Act III, Scene 5: Questions and Answers
- Why does Juliet joke that the bird outside the window is a nightingale?
- Why does Romeo have to leave?
- What do Romeo and Juliet notice about their appearance as they say goodbye?
- What does Lady Capulet think Juliet is upset about?
- What plan does Lady Capulet have regarding Romeo?
- Why does Juliet ask to mix the poison for Romeo herself?
- How does Juliet react to her parents’ decision that she must marry Paris?
- How does Lord Capulet react to Juliet’s refusal?
- What does the Nurse counsel Juliet to do?
- How does Juliet feel about the Nurse’s advice?
- The bird is really a lark (a bird that sings in the morning), but Juliet jokes that it’s a nightingale (which sings at night) as a way of saying that it’s not yet morning.
- The Nurse announces that Juliet’s mother is coming.
- Both of the lovers comment that the other looks pale.
- Lady Capulet thinks her daughter is upset over Tybalt’s death.
- Lady Capulet plans to send a man to Mantua to kill Romeo.
- To her mother, Juliet’s request to mix the poison seems like a confirmation that she hates Romeo, but the audience knows that Juliet makes the offer in the hopes of preventing Romeo from being poisoned.
- Juliet says that it is too soon for her to marry Paris as she does not know him yet.
- Lord Capulet threatens to disown Juliet if she doesn’t go through with the wedding.
- The Nurse tells Juliet that she should just marry Paris and forget about Romeo.
- Juliet feels betrayed by the Nurse’s suggestion that she should abandon Romeo.