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  • Romeo and Juliet: Overview

    Romeo and Juliet: Overview

    How well do you know Shakespeare's tragedy of star-crossed lovers?

  • Romeo and Juliet Overview

    Romeo and Juliet Overview

    Quiz yourself on everything there is to know about Shakespeare's classic romance with eNotes' Romeo and Juliet Overview Quiz. Includes questions on the lovers, the play's setting and plot, and important dialogue. 

  • Romeo and Juliet Act 1 Scene 1

    Romeo and Juliet Act 1 Scene 1

    Everybody who has been through high school knows about crushes... and if you don't yet, you soon will. Act 1 Scene 1 introduces us one of the "star cross'd lovers" the Chorus warns of in the Prologue. Here, the audience witnesses Romeo's teenaged angst and observes how he responds to...

  • Romeo and Juliet Act 1 Scene 2

    Romeo and Juliet Act 1 Scene 2

    Parties have a way of getting out of hand. Even in the days before Twitter and Facebook, word could spread quicker than you could say, "Swounds! Where did all these people come from?" This is what essentially happens at the ball thrown by Juliet's parents, Lord and Lady Capulet. Soon,...

  • Romeo and Juliet Act 1 Scene 3

    Romeo and Juliet Act 1 Scene 3

    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...

  • Romeo and Juliet Act 1 Scene 4

    Romeo and Juliet Act 1 Scene 4

    So... you and your friends have decided to crash a party. A few of them are all, "YES! Let's go!" but there's always that one who is the Voice of Reason and implores the rest of you to not do something rash. What usually happens? That's right. Everybody goes and...

  • Romeo and Juliet Act 1 Scene 5

    Romeo and Juliet Act 1 Scene 5

    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...

  • Romeo and Juliet Act 2 Scene 1

    Romeo and Juliet Act 2 Scene 1

    We've all had a BFF that you just want to smack from time to time. The mooning... oh, the mooning. You try reasoning, cajoling, pleading, or some combination thereof. This is what Romeo's good buddies are dealing with, as they plead with their friend to come out of his funk,...

  • Romeo and Juliet Act 2 Scene 2

    Romeo and Juliet Act 2 Scene 2

    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...

  • Romeo and Juliet Act 2 Scene 3

    Romeo and Juliet Act 2 Scene 3

    A tisket, a tasket, what's in the friar's basket? In Act 2, Scene 3, we find out. And it's probably not what you think it is. As Friar Laurence prepares to "help" the young lovers, we, as readers or viewers, might be both moved by his compassion and suspicious of...

  • Romeo and Juliet Act 2 Scene 4

    Romeo and Juliet Act 2 Scene 4

    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 and Juliet Act 2 Scene 5

    Romeo and Juliet Act 2 Scene 5

    Things are heating up in Act Two, Scene Five. Will Juliet's love-at-first sight return to claim her fair hand? Will her nurse help or hinder the young lovers' efforts? While the fate for the young couple is unknown to the players, the audience knows that the "star cross'd lovers" are...

  • Romeo and Juliet Act 2 Scene 6

    Romeo and Juliet Act 2 Scene 6

    Ever had a well-meaning adult in your life who just made everything worse? Such is the case, the reader or viewer begins to learn, in Act Two, Scene Six of Romeo and Juliet, as Friar Laurence is torn between fostering love and giving guidance to these two hormonally-charged young...

  • Romeo and Juliet Act 3 Scene 1

    Romeo and Juliet Act 3 Scene 1

    Ever see a fight about to happen, and all around you, instead of trying to stop it, people are cheering,"Fight! Fight! Fight!"? This is kind of what is going on as things are really heating up in Act 3 Scene 1. Had cooler heads prevailed, this entire tragedy might well...

  • Romeo and Juliet Act 3 Scene 2

    Romeo and Juliet Act 3 Scene 2

    Miscommunications and misunderstandings are at the heart of many Shakespearean plays. In comedies, the outcome is a happy one and everyone winds up married and smiling. In a tragedy however.... yeah, you guessed it... death and weeping. In Act Three, Scene Two, the "tragedy" part of The TRAGEDY of Romeo...

  • Romeo and Juliet Act 3 Scene 3

    Romeo and Juliet Act 3 Scene 3

    Oh boy...Things have gone from bad to worse by Act 3 Scene 3. Tybalt is dead by Romeo's hand, the Prince has imposed punishment on his errant subject, and Romeo turns to a trusted man for help. Like headphones that get all twisted and you're not even sure how, Romeo's...

