Romeo and Juliet act 2

What does the act 2 prologue say happened to Romeo’s love for Rosaline? How is this an example of foreshadowing? It says that romeo’s love for Rosaline is dead. This is an example of foreshadowing because it mentions a death bed. Romeo and Juliet both kill themselves and end up in their death bed together.
What does Romeo mean by “dull earth” in scene 1, line 2? It means lifeless body and Romeo means that his heart is with Juliet.
Who does Mercutio think that Romeo is in love with speech in scene 1, lines 6-21? What’s funny about these lines? Rosaline. He is mocking Romeo in those lines
When Romeo says, “he jests (jokes) at scars that never felt a wound,” what does he mean? He means that Mercutio jokes about romeo’s feelings and that Mercutio has never fallen in love.
What does Romeo compare Juliet to in his first speech in scene 2, lines 2-3? He compares Juliet to the sun and the moon is jealous of Juliet.
In your own words, rewrite juliet’s speech in scene 2, lines 33-36. Go line by line as you restate her meaning Why are you a Montague, Romeo? Reject your father and change your name. Or if you will not, tell me that you love me and I’ll change my last name
When Juliet says, “that which call a rose/ by any other word would smell as sweet,” what does she mean? Do names matter in our lives? If you had a different first name, do you think you might have grown up to be s slightly different person? She means that if Romeo had a different name, he would still be as sweet.
In your own words, translate juliet’s in lines 95-101. Why do other young lovers, both then and now, play such games? Romeo heard Juliet say that she loves him when she thought she was talking to herself. Juliet is embarrassed and says that she can play pretend not to like and play hard to get if Romeo thought she fell in love too fast. Romeo would have to impress her more then. Then, she says that she really likes him and will be a better girlfriend than other silly girls who play hard to get.
Why does Juliet ask Romeo not to swear his love’s allegiance by the moon? She asks him not to swear his love’s allegiance by the moon because it is not constant. She wants him to love her the same.
Which one in the first to mention marriage? What does this show us about this character? Juliet mentions it first. This shows us that Juliet wants to choose who she marries and not her parents
What does Juliet instruct Romeo to send her the next day? She instructs him to send her the time, date and location of their wedding.
Look at lines 182-184. What do these lines literally mean? Then, explain how this bit of text in an example of foreshadowing The lines mean that Romeo wants to be juliet’s bird so that he could always be with her. Juliet says that she would kill him from hugging him tightly. This text foreshadows romeo’s death in juliet’s arms.
At the beginning of scene 3, what is friar Lawrence doing? He is collecting herbs and flowers while he figures out their powers to medicate and to poison.
According to the friar, how are humans like plants? They are like plants because good and evil can co-exist in each. It’s how you use the good and evil parts of plants and humans that determine happiness and health.
With whom does friar Lawrence assume Romeo has spent the night? Rosaline
In lines 87-88, the friar says, “o, she knew well/ thy love did read by rote and could not spell.” Explain what he means here He means that Rosaline knew that Juliet was romeo’s new love. He sweet talked to Rosaline and didn’t mean what he said because he was trying to seduce her. He didn’t want a relationship with her.
Why does the friar begrudgingly agree to marry Romeo and Juliet? He wants to unite the families and restore peace in Verona
Who are Laura, dido, cleopatra, Helen, and hero? What does Mercutio say about them? They are all famous women from history and literature. Mercutio is saying that Romeo thinks all these women are just kitchen wenches and prostitutes when he compares them to Rosaline.
Write down three subjects Mercutio and Romeo make puns about in scene 4, lines 44-70 1) slip and slip (counterfeit coin)2) courtesy and curtsy3) sole (bottom of shoe) and sole (only one)
How does Mercutio treat the nurse?A) he adores her and wants her to be his momB) he mistakingly thinks she is Rosaline?C) he makes rude jokes about her He makes rude jokes about her
What instructions does Romeo tell the nurse to pass on to Juliet? He tells the nurse to tell Juliet to go to confession with friar Lawrence this afternoon. He will be there waiting for Juliet and friar Lawrence will marry them.
Who does the nurse say also wants to marry juliet? What does she say juliet’s feelings are for this other suitor? Paris. Juliet doesn’t want to marry him at all
In act 2 scene 5, what time of day is it? Noon
How long has the nurse been gone on her errand to find romeo? Three hours
What’s humorous about the way the nurse treats Juliet in this scene? She doesn’t tell the news to Juliet immediately and Juliet wants to to know what Romeo said badly.
Is Romeo fearful of the future? Write down the lines that support your answer Not fearful of the future because the sorrow can’t counter the joy that he gets seeing Juliet. Lines 4&5 say “it cannot countervail the exchange of joy. That one short minute gives me in her sight.” These lines show us Romeo isn’t afraid because he loves Juliet too much to be fearful about the future.
In your own words, explain the friar’s warning in these lines: ” these violent delights have violent endsAnd in their triumph die like fire and powder,Which, as they kiss, consume.” He is warning Romeo that he fell in love with Juliet too fast. The marriage can end just as fast because they can fall out of love just as fast. Romeo needs to wait until they are absolutely sure they want to be wed
In your own words, explain the friar’s message in these lines: ” therefore love moderately; long love doth so:Too swift arrives as tardy as too slow.” He means that he wants Romeo to fall in love slower so that the marriage will survive. The marriage can only survive if they fall in love over a longer period of time
What happens at the very end of this scene? Romeo and Juliet get married.

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