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1 Romeo and Juliet Act I Film Guide Name: 1. What does Gregory say moves him to fight? 2. Then, who does Gregory say that the true fight is between? Thus from my lips, by thine my sin is purged. 3. What does Sampson suggest he and Gregory do, after seeing Abram in the streets (instead of fight)? 4. What obscene gesture does one of the Montagues give the Capulets? 5. Who tries to break up the fight? 6. Who wants to continue the fight? 7. Describe the Montague boys both their physical appearances and their actions. 8. Describe the Capulet boys both their physical appearances and their actions. 9. What does the Prince warn the Capulets and Montague will happen to them if another fight breaks out? 10. Who does Lady Montague ask Benvolio specifically about? 11. Describe Romeo s physical appearance and mood when we first see him. 12. Who is Paris? What does he want from Lord Capulet? 13. What is Lord Capulet s reservation about Paris proposal? 14. What do Romeo and Benvolio decide to do after seeing the TV broadcast? 15. Who is the man Juliet s parents want her to marry?

2 16. How does Juliet feel about this? 17. What is Romeo s fear as they enter the party? 18. How does Tybalt know that Romeo is a Montague? 19. Why does Capulet tell Tybalt to leave Romeo alone? 20. What do Romeo and Juliet learn about each other at the end of the act? 21. In the following chart, identify each character s costume at the costume party, and what that costume could symbolize about the character. Character Costume What could this costume symbolize? Romeo Juliet Benvolio Tybalt Mercutio

3 Romeo and Juliet Act II Film Guide Name: 1. Who does Mercutio believe Romeo has gone back to the party to find? O Romeo, Romeo! wherefore art thou Romeo? 2. What does Romeo compare Juliet to? 3. How does Juliet want Romeo to prove his love for her? 4. Why does Juliet not want Romeo to swear by the moon? 5. Juliet is going to send someone to Romeo on the following day for what purpose? 6. What is Friar Laurence doing when we first encounter him? 7. What does he say about plants? 8. What does Romeo request of Friar Laurence? 9. What does Friar Laurence mean when he says to Romeo, Young men s love then lies not truly in their hearts, but in their eyes? 10. What does Friar Laurence believe would come from the union of Romeo and Juliet? 11. Who is the original artist of the song the choir is singing?

4 12. What has Tybalt sent to Romeo s house? Who is he challenging? Why? 13. What does Mercutio describe Tybalt as being good at? 14. Why is Mercutio irritated at Romeo? 15. What part does the Nurse play in Romeo and Juliet s schemes? 16. What warning does the Nurse give Romeo? 17. Where does Romeo plan to meet and marry Juliet? 18. Describe Juliet s mood as she waits for the Nurse s return. 19. How does the Nurse tease Juliet when she returns from her meeting with Romeo? 20. What is Juliet s mood at the end of this scene? 21. What is the warning Friar Laurence gives Romeo and Juliet in the wedding speech? 22. How could his warning be perceived as foreshadowing?

5 Romeo and Juliet Act III Film Guide Name: 1. What three reasons does Benvolio give for wanting to leave the beach? 2. What character flaw is Mercutio pointing out about Benvolio? Ask for me tomorrow, and you shall find me a grave man. 3. How does Tybalt instigate a fight with Mercutio? 4. How does Benvolio try to act as the peacemaker again? 5. Who does Tybalt really want to fight? 6. Why does Romeo not want to fight? 7. How is this an example of dramatic irony? 8. Why does Mercutio want to come to Romeo s aid? 9. Who gets wounded in the fight? What does he say about his wound? 10. What does he mean when he says, Ask for me tomorrow and you shall find me a grave man? 11. How is this an example of a pun? 12. What does Mercutio say about the houses of Capulet and Montague?

6 13. How are his words an example of foreshadowing? 14. How does the weather symbolize the mood of the story at this point? 15. What is Juliet impatient about? 16. Define effeminate. What does Romeo mean when he says Juliet s beauty has made him effeminate? 17. Why does Romeo kill Tybalt? 18. What does Romeo mean when he says I am fortune s fool!? 19. Who explains the evens of the night to the Prince? Is he honest? 20. What does Lady Capulet want? 21. What is Romeo s punishment for killing Tybalt? 22. Who hides Romeo after he kills Tybalt? 23. Why does Romeo prefer death over his given fate? 24. What does Friar Laurence tell Romeo to do for Juliet?

7 25. What time MUST Romeo leave? Why? 26. Where is Romeo to go after he leaves Juliet? 27. What does Lord Capulet announce will take place on Thursday? 28. Why is this a new conflict in the story? 29. How does dramatic irony function in this scene? 30. Why does Juliet insist she hears the nightingale and not the lark? 31. How does Juliet react when she is told she will be married to Paris? 32. What is Lord Capulet s response to Juliet s reaction? 33. What does Juliet ask her mother to do? 34. What is her mother s response? What does this tell you about the relationship between Juliet and her mother? 35. What advice does the nurse give to Juliet? What does this tell you about the relationship between Juliet and the nurse? 36. Describe the mood at the end of Act 3. How is it different from the mood at the end of Act 2? How does this scene fit the definition of a crisis or turning point in the story?

8 Romeo and Juliet Act IV Film Guide Name: 1. What would Juliet rather do than marry Paris? Alas! Alas! Help, help! My lady s dead! O weraday that ever I was born! 2. What plan does Friar Laurence have to help Juliet avoid marrying Paris and reunite her with Romeo? 3. What is the potion supposed to mimic? 4. What is Juliet concerned about the night before she is to marry Paris? 5. How does Juliet s farewell to her mother contain double meaning? 6. What does Romeo s friend, Balthazar, see at the church?

9 Romeo and Juliet Act V Film Guide Name: 1. Describe Mantua. How is it different from Verona? How does it symbolize exile or banishment? What s here? A cup, enclosed in my truelove s hand? Poison, I see, hath been his timeless end. 2. What news does Balthazar deliver to Romeo? How does this news disrupt Friar Laurence s plan? 3. What does Romeo plan to do in order to be with Juliet? 4. How is this situation an example of dramatic irony? 5. What is an apothecary? What does Romeo ask him for? 6. What doe Romeo mean when he says, I pay thy poverty and not thy will? 7. Why is the apothecary afraid to grant Romeo s request? 8. Where have we seen the inside of this church before? Why is this significant? 9. What clues in Romeo s speech indicate that Juliet is still alive? 10. What are Romeo s last words? 11. How does Romeo die?

10 12. How does Juliet die? 13. How do Romeo and Juliet s deaths affect their families? 14. Who does the Prince blame for the deaths of Romeo and Juliet?

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