Act 1, scene 5. 1. How does Capulet tease the girls? He says that the girls without corns on their feet will dance. 2. What does Capulet discuss with his cousin? They discuss how long ago it was since they, themselves had been at a masquerade ball (over 30 years ago).
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1. How does Capulet tease the girls?
He says that the girls without corns on their feet will dance.
2. What does Capulet discuss with his cousin?
They discuss how long ago it was since they, themselves had been at a masquerade ball (over 30 years ago).
3. What is Romeo’s reaction when he first sees Juliet?
He says, “She doth teach the torches to burn bright. . .”Did my heart love till now, Forswear it, sight, For I ne’er saw true beauty till this night.” pg. 53.
4. How does Tybalt recognize Romeo?
5. What does Tybalt ask for when he sees Romeo?
6. Why does Tybalt think Romeo ‘crashed the party’?
7. What name does Tybalt call Romeo?
8. What does Capulet say about Romeo?
9. What is Tybalt’s reactions to his uncle’s request?
10. After his uncle insults him, Tybalt says he’ll forget about Romeo’s presence at the feast, but what does he say will happen the next time he encounters Romeo?
If I profane with my unworthiesthand/
This holy shrine, the gentle sin is this:/
My lips, two blushing pilgrims, ready stand/
To smooth that rough touch with a tender kiss.
Good pilgrim, you do wrong your hand too much,
Which mannerly devotion shows in this;
/For saints have hands that pilgrims’ hands do touch /And palm to palm is hold palmers’ kiss.
Romeo: Have not saints lips, and holy palmers too?
Juliet: Ay, pilgrim, lips that they must use in prayers.
Romeo: O then, dear saint, let lips do what hands do. They pray: grant thou, lest faith turn to despair.
Juliet: Saints do not move, though grant for prayers’ sake.
Romeo: Then move not while my prayer’s effect I take.
The love that Romeo and Juliet share is sprinkled with religious imagery as well as light imagery. The words that Romeo and Juliet speak to one another upon first meeting are filled with religious meanings and undertones. The first 14 lines of their conversation is a sonnet consisting of references to worship. Juliet is the saint, and Romeo is the pilgrim. The devotion that Romeo and Juliet show for one another is pure and holy, unlike the infatuation that he had felt so recently for Rosaline.
11. What do you think Juliet means when she says to Romeo, “You kiss by the book” ?
12. What does the Nurse mean when she says to Romeo, “He that can lay hold of her shall have the chinks?”
13. What is Romeo’s reaction to finding out that Juliet is a Capulet?
14. What does Juliet send the Nurse to do?
15. What is Juliet’s reaction to the news that Romeo is a Montague?
That I must love a loathed enemy.”