Act 2: Romeo and Juliet

What does the chorus do in this prologue? Sum up the dilemma of the young lovers
What will help Romeo and Juliet overcome their problems? Their love
What does Romeo do in order to avoid his friends? He escapes by jumping over the orchard wall
What do Benvolio and Mercutio think Romeo is doing? They think he is still getting over Rosaline that’s why he ran
What does Romeo compare Juliet to? The sun
What is Juliet’s enemy? His name (a Montague)
Why doesn’t Romeo reveal himself? He is scared because he doesn’t know how she feels
Why doesn’t Juliet want Romeo to swear by moon? A moon changes every night
About what else is Juliet concerned? Family, friends, or guards will kill him
What do they plan for the next day? To meet @ 9 with Friar Laurence (get married)
Who does Romeo wiser to ask for help? What is he doing when Romeo visits? Friar Laurence; gathering herbs
What does Friar Laurence say about the earth? Nature’s mother
What are some of the powers or herbs? How does Friar Laurence compare man to herbs? Poison; healing. Mane can be evil on good
What does Romeo ask Friar Laurence to do? Marry him and Juliet
What is his initial reaction to Romeo’s request? He said Romeo didn’t know what love was
Why does Friar Laurence change his mind? He thinks it will end the family’s feuding
What two things did Benvolio divider at Montague’s home? A letter and a challenge for Romeo ➡️ they noticed his bed had not been slept on (a challenge from Tybalt for Romeo)
What does Mercutio say about Tybalt? Very slick and sneaky but a good swordsman
How does Mercutio talk with the nurse? Teases and talks to her in a vulgar way
What does Romeo tell the nurse? Tell Juliet to tell her parents she is going to confession. There will be a rope ladder where he will climb up beneath the balcony and then they will get married
What is Juliet’s state of mind as she waits for the nurse? Warned and anxious
What is humorous about the scene when the nurse returns? She’s being over dramatic and teasing Juliet
What is Romeo willing to risk in order to marry Juliet? Death
What warning does Friar Laurence give Romeo? Go into marriage with moderation