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by William Shakespeare

Romeo and Juliet study guide contains a biography of William Shakespeare, literature essays, a complete e-text, quiz questions, major themes, characters, and a full summary and analysis.

Romeo and Juliet is set in Verona, Italy, where there is an ongoing feud between the Montague and Capulet families. The play opens with servants from both houses engaged in a street brawl that eventually draws in the family patriarchs and the city officials, including Prince Escalus. The Prince ends the conflict by issuing a decree that prohibits any further fighting at the risk of great punishment.

Meanwhile, Romeo, a young man from the Montague house, laments his unrequited love for a woman named Rosaline, who has vowed to remain chaste for the rest of her life. Romeo and his friend Benvolio happen to stumble across a Capulet servant, Peter, who is trying to read a list of invitees to a masked party at the Capulet house that evening. Romeo…

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Posted By emily r #367379 at Apr 15, 2014 6:33 PM

In their early conversations, how does Romeo describe his feelings for Juliet?

A. She is a tyrant, and he is a subject who obeys her.

B. She is a dove, and he is the cage that holds her.

C. She is the sun, and he is the moon that envies her.

D. She is a saint, and he is a pilgrim who adores her.

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Posted By emily r #367379 at Apr 15, 2014 6:17 PM

The climax of Romeo and Juliet leads to which important announcement?

A. Lord Capulet's announcement that he is to blame for the tragic deaths

B. Lord Montague's announcement that he will build a golden statue of Juliet Capulet

C. the apothecary's announcement that he sold poison to Romeo

D. the Prince's announcement that Romeo is banished

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Posted By emily r #367379 at Apr 15, 2014 6:14 PM