- 1 What does the chorus tell us in Romeo and Juliet?
- 2 What is the suggested solution by the chorus for Romeo and Juliet’s problem?
- 3 What weakness does the Friar point out?
- 4 What is Romeo’s weakness according to Friar Lawrence?
- 5 What 2 families are feuding in Romeo and Juliet?
- 6 How old is Juliet?
- 7 What does it mean that Juliet’s means are much less?
- 8 What does Juliet say is her enemy?
- 9 Why does Romeo hate his own name?
- 10 What motivates Friar Lawrence?
- 11 Why does the friar finally agrees to marry Romeo and Juliet?
- 12 How does Romeo defend himself from Friar Lawrence?
- 13 What did Friar Lawrence do wrong?
- 14 Is Friar Lawrence Romeo’s dad?
- 15 What is the relationship between Romeo and Friar Lawrence?
What does the chorus tell us in Romeo and Juliet?
In the prologue to Romeo and Juliet, the chorus sets the scene. It provides useful background information concerning the long-running feud between the Montagues and the Capulets. Not only that, it also tells us that Romeo and Juliet, the star-cross’d lovers, will tragically die.
What is the suggested solution by the chorus for Romeo and Juliet’s problem?
What is suggested answer to their problem. That they should get married.
What weakness does the Friar point out?
The Friar’s major weakness is that he is naive in his decisions. As I mentioned before he is always looking to do good and having good intentions but usually his plans don’t work out like he thought they would.
What is Romeo’s weakness according to Friar Lawrence?
Friar Lawrence knows that Romeo falls hard and fast, but often falls just as easily out of love again. He doesn’t want that to happen with Juliet, because he is counting on their marriage to unite the two families.
What 2 families are feuding in Romeo and Juliet?
Romeo and Juliet begins as the Chorus introduces two feuding families of Verona: the Capulets and the Montagues.
How old is Juliet?
Juliet is thirteen years old. In Shakespeare’s primary sources, Juliet is considerably older than she is in the play.
What does it mean that Juliet’s means are much less?
What does it mean that Juliet’s ” means are much less ” This means that men were favored over women back then. Also, Romeo and Juliet couldn’t meet because their parents were enemies and women were not allowed to go outside by themselves.
What does Juliet say is her enemy?
Juliet says that her enemy is not Romeo, but only his.. Romeo, who has been hiding in the orchard, calls out to Juliet. He finds it wrong to be in love with Juliet when he had been in love with Rosaline for such a long time(“love is in your eyes, not your heart.”)
Why does Romeo hate his own name?
Romeo hates his own name because his “name” is Juliet’s enemy. The Friar finally agrees to marry Romeo and Juliet because he believes it will bring the families together again.
What motivates Friar Lawrence?
Friar Lawrence’s motivation for marrying Romeo and Juliet is to bring an end to the feud. He is also able to justify marrying Romeo, who he believes feels only lust and not love for Juliet, to her.
Why does the friar finally agrees to marry Romeo and Juliet?
When Romeo asks Friar Lawrence to marry him and Juliet, Friar Lawrence agrees because he thinks their marriage might bring about the end of the feud between their two families. He states, “For this alliance may so happy prove / To turn your households’ rancor to pure love” (2.3.
How does Romeo defend himself from Friar Lawrence?
Romeo defends himself, noting that Juliet returns his love while Rosaline did not. In response, the friar comments that Rosaline could see that Romeo’s love for her “ did read by rote, that could not spell.” Remaining skeptical at Romeo’s sudden change of heart, Friar Lawrence nonetheless agrees to marry the couple.
What did Friar Lawrence do wrong?
Friar Lawrence 113-117). Friar Lawrence’s last fault of the play is leaving Juliet after she had just woken to find her husband dead. Because Friar Lawrence’s letter had not gotten to Romeo, he had to rush to the Capulet tomb to wake up Juliet and hide her in his room before Romeo saw her dead.
Is Friar Lawrence Romeo’s dad?
In Romeo and Juliet, Friar Lawrence speaks to Romeo and Juliet as if they were his own children. Again, Romeo is referring to Friar Lawrence as father. Though Juliet never refers to the friar as “father,” Friar Lawrence speaks to her as if she were his daughter.
What is the relationship between Romeo and Friar Lawrence?
The Friar is a close friend of Romeo’s. He is a good and kind character who supports the young lovers and helps them to marry in secret. After Romeo is banished, he makes a potion that Juliet will take to appear dead.