Romeo and Juliet Act 2

What does it mean when Juliet says”O Romeo, Romeo! Wherefore art thou Romeo! Deny thy father and refuse thy name Or if thou wilt not, be but sworn by love, And I’ll no longer be a Capulet.” The first line means “Why do you have to be a Montague” when Juliet is speaking to Romeo. The second line means that Juliet is asking Romeo to forget/leave your family. The last line says that if Romeo truly loves Juliet, but refuses to leave his family, then she will leave hers, and have her last name be Montague.
How did Romeo explain he got into the orchard below Juliet’s balcony and why did he do it? ROmeo claimed to have flown over the walls using light wings of love. This was to prove his immense love for Juliet, and Romeo is saying that even the bad family ties cannot prevent him from climbing over obstacles to love Juliet. Romeo then says, “I would rather them kill me than live without your love” after Juliet says that he will be killed by guards if found on the Capulet’s ground.
Why does Juliet tell ROmeo not to swear his love to her by the moon? This is because Juliet is a quick and intelligent thinker, and realizes that the moon is constantly changing position and moving every night. Juliet does not want to fall in love with a man who will use her, and instead wants a trusting relationship.
Toward the end of scene 2, after Romeo and Juliet have professed their love for each other, what do they agree to do the next day and why? Juliet says she will send Romeo a messenger at 9 am, and that he should only respond if his intentions are honorable for marriage. Then, ROmeo will respond by telling the messenger the time and location of their marriage.
Who said, “But soft! What light through yonder window breaks? It is the east, and Juliet is the sun. Arise, fair sun, and kill the envious moon.” Romeo
Who says, “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” Juliet
Why does Romeo go to see Friar Laurence after leaving Juliet? Romeo first goes to tell Friar that Rosaline is done, and Juliet is his new love. Then he asks if Friar will marry him and Juliet at the chapel
How does Friar respond to Romeo’s request for marriage? What is his initial concern? Friar first questions that because Romeo is already over his old love, how can he know Juliet is the woman he is truly in love with at this point due to his inconsistency. He believes that Romeo is only in love with Juliet based on her good looks. Friar believes Romeo did not give the relationship between him and Rosaline enough time to develop
Why does Friar eventually agree to marry Romeo and Juliet? Friar decides to marry Romeo and Juliet because he thinks the relationship between the two lovers may positively impact the feud between the Capulet and Montague families, which will end the long lasting disagreements to heal the harsh bonds.
What is Friar Lawrence like? Friar is wise, powerful, respectable, thoughtful because he considers how he can benefit different families, protective of Romeo and Juliet, caring, skeptical and cautious of the decision of Romeo marrying Juliet, and he is simple because he likes wording to be put in simple terms he can understand without decoding information
Who said, “But come, young waverer, come, go with me, In one respect I’ll thy assistant be, For this alliance may so happy prove To turn your households’ rancor to pure love.” Friar
Who said, “Is Rosaline, whom thou didst love so dear, So soon forsaken? Young men’s love then lies Not truly in their hearts, but in their eyes.” Friar
Why did Tybalt issue a challenge to Romeo? The message that Tybalt sent to Romeo issued a sword fight, in which one of them will end up dying. Tybalt did this to get revenge on Romeo for being at the Capulet’s party, and wrote a written challenge to keep it official and honorable based on Romeo’s answer. In addition to that, it would be dishonorable for the name of Montague if Romeo disagreed to fight, and because the opposing families cannot fight on the streets of Verona, the fight is an official sword fight.
How does Mercutio feel about Romeo’s chances against Tybalt? Mercutio is doubtful and skeptical that Romeo can defeat Tybalt because although both are equal fighters, romeo is too focused on his love life, and his mental state is unfocused.
What does the nurse say she will tell Juliet about Romeo? The nurse will tell Juliet that romeo’s intentions are honorable, and that they will get married. Also, she tells Juliet that she must lie that she is going to church to confess her sins, while as she is actually marrying Romeo. The nurse also compliments Romeo’s behavior.
What words can be used to describe Mercutio? Mercutio is obnoxious, disrespectful, inappropriate due to his sexual insults, cocky, arrogant, and he is mean because he introduces himself to the nurse by calling her face ugly. However, Mercutio is loyal to his family and friends, honest because he knows Romeo will lose a sword fight if he stays in his mental state, funny, and people are drawn to him.
Who says, “Alas, poor Romeo! He is already dead, stabbed with a white wench’s black eye, shot through the ear with a love song, the very pin of his heart cleft with the blind bow-boys butt shaft. And is he a man to encounter Tybalt?” Mercutio
When Mercutio says, ” The very pin of his heart cleft with the blind bow-bows butt shaft,” what element of fiction is he using alliteration

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