Romeo and Juliet act 2

What sacrifice does Juliet say she will make in order to be with Romeo? She will give up her family.
What does Juliet fear will be the result of a relationship that is too quick? That it will have tragic consequences.
In the beginning of act 2, who do Mercutio and Benvolio think Romeo is with? Rosaline.
Why is Friar Lawrence picking weeds and flowers? To make a potion.
What are the reasons for Friar Lawrence not to let Juliet and Romeo marry? They practically just met, Romeo loves through his eyes, and their families have a feud.
What are the reasons for Friar Lawrence to let Juliet and Romeo marry? It will end the feud.
Does Nurse trust Romeo is sincere at first? No.
Who send a challenge to Romeo? Tybalt.
Why does Romeo think Benvolio and Mercutio are making fun of him? Because they have never loved before.
What does, “Romeo, Romeo, wherefore art thou Romeo?” mean? Romeo, Romeo, why are you Romeo? In other words, why are you a Montague?
What is the time of day when Friar is in his garden and what is the weather like? It is sunrise and cloudy.
Why does Juliet refuse to let Romeo stay the night? Because they aren’t married.
What does Friar say when he is creating his potion? That sometimes good is used for evil, and bad situations can be turned good. The flower has medicine and poison, so it could be used for good and bad.
What is Romeo’s conditions in the morning. He is exhausted since he hasn’t slept all night.
What is a hint that Romeo and Friar are close? Friar knows about Rosaline.
What does it mean when Friar says Romeo “loves through his eyes”? That Romeo only loves Juliet for her looks.
What do Mercutio and Benvolio think when Nurse is talking to Romeo? That Nurse wants to date Romeo.
What will Romeo do to see Juliet after they are married? He will give Balthasar a ladder for Nurse to put on Juliet’s balcony so Romeo can get up and see her.
What is the dual meaning of Friar saying, “Wisely and slow. They stumble that run fast.” Romeo tripped so he is warning him to be slow and careful but also to not go too fast in the relationship.
What is the importance of this line: For this alliance may so happy prove to turn you households’ rancor to pure love. It is the reason Friar decides to marry Romeo and Juliet.
Who knows about Romeo and Juliet? Nurse, Balthasar, and Friar Lawerence.
How long have Romeo and Juliet known each other? A few hours.
What does Juliet say to get out of the house alone? That she is going to shrift (confessions) since that is the only place women could go without being accompanied by a man.
What is ironic about Juliet saying that the relationship is going too quickly? Because she wants to marry Romeo.
Before the wedding, how does Friar act? How does Romeo act? Friar is anxious and praying to the heavens to make sure that the wedding goes well. However, Romeo doesn’t care as long as he is married to Juliet.
In scene 2, what is Juliet worried will happen if Romeo is discovered? That he will be killed.
What does the line, “Alack their lies more peril one thine eyes/Than twenty of their swords” mean? It is the balcony scene and Romeo is at Juliet’s house talking to Juliet as she is on her balcony. Romeo says his eyes are more powerful than any weapons, and that if he is caught he will be ok.
What does the line, “Although I joy in thee/I have no joy of this contract tonight/it is too unadvised, too sudden, too like the lightening that doth cease to be” mean? Juliet thinks that the relationship is going too quickly.
What does the line, “It is the East and Juliet is the sun” mean? Back then, it was believed everything revolved around earth, including the sun. Romeo is the earth and Juliet is the sun revolving around him, which basically means that Juliet revolves around Romeo’s life.
What does the line, “Be but sworn my love/and I’ll not longer be a Capulet” mean? Juliet is willing to give up her family to be with Romeo.
What does the line, “With love’s light wings did I o’erperch these walls” mean? Romeo is saying that he was able to fly over a wall to see Juliet because his love was so strong for Juliet, but in actuality he just climbed over it (no duh).
What does the line, “My life were better ended by their hate/Than death prorogued, wanting of their love” mean? That Romeo would rather be dead than not be with Juliet.
What does the line, “If that thy ben of love be honorable/thy purpose marriage send me word tomorrow, By one that I’ll procure to come to thee” mean? That if Romeo really wants to be with her, that they have to get married and to let her know about his decision by tomorrow.
What does the line, “Love goes toward love as schoolboys from their books,/But love from love, toward school with heavy looks” mean? That when lovers are attracted, it is as if boys are leaving school and are excited, but when lovers have to leave each other, it is as if they are going being forced to go to school. This takes place after romeo has climbed the wall.

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