ACT II Romeo and Juliet

What is meant by the popular saying “Love is blind”? How is this similar/different to love at first sight In love you look past others flaws
When Juliet appears on her balcony, what does Romeo compare her to? The sun, she is the light of his life
What does Juliet mean when she says, “a rose by any other name would smell as sweet?” What is she referring to? Despite Juliet’s attitude, how powerful are names to Romeo and Juliet? Their names mean a fatal end, their families are enemies. His name shouldn’t change anything
Do you think Romeo is sincere in his devotion to Juliet? Why or why not? We are unsure of the sincerity behind his devotion, despite him risking his life for Juliet
Romeo is quick with vows and promises, but why is Juliet fearful and cautious? She believes he is moving too fast and because of his own needs.
What might have prompted Juliet to talk about marriage upon her return to the balcony? Her love for Romeo, Her proposal from Paris, Conversation with the nurse
Why is parting “Sweet” to Juliet? Is she recalling enjoying this prolonged farewell? She knows that the next time they meet, they will marry
What has friar Laurence been out gathering in his basket? He discusses a specific herb, what is it capable of? How is this herb a metaphor for the main characters in the play? Capable of death and healing. Smelling the herb is healing whilst eating the herb is death. If Romeo and Juliet take love too far, it will kill them
How does this speech about the dangers of herbs foreshadow the end of the play? How will his knowledge become crucial to the end of the phot? Knowing the plant is poisonous means Romeo can in the future commit suicide with the plant. Juliet will use the herb for good, while Romeo will use it for bad.
“Virtue itself turns vice, being misapplied,/ And vice sometime by action dignified” When selfies your good can undo, causing bad in the world. And if you are kind and make the correct choices forgiveness is possible.
What does Friar Laurence mean when he says to Romeo, “Young men’s love then lies not truly in their hearts, but in their eyes”? Young men only love based on what they see, not on personality
Why does Friar Lawrence agree to perform this risky wedding? Do think this is wise of the Friar? Why or why not? He believes it will end the feud between the families, agrees to marry the couple.
Romeo and his friends hang out in the streets of Verona and make fun with each other while Juliet is at home and sends her nurse to conduct her affairs. What can e assume about the social structures of this time because of this? Women going out is frowned upon
How is Juliet planning on meeting with Romeo? Then what will Romeo use the rope ladder for? They will meet at confession, Romeo will use the rope ladder to make their marriage, “Official” and climb into her bedroom
The nurse is supposed to be gone for only a half hour, but she is actually gone for how long? To Noon, three hours
Describe how Juliet sees “Old folks”? Is this a fair assessment of how teenagers view older generations? She says that many older people move slowly as their bones ache, some teenagers are like this. Personally, I believe there are some older people who are more active than 70 kids my age.
What violent images does the friar use to compare Romeo and Juliet’s love and marriage? Why is this a fitting comparison? Like fire and gunpowder. Together they are like a fantastic explosion, except they will run out of fuel and burn out, leading to death.
What warning does Friar Laurence give Romeo foreshadowing future events of the play? What fear does he express for their future? “Violent passions have violent ends.” This shows that romeo and Juliet do not have a happy ending in store, eventually they will die. Instead of this passion you must love moderately and take things slow.

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