Romeo and Juliet: Act II Reading and Study Guide

cunning having or showing skill in achieving one’s ends by deceit
vile extremely unpleasant
predominant present as the strongest or main element
unwiedly difficult to carry or more because of its size, shape, or weight
analogy a comparison between two things, typically on the basis of their structure and for the purpose of explanation or clarification
imagery the formation of mental images, figures, or likenesses of things or of such images collectively
irony the use of words to convey a meaning that is opposite of its literal meaning
dramatic irony irony that is inherent in speeches or a situatio of a drama and is understood by the audience nut not by the characters
situational irony irony involving a situation in which actions have an effect that is opposite from what was intended
verbal irony irony in which a person says or write one thing and means another
monlogue a form of dramatic entertained, comedic solo, or the like by a single speaker
oxymoron a combination of opposite or contradictory words
personification giving human characteristics to non-living things or ideas
soliloquy a speech in a drama in which a character tells the audience how he/she feels by talking to him/her self
Mercutio says that love is blind and it can’t hit the target. Meaning you don’t know who you’ll fall in love with and that it can make you do stupid things. What does Mercutio say about “blind love”?
Romeo compares her to the sun, eyes to the stars in heaven, and to an angel When Juliet appears on her balcony, what does Romeo compare her to?
body language: her eyes How does Juliet “speak, yet… (say) nothing”?
Romeo says he wants to glove that hand and touch her cheek When Juliet leans her cheek on her hand, what does Romeo say?
Juliet wants Romeo to say that he is not a Montague and that he loves her. She also wants him to say that he would do anything for her. Unaware of his presence, what does Juliet ask Romeo to say?
Juliet names don’t change anything What does Juliet say about names?
he flew over with lover’s wings Juliet asks how Romeo go into her place. What was Romeo’s response?
Juliet confessed her love to Romeo already, but Romeo hasn’t Why is Juliet embarrassed?
to tell when and where they are to get married Juliet is going to send someone to Romeo on the following day for what purpose?
poisonous weeds and medicinal flowers what has friar Laurence been out gathering in his basket?
good things can be bad, and bad things can turnout to be good. Explain: “Virtue itself turns vice, being misapplied,/and vice sometime by action dignified”
He says how people who worry don’t sleep. And that people his age should not, and receive plenty of sleep When Friar Laurence sees Romeo, what comment does Friar Laurence make about seeing Romeo so early in the morning?
Friar Laurence means that boys think they are in love form what they see not truly know what love is What does Friar Laurence mean when he says to Romeo, “Young men’s love then lies not truly in their hearts, but in their eyes?
He agrees to marry them because he believes it will tie the families together Friar Laurence agrees to perform the marriage ceremony for Romeo and Juliet for what reason?
Tybault is a very good fighter. They also call him Prince of Cats According to Mercutio, what kind of man is Tybault?
The nurse is saying about how Juliet really does like Romeo and how Juliet is such a sweet girl. She also said how Paris wants to marry Juliet. What is the nurse saying to Romeo?
Juliet is suppose to go to Friar Laurence’s cell to meet with Romeo to get married How is Juliet to arrange to meet Romeo?
the nurse is actually gone for 3 hours the nurse is supposed to be gone only a half hour, but she is actually gone for how long?
the nurse keeps changing the subjects and not answering Juliet’s question How is the nurse behaing that is frustrating to Juliet?
Friar Laurence means that they should love each other without fighting or disagreeing; that is the key to true love What does Friar Laurence mean when he says, “Therefore, love moderately; long love doth so”?