|quote and restate romeo’s metaphor involving juliet.
|he’s saying she’s bright and beautiful and essential to life. center of the universe
|in scene 2, the play begins to explore the meaning of identity.
|your name doesn’t define who you are. personality and physically.
|when juliet speaks of “light love” or her “light” behavior, what does she mean by the word light?
|she’s not serious (innocence). she’s concerned about:-intentions-too easy-too fast
|what “stony” limits, besides the orchard wall, separate the young lovers? how do they dismiss these obstacles?
|-feud-secret-“love”their love, commitment & marriage will get them through these obstacles.
|what troubles juliet about the arrangement she makes with romeo?
|-not thought out/spontaneous-too fast-just met-family finding out
|in addition to describing the qualities and dangers of herbs. friar laurence also compares these qualities to those in humans. what is the main idea of this soliloquy?
|he’s saying some people can harm you (herbs that can kill you, make you blind, etc) and people that can help you (herbs that help cramps, headaches, etc.)
|why does friar laurence claim romeo is fickle?
|he was in love with rosaline yesterday, and now he’s in love with juliet and wants to marry her.
|why in the view of his opinion regarding romeo’s feelings, does the friar agree to marry romeo and juliet?
|he thinks it will end the feud between the capulets and montagues.
|mercutio calls tybalt “more than Prince of Cats,” a reference to a character in an animal story. in what ways is tybalt more dangerous than the fictional “Prince of Cats”? what might this image foreshadow?
|cats aligned with the devil. mercutio is calling tybalt sneaky. he will kill someone.
|what is the setting of scene 5? what effect does the juxtaposing (2 situations side by side like an oxymoron) these short, varied scenes have on the drama?
|capulets mansion (juliets floor). so readers don’t get bored and have time to process.
|what is shakespeare’s purpose in the delaying tactics of the nurse?
|-nurse does not approve-different generations-they want to do it quickly
|how do romeo and the friars viewpoints on love differ?
|friar: naturally, in time, be patientromeo: love at first sight
|what does the friars warning against the intensity of their feelings foreshadow?
|if you go too fast, you’ll fall. they’ll die.
|imagery of moon
romeo and juliet act 2
August 20, 2019