R&J Q&A Act 4
Act 4, Scene 1
- Why is Paris talking to the Friar?
- If the Friar cannot help her, what has Juliet decided to do?
- To show that she is fearless, what are some of the things Juliet says she would endure to remain Romeo’s pure wife?
- Briefly state the Friar’s solution and plan.
- Tell why the Friar is willing to become involved in solving the marriage problems Juliet encounters.
Act 4, Scene 2
- What causes Capulet to say, “My heart is wondrous light”?
Act 4, Scene 3
- Quote a line from Juliet’s soliloquy which foreshadows her death.
- List three of Juliet’s fears as she considers taking the potion.
- How do Juliet’s fears contrast with her previous attitude? (Act 4, Scene 1).
- Report Juliet’s final action of this scene.
Act 4, Scene 4
- Tell how the actions of this scene are in direct contrast to the seriousness of the previous scene.
Act 4, Scene 5
- Capulet says, “Ha! let me see her. Out alas! she’s cold.” Tell how his statement shows that the Friar’s plan is working.