Act II – Romeo and Juliet

What influence does love have on Romeo? Love has a huge influence on Romeo because he becomes lovesick and avoids his friends.
How does Romeo approach love? Romeo approaches love impulsively.
What effect does true love have on Romeo’s spirits? Romeo’s spirits are uplifted now that he loves someone that loves him back.
What influence does love have on Juliet? Although Juliet is more cautious with love, she is smitten by Romeo and wants to get married.
What chance happening occurs in scene II of this act? Juliet happens to step out on the balcony and proclaim her love for Romeo while he was there.
What doe we learn of the Friar from his opening soliloquy in scene III? Friar is a philosopher. He believes that plants can be both good and bad like humans.
What warning does the Friar give Romeo? Friar tells Romeo to make sure that he actually loves Juliet because he jumped into the relationship too quickly.
Does the Friar’s attitude in scene VI reflect any evil to come? Friar’s attitude in scene VI is fearful because he dreads that Romeo’s rushed love will bring bad luck.
Why does Romeo hide from Benvolio and Mercutio? Romeo hides from Benvolio and Mercutio because he does not want them to know about his plan to marry Juliet.
Do you think Benvolio and Mercutio realize that Romeo has found a new love? Benvolio and Mercutio do not realize because they still taunt Romeo about Rosaline.
How has Romeo’s attitude toward life changed since he has met Juliet? Romeo becomes more optimistic and upbeat.
What proposal does Romeo make to the Friar? Romeo asks Friar Laurence if he could help marry him to Juliet.
What doubts does the Friar have about Romeo’s proposal? Friar believes that Romeo is not truly in love with Juliet.
Why does Friar Laurence finally accept Romeo’s proposal? Friar Laurence finally accepts when he realized that the marriage could bring the feuding households together.
What examples of humor can you point out in this scene? Mercutio taunts the nurse by calling her a “boat” and teasing her about her appearance.
Everything seems to be going well-except for a certain threat. What is this threat? Tybalt sends a message to Romeo, challenging him to a duel.
What is the attitude of Friar Laurence toward the lover’s insistence that he marry them without delay? Friar Laurence doubts the marriage. Friar Laurence believes that rushing love can lead to bad things, but the marriage might end the hostility between the two families.
Pun use of words that are alike or nearly alike in sound but different in meaning
Paradox a statement that appears to be self-contradictory or silly that may include the truth
Oxymoron combination of words that have opposite or very different meanings
Allusion a reference to an object, person, or event from another literary work
Dramatic Irony when the audience knows something that the characters do not know
Direct Characterization when a character is revealed by clear descriptions by the author
Indirect Characterization process by which the writer shows the character’s personality through speech, actions, and appearance
Alliteration the repetition of adjacent or closely connected words
Metaphor a comparison of two unlike things that are connected by one similarity
Simile comparison of two unlike things using “like” or “as”
Mercutio taunts/find Romeo; prince’s cousin and friend to Romeo
Friar Laurence monk who secretly marries Romeo and Juliet
Nurse Capulet servant and friend to Juliet; delivers Romeo a message
Tybalt nephew of Capulet; request to duel with Romeo
Benvolio aids Mercutio in trying to find Romeo/taunts Romeo; nephew of Montague
Romeo tells the Nurse he wants to get married to Juliet; son of the wealthy Montagues
Juliet agrees to marry Romeo in secret; daughter of the Capulets

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