Romeo and Juliet Review

Acts I-V

Know which character said the following:

  1. "Here's to my love! O true apothecary! Thy drugs are quick. Thus with a kiss I die."
  2. "What's in a name? That which we call a rose By any other name would smells as sweet."
  3. "Tybalt would kill thee, but thou slowest Tybalt. There are thou happy."
  4. "But soft! What light through yonder window breaks?"
  5. "O happy dagger! This is they sheath; there rust, and let me die."
  6. "O, then I see Queen Mab hath been with you. She is the fairies midwife,..."
  7. "Go home, be merry, given consent to marry Paris."
  8. "Deny thy father and refuse thy name; Or, if thou wilt not, be but sworn my love,..."
  9. "I think it best you married with the County. O, he's a lovely gentleman! Romeo's a dishclout to him."
  10. "A plague a both your houses! They have made worms' meat of me."

Make sure you know what happens on each day of the play.

Day 1:
  • Huge fight in the streets - introduces the family feud and catches the reader's attention
  • Tybalt wants to fight
  • Benvolio wants peace
  • The Prince threatens the two families with death if they fight in the streets of Verona again
  • Romeo is in love with Rosaline
  • Count Paris wishes to marry Juliet
  • Lord Capulet throws a party in which Romeo and Juliet meet each other for the first time
  • After they fall in love they discover they are in love with each other
  • Balcony Scene - confess they love each other and plan to get married

Day 2:

  • Romeo sets up the marriage with the Friar
  • Tybalt sends a letter to Romeo challenging him to a fight
  • Romeo tells the Nurse what Juliet needs to do
  • Juliet goes to "confession" and is married
  • After marriage they go there separate ways
  • Tybalt tries to fight Romeo, but Romeo refuses because they are now family (Tybalt doesn't know his reason)
  • Mercutio then fights Tybalt
  • Tybalt kills Mercutio under Romeo's arm
  • Romeo then fights and kills Tybalt
  • The Prince banishes Romeo
  • The Friar comes up with a plan for Romeo - go to Mantua until he can get everything straightened out

Day 3:

  • Juliet is told that she has to marry Count Paris or she is disowned
  • The nurse tells her to marry Paris - Juliet no longer trusts the Nurse
  • She goes to the Friar and asks him for help
  • The Friar gives Juliet a potion that will make her appear dead and tells her to drink it the night before the wedding
  • The Friar is supposed to send word to Romeo
  • Juliet tells her dad she will marry Paris and he is overcome with happiness that he moves the wedding up a day
  • Juliet drinks the potion tonight which messes up the Friar's plans

Day 4:

  • The nurse discovers Juliet "dead"
  • They have her funeral and Balthasar see Juliet being buried
  • Balthasar then tells Romeo Juliet has died
  • Friar John (the one who was supposed to the note to Romeo) is detained and never gets the note to Romeo
  • Romeo races back to Verona, but stops to get some poison from an apothecary
  • Romeo tells Balthasar that he wants to see Juliet one last time and get a ring from her
  • Paris is laying flowers at Juliet's tomb when he hears Romeo - he sends his servant for help thinking that Romeo is there to desecrate the tomb
  • Paris and Romeo fight - Paris dies
  • Romeo drags him into the Capulet's tomb
  • Romeo drinks the poison and dies
  • The Friar shows up; Juliet wakes up and finds Romeo dead
  • The Friar leaves her because he is afraid of being caught
  • Juliet then stabs herself


  • Lord Montague tells everyone that Lady Montague has died from a broken heart
  • The Friar tells everyone his part in their marriage and their deaths
  • Romeo left a letter explaining how he fell in love with Juliet and couldn't imagine living without her and confirms everything that the Friar said.
  • The two families ended their feud
  • The Capulets gave Lord Montague Juliet's dowry
  • Lord Montague is going to erect a statue of Juliet
  • The are going to bury Romeo and Juliet together

Know the following vocabulary:

  1. Protagonist
  2. Antagonist
  3. Dramatic Foil
  4. Round Characters
  5. Flat Characters
  6. Static Characters
  7. Dynamic Characters
  8. Prose
  9. Tragic Flaw
  10. Dialogue
  11. Dramatic Irony
  12. Act
  13. Scene
  14. Anticlimax
  15. Archetype
  16. Oral Tradition
  17. Monologue
  18. Soliloquy
  19. Direct Address
  20. Tragedy