Meyer – Romeo and Juliet Act 2 Study Questions 2016

He jests at scars that never felt a wound. Romeo; himself
But soft! What light through yonder window breaks? It is the east, and Juliet is the sun! Arise, fair sun, and kill the envious moon, Who is already sick and pale with grief That thou her maid art more fair than she Romeo; himself
O Romeo, Romeo, wherefore aret thou Romeo? Deny thy father and refuse thy name, or, if thou wilt not, be but sworn my love And I’ll no longer be a Capulet Juliet; herself
…that which we call a rose By any other name would smell as sweet So Romeo would, were he not Romeo called Juliet; herself
Oh, swear not by the moon, the’ inconstant moon. That monthly changes in her circled orb, Lest that thy love prove likewise variable Juliet; Romeo
I have no joy of this contract tonight, It is too rash, too unadvised, too sudden, Too like the lightning, which doth cease to be Ere one can say it lightens. Sweet, good night Juliet; Romeo
If that thy bent of love be honorable, Thy purpose marriage, send me word tomorrow By one that I;ll procure to come to thee, Where and what time thou wilt perform the rite, And all my fortunes at they foot I’ll lay, And follow thee my lord throughout the world Juliet; Romeo
Good night, good night! Parting is such sweet sorrow That I shall say good night til it be morrow Juliet; Romeo
In one respect I’ll they assistant be; For this alliance may so happy prove, To turn your households’ rancor to pure love Friar Lawrence; Romeo
Wisely and slow. They stumble that run fast. Friar Lawrence; Romeo
Good Peter to hid her face for her fan’s the fairer face Mercutio; Nurse
Lord, how my head aches! What a head have I! It beats as it would fall in twenty pieces. My bak o’r’ other side-ah, my back, my back! Beshrew your heart for sending me about To catch my death with jauncing up and down! Nurse; Juliet
Amen, amen! But come what sorrow can, It cannot countervail the exchange of joy That one short minute gives me in her sight Romeo; Friar Lawrence
Therefore, love moderately, long love doth so… Friar Lawrence; Romeo
In what format is the Prologue to Act 2 written? sonnet
What literary term is demonstrated by the following line? “Now old doth in his death-bed lie.” personification
When Mercutio cannot find Romeo at the beginning of the act, what does Mercutio assume? He assumes that Romeo still pines away for Rosaline.
What is Romeo doing at the beginning of Act Two? He was jumping over the Capulet’s wall to see Juliet!
What is the purpose of Mercutio’s bawdy humor? His dirty jokes contrast with the religious images Romeo uses to describe love.
In act 2, who is Romeo’s dramatic foil? Mercutio
What does Romeo mean when he says “She speaks, yet she says nothing. Her eye discourses.”? Juliet is voiceless, yet her thoughts and feelings can be read in her face.
What does Juliet mean when she says “Wherefore art thou Romeo?” She is wondering why the man she loves has to be Romeo, a member of the Montague family.
What does Romeo mean when he says “Alack, there lies more peril in thine eyes than 20 of their swords.”? He means that a cruel look from Juliet would be more painful than a fight
Why does Juliet bid Romeo to “swear not by the moon”? The moon changes often, and she fears that swearing by it might make his love just as variable.
Who says the words, “Good night, good night! Parting is such sweet sorrow that I shall say good night till it be morrow.” ? Juliet.
Who calls to Juliet while she is on the balcony talking to Romeo? Nurse.
When Juliet says, “I have no joy of this contract tonight,” what does the word “contract” mean? the exchange of vows
What does Friar Lawrence assume when he discovers that Romeo has been up all night? He assumes that Romeo’s love for Rosaline has left him sleepless.
While Mercutio is teasing Romeo, who interrupts them? Nurse.
Whom does Mercutio call the “Prince of Cats”? Tybalt
How does Mercutio feel when Romeo begins jesting with him? He is hurt
What does Romeo ask of the Nurse? He asks her to tell Juliet to go shrift to Friar Lawrence’s cell so they can marry
After she returns from the visit with Romeo how does the Nurse increase Juliet’s suspense? She complains about her aching bones and lack of breath.
What word best describes Juliet’s feelings as she waits to hear the message Romeo sent? impatient
Why does Friar Lawrence agree to help Romeo wed Juliet? He hopes their love will resolve the conflict between the Capulets and the Montagues.
What is Friar Lawrence’s fear as Act 2 ends? He fears that Romeo will forget his love for Juliet as quickly as he forgot his love for Rosaline.
How many people know of the marriage? Four main characters know: Romeo, Juliet, Nurse, Friar Lawrence.
Why does Friar Lawrence agree to perform the wedding? He wants to help Romeo.
What time will Juliet send word to Romeo the following day? Exactly at 9 o’clock in the morning.
What does Mercutio think is in the letter? A challenge.
Who has sent a letter to the house of Montague? Tybalt.
What is Juliet’s mood as Scene 5 opens? Juliet is impatient and excited.
Why is Juliet able to go to Friar Lawrence’s cell? She had told her mother she was going to confession (shrift) at church.
Why is Friar Lawrence surprised by Romeo’s decision to marry Juliet? Romeo loved Rosaline just a day ago and Juliet is a Capulet.
What is a soliloquy, and how is it used in Scene 2? A soliloquy is a dramatic monologue spoken aloud by a character to reveal his thoughts to the audience, Romeo uses a soliloquy to describe Juliet’s beauty as she stands on her balcony.

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