Romeo and Juliet Act II Study Guide

What does Mercutio say about “blind love” If love is blind (Cupid), love cannot hit its target; Romeo is not seeing Juliet realistically
When Juliet appears on her balcony, what does Romeo compare her to The sun
How does Juliet “speak, yet . . . [say] nothing” it is like her body, especially her eyes, are speaking to Romeo
When Juliet leans her cheek on her hand, what does Romeo say He wishes that he were a glove upon that hand so that he could touch her cheek
Unaware of his presence, what does Juliet ask Romeo to say Reject the family name; swear to be her love
In a sentence or two, explain what Juliet says about names. A name does not have as much meaning as the qualities that it names; J tells R to get rid of his name and replace it with her
Juliet asks how Romeo got into her place. The orchard walls are high, and Romeo’s life would be in danger if her relatives were to find him there. What is Romeo’s response to these questions? His love for her gave him strength to get over the wall
Why is Juliet embarrassed She didn’t know R was listening to her
Juliet is going to send someone to Romeo on the following day for what purpose To get info: is R serious? Then, when and where marriage ceremony will take place?
What has Friar Laurence been out gathering in his basket Herbs, weeds, flowers
Explain lines 23-26: “Within the infant rind of this small flower…/ slays all senses with the heart” it has both medicinal and poisonous power
When Friar Laurence sees Romeo, what comment does Friar Laurence make about seeing Romeo so early in the morning Romeo must have been up all night or something must be bothering him
What does Friar Laurence mean when he says to Romeo, “Young men’s love then lies not truly in their hearts, but in their eyes young men care more about young women’s looks than their hearts
Friar Laurence agrees to perform the marriage ceremony for Romeo and Juliet for what reason? To hopefully end the families’ feud
According to Mercutio, what kind of man is Tybalt he is an excellent duelist from the best school of fencing; he follows the latest trends of dueling
What is the nurse saying to Romeo in lines 140 – 147 do not seduce or two-time Juliet; she loves Juliet as a daughter
How is Juliet to arrange to meet Romeo Get permission to come to Friar L’s cell for shrift; R will meet her there and get married
The nurse is supposed to be gone only a half hour, but she is actually gone for how long “Three long hours”
How is the nurse behaving that is frustrating to Juliet She takes her time giving the message/info from Romeo to Juliet; Nurse pretends she is out of breath, sore back/bones, headache
What does Friar Laurence mean when he says, “Therefore, love moderately; long love doth so”? Love that lasts a long time is moderate

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