines 46-55? Explain the irony in these lines.
- Why does Tybalt become so upset, and how does Capulet respond to his rage?
Who said the following lines and why?
- "is she a Capulet? 0 dear account, my life is my foe’s debt."
- "My only love sprung from my only hate / Too early seen unknown and known too late."
ACT TWO - SCENE FOUR
This scene serves as a contrast to the preceding scene in Friar Laurence's cell. Mercutio and Benvolio are in a merry mood as they walk along talking and laughing about Romeo whom they think is still pining away over Rosaline. Benvolio mentions that Tybalt has sent a challenge to Romeo. Mercutio then gives a long description of Tybalt's eagerness to fight. Romeo comes along in a good mood after his talk with Friar Laurence. They engage in a series of puns matching their wits against each other. Along comes Juliet's nurse and Peter (her servant).
- For whom is the nurse looking and why?
- What warning does she give Romeo?
ACT TWO - SCENE FIVE
- Juliet is waiting very impatiently for the nurse's return. Why does she become so irritated when the nurse does return?
ACT TWO - SCENE SIX
- Romeo and Juliet are married in Friar Laurence's cell. How does this scene foreshadow future events?
ACT THREE - SCENE ONE (This scene marks the climax of the drama.)
- Tybalt, still enraged at Romeo's intrusion at the Capulet's ball, is determined to fight, but Romeo refuses. Why?
- How does Mercutio get involved, and what happens to him?
- How does Romeo react to this?
- What decree does the Prince make?
- Explain how this scene serves as the climax or turning point of the drama. (Think of all that has happened between Romeo and Juliet so far.)
ACT THREE - SCENE FIVE
Day breaks, and the two lovers must part after consummating their wedding vows. Juliet is very reluctant to have Romeo leave her and does not want to admit that it is morning. Finally Romeo leaves and Juliet's mother comes to her chamber. Their conversation about Tybalt's death has Juliet speaking in ambiguous terms.
- Explain the paradoxical phrases in lines 94-103.
- How does Capulet react to Juliet's refusal to marry Paris?
- What advice does the nurse give Juliet?
- What does Juliet decide to do?
About this Document
This is a 12-page (6 if copied off front and back) study guide I created for use with Romeo and Juliet. It includes detailed, multi-part questions, and it is completely fill in. There are sections of lines that the students must follow along in their text to complete. We used this both in and out of class, and it ended up being a great guide for analysis. Hope it helps you some, too!