Romeo and Juliet Act 2 Scenes 1-6

invocation the act of calling upon a spirit, etc, for aid, protection, inspiration, or the like
enmity a feeling or condition of hostility; hatred; ill-will, animosity, antagonism
perjuries the willful giving of false testimony under oath or affirmation before a competent tribunal, upon a point material to a legal inquiry
idolatry the religious worship of idols; excessive or blind adornation, reverence, devotion, etc.
shrift the imposition of penance by a priest on a penitent after confession
vexed irritated; annoyed; much discussed or disputed
conjure to affect or influence by or as if by invocation or spell
afflicted to distress with mental or bodily pain, trouble greatly or grievously
haste swiftness of motion, speed; celerity; urgent need of quick action; a hurry or rush
envious full of, feeling
loathe to feel disgust or intense aversion for; abhor
virtue moral excellence; goodness; righteousness
forsaken deserted; abandoned; forlorn
coy artfully or affectedly shy or reserved; slyly hesitant; coquetish, modest
peril expose to injury, loss, or destruction; grave risk, jeopardy; danger
cease to stop; discontinue; to come to an end; obsolete. to pass away; die out
vice an immoral or evil habit or practice
dwell to reside
woe grievous distress, affliction, or trouble; an affliction
intercession an act or instance of interceding ; an interposing or pleding on behalf of another person; a prayer to God on behalf of another
Discourses communication of thought by words; talk; conversation; a formal discussion of a subject or writing , as a dissertation, treatise, sermon, etc.
impute to attribute or ascribe
what is Romeo’s metaphor involving Juliet “It is the East, and Juliet is the Sun.” (Juliet lights up his world”
What is the meaning of “exploring identity”? Romeo wants to change his name so he can be with Juliet. Your name doesn’t define you.
What does Juliet mean by the word “light” in light love? she feels she is too easy; this isn’t her normal behavior
What “stormy” limits, besides the orchard wall, separate the young lovers? How do they dismiss there obstacles? Thier fueding families, Romeo is “Armored by his love for Juliet” ; flew over the walls with wings of Love, change their names, secret marriage
What troubles Juliet about the arrangement she makes with Romeo? Doesn’t know if Romeo is going to agree; doesn’t know what excuse to use; Too rash; she doesn’t want Romeo to be killed.
In addition to describing the qualities and dangers of herbs, Friar Laurence aslo compares these qualities to those in humans. What is the main idea of his soliloquy? There is good and bad in everyone; bad things can have a good purpose if the right person sees it.
Why does Friar claim Romeo is fickle? Romeo was in love with Rosaline and less than a day later he is in love with Juliet; He hasn’t had enough time to get over Rosaline; Romeo is falling for looks; he needs to take marriage slower
Why, in view of his opinion regarding Romeo’s feelings, does Friar agree to marry Romeo and Juliet? Tries to prevent Romeo from being fickle; He wants to end the fued between the two families; He doesn’t want them to have sex before they get married
Mercutio calls Tybalt “More than Prince of Cats,” a reference to a character in an animal story. In what ways is Tybalt more dangerous than the fictional “Prince of Cats”? What might this image foreshadow? Tybalt is a skilled fighter so he can kill someone; wants to betray Romeo
What is the setting of Scene V? What effect does juxtaposing these short, varies scenes have on the drama? Capulet’s Orchard; Juliet and the Nurse are talking about Romeo; its Rash and Sudden, Releationship between Romeo and Juliet is moving quickly
What is Shakespeare’s purpose in delaying tactics of the Nurse? Creates suspense, humor; the Nurse doesn’t want Juliet to marry Romeo; She wants Juliet to get to know Romeo; Juliet is very anxious
How do Romeo and the Friar’s viewpoints on Love differ? Romeo wants to jump right in, Juliet is a reboud for Rosaline; Romeo is puppy-love for Juliet; Romeo is falling for looks according to Friar
What does the Friar’s warning against the intensity of their feelings foreshadow? Someone is going to die; “rash-choices” later on; the relationship can break and fall apart just as quickly as it started.

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