Midterm ROMEO AND JULIET Act 2

What does Romeo do as he, Mercutio, and Benvolio leave the party? Romeo gets away from Mercutio and Benvolio and leaps over the orchard wall of the Capulet mansion to hide in its gardens. He wants to get one last glimpse of Juliet before he goes home.
What does the line “Wherefore art thou, Romeo?” mean? “Wherefore” means WHY. It does NOT mean WHERE!! Juliet is asking Romeo: “WHY did you have to be Romeo Montague–my ENEMY?!” She is complaining about his identity. She is NOT asking “Where are you, Romeo?”
After Romeo emerges from the shadows of the Capulet garden and lets Juliet know that he has been eavesdropping on her and her private feelings, she says: “a maiden blush [is bepainting her] cheek.” What does that mean? Juliet is saying that she is embarrassed that Romeo overheard her feelings about him. She knows that it is not respectable to be so direct with your emotions. She did not MEAN to be so forward and she is embarrassed by it.
What message does Juliet hope to hear from Romeo the following day? She hopes that Romeo is going to tell the Nurse when and where and how she and Romeo will be able to get married.
Who is Friar Laurence and why is he important to Romeo? He is Romeo’s spiritual adviser and friend.
Why does Friar Laurence chide Romeo about Rosaline and then wanting to marry Juliet? Friar Laurence is concerned about how quickly Romeo’s emotions are changing from loving Rosaline to now loving Juliet. He thinks it shows that Romeo’s feeling are not sincere.
Why does Friar Laurence agree to perform the wedding of Romeo and Juliet? He believes that if Romeo Montague marries Juliet Capulet that their families will finally stop fighting each other.
What does it mean when Benvolio tells Mercutio that “Tybalt has sent a letter to Romeo”? Tybalt has sent a letter challenging Romeo to a duel because Romeo has insulted the Capulets by crashing their party.
What about Tybalt Capulet does Mercutio really dislike? Mercutio, who is Romeo’s obnoxious friend and a cousin to the ruler of the city, the Prince, really hates the fact that Tybalt is prissy. He thinks Tybalt follows the “in” fashions from Paris too much. But Mercutio also acknowledges that Tybalt is an amazing fencer.
How does Juliet feel as she waits all morning for the Nurse to return from meeting Romeo in the town square? She is really impatient. She wants to know if Romeo is going to marry her or not.
What advice does Friar Laurence give Romeo before the wedding? Slow down a little. Haste makes waste!Also, he tells Romeo to rein in his emotions a little bit more. Passion that burns too brightly ends up blowing up in your face!

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