Romeo and Juliet Act 2 Study Guide

According to the Chorus, what has happened to Romeo’s old love? According to the Chorus, Romeo’s old love was starting to fade from his memories, and his new love for Juliet was starting to grow stronger.
What is Romeo and Juliet’s major obstacle now? Romeo and Juliet’s major obstacle now is to find a way to be together, without the family feud getting in the way. Romeo will also have to ask Juliet’s father’s permission
Why do Romeo and Juliet spend time discussing their names? Why are they important? Romeo and Juliet discuss their names to point out how it is that they shouldn’t love each other because their families are enemies.
Who proposed first? Juliet proposes before Romeo
In lines 159 and 178, Juliet makes reference to owning a bird- one a falcon and the other a pet. How do these metaphors characterize the kind of relationship Juliet wants with Romeo? What does this say about Juliet’s character? She wants Romeo to never stop calling her name and loving her.
How does Romeo respond? He tells her that he will never stop calling her name
How is this Juliet different from the one we first met while she was talking to her mother? This Juliet is different because she is going against her mother’s back and not being obedient.
Line 184 is an example of what literary term? Line 184: loving-jealous is an example of a oxymoron (opposite words or ideas.)
What is Friar Lawrence’s first reaction to the news that Romeo wants to marry Juliet? Friar Lawrence’s first reaction to Romeo’s news is that he is very upset that Rosaline was easily forgotten. He claims that Romeo has been working with the devil.
Why does the Friar agree to help the young couple? Friar believes the feud might end if there was a marriage between the two houses.
What has Tybalt done in the opening of this scene? Tybalt fights like you sing in a recital.
How does Mercutio describe Tybalt? Mercutio describes Tybalt as a very swift fighter. Also, making reference to the “Prince of Cats”.
What does he mean by “Prince of Cats?” “Prince of Cats” is a reference to a character from medieval lore who also is named Tybalt.
What was the main purpose of Romeo and the Nurse’s conversation? The main purpose of Romeo and the Nurses conversation was to inform Romeo about Juliet and devise a plan to have them wed.
How would you characterize the nurse? I would characterize the nurse as someone who loves to complain. For all she was doing was complain about her aching body and how she was out of breath.
What foreshadowing is given at the beginning of this scene? Romeo says, Do thou but close our hands with holy words, then love-devouring death do what he dare…” This is hinting to the impending death of Romeo and Juliet, in which love took their lives.
What event takes place in this scene? Friar Lawrence is preparing to wed Romeo and Juliet in this scene.

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