Romeo And Juliet Act II Study Guide

Mercutio and Benvolio are trying to find Romeo. What does Mercutio tease Romeo about? Mercutio teases Romeo about how love sick Romeo is.
Why is Juliet embarrassed by the fact that Romeo has overheard her daydreams? She’s embarrassed because he has heard her say she loves him.
After exchanging vows of love in scene II, Juliet says, “I have no joy of this contact to-night.” What do you think she means by this? She doesn’t believe Romeo means it.
Find an example of sight in the balcony scene. Moon is sick and pale with grief
Find and example of smell in the balcony scene. “By any other name would smell as sweet.”
Find an example of hearing in the balcony scene. “My ears have yet not drunk a hundred words of that tongue’s utterance, yet I know the sound.”
Find an example of touch in the balcony scene. “O that I were a glove upon that hand, that I might touch that cheek.”
What is Friar busy doing as we meet him? He is gathering herbs early in the morning.
Why Romeo has gone to see the Friar? He wants to see the Friar to have marry him and Juliet.
What Friar’s first reaction Romeo’s news? He is surprised at how quickly and easily Romeo is able to get over Rosaline, and he believes that he is acting in haste.
Why does the Friar eventually agree to do what Romeo is asking? He hopes it will end the feud between the capulet and montague.
Describe how Romeo and his friends treat the Nurse. Would they treat al, women of Verona in the same fashion? They make fun of her with jokes, especially when she uses malapropisms. They wouldn’t treat other women like this. They saw the Nurse was fake.
Nurse uses two malapropisms. What words did she use, and what words should she have used instead? Confidence, endite; ropery, roguery, or jokes
When Nurse returns to Juliet’s chamber, why does she spend so much time complaining about her many aches and pains? Nurse is trying to tease Juliet by putting on a sad face and changing the subject every time Juliet asked about Romeo.
Why do you think Shakespeare chose not to include the wedding ceremony in his play script? It probably would have bored the audience because wedding ceremonies were very small and short.

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