Romeo and Juliet Act 2

Prologue= In your own words, state the meaning of the first four lines of the prologue. Romeo has loved again before he had the chance to die in in sorrow.
Scene 1= Romeo slips away from his friends. What misapprehension are Mercurio and Benvolio under? What truth does the audience know? They thought he went to sit under a tree, but he went to see Juliet.
Scene 2= The scene opens, Romeo enters and says: “He jests at scars that never felt a wound.” What is Romeo referring to? What does this statement suggest? he worries too much about the past, he should open to more opportunities.
Romeo’s first speech is among the most famous of Shakespeare’s soliloquies. What is the main idea in it? That they are made to be together but they know they can’t be together.
One of the famous lines in English occurs when Juliet explains: “O Romeo, O Romeo! Wherefore art thou Romeo?” What do these lines mean? They mean that Juliet loves Romeo as much as he loves her but they know they can’t be together, and she dwelled just like Romeo did.
Juliet makes a secret vow to Romeo; what is it; what is the significance of this quote in relation to the major theme of the play? That they will meet up monthly, that they are putting their lives in danger because they can’t be together; line 36
What second thoughts does Juliet have in the passage below? What literary devices are used in her comments? “I have no joy of his contract to-night. It is too rash, too unadvised, too sudden; too like lightning, which doth cease to be Ere one can say ‘it lightens.’ Sweet, good night! This bud of love, by summer’s ripening breath, may prove a beauteous flower when next we met.” end stopped, simile, parallelism, her thoughts are that this is too dangerous, Aliteration, personification, anaphora, metaphor, imagery.
When Juliet reappears, what does she tell Romeo? She tells him good night, she’s trying to tell him they can’t be together.
When Juliet reappears for the second time she claims: “Bondage is hoarse, and may not speak aloud; Else would I tear the cave where Echo lies, and make her airy tongue more hoarse than mine with repetition of my Romeo’s name.” Why is Juliet’s allusion t Echo significant? (You need to look up the story of Echo and Narcissus.) She’s talking about how she can’t stop repeating Romeo’s name.
It is apparent neither Romeo nor Juliet wants the night to end. What is Juliet’s famous parting line? “parting with such sorrow.
What decision does Romeo make? He sends her a letter the next morning.
As Romeo enters, Mercutio and Benvolio are discussing Romeo’s longing for Rosaline and Tybalt’s challenge to Romeo. What change in Romeo does Mercutio comment on? What is the essence of the dialogue until Peter and the nurse enter? He’s happy again, they r joking around.
The nurse expresses certain doubts about Romeo. What are these doubts, and how does Romeo respond? A fool’s paradise
What is the message that Romeo gives the Nurse for Juliet? To get the Fraier to get him to marry her.
Juliet waits anxiously for the nurse to return. How does Juliet justify her nurse’s tardiness? The nurse is old.
How does the nurse tease Juliet when she returns? She’s joking and building suspense.
In expressing his reservations about the marriage find a quote from Friar Lawrence that could foreshadow future events. “These violent delights have violent ends”
What is the Friar’s reaction when he learns that Romeo wishes to marry Juliet, not Rosaline? He is happy for Romeo because he is not thinking about Rosaline.
How is the Friar making fun of Romeo? He can’t believe he has found a new girl.
Why does the Friar agree to help Romeo and Juliet get married? He knows it will end (the fude)

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