Romeo and Juliet Act 2

Juliet 13, daughter of Capulet
Romeo around 17, son of Montague
Mercutio kinsman to prince, friend to Romeo
Benvolio nephew of Montague, friend to Romeo
Friar Lawrence A Franciscan. He grows herbs. Lives alone. He is a monk.
Peter the Nurse’s servant
Nurse raised Juilet. Had a daughter named Susan who died. She is a big women.
Tybalt nephew to lady Capulet. Hates the Montagues greatly.
Chorus Says the prologue.
Scene 1 Romeo hides away from Mercutio and Benvolio into the Capulets orchard. Mercutio and Benvolio have no idea where Romeo went.
Scene 2 Juliet come out on the balcony and says how she loves Romeo and she would change her name is that is why they can’t be together. Romeo hears this and tells her that he heard it. He compares his love to the moon but that isn’t good.
Scene 3 Romeo goes to Friar Lawrence and asks him to marry him and Juliet secretly.
Scene 4 Benvolio and Mercutio see Romeo and they have a witty conversation about where he has been. Romeo starts making fun of the Nurse but Mercutio really does. The nurse comes in and Romeo tells her to tell Juliet to meet him a Friar Lawrence to get married and the nurse is to put a ladder at Juliet’s balcony.Tybalt sent a letter to Romeo saying he wants to fight him and Mercutio.
Scene 5 Juliet is told where to meet by the Nurse.
Scene 6 Romeo and Juliet secretly get married at and by Friar Lawrence.
Is said by Romeo. It means she isn’t talking to me so she doesn’t know he is there. She is speaking her feelings. “She speaks, yet she says nothing. What of that?”
Why are you Romeo – a Montague. Said by Juliet “O Romeo, Romeo! Wherefore art thou Romeo?”
Said by Juliet. Means that a rose is called a rose but it would still be a rose if called something else, it doesn’t change. “What’s in a name? That which we call a rose By any other name would smell as sweet”
Said by Romeo. He is comparing his love to the moon. “Lady, by yonder blessed moon I vow, That tips with silver all these fruit-tree tops-“
The moon is not always full. So is it half then he would love her half as much. Or none or just a sliver. why is it bad to compare your love to the moon?
Said by Romeo. Means that leaving you is a thousand times worse than being near you. A lover goes toward his beloved as enthusiastically as a schoolboy leaving his books, but when he leaves his girlfriend, he feels as miserable as the schoolboy on his way to school. “A thousand times the worse, to want thy light! Love goes toward love as schoolboys from their books; But love from love, toward school with heavy looks.”
male falcon What does “tassel gentle,” mean?
In classical mythology, the nymph Echo, unable to win the love of Narcissus, wasted away in a cave until nothing was left of her but her voice. Who is Echo?
Said by Juliet. Means my sweet, so do I. But I would kill you by petting you too much. Good night, good night. Parting is such sweet sorrow that I’ll say good night until tonight becomes tomorrow. “Sweet, so would I. Yet I should kill thee with much cherishing. Good night, good night! Parting is such sweet sorrow That I shall say good night till it be morrow.”
Said by Friar. Means Holy Saint Francis, this is a drastic change! Have you given up so quickly on Rosaline, whom you loved so much? Then young men love with their eyes, not with their hearts. “Holy Saint Francis! What a change is here! Is Rosaline, that thou didst love so dear, So soon forsaken? Young men’s love then lies Not truly in their hearts, but in their eyes.”
Said by Friar. Means you can’t expect women to be faithful when men are so unreliable. “Women may fall when there’s no strength in man”
Said by Friar. Means Go wisely and slowly. Those who rush stumble and fall. “Wisely and slow. They stumble that run fast.”
Said by Romeo. Means that the Nurse looks like a sail “A sail, A sail!”
Said by Romeo. Means Tell her to devise a plan to get out of her house and come to confession at the abbey this afternoon. At Friar Lawrence’s cell she can make confession and be married. (giving her coins) Here is a reward for your efforts. “Bid her devise. Some means to come to shrift this afternoon; And there she shall at Friar Lawrence’ cell Be shrived and married. Here is for thy pains”
Said by Friar. Means These sudden joys have sudden endings. “These violent delights have violent ends.”

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