There are many themes that run throughout the play Romeo and Juliet. Explore the main themes of love, fate and duality looking at how they affect characters and influence the story.
How does the chorus introduce the themes of love and fate in the prologue?
By saying the play is about "new-frost lovers"
By saying the play is about "star-crossed lovers"
By saying the play is about "long-lost lovers"
Whose love is presented at the start of the play?
Romeo's love for Rosaline
Romeo's love for Juliet
Romeo's love for Benvolio
How does Mercutio show his love for his friend Romeo?
By talking to him about dreams
By taking him to party
By fighting Tybalt on Romeo's behalf
After they spend a secret night together, where does Juliet think she sees Romeo?
In the bottom of a tomb
In the bottom of a swimming pool
In a church
What does Friar Lawrence hope that the marriage between Romeo and Juliet will achieve?
Further fighting between the two famillies
Love between the two families
Further marriages between the two families
The theme of duality in this play is evident in the pairs of characters. Who can be seen as the opposite of Tybalt in this play?
Why is Juliet concerned about her love for Romeo?
Their families are enemies
Their families are old friends
Their families run a business together
Which theme is shown when the message about Juliet's sleeping potion fails to reach Romeo?
The theme of opposites can be seen in the feud between the Capulets and which other family?
Why does Capulet bring Juliet's wedding to Paris forward?
To ease her grief for Tybalt
To save money
To coincide with Juliet's birthday