R&J Q&A Act 3
Act 3, Scene 1
- Which of the young men is the peacemaker in this scene? How does he connect the weather to people’s feelings?
- When Tybalt asks Romeo to draw his sword, he says, “Boy, this shall not excuse the injuries / That thou has done me.” What “injuries” is he talking about?
- Quote Romeo’s response.
- How does Mercutio become involved in this fight? What happens to Mercutio?
- This serious scene includes a pun by Mercutio about death. Quote and explain the pun.
- Why does Montague say that Romeo should be pardoned for killing Tybalt?
- Give the Prince’s response to the killing.
Act 3, Scene 2
- When the nurse approaches Juliet in the orchard to speak with her, what does Juliet think at first?
- Why does Juliet disagree with statements by the nurse?
- Juliet has mixed emotions about Tybalt’s death and about Romeo, but what bothers her the most?
Act 3, Scene 3
- Quote statements by Romeo that indicate he shares Juliet’s feelings about his exile.
- When the Friar protests that being exiled is a merciful sentence, how does Romeo respond?
- Romeo carries his reference to flies into a pun. Quote and explain the pun.
- How is Romeo finally comforted?
Act 3, Scene 4
- Report Capulet’s instructions to his wife.
Act 3, Scene 5
- Quote the lines that indicate it is morning. Also, tell why Juliet says the birdsong was a nightingale’s.
- How does Romeo convince Juliet that he should leave?
- Quote lines that foreshadow Romeo’s death.
- List the metaphors by which Capulet describes Juliet’s sobbing.
- Locate clues to Capulets feelings when Juliet refuses to marry Paris.
- Juliet says, “Thou has comforted me marvellous much.” To whom is she speaking, what is her tone, and why does she say this?
- Why is Juliet going to see the Friar? What else may she be planning?
- Does Juliet plan to confide in the nurse? Quote lines to support your answer.