Romeo and Juliet
Romeo and Juliet
by William Shakespeare

Romeo and Juliet Learning Guide: Table of Contents

Introduction
Analysis
Symbolism, Imagery, Allegory
Thumb Biting
Sex and Death
Oxymoron and Paradox
Plants and Poison
Queen Mab
Light in Darkness
Night
Love
Death
Setting
Genre
Tone
Writing Style
What's Up With the Title?
What's Up With the Ending?
Tough-o-Meter
Plot Analysis
Booker's Seven Basic Plots Analysis: Tragedy
Three Act Plot Analysis
Trivia
Steaminess Rating
Brief Summary
Events
Prologue
Act 1, Scene 1
Act 1, Scene 2
Act 1, Scene 3
Act 1, Scene 4
Act 1, Scene 5
Act 2, Prologue
Act 2, Scene 1
Act 2, Scene 2
Act 2, Scene 3
Act 2, Scene 4
Act 2, Scene 5
Act 2, Scene 6
Act 3, Scene 1
Act 3, Scene 2
Act 3, Scene 3
Act 3, Scene 4
Act 3, Scene 5
Act 4, Scene 1
Act 4, Scene 2
Act 4, Scene 3
Act 4, Scene 4
Act 4, Scene 5
Act 5, Scene 1
Act 5, Scene 2
Act 5, Scene 3
Characters
Romeo
Romeo Timeline
Juliet
Juliet Timeline
Rosaline
Mercutio
Mercutio Timeline
Benvolio Montague
Benvolio Montague Timeline
Tybalt Capulet
Tybalt Capulet Timeline
The Nurse
The Nurse Timeline
Friar Laurence
Friar Laurence Timeline
Lord Capulet
Lord Capulet Timeline
Lady Capulet
Lady Capulet Timeline
Paris
Paris Timeline
The Prince of Verona
The Prince of Verona Timeline
Character Roles (Protagonist, Antagonist...)
Protagonist
Antagonist
GuideMentor
Foil
Tools of Characterization
Themes
Quotes
Love Quotes
Hate
Hate Quotes
Sex
Sex Quotes
Art and Culture
Art and Culture Quotes
Youth
Youth Quotes
Transience
Transience Quotes
Mortality
Mortality Quotes
Gender
Gender Quotes
Fate and Free Will
Fate and Free Will Quotes
Marriage
Marriage Quotes
Family
Family Quotes
Foolishness and Folly
Foolishness and Folly Quotes
Exile
Exile Quotes
Best of the Web
Study Questions
Module Quizzes
Module Flashcards
Quotes (What was Said)
Quotes (What was Said) Flashcards
Quotes (What was Said) True or False
Themes (For the Most Part)
Themes (For the Most Part) Flashcards
Themes (For the Most Part) True or False
Symbols
Symbols Flashcards
Symbols True or False
Summary
Summary Flashcards
Summary True or False
Your Love Is My Drug
Your Love Is My Drug Flashcards
Your Love Is My Drug True or False
Deny Thy Father
Deny Thy Father Flashcards
Deny Thy Father True or False
Movie
Essay
Teaching Romeo and Juliet
Current Events & Pop Culture
Assignments & Activities
Characterization
Chew On This
Character Journal Entry
Facebook Plot Summary
Archetypes
Symbolism, Allusion, and Irony
Literary Devices
Why Should I Care?
What’s Up With the Ending?
Literary Scavenger Hunt
Using Music Lyrics to Explore Themes, Imagery, and Symbolism
Adapting Romeo and Juliet Into a News Story
Speaking Shakespeare's Language
Shakespeare Goes Modern (Understanding the Bard's Influence)
A Monologue for the Ages
Shmoop Amongst Yourselves
Book vs. Movie
Discussion and Essay Questions
Reading Quizzes
Related History & Literature on Shmoop
Pitfalls & Opportunities
Terms
Photos