ROMEO AND JULIET QUESTIONS ACT 1, SCENES 4 AND 5 7C

1. What does Benvolio say when Romeo asks what speech they should give to excuse themselves? Maria José

2. Explain the following puns.

a. Give me a torch. I am not for this ambling. / Being but heavy, I will bear the light. Laura Bradford

b. Not I, believe me. You have dancing shoes / With nimble soles. I have a soul of lead / So stakes me to the ground I cannot move. Jassay

c. MERCUTIO: You are a lover. Borrow Cupid’s wings / And soar with them above a common bound. Alejandra

ROMEO: I am too sore enpiercèd with his shaft / To soar with his light feathers, and so bound, / I cannot bound a pitch above dull woe. / Under love’s heavy burden do I sink. Alejandra

3. What does Mercutio say about dreams? Isabella

4. What did Romeo dream of? Valentina F

5. What makes Tybalt angry and why does he have to calm down? Juliana

6. What does Romeo say and do when he sees Juliet? Sarah

7. What metaphors do Juliet and Romeo use in their first encounter? Andrea

8. What does Juliet say when she knows Romeo is a Montague? What does Romeo say when he knows she is a Capulet? Laura Lozano

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  1. andrea hernandez

     /  May 18, 2015

    7. What metaphors do Juliet and Romeo use in their first encounter?
    that Juliet was like a statue of a saint and that Romeo wanted to kiss its hands, and when Romeo was going to kiss her lips Juliet told him that statues didn´t move so Romeo had to kiss her and not Juliet to him.

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    • Good try Andre. Thank you.

      A few corrections.

      Juliet was like a statue of a saint and Romeo wanted to kiss her hands, and when Romeo was going to kiss her lips Juliet told him that statues didn´t move so Romeo had to kiss her and Juliet wouldn’t move.

      Also they conpare their hands to pilgrims and play with words saying that her kiss would clean the sin from Romeo.

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  2. Maria Jose Velasquez

     /  May 18, 2015

    He says it’s out of fashion to give big explanations. Also he says they are not going to start the dance by having someone dress up like cupid scaring all the ladies with bolindfolded eyes and carrying a toy bow. And also that they are not going to memorize a speech just to introduce themselves.

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    • Thank you Majo! Good work.

      He says it’s out of fashion to give big explanations. Also, he says they are not going to start the dance by having someone dress up like cupid scaring all the ladies with blindfolded eyes and carrying a toy bow. And also, that they are not going to memorize a speech just to introduce themselves.

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  3. sarah harb

     /  May 18, 2015

    he was staring at her and she felt unconftable. he said that he hasnt see much beauty seence that night

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    • Really Sarah? Do you know how to write? Acceptable answer.

      To use a little of your answer, yes he was starting, but not like in the movie. He wanted to hold her hand as soon as she finished dancing. He did say he hadn’t seen beauty until that moment. And he actually compared her to a jewel on black person’s cheek and a dove among crows.

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  4. Juliana Serrano

     /  May 18, 2015

    5. What makes Tybalt angry and why does he have to calm down?
    Tybalt was very angry because he saw Romeo, a Montague in the Capulet’s party and when he told Capulet he didn’t do anything, and he thought that he was going to remove him from the party. Tybalt had to calm down because Capulet told him very angry, that he didn’t want him to be so scandalous and ruin the party.

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  5. jassay

     /  May 19, 2015

    2. B. He is saying that he wont dance and that he’s soul is very heavy (because of the sadness) and that he wont move (he has his feet “glued” to the ground.

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    • Good work Jassay! A few corrections though!

      He is saying that he won’t dance and that his soul is very heavy (because of the sadness) and that he won’t move (he has his feet “glued” to the ground.) He plays with the words “sole” and “soul” that are pronounced the same but that mean differently. They have nimble (light) soles (in their shoes) and he has a heavy soul (spirit).

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  6. Isabella Martinez

     /  May 19, 2015

    What does Mercutio say about dreams?
    He says that dreamers often lie and that there is a Queen Mab that makes people dream about what they wanted to do. Also that they dreamed about their jobs or hobbies and their goal. For example lovers dreamed about love, as Romeo did.

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    • Good work Isa, just one thing.

      “Also that they dreamed about their jobs or hobbies and their goal.” sounds awkward. You could say that Queen Mab makes dreamers dream of that they most desire

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  7. laura bradford

     /  May 19, 2015

    A. shakespeare is using the word two sense word “light”: the light to iluminate and the light of not heavy to do Romeo’s phrase. He says that Romeo is too heavy (because he is sad) so he is going to carry the ligh (he don’t to carry a hevay thing because he is sad).

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    • Thank you Lau! Good try, but OMG! A few corrections to make.

      Shakespeare is using the word in two senses “light”: the light to illuminate and the light of not heavy to do Romeo’s phrase. He says that Romeo is too heavy (because he is sad) so he is going to carry the light (he DOESN’T HAVE to carry a heavy thing because he is sad).

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  8. Mercurio means that Romeo should give lo ve another chance, that he should borrow Cupid’s wings to fly away from tus sadness, and forget Rosaline. In the other hand Romeo means that he can’t fly or forget, because he is hurt. He has a bound that wouldn’t let him fly. He can not leave his sadness, because at the atrempt he will fall and sink.

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    • Good Male! A few corrections, though!

      Mercutio means that Romeo should give love another chance, that he should borrow Cupid’s wings to fly (soar) away from limits (bound), and to forget Rosaline. On the other hand, Romeo means that he can’t fly (bound) or forget because he is hurt (sore). He is bound (tied) reason why he wouldn’t fly.

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  9. Laura Lozano

     /  May 19, 2015

    8. Juliet says that her only love sprung from her only hate (Montague). Romeo says that his heart now belongs to his enemy (Capulet).

    Reply
    • Thank you Lau, though I think too short and vague!

      You could explain in simpler words. He said that his life is in the hands of his enemy implying two possible meanings. He can die at his enemy’s hands or his life belongs to Juliet.

      She can’t believe he is a Montague and that he is a love that she wished she had met before. For her, love is a monster that makes her fall in love with an enemy!

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  10. Valentina Fernández

     /  May 19, 2015

    4. What did Romeo dream of?
    Romeo dreamed of his dead at the party because, as he’s a Montague, he’s not aloud to be in there, having the “opportunity ” to be killed by a Capulet.

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    • Thank you Vale, a bit too creative I’d say.

      First, a few corrections!

      Romeo dreamed of his death
      at the party because, as he’s a Montague, he’s not
      allowed
      to be in there, having the “opportunity ” to be killed by a Capulet.

      Second, he simply dreams that he is going to die but the reasons are not clear. He just sees himself dead, but not necessarily at the party. In fact, if he knew he’d die at the party, he wouldn’t have gone first of all.

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