Romeo and Juliet act 2

Romeo slips away from his friends; the practical, vulgar Mercutio makes some indecent comments about Rosaline. What misapprehension are Mercutio and Benvolio under? What truth does the audience know? Mercutio and Benvolio believe Romeo is still in love with Rosaline and is pining away for her. The audience knows, however, that Romeo is now in love with Juliet and Juliet returns his love.
Does Juliet know that Romeo is beneath her window? No, he sees her, but she doesn’t know he’s there.
One of the most famous lines is when Juliet explains: “O Romeo, Romeo! Wherfore art thou Romeo?” What do these lines mean? She is asking out loud why Romeo has to be who he is (a Montague). Forget about your father and change your name. Or else, if you won’t change your name, just swear you love me and I’ll stop being a Capulet
7. Juliet makes a secret vow to Romeo; what is this vow? What is the significance of this quote in relation to a major theme of the play? If he were to change his name, she would love him forever
As Juliet knows, Romeo is risking death by being there. When she mentions this fact to Romeo, what is his response? He is willing to risk is life to see her and be in love with her.
When Romeo swears by the moon, what does Juliet tell him? Juliet says not to swear by the moon because it changes.
What does Juliet mean when she tells Romeo, “…swear by the gracious self,/Which is the god of my idolatry,…” Don’t swear at all. But if you have to swear, swear by your wonderful self, which is the god I worship like an idol, and then I’ll believe you.
After an exchange of vows, the Nurse calls and Juliet must leave. What is Romeo’s feeling as he stands there? He feels unsatisfied like Juliet has left him hanging.
Juliet reappears. What does she tell Romeo? I’m trapped in my family’s house, so I must be quiet, but that Romeo needs to go home
It is apparent that neither Romeo nor Juliet wants the night to end. What is Juliet’s famous parting line? Parting is such sweet sorrow That I shall say good night till it be morrow. AKA I won’t stop saying goodnight because it hurts so badly to say goodbye.
The Friar assumes that Romeo is out so early because he has been up all night with Rosaline. When the Friar is informed that it is not Rosaline, but a Capulet, Romeo wishes to marry, what is the Friar’s reaction? He is shocked. He reminds Romeo that it wasn’t long ago he was crying over Rosaline.
Why does the Friar agree to help Romeo and Juliet get married? He thinks the wedding can help the feud between the families die down.
As Romeo enters, Mercutio and Benvolio are discussing Romeo’s longing for Rosaline and Tybalt’s challenge to Romeo. What change in Romeo’s behavior does Mercutio comment on? He is saying he is finally the Romeo they all remember; sociable, fun, etc.
The nurse expresses certain doubts about Romeo. What are these doubts, and how does Romeo respond? “if you try to trick her, it would be an evil thing to do to any woman and very poor behavior.” Romeo replies, “Nurse, give my regards to your lady. I swear to you”
What is the message that Romeo gives to the Nurse for Juliet? “Tell her to devise a plan to get out of her house and come to confession at the abbey this afternoon. At Friar Lawrence’s cell she can make confession and be married. (giving her coins) Here is a reward for your efforts.”
Juliet waits anxiously for the Nurse to return. How is Juliet able to justify her Nurse’s tardiness? She realizes that the nurse is old and doesn’t have the feeling of love within her. If she did, she would move quicker.
How does the Nurse tease Juliet? She avoids the topic. She tells Juliet about his looks and things she already knew about.
Finally, what does the Nurse tell Juliet? She tells Juliet to go to Friar Lawrence’s cell where Romeo is waiting to be married. She also tells her that Romeo will use a rope ladder to come see her in the night.
As the scene opens, Romeo says, “he jests at scars that never felt a wound” what is Romeo referring to? What does this statement suggest He worries too much about the past, he should open up to more opportunities

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