How does Mercutio try to get Romeo to come out of hiding?
he insults Rosaline and Romeo's view of love
What dramatic irony occurs in this scene?
Mercutio and Benvoilo believe Romeo is still in love with Rosaline
What extended metaphor does Romeo use to describe Juliet's beauty?
Juliet's beauty is as bright as the sun
Why does Juliet not want Romeo to swear his love by the moon?
the moon's shape is constantly changing
Why does Juliet say she "has no joy of this contract tonight"?
this is all happening too soon; I don't want to promise anything
What aspect of nature and of man does the Friar point out in his soliloquy?
man and flowers can be like poison or can be like powerful medicine
What does the Friar say about Romeo being awake so early?
something is wrong if you're out this early
How has Romeo's mood changed since the last time Mercutio saw him? What is Mercutio's reaction to the change?
1. he has gone from depressed to care free and happy
2. he makes sexual jokes about where Romeo has been
How does Mercutio mock the Nurse? How does the Nurse react to his taunting?
1. he says her fan is the fairer face
2. she ignores him, but not after a few insults
What warning does the Nurse give Romeo?
she will take Mercutio down or she will find someone to do it for her
What two sets of instructions does Romeo give to the nurse?
1. have Juliet meet him at the Friar's cell to be married
2. get a rope ladder so he can climb the wall and meet Juliet in secret
What complication does the Nurse remind us of at the end of this scene?
secrets are hard to keep/ this love is destined for doom
What comments does Juliet make about the Nurse?
slow, lazy - if she were the one in love, she would move faster
What line of the Nurse's indicates that Juliet is trying to humor the Nurse by rubbing her back?
My back a' t' other side
What line of the Nurse's indicates that Juliet blushes when she finally hears Romeo's message?
You blush bright red as soon as you hear any news.
Where doses the Nurse say she must go at the end of the scene?
Friar Laurence's cell for "confession"
Juliet quickly admits her love for Romeo because-
he has overheard her thinking about her love for him
The purpose of the humor rising from the Nurse's comic character is to-
provide self relief from the tragedy