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Romeo and Juliet

Study Sheet Act III

Identify the speaker of each quotation then answer the questions following the quotations.
1. A plague o both your houses!
They have made worms meat out of me
2. O I am fortunes fool!
3. There is no end, no limit, measure bound
In that words death; no words can that woe sound.

Thursday is near; lay hand on heart, advise.

An if you be mine, Ill give you to my friend;
And you be not, hang, beg, starve, die in the streets!

5. (a) Why the devil came you between us? I was hurt under your arm!
(b) I though it all for the best.
6. O tell me Friar, tell me
In what vile part of this anatomy
Doth my name lodge? Tell me so that I may sack
The hateful mansions.
7. Me thinks I see thee, now thou art below,
As one dead in the bottom of a tomb.
8. I do protest, I never injured thee
But love thee better than thou canst devise
Till thou shalt know the reason of my love.
9. O serpent heart, hid with a flowering face
Did dragon ever keep so fair a cave
O that deceit should dwell
In such a gorgeous palace!
10. No tis not so deep as a well, nor so wide as a church door; but tis enough;
Twill serve. Ask for me tomorrow and you will find me a grave man.
11. Thy tears are womanish, thy wild acts denote
The unreasonable fury of a beast
12. Quote 1 What are the houses?
13. Quote 3 What is the word?


Quote 4 To whom are the lines spoken?

Quote 4 Who is the friend?
Quote 7 To whom are the lines spoken?
Quote 8 To whom are the lines spoken?
Quote 8 How are the lines an example of dramatic irony?
Quote 9 What is the emotional conflict expressed by the speaker?
Quote 10 Explain the pun in these lines.
Quote 11 To whom are the lines spoken?

1. When Tybalt and Mercutio start quarreling, what does Benvolio suggest they do?
2. How is Romeo the cause of Mercutios death?
3. Why after killing Tybalt does Romeo call himself fortunes fool?
4. What penalty does Prince Escalus pronounce after the death of Tybalt?
5. Why is it not the penalty he had earlier vowed?
6. Who reports the news of Tybalts death to Juliet?
7. What is Juliets first reaction?
8. Later in the scene, what second thoughts does she have?
9. Where does Romeo go to hide?
10. What is Romeos reaction to his sentence of banishment?
11. What arguments does the friar use in attempting to convince Romeo that his despair is not
12. What does Juliet send Romeo as a pledge of her love?
13. After seeing Juliet once more, where is Romeo to go?
14. What rash offer does Capulet make to Paris in Scene 4?
15. What is the attitude of Juliets parents towards her defiance?
16. What is the Nurses advice to Juliet and what is Juliets reaction?
17. What does Juliet plan to do now?

18. Explain why each of the following cannot be a possible solution to Romeo and Juliets
(a) They could run away from Verona and live in Mantua.
(b) Juliet could marry Paris.
(c) Romeo could kill Paris.
(d) Juliet could tell her parents she was married to Romeo.
(e) They could tell the Prince that they were married.
Vocabulary, Act III

Ill give thee armor to keep off that word, adversitys sweet milk, philosophy
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2. Tybalt, the reason that I have to love thee doth much excuse the appertaining rage to such a
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3. O sweet Juliet, thy beauty had made me effeminate
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4. All the world will be in love with night and pay no worship to the garish sun.
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5. In what vile part of this anatomy doth my name lodge?
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6. Sojourn in Mantua
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