Romeo and Juliet Act 2 vocabulary and important events

Conjure To make (something) appear unexpectedly or seemingly from nowhere as if by magic.SYNONYM: Summon
Woe Great sorrow or distress.SYNONYM: Misery
Jaunt A short excursion or journey for pleasureSYNONYM: pleasure trip
Knave a dishonest or unscrupulous man. A liar essentially.SYNONYM: Scoundrel
Mar Impair the appearance of; to disfigure.SYNONYM: disfigure
Vice Immoral or wicked behavior.SYNONYM: immorality
Act 2 Scene 1 He climbs a wall bordering the Capulet property and leaps down into the Capulet orchard. Benvolio and Mercutio enter, calling out for Romeo. They are sure he is nearby, but Romeo does not answer. … Juliet suddenly appears at a window above the spot where Romeo is standing.
Act 2 Scene 2 Romeo is wandering aimlessly around the Capulet backyard when guess-who appears on the balcony. “What light through yonder window breaks?” he asks. … “It is the East, and Juliet is the sun!”
Act 2 Scene 3 Romeo arrives at Friar Laurence’s cell as day breaks. The Friar is collecting herbs and flowers while he postulates on their powers to medicate and to poison. Romeo tells him of his love for Juliet and asks the Friar to marry them later that day.
Act 2 Scene 4 At the beginning of Act 2 Scene 4 of Romeo and Juliet, Mercutio and Benvolio are on the streets of Verona, wondering where Romeo is because he never came home the night before. At this point, they also still think that he is lovesick over Rosaline. Suddenly Romeo enters the scene, and they comment on how thin he looks because of his lovesickness and scold him playfully for taking off alone after the party the night before. Juliet’s nurse and a servant, Peter, enter the scene. Mercutio makes jokes about the nurse being old and ugly in addition to making several offensive sexual innuendos; she tells them that she needs to speak to Romeo. She pulls Romeo aside, first asking who the rude jerk was who was making fun of her and scolding Peter for not defending her. She then tells Romeo that he better not be double crossing Juliet or tricking her about his promise of marriage because she is so young, sweet, and innocent. Romeo assures her that he has arranged a marriage–he went to visit Friar Laurence in Act 2 Scene 3. He tells the nurse that she needs to bring Juliet to Friar Laurence’s cell later that afternoon and the marriage rite, or ceremony, will be performed.
Act 2 Scene 5 When the Nurse comes back, she plays a little game by refusing to tell Juliet anything and complaining about her aching back. Finally, the Nurse gives in and tells Juliet to run to Friar Laurence’s cell (a “cell” is just a room) where Romeo is waiting so they can get hitched. Before the scene ends, the Nurse says she’ll “fetch a ladder” for Romeo to climb up so the lovers can spend their wedding night together. She also manages to turn her description of Romeo “climbing” the ladder into Juliet’s “bird’s nest” into an image of the kind of sex the couple is going to have later that night.
Act 2 Scene 6 Back at Friar Laurence’s place, the priest tries to convince Romeo to calm down a little. Marriage is for the long term, you see. “These violent delights have violent ends,” he warns.Unfortunately, it goes in one ear and out the other. Juliet runs in. The room’s hormonal level skyrockets. Romeo and Juliet can barely keep their hands off each other, even in the presence of a priest.Friar Laurence takes them off to marry them so they can move on to the highly anticipated honeymoon phase.

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