Romeo and Juliet Act 2 Plot Review

What does the Prologue to Act 2 set up? That Romeo and Juliet are in love but will have little chance to meet since their families are enemies. Romeo is in love with Juliet and vice versa because of their looks.
What does Romeo compare Juliet to in scene 1? His heart, his center
Who do Mercutio and Benvolio think Romeo is with? Rosaline
What happens when Romeo is wandering around in the dark? Juliet appears in the window and Romeo has a long soliloquy about how fair and beautiful she is.
When Juliet is at her Balcony what does she talk about? She has a soliloquy about Romeo and talks of how perfect he is but he needs to change his name.
Why does Juliet want Romeo to have some other name? Because their families are enemies
When Juliet discovers Romeo at her Balcony, what does she fear? She fears that her relatives will kill him if they see him there because he is on their land.
Why does Juliet confess to Romeo after she knows he overheard her claiming to love him? That her love is not serious – she fell fast and doesn’t want him to think it is because she loves easily. She won’t play hard to get because he already has heard her say she loves him.
What does Juliet say when Romeo begins to promise his love to her? That they are moving to fast that they have not had the chance to think things through clearly.
What does Juliet do right before the nurse enters and sees her on the balcony? Pledges her love to Romeo and asks him that if he intends on marrying her to let her know when she sends her messenger tomorrow – Romeo says his “soul to thrive” or his soul depends on it.
After Romeo and Juliet pledge their love what famous quote does Juliet say? “Good Night! Good Night! Parting is such sweet sorrow that I shall say good night till it be morrow”
What is Friar Lawrence talking about when he first enters the stage? He is talking about poisonous plants and weeds and how nature gives us excellent nourishment. Everything nature creates has special property and possess power. He talks about good and evil in man. Seems like a foreshadowing of what is to come.
When Friar Lawrence sees Romeo who does he think Romeo was with and is in love with? Rosaline
What concerns does Friar Lawrence have about Romeo and Juliet’s relationship? He is shocked that just the day before he was in love with Rosaline. He says young men love with their eyes not with their hearts. Basically he says the tears Romeo shed for Rosaline aren’t even dry and Romeo is already wanting to marry someone else.
Why does the Friar agree to help them? He thinks it might end the fight between the Montagues and the Capulets – even though he thinks Romeo does not really know what love means and that Juliet doesnt either.
What warning does Friar Lawrence give Romeo after he agrees to help? “Wisely and slow. They stumble that run fast.”
Why has Tybalt sent a letter to Romeo’s house? Tybalt sends the letter to challenge Romeo to a duel because he is angry that Romeo crashed the party
What does Mercutio think Romeo will do as an answer to Tybalt’s challenge? He jokes and says Romeo is too much about love and may not be man enough to face off with Tybalt – Benvolio thinks Romeo will accept the challenge.
What does Mercutio do when the Nurse comes to find Romeo for Juliet? He gives her a hard time joking and not being serious. She is frustrated by him
What warning does the nurse give Romeo? She warns him that he better be serious about what he said about marrying Juliet, or else she will do something bad to him.
What message does Romeo give to the nurse to tell Juliet? He tells her to have Juliet make an excuse to leave her home and go to the friar’s cell to marry him.
Does the nurse like Romeo? Yes but she tells him that she has told Juliet that Paris is a good man and handsome too and that he would marry Juliet.
Why is Juliet annoyed at the beginning of scene 5? Because the nurse hasn’t come back yet – it has taken too long for her to receive her message from Romeo.
Why does Juliet continue to be frustrated with the Nurse? Because she takes forever to get to Romeos message – she asks if Juliet has had lunch, she says she must rest, she asks other questions in the middle of what Romeo said – pretty funny. Finally she tells her to go to Friar’s cell where a husband awaits.
What fears does Friar Lawrence express in scene 6? He is afraid they will regret this holy act of marriage and that something unfortunate will happen (foreshadowing)
What does Friar Lawrence do He marries Romeo and Juliet.

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