- 1 What problem of the lovers does the Chorus allude to?
- 2 What does the Chorus say in Romeo and Juliet?
- 3 What is the Chorus announcing in the Prologue?
- 4 Who is Escalus and what does he say he will do if the Capulets and Montagues fight again?
- 5 Did Romeo get rejected Rosaline?
- 6 Who asks Lord Capulet if he can marry Juliet?
- 7 Who is interested in marrying Juliet?
- 8 How old is Juliet?
- 9 How does Tybalt recognize Romeo?
- 10 Why is Mercutio teasing Romeo?
- 11 Why is Romeo sad?
- 12 What does the chorus do in a prologue?
- 13 Is Rosaline a Capulet or Montague?
- 14 How old was Romeo?
- 15 What will happen if the Capulets and Montagues fight again?
What problem of the lovers does the Chorus allude to?
In the Prologue to Act II, the Chorus continues the theme of paradoxes: old desire/young affection, deathbed/heir, foe/lover, extremities/extreme sweet. With these paradoxes, the allusion is to the extreme efforts to which Romeo and Juliet go in order to be together.
What does the Chorus say in Romeo and Juliet?
In the Prologue, what does the chorus say will happen to the two lovers? They will take their lives.
What is the Chorus announcing in the Prologue?
The Chorus opens Act II by announcing that Romeo is madly in love with the bewitching Juliet. But he warns that Romeo will not be able to court his Juliet in the proper manner befitting a fair lady because she is his father’s enemy.
Who is Escalus and what does he say he will do if the Capulets and Montagues fight again?
What does Prince Escalus say he will do to anyone fighting in the future? Put them to death. He wants the feud ( fighting ) to end between the Montagues and Capulets.
Did Romeo get rejected Rosaline?
83–84). From this reference, it becomes clear that Romeo is in love with a woman named Rosaline, and that she, like Juliet, is a Capulet. And although Rosaline never appears onstage, she nevertheless plays an important role, since her rejection of Romeo ultimately leads him to his first, fateful encounter with Juliet.
Who asks Lord Capulet if he can marry Juliet?
In Act 1 Scene 2, Paris asks Lord Capulet’s permission to marry Juliet. Although amenable to his request for his daughter’s hand, Lord Capulet asks Paris to wait.
Who is interested in marrying Juliet?
At the start of I,2 Paris tells Lord Capulet that he is interested in marrying Juliet.
How old is Juliet?
Juliet is thirteen years old. In Shakespeare’s primary sources, Juliet is considerably older than she is in the play.
How does Tybalt recognize Romeo?
Tybalt knows that Romeo is a Montague by his voice. He has a fiery temper, so it suits him just fine. He knows every Montague, including servants, so it is not hard to imagine that he would know Lord Montague’s son.
Why is Mercutio teasing Romeo?
In act II, scene 4, Mercutio teases Romeo because he thinks that his friend spent the night having a sexual encounter with Rosaline. He and Benvolio still believe that Romeo loves Rosaline and have not yet learned how deeply in love he has fallen with Juliet.
Why is Romeo sad?
Romeo is sad at the start of the play. He is sad at this point because he is in “love” with Rosaline. The problem is that she does not love him in return and so he is going around moping because of this. Much later in the play, he is sad (beyond sad, really) because he believes that Juliet is dead.
What does the chorus do in a prologue?
As was the case in ancient Greek theater, the Chorus provides commentary on the play, and its purpose in the Prologue seems to be to tell the audience exactly what is going on and will happen in the play.
Is Rosaline a Capulet or Montague?
Rosaline (/ˈrɒzəlɪn, -iːn/) is a fictional character mentioned in William Shakespeare’s tragedy Romeo and Juliet (1597). She is the niece of Lord Capulet.
How old was Romeo?
Romeo’s age is never given, but since he carries a sword, it can be assumed that he is not younger than Juliet’s thirteen years. It is much more likely that, given his immature responses to problematic events in the play, that he is probably about sixteen or seventeen years old.
What will happen if the Capulets and Montagues fight again?
Short Answer: Prince Escalus warns that anyone who fights in the Capulet / Montague feud again will be put to death. Shakespeare opens his play with violent action, foreshadowing the violent love to come.