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The tragedy of Romeo and Juliet Act II
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Prologue, Lines 1-14: What does line 5 identify as the difference between the situation with Rosaline and the one with Juliet? What conflict will Romeo and Juliet encounter in the pursuit of their love? What lines support the idea that love will find a way?
In the prologue, lines 1-14, line five of the prologue displays Juliet to be Romeos new affection and Rosaline as his lost affection. Unfortunately, they may not have access to such love, Given that Romeo is a Montague and Juliet is a Capulet, which, might I mention, are two families in a childish feud. However, within lines 13-14 of the prologue, it gives clear evidence that love will find a way.
Sc. 1, lines 1-2: Explain the metaphor Romeo uses to describe his relationship with Juliet. What does this metaphor express about his feelings for her?
In Sc. 1, lines 1-2, Romeo says this metaphor with the intention to compare Juliet, his love, to the center of his heart. Romeo refuses to leave, forcing his body or earth, to stop and join Juliet, its center. This metaphor expresses that Romeo loves Juliet to much to leave.
Sc. 1, lines 17-32: Explain the dramatic irony in this part of the scene.
In Sc. 1, lines 17-32, The dramatic irony in this part of the scene is: Romeos friends believe that Romeo still has feelings for Rosaline, however, the audience knows that Romeo had just recently lost that affection after he met Juliet.
Sc. 1, lines 33-41: How does Mercutio's dialogue in this scene add to your impression of his character?
In Sc. 1, lines 33-41, Mercutios dialogue in this scene gives me the impression that his character is rather rude and inappropriate. Throughout the lines, he constantly taunts Romeo (yes I know Romeo isn't in this part of the scene.) by mentioning his lust for Rosaline (sorry for being rather inappropriate myself but i'm just stating the truth). Mercutio explains this lust in a rather disgusting and perverted way.
Sc. 2, lines 1-25: What provokes Romeo to speak aloud? To what does he compare Juliet in the speech? What does this soliloquy reveal about his thoughts?
In Sc. 2, lines 1-25, the sight of Juliet provokes Romeo to speak aloud. He compares Juliet to the sun. This soliloquy reveals that his thoughts consist of Juliet.
Sc. 2, lines 33-53: What does Juliet say that shows the strength of her feelings toward Romeo?
In Sc. 2, lines 33-53, The words, "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" (Sc. 2, lines 33-36), in which spoken by Juliet strengthen her love toward Romeo by displaying that she loves him so much to the point, that she is willing to marry a man for whom she met not but hours ago.
Sc. 2, lines 54-65: How does Romeo address Juliet? Why? What warning does Juliet give to Romeo? What is the impact of this reminder on the audience?
In Sc. 2, lines 54-65, Romeo address Juliet by stating his hatred for his name because he is a Montague and Juliet is a Capulet. These same names, in scripted in hatred, are the exact reason why these two naive teens must sneak around in a relationship forbidden by there own families. Juliet gives warning to Romeo of her kinsman and that the situation would be horrible if they were to find him sneaking around there as stated in line 65. The reminder only reminds the audience that this love is forbidden and that the families are still feuding regardless of this eccentric love affair.
Sc. 2, lines 75-79: Do you think Romeo is serious in his declaration? Why or Why not?
In Sc. 2, lines 75-79, no, I do not believe Romeo is serious. Yes, he loves Juliet but I do not think Romeo actually wants to be found and murdered.
Sc. 2, lines 85-106: Why does Juliet tell Romeo that she feels embarrassed? What does she say he would see if it were not so dark? Explain what she means in lines 102-104 when she says "I should have been more strange, I must confess, / But that thou overheardust, ere I was ware, / My true love's passion." How might Juliet's candor affect the progress of their relationship?
In Sc. 2, lines 85-106, Juliet tells Romeo that she is embarrassed because she feels as if she is being to straightforward. In lines 102-104, what Juliet means by saying these lines is that she should have played hard to get. Her candor may affect the progress of the relationship because of just how straightforward it actually is and the timing was horrible when she said it.
Sc. 2, lines 109-141: Why doesn't Juliet want Romeo to swear his love to her by the moon? Why does Juliet compare their love to lightning in lines 118-120? what does this comparison reveal about her feelings? What does Romeo say that conveys a similar idea?
