Romeo and Juliet Study Questions Act 2 scenes 1-6

What does Mercutio say about “blind love”? Mercutio says that if love is blind, love cannot hit its target. Then he talks how Romeo will wait for his lady love until she appears to him when he can then see her again.
When Juliet appears on her balcony, what does Romeo compare her to? Romeo compares her to the Sun and that she makes the moon jealous and that she is more beautiful.
How does Juliet “speak, yet….. say nothing”? Paradox— her eyes speak to Romeo when he is looking at her and Juliet uses body language
When Juliet leans her cheek on her hand, what does Romeo say? Romeo wishes that he was a glove and Romeo says that she would love to touch her cheek.
Unaware of his presence, what does Juliet ask Romeo to say? She asks him who he is and why he is here, Juliet also asks him how did he get to her. Get rid of your name and take me.
Explain what Juliet says about names. Juliet says “what is a name?” that she calls a rose and that people would call it just as sweet as any other name. (still be the same flower) She then tells Romeo to forget his name so that they can be together. It is only his name that makes Romeo an enemy. Juliet talks through problems
Juliet asks how Romeo got into the area under her window. 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? Romeo tells her that he came to her by love’s (cupids) wings and that her strong walls won’t keep love out and her family can’t stop him.
Why is Juliet embarrassed? She is embarrassed because she didn’t know that Romeo was eavesdropping on her private thoughts.
Juliet is going to send someone to Romeo on the following day for what purpose? For Romeo and Juliet to get married.
What has Friar Laurence been out gathering in his basket? he has been gathering flowers and herbs
Explain lines 21-22: “Virtue itself turns vice, being misapplied,/And vice sometime by action dignified”? “Good can turn bad when t is misused and sometimes evil can be made right by right action.”
When Friar Laurence sees Romeo, what comment does Friar Laurence make about seeing Romeo so early in the morning? He sees that Romeo must be worried.
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? That means that they are emotional about their love
Friar Laurence agrees to perform the marriage ceremony for Romeo and Juliet for what reason? To let their families come together.
According to Mercutio, what kind of man is Tybalt? Mercutio thinks that Tybalt is a fencing master and that he is a strong and angry man who wants revenge on Romeo.
What is the nurse saying to Romeo in lines 142-150? that he needs to respect Juliet and that he is young. The nurse also does not want Romeo to cheat on Juliet
How is Juliet to arrange to meet Romeo? Juliet’s nurse is supposed to get a ladder to Romeo at Juliet’s house for Romeo to climb over and they are going to meet at the church.
The nurse is supposed to be gone only a half hour, but she is actually gone for how long? the nurse has been gone for three hours
How is the nurse behaving that is frustrating to Juliet? She is behaving like that she is tired and tries to change the subject.
What does Friar Laurence mean when he says, “Therefore, love moderately; long love doth so”? That pushing love to fast is the same as pushing love too slow.

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