English- Act 2 Romeo and Juliet

(1)Being held a foe, he may not have access (2)To breathe such vows as lovers us’d to swear; (3)And she as much in love, her means much less (4)To meet her new beloved anywhere: (5)But passion lends them power, time means, to meet, (6)Tempering extremities with extreme sweet. Paraphrase the chorus (1&2) Being from opposing families they can’t have a normal relationship(3) She has mutual feeling for Romeo but has less opportunities to see him because she’s a girl(4&5) There loves gives them strength to continue the relationship(6) Their relationships will have ups and downs
What is the meaning of Romeo’s first 2 lines?”Can I go forward when my heart is here? Turn back, dull earth, and find thy centre out.” Romeo is speaking to himself. He says how can I go when the women I love is here.
Who sees Romeo in the very beginning of Act 1 Benvolio sees where Romeo goes.
Why is Mercutio irritated by Romeo? Romeo ditched them after the party.
How does Mercutio try to get Romeo’s attention? He kept joking around about Romeo’s love for Rosaline
What does Benvolio say to Mercutio? Romeo will be angry if you continue.
“And if he hoar thee, thou wilt anger him” – Who said this Benvolio says this to Mercutio about joking around about Romeo’s love for Rosaline.
Where does Benvolio think Benvolio is? Taking a walk
What happens at the end of Scene 1? Benvolio and Mercutio go home to bed
Define Soliloquy. When a character speaks their thoughts out loud. Usually no other character hears, but Romeo hears Juliet’s.
Define Aside. a stage whisper
What does Romeo say about Mercutio? That he’s only joking because if he was ever in love like Romeo was, he would never say that because he doesn’t know the painfulness of the situation.
“He jests at scars that never felt a wound” -Who said this? Romeo about Mercutio
Shakespeare uses many “light and dark” images in the play. List words having to do with light. “stars”, “twinkle”, “lamp”, “bright angel”
Romeo compares Juliet to 3 things The stars, angels, sun
What does Romeo’s soliloquy illustrate about his thoughts? That Romeo loves Juliet
Why is Romeo reluctant to let Juliet know he is in the garden? He wants to know what Juliet thinks about him.
“O Romeo, Romeo! wherefore art thou Romeo? Deny thy father and refuse thy name; Or, if thou wilt not, be but sworn my love, And I’ll no longer be a Capulet.” – Who says this? Who to? What do they mean? Juliet is having her own soliloquy. She asks Romeo to get rid of his name or she will get rid of hers.
What warning does Juliet give Romeo? If Romeo stayed in her garden her kin would kill him
What is Juliet embarrassed that Romeo overhears her? Romeo overhead Juilet’s thoughts about him and thought that Romeo would think she easily falls for guys and does this with all of them.
Why doesn’t Juliet want Romeo to swear by the moon? The moon is constantly changing and wants there love to remain constant.
“Love goes toward love as schoolboys from their books; But love from love, towards school with heavy looks.” What does this mean? And who said this? Romeo uses this simile to describe how he feels about him staying and leaving Juliet. He feels happy like a kid feels when he leaves his books, but is sad when he leaves her like a kid going to school.
Where is the foreshadowing in “I would kill thee with much chering”. Meaning? I will kill you by petting you to much if u were my bird. Shows how their love will cause each others death.
“Within the infant rind of this weakl flower, poison hath residence and medicine power.” What does this mean? Who said it? And to who? It depends on the dosage and what it’s mixed with. And yes, a person can be both good and bad. Friar Laurence said this to Romeo. He says this in attempt to explain this idea to Romeo.
Friar Laurence states 2 reasons for why Romeo is up so early in the morning. What are these reasons? 1) He couldn’t sleep because he had things on his mind2) Never went to bed at all
Why does Friar Laurence get angry? He thinks Romeo is a player and uses women.
“Young men’s love then lies not truly in their hearts, but their eyes”. What does this mean? Who said this? And to who? Friar thinks Romeo pays attention to a women’s looks and doesn’t care for her soul or if they are in fact in love. Friar says what he thinks of the way Romeo treats women to Romeo.
Why does Friar agree to marry Romeo and Juliet? Friar believes it the marriage will bring peace between the two families.
