Romeo and Juliet: Exam questions on ‘Romeo and Juliet’ with page references for quotes

9 June 2009

Exam questions on ‘Romeo and Juliet’ with page references for quotesComplete some detailed plans of the following questions which are grouped around the key themes of the page, the page references give you an idea about where to find your key quote but you MUST find it for yourself!

Youth And Age

To what extent does Shakespeare present Capulet as being to blame for the death of his daughter?

Look at pages 39, 185, 187, 189

Should Friar Lawrence and the Nurse have been more careful about the way they encouraged Romeo and Juliet’s love? To what extent does Shakespeare present them as being to blame?

Look at pages 105, 125, 191, 247

 

Love

Compare and contrast Romeo and Juliet’s different attitudes towards love in the play.

page 29, page 49 line 67 etc, page 89, page 147, page 243, page 247.

 

Fate or coincidence?
Do you think that there just too many coincidences at the end of the play?

 

Page 229, page 235, page 241, Page 247.

 

Mercutio and Tybalt
Who does Shakespeare present as more of a villain, Tybalt or Mercutio?

 

Romeo and Juliet
In what ways do the characters of Romeo and Juliet change in the play?

 

Creative response questions
At the very end of the play, we learn that Romeo has written a letter about his love for Juliet and all that has ahppened to him. Write the letter, by writing the letter in modern English, but using the imagery of the play when appropriate. ONLY REFER TO INCIDENTS WHICH HAVE HAPPENED IN THE PLAY.

 

Write Friar Lawrence’s diary for the last two acts of the play. Write in modern English, but using the imagery of the play when appropriate. ONLY REFER TO INCIDENTS WHICH HAVE HAPPENED IN THE PLAY.

 

Write Juliet’s suicide note. Write in modern English, but using the imagery of the play when appropriate. ONLY REFER TO INCIDENTS WHICH HAVE HAPPENED IN THE PLAY.

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