In Sc. 2, lines 109-141, Juliet does not want Romeo to swear his love to her by the moon because the moon changes. Juliet compares love to lightning because she believes love is sudden and moves so quick. This comparison reveals Juliet to feel as though she would want to move slow into this relationship. Within lines 139-141, Romeo conveys a similar idea.
Sc. 2, lines 142-149: What does Juliet demand from Romeo? What motivates this request on Juliet's part?
In Sc. 2, lines 142-149, Juliet demand marriage. Her love and his name motivates this request.
Sc. 2, lines 187-190: Why is Romeo going to see friar Laurence? Explain what is revealed by his action.
In Sc. 2, lines 187-190, Romeo see's friar Laurence on the matter that he needs his help. This action reveals Romeo to be very reliant on people other than himself.
Sc. 3, lines 1-22: What warning does the friar give about the qualities of both people and plants? How might this warning function as foreshadowing?
In Sc. 3, lines 1-22, Friar says that both contain medicine to heal and poison to hurt. It might foreshadow Romeo and Juliet's death and may compare this death to medicine which heals the poisonous feud.
Sc. 3, lines 31-40: Explain the dramatic irony the friar expresses in lines 39-40.
In Sc. 3, lines 39-40, the dramatic irony in those lines simply is that the friar believes that Romeo has been up because something may bother him, however, the audience knows he was up rather late on accounts of Juliet.
Sc. 3, lines 43-46: How does Romeo react to the name of Rosaline? Why?
In Sc. 3, lines 43-46, Romeo has forgotten the name Rosaline since he fell head over heels for Juliet.
Sc. 3, lines 57-70: Describe the style of Romeo's speech in these lines? How has it changed? What shows the friar's strong reaction? Why does he feel this way?
In Sc. 3, lines 56-70, Romeo gives this speech with passion. It changed from passion to, I would say, begging. The friar's strong reaction is shown when he says "Holy saint Francis!" The friar feels this way because he knows romeo is dramatic and impulsive, but seriously, Romeo just said he was depressed over fair maiden, Rosaline ,but he has now changed his mind. His action was just so sudden, unrealistic, outrageous, and unbelievable, to say the least.
Sc. 3, lines 81-94: Which lines explain why the friar agrees to marry Romeo and Juliet? Infer other reasons for the friar's cooperation.
In Sc. 3, lines 81-94, The lines 91-92 explain why Friar agrees to marry Romeo and Juliet. I also infer he did this because he has much sympathy for both of them since he's known them for quite some time and he also is a man of god whom believes in marriage.
Sc. 4, lines 1-17: Infer how Benvolio and Mercutio feel. Why? How does this new event add a complication to the plot?
In Sc. 4, lines 1-17, I infer that Benvolio and Mercutio feel hatred toward Rosaline because she did not accept Romeos request of love. This new event complicates the plot because it shows that Romeos friends and cousin both do are not aware of Romeo's actual situation.
Sc. 4, lines 34-41: Describe Mercutio's attitude toward Romeo's feelings based on his choice of words. Apart from making fun of Romeo, why is mercutio so aware of Romeo's lovesick state? What is the dramatic irony of Mercutio's speech?
In Sc. 4, lines 34-41, Mercutio feels rather awful for Romeo. Mercutio can just tell by Romeos fashion(way; actual pun in script) of doing things, which he does in a rather sad way. Mercutio believes the Romeo is lovesick over Rosaline, however, the audience knows its over Juliet.
Sc. 4, lines 56-72: What do you notice about Romeo's responses in this exchange with Mercutio as compared to their conversation in Act I?
In Sc. 4, lines 56-72, Romeo speaks in a much more humorous and happier tone unlike Act I when he was sobbing over Rosaline.
Sc. 4, lines 77-81: What does Mercutio think he has accomplished through his humor? What is his opinion about people who brood over love? infer why Mercutio may feel this way.
In Sc. 4, lines 77-81, Mercutio believes he has scared her away. Mercutio thinks of people who brood over love as if they were little lovesick puppies who don't know what there getting themselves into. I believe mercutio feels this way because of his experience with Romeo's tedious lovesick nature for rosaline.
