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1 Romeo and Juliet Act II i When Romeo leaves after the party to look for Juliet, what do Mercutio and Benvolio speak about? What is Mercutio s attitude toward Romeo s behavior? ii Who "jests at scars that never felt a wound?" according to Romeo? What does that mean? Romeo looks a Juliet on her balcony and compares her to a, her eyes to two, and also an that causes men to fall back when they look up at the clouds, and Romeo wishes he were a on her hand. What does Juliet mean when she says O Romeo, Romeo! wherefore art thou Romeo? (2.2.33) Deny thy father and refuse thy name; (2.2.34) Or, if thou wilt not, be but sworn my love, And I'll no longer be a Capulet. What is Romeo willing to do after hearing her soliloquy? Juliet is worried about Romeo being Killed, translate Romeo's response: I have night's cloak to hide me from their sight; And but thou love me, let them find me here: My life were better ended by their hate, Than death prorogued, wanting of thy love. What are Juliet's worries now that Romeo has heard amorous declaration? But trust me, gentleman, I'll prove more true Than those that have more coying to be strange. ( ) I should have been more strange, I must confess, But that thou overheard'st, ere I was ware, My true love's passion: therefore pardon me,

2 And not impute this yielding to light love, Which the dark night hath so discovered It is too rash, too unadvised, too sudden; Too like the lightning, which doth cease to be Ere one can say "It lightens." Sweet, good night! ( ) This bud of love, by summer's ripening breath, May prove a beauteous flower when next we meet What do we learn about Juliet s character in these lines? What intrusive voice represents reality in this scene? When will the two lovers make contact again? When Romeo is about to leave, he says (and translate it) the following line: A thousand times the worse, to want thy light. ( ) Love goes toward love, as schoolboys from their books, But love from love, toward school with heavy looks. Find an example or lines that illustrate the dream-like, euphoric, or obsessive nature of being in love. Who is Romeo going to visit the next day?

3 iii What is Friar Laurence describing here: The grey-eyed morn smiles on the frowning night, Chequering the eastern clouds with streaks of light, (2.3.2) And fleckled darkness like a drunkard reels From forth day's path and Titan's fiery wheels. Friar Laurence is precursor of a pharmacist, what does he indicate about herbs in this quoation: Within the infant rind of this weak flower Poison hath residence and medicine power: To what does Friar Laurence compare the good & bad of plant power? Looking at the last lines of his first speech, which element seems to be the more powerful? Friar Laurence notices that Romeo has not, which might mean he is upset or sick, because teenagers often... Friar Laurence by saying "God pardon sin! wast thou with Rosaline?" believes Romeo has. Friar Laurence chides Romeo because... Young men's love then lies Not truly in their hearts, but in their eyes. (2.3.68) Jesu Maria, what a deal of brine Hath wash'd thy sallow cheeks for Rosaline!

4 Do you agree with Friar Laurence? Even though he criticizes Romeo capricious heart, Friar Laurence agrees to marry Romeo and Juliet because... Please explain the irony of Friar Laurence s words, Wisely and slow. They stumble that run fast (2.3.94) iv What disturbs Mercutio about Romeo? What was sent to Montague s house? Who sent it? Why? Benvolio believes Romeo will answer Tybalt's letter, does Mercutio believe him? He is already dead; stabbed with a white wench's black eye; run through the ear with a love-song; the very pin of his heart cleft with the blind bow-boy's butt-shaft According to Mercutio, why is Tybalt to be feared?

5 When Romeo comes back, Mercutio ridicules him for giving the boys the last night and for also being love. Why is Mercutio happy when he says the following lines? Now art thou sociable, now art thou Romeo; now art thou what thou art, by art as well as by nature, for this driveling love is like a great natural, that runs lolling up and down to hide his bauble in a hole. What happens between Mercutio and the Nurse? What happens between the Nurse and Romeo? Why does the Nurse get angry at Peter? What fear does the Nurse have with Romeo? But first let me tell ye, if ye should lead her into a fool's paradise, as they say, it were a very gross kind of behavior, as they say: for the gentlewoman ( ) is young; and, therefore, if you should deal double with her, truly it were an ill thing to be offered to any gentlewoman, and very weak dealing. What else is the Nurse to do for the young couple? 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.

6 V. What mood is Juliet in at the beginning of this scene? What does she notice about human thought and also about older people? How does the Nurse tease Juliet when she comes? What are some of the comical elements here? Who says the following line? I am the drudge and toil in your delight, But you shall bear the burden soon at night. vi Quote A B C: These violent delights have violent ends And in their triumph die, like fire and powder, Which as they kiss consume. The sweetest honey (2.6.11) Is loathsome in his own deliciousness And in the taste confounds the appetite. (2.6.13) Therefore love moderately; long love doth so; Too swift arrives as tardy as too slow A: B: C:

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