  • Romeo and Juliet Act 3 Scene 4

    Romeo and Juliet Act 3 Scene 4

    If you're a teenager, or if you *remember* being a teenager, this scene will probably resonate with you. Juliet has very adult feelings: of love, of lust, of a desire for independence. Nonetheless, she is still under her father's command and watches helplessly as he plans her future. Colluding with...

  • Romeo and Juliet Act 3 Scene 5

    Romeo and Juliet Act 3 Scene 5

    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...

  • Romeo and Juliet Act 4 Scene 1

    Romeo and Juliet Act 4 Scene 1

    Don't you just want to make Friar Laurence sit down with Oprah, or at the very least, Dr. Phil, before he goes ahead with this plan? Did he not see that the title of the play is The TRAGEDY of Romeo and Juliet? And maybe he might have listened to...

  • Romeo and Juliet Act 4 Scene 2

    Romeo and Juliet Act 4 Scene 2

    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...

  • Romeo and Juliet Act 4 Scene 3

    Romeo and Juliet Act 4 Scene 3

    A potion that will make you appear to be dead for many, many hours! What could possibly go wrong? Juliet has her doubts about Friar Laurence's schemes, but a variety of circumstances and events, from her mother's harping to her strange dreams, make her go through with the plot. And,...

  • Romeo and Juliet Act 5 Scene 1

    Romeo and Juliet Act 5 Scene 1

    Romeo seems to react more often than he acts from volition, and nothing's changed by Romeo and JulietAct 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...

  • Romeo and Juliet Act 5 Scene 2

    Romeo and Juliet Act 5 Scene 2

    Ever heard the saying, "Too many cooks spoil the broth"? It means that the more people that get involved, the more likely it is that things will go wrong. This is exactly what is happening in Romeo and Juliet Act 5, Scene 2. As Friar Laurence tries to coordinate...

  • Romeo and Juliet Act 5 Scene 3

    Romeo and Juliet Act 5 Scene 3

    Well, they don't call it "The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet" for nothing! All the convoluted plans for future happiness come unraveled in this final scene of the play. The body count is higher than a Peter Jackson movie! (Okay, not really.) Have you been able to keep straight who...

  • Romeo in Romeo and Juliet

    Romeo in Romeo and Juliet

    From flight away from impassioned murder to flight to lovers' arms, test your overall knowledge of the character of Romeo in Romeo and Julietwith 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,...

  • Juliet in Romeo and Juliet

    Juliet in Romeo and Juliet

    Juliet is a young girl torn between her family's expectations and demands and her own burgeoning independence and desires. There's a reason you always remember your first crush. It's a powerful, sometimes overwhelming feeling. Even though Juliet's infatuation is hundreds of years old, it resonates because human behavior changes very...

  • Friar Lawrence in Romeo and Juliet

    Friar Lawrence in Romeo and Juliet

    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...

  • Nurse in Romeo and Juliet

    Nurse in Romeo and Juliet

    The role of Juliet's Nurse is important to understanding the complexity of Romeo and Juliet. The Nurse has many different roles within the play. She is not only mother figure to Juliet, but also the young woman's friend. And although she does not know it, the Nurse acts as a...

  • Lord Capulet in Romeo and Juliet

    Lord Capulet in Romeo and Juliet

    Fathers...Ugh. Am I right? Lord Capulet wants the best for his little girl and thinks he has found just the right match for her in a husband. But telling a young teenager what to do, apparently, has a long history of backfiring. Shakespeare's Lord Capulet is an interesting mixture of...

  • Benvolio in Romeo and Juliet

    Benvolio in Romeo and Juliet

    Ben-who-lio? BENVOLIO. Although this character is not a major one in the play, he does have something different to say and as such, his role should be examined. Benvolio offers another way to approach situations when others are quick to judge and act. Understanding Benvolio's character can help you see...

  • Prince of Verona in Romeo and Juliet

    Prince of Verona in Romeo and Juliet

    If your idea of a prince was formed largely by the magic of Disney, Shakespeare would like to have a word with you. The Prince of Verona's duties seem to be more in line with keeping squabbling children from coming to blows than they are looking for that perfect princess....

  • Mercutio in Romeo and Juliet

    Mercutio in Romeo and Juliet

    Mercutio is kind of like that buddy we all have who is amusing so we keep him around even though he's a troublemaker. That this character is volatile should not be much of a surprise to the careful reader. As his name suggests, Mercutio has a temper that reacts like...

  • Tybalt in Romeo and Juliet

    Tybalt in Romeo and Juliet

    You know that guy who shows up to a party and immediately starts picking a fight? The one who gathers up his goon buddies around him, like Malfoy in every Harry Potter book, and stirs things up? That would be Tybalt, the character who propels the tragedy of Romeo and...