R&J Q&A Act 4

Act 4, Scene 1

  1. Why is Paris talking to the Friar?
  2. If the Friar cannot help her, what has Juliet decided to do?
  3. To show that she is fearless, what are some of the things Juliet says she would endure to remain Romeo’s pure wife?
  4. Briefly state the Friar’s solution and plan.
  5. Tell why the Friar is willing to become involved in solving the marriage problems Juliet encounters.

Act 4, Scene 2

  1. What causes Capulet to say, “My heart is wondrous light”?

Act 4, Scene 3

  1. Quote a line from Juliet’s soliloquy which foreshadows her death.
  2. List three of Juliet’s fears as she considers taking the potion.
  3. How do Juliet’s fears contrast with her previous attitude? (Act 4, Scene 1).
  4. Report Juliet’s final action of this scene.

Act 4, Scene 4

  1. Tell how the actions of this scene are in direct contrast to the seriousness of the previous scene.

Act 4, Scene 5

  1. Capulet says, “Ha! let me see her. Out alas! she’s cold.” Tell how his statement shows that the Friar’s plan is working.

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