Romeo and Juliet Act 2

According to the Chorus, what has happened to Romeo’s old love? Rosaline was forgotten
What is his new problem? He is in love with his “enemy”
What line of the chorus suggests why these young people fell in love? They weren’t allowed to be together (lines 8-9)
Juliet asks Romeo not to swear by the moon… why is she afraid of this? Because the moon is inconstant
What is the only way Juliet will give herself to Romeo? Through marriage
What is Friar Lawrence doing as the scene opens? Collecting herb, plants, and flowers for medicinal properties
Who is Friar Lawrence to Romeo? Father/ Ghostly Father
What does Romeo ask Friar Lawrence to do? Marry him and Juliet
Why does Friar agree to marry the two young lovers? He believes it will stop the feud between the two families
What do we learn from Benvolio and Mercutio when this scene opens in a public square? Tybalt has sent a letter to Mr. Montague demanding a fight between him and Romeo because he came to Capulet’s party
Why has the nurse come to the square? Juliet sent her to get her marriage information from Romeo
There are two duels of wit in this scene. Who are they between? Romeo and Mercutio and the Nurse
What information does Romeo give the Nurse? Friar Lawrence has agreed to marry them that night, and she is to say she is going to confession at Friar Lawrence’s cell, but instead she is going to get married
Mercutio teases the Nurse, and she is outraged. What does romeo say about Mercutio to calm her down? He is a gentleman who likes to hear himself talk
What does Romeo send along to Juliet? Their marriage information
What is Juliet’s mood as she waits for the Nurse to return? Impatient, frustrated, anxious
Does the Nurse give Juliet the news immediately? Why or why not? No. She wants to draw it out to torture Juliet
How does the Nurse describe Juliet as she tells her the news? Hot-tempered
As Romeo and Friar Lawrence await Juliet, what does the Friar warn Romeo about? Going too fast and wasting his love too soon

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