Actions speak louder than words, and secondary characters have some pretty "loud" actions in Romeo and Juliet, Act II, scene iv. From Romeo's servant to his teasing friends, everyone has some significant role to play. Nurse has an urgent message for Romeo. A Capulet is out for revenge and Romeo's blood. Romeo's servant carries the success of Romeo's hopes upon his shoulders. And boys will be boys and tease their "bro." Take eNotes' quiz to Romeo and Juliet Act 2 Scene 4 to review the significant actions of minor characters who help or hinder Romeo and Juliet on their way to true love's goal.
Dialogue is at the heart of every Shakespearean play, moving both our emotions and the plot. There are some juicy conversations in Romeo and Juliet, Act II, scene ii. Do you remember them? Test yourself! Romeo and Juliet have a romantic tête-à-tête until they are interrupted! (Egad!) Romeo, ever the romantic, waxes lyrical as Juliet gazes out her window. Secrets are told and overheard. Love is sworn--or not. Romeo wishes as upon a star when he sees Juliet's hand upon her cheek. Is your memory jogged yet? Take eNotes' quiz to Romeo and Juliet Act 2 scene 2 to find out!
Friar Lawrence: villain or savior? He gathers healing ingredients, but does he sew deadly deceit? Friar Lawrence knows and distrusts Romeo's infatuation with the feelings of love, no matter who inspires those feelings. Still he performs the hasty marriage between Romeo and Juliet. Why does he do this? Test your recollection of Friar Lawrence's motivations, actions and remarks with eNotes' quiz to Friar Lawrence in Romeo and Juliet and find out instantly how much you know about this complex character.
Romeo seems to react more often than he acts from volition, and nothing's changed by Romeo and Juliet Act V, scene i. To whom does Romeo react this time? Find out as you follow Romeo's actions and reactions in the last act of Shakespeare's great tragedy. Take the eNotes quiz below to test your understanding of the action in Romeo and Juliet Act 5 Scene 1, then rank your score against others to see how you compare.
From flight away from impassioned murder to flight to lovers' arms, test your overall knowledge of the character of Romeo in Romeo and Juliet with this quiz. Relive the details of the Capulet/Montague feud and of Romeo's motivations for party crashing (where, rather like Cinderella, he finds his true love, albeit in enemy territory). Why might it be true for us to say: "Romeo, oh Romeo, what a wishful dreamer thou be"? For what reason does Romeo moodily visit "an apothecary... with overwhelming brows" (V.i)? Take eNotes' quiz to Romeo in Romeo and Juliet to find out!
In Act IV, scene ii of Romeo and Juliet, the emotional combat between Lord Montague and Juliet is like the clash of the Titans as the two come head-to-head over Juliet's future. In dramatic irony, we watch Lord Montague struggle in a dark sea with no clarity, knowing what he does not. His perception of Juliet radically shifts, in turn shifting his motivation-driven actions. Meanwhile Paris hovers on the fringe of this emotional combat, his life twisted in the winds of their clashing turmoil. Test your recollection of what Lord Montague, Juliet and Paris go through with eNotes' quiz to Romeo and Juliet Act 4 Scene 2 below.
The Montagues and the Capulets meet at the Capulet's ball ... with the Montagues uninvited! Many actions transpire here that build toward romantic delight and the awful climax. Who shows unexpected kindness and with what loving metaphor is Juliet described? See the enmity between the Montagues and the Capulets take on new dynamics as some seek to join and some seek to sever, and ask yourself: "Why does Lord Capulet do what he does?" Test your grasp of Shakespeare's poetic character development with eNotes' Quiz on Romeo and Juliet, Act 1 Scene 5 and get instant feedback to help you in your review.
Nurse and mother, Lady Montague, have a heart-to-heart with Juliet and their combined behaviors and responses begin to map out the fate of Juliet's future. What action does Juliet's mother request? What response does Juliet make? What will Lady Montague's "selling points" lead to? How do these foreshadow what is to come for Juliet? And why does Lady Montague allow overly-talkative Nurse to stay in the room? (Will Nurse never stop chattering?!) Come test your recollection of the actions in Romeo and Juliet, Act 1 scene 3, with this eNotes-exclusive quiz and discover Shakespeare's artful foreshadowing in the process! Immediate results when you click "Submit"!
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Act 3 Scene 5 finds a fretting Juliet and her equally anxious Nurse. The marriage drama has heated up as, unbeknownst to either sets of parents, Juliet and her Romeo have secretly wed. Juliet's father, however, has other plans for his only daughter, plans that are complicating an already impossible situation. Adding to the intensifying drama is a disturbing dream Juliet has had about her betrothed. Despite the short time that has passed between the Capulet ball and this scene, things have become terribly complicated. How well are you following the action? Take our exclusive quiz and find out! Each of our questions is ranked so that you can understand the level of difficulty. See how your score compares with others who have also taken this quiz. Give it a go!