“Wisely and slow. They stumble that run fast”. What does this mean? Who said this? And who is it said to? Friar is saying to Romeo that he should slow down because something bad might happen as a result if he rushed into things to quickly. He says this as Romeo rushed out to see Juliet and prepared their wedding wedding plans.
What has Tybalt sent to Romeo’s house? He sent a challenge to a duel through a letter.
Why is Tybalt called “more than the prince of cats”? And by who? Mercutio calls Tybalt the Prince of Cats because it’s almost as if he has nine lives, he’s an extremely good sword fighter.
Why does the Nurse enter the scene? She was sent by Juliet to find Romeo and set up the arrangements for their marriage.
How is the Nurse treated in the scene? She is treated poorly by Mercutio.
“And stay, good nurse, behind the abbey-wall: Within this hour my man shall be with thee, And bring thee cords made like a tackled stair; Which to the high top-gallant of my joy Must be my convoy in the secret night. Farewell; be trusty, and I’ll quit thy pains: Farewell; commend me to thy mistress” -What do these lines mean? Who said them? And to who? Romeo tells this to the Nurse because he wants his man to set up a ladder so he can visit Juliet to celebrate their marriage.
How does Scene 4 end? Nurse leaves with Peter to give Romeo’s message to Juliet
How long has Juliet been waiting for the Nurse? What time is it now? She been waiting for 3 hours and it’s 12 o’clock.
The Nurse purposely holds back from giving Juliet Romeo’s message. List 4 ways that she does this? 1) She claims her back hurts2) Says she has a headache3) Is out of breath4) Changed the Subjects (ex. asks where her mother is and if she had dinner.
“Ah, my back, my back! Beshrew your heart for sending me about to catch my death by jaunting up and down.” What does this mean? Who is the Nurse saying this to? And considering the Nurse’s feelings for Juliet, is this really an angry curse? The Nurse says to Juliet basically saying that she curses her heart for sending her running all over town. However in reality, the nurse doesn’t truly mean what she says.
“O God’s lady dear! Are you so hot? marry,come up, I trow; Is this the poultice for my aching bones? Henceforward,do your messages yourself.”- Who says these lines? Who to? What do they mean? The Nurse is speaking to Juliet after she returned from meeting the Romeo. The Nurse asks why Juliet’s angry and asks is this the treatment she gets for helping her. She also suggests Juliet should do it herself next time, instead of making the her.
“Hie you to church; I must another way, To fetch a ladder, by the which your love Must climb a bird’s nest soon when it is dark.” -Who says this? To who? What does this mean? The Nurse is informs Juliet about Romeo’s instructions and plans with her. She says how she’s going the other way so to get a ladder so Romeo can climb the balcony (bird’s nest) when it gets dark to be with Juliet (bird).
What are two examples of foreshadowing in scene 6? 1) When Friar says to Romeo he hopes nothing unfortunate will happen because of the marriage2) Romeo replies by saying that he doesn’t care if he dies as long as he’s married to Juliet
“So smile the heavens upon this holy act That after-hours with sorrow chide us not!” Who says this? To who? Paraphrase. Friar says this to Romeo. He says he hopes god will be happy with this marriage, so nothing unfortunate happens to make them regret it.
“Then love-devouring death do what he dare” Who says this? Who to? What is this line an example of? Romeo says this to Friar to show how much he truly loves Juliet. This line is an example of personification.
How likely is it that Romeo will follow Friar’s advice? Not likely.
“Come, come with me, and we will make short work; For, by your leaves, you shall not stay alone Till holy church incorporate two in one.” -Who says this? And what does this mean? Friar say this to both Juliet and Romeo. He basically says come with me so we can get you married quickly because he was not willing to leave them alone until they were married (couldn’t keep their hands off of each other).
PREDICTION: WHat type of scene will Shakespeare shift to after the happy marriage scene? To a sad scene. Tybalt vs Romeo
Define Allusion something related to another text of literature or art
Define Malapropism. How is it used in scene 4? It’s when the author uses the wrong word on purpose as a joke. Ex. When the Nurse makes a mistake by saying confidence instead of conference. Benvolio replies using the word indite instead of invite.

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