Romeo and Juliet Act 2 Study Questions

Instead of returning home, where does Romeo go after the ball? Over the wall into the capulet orchard
How does Romeo learn of Juliet’s love for him? He overhears Juliet speaking of her love for him when she thinks she is alone
What does Romeo say helped him to get over the high garden walls? Lover which gave him wings, hooked him over the wall and made it possible for him to find her balcony
What does Romeo swear by concerning his love for Juliet? Why doe Juliet not want him to swear by this? Juliet asks Romeo not to swear his love on the moon b/c the moon appears to change in size as it or bits the earth. suggesting that is is fickle
Who from the capulet house interrupts the scene on the balcony? The nurse
What doe Romeo and juliet plan to do the next day? To be married
What is Friar Laurence’s special skill or area of knowledge? making medicines from herbs
What does Romeo ask of friar laurence? why does he agree?
In scene iii, friar Laurence tell romeo, “Young men’s love then lies/Not truly in their hearts but in their eyes.” Why does he say this and what does he mean? The friar believes that by marrying the two lovers, he will end the feud between the capulets and the montages and the will better his reputation
Why is in the letter Tybalt sends to romeo? A challenge for a dual. His is angry that Romeo came to the ball uninvited and was allowed to remain
What excuse does juliet give for going to see friar Laurence? Juliet is going to get permission to go to Friar laurence cell by saying that she needs to go for confession
How does romeo expect to get into juliets bedroom on their wedding night? Romeo has given the nurse a rope ladder that he might climb into juliets window later that night
“He jests at scars that never felt a wound.” Who says this and about whom?What does it mean? -Romeo -Talking about how mercutio shouldn’t joke about love when he’s never been. Mercutio has never really been in love
“O Romeo, Romeo! Wherefore art thou Romeo? Deny thy father and refuse thy name; Or, if thou wilt not, be but sworn my love, And I’ll no longer be a Capulet.”Who says this?What does it mean? -Juliet-She found out that Romeo is her family’s enemy and she wants for his last name to disappear for their love. If their families weren’t enemies, they would be together.
“What’s in a name? That which we call a rose By any other na,e would smell as sweet.”Who says this?What does it mean? -Juliet-Juliet is in love with her rivals son and she explains that how can a name change who you are, your still the same person. Your name can’t change who you are, your still the same person

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