Sc. 4, lines 89-108: How does this encounter with the nurse present a contrast to the threat hanging over Romeo's head? Why does Shakespeare structure his play in this way?
In Sc. 4, lines 89-108, I feel as though this encounter with the nurse presents a contrast to the threat hanging over Romeo's head because this may give him comfort in knowing that someone other than Juliet and himself actually knows of this affair between her and him. I believe Shakespeare structured his play this way with the intentions of presenting more information about each character as the play goes on.
Sc. 4, lines 110-126: How do Mercutio and Benvolio treat the nurse? What do their actions tell you about their characters?
In Sc. 4, lines 110-126, They teat the nurse with rudeness. This reveals that they are quite protective of Romeo, yet, rude and that they could care less who thy hurt, just as long as they protect Romeo who's been hurt quite a lot in the past.
Sc. 4, lines 140-168: Recall what the nurse said about Paris in Act I, scene 3. Why does she agree to help Romeo in his plan to marry Juliet?
In Sc. 4, lines 140-168, She agrees because of her love for Juliet. The nurse knows that Juliet has "fallen in love" with Romeo and will do anything to "benefit" Juliet. The nurse could honestly care less for Romeo.
Sc. 5, lines 1-17: What do Juliet's allusions to Venus and to cupid emphasize about her state of mind as she waits for the nurse to return? How does Juliet's description of the nurse contrast with her characterization of love as having "wind-swift" wings?
In Sc. 5, lines 1-17, Juliet illusions may emphasize her state of mind to be nervous and worrisome because shes scared of the nurses reaction toward Romeo, as she waits for nurse. She claims the nurse is slow or maybe that's just her feeling anxious for the nurse to arrive, anyway this may cause a contrast because Juliet obviously believes that love works fast, yet, it doesn't appear that the nurse is as fast as she says she is.
Sc. 5, lines 29-68: Why do the nurse's responses to Juliet's questions create humor? Are the nurse's actions deliberate? Why or why not? What is the effect of the nurse's responses on Juliet? Would the effect be the same or different for the audience?
In Sc. 5, lines 29-68, While Juliet is rather serious, the nurse blurts out the most random of things and adds humor to, whats supposed to be a, serious conversation. I would say that the nurses actions are deliberate because the nurse is known to be extremely talkative, outgoing, and honestly annoying. The effect of the nurses response toward Juliet is that is both confuses and angers Juliet. I feel as though the effect would be mutual on the audience because some may find it humorous, while other, more serious audience members, may find it ridiculous, atrocious, outrageous, and honestly just feel the same as Juliet feels.
Sc. 6, lines 3-8: Which words and phrases in Romeo's speech foreshadow a tragic future?
In Sc. 6, lines 3-8, The lines 6-8 foreshadow a tragic future.
Sc. 6, lines 9-15: Reread Friar Laurence's caution to Romeo. Based on romeo's past romantic history, what is Friar Laurence fearful of here?
In Sc. 6, lines 9-15, Based on Romeo's past history, Friar fears of Juliet leaving Romeo or of the two teens eventually realizing that they have no love for each other. Might I point out that they just met and if they hadn't commit such a heinous suicide then they would actually realize this false love later on in the relationship when they actual got to each other.
Sc. 6, lines 21-37: Contrast Romeo's speech with Juliet's. What does this difference reveal about their two characters? What is Friar Laurence's tone? Explain.
In Sc. 6, lines 21-37, Romeos thoughts are that of marriage and Juliet's thoughts are that of love and devotion. Friar has a worry-like tone because of there different thoughts or maybe because there getting married.
: How are Mercutio's lines, at the beginning of Act 2, an example of dramatic irony? Be sure to quote him!
At the beginning of Act 2, Mercutios lines, "He is wise And, on my life, hath stol' n him home to bed", (Act 2, scene 1, line 4), are an example of dramatic irony because mercutio believes that Romeo is at home, in bed, yet, the audience knows otherwise because Romeo is actually strolling around the Capulet's house.
"It is the East, and Juliet is the sun!" (line 3)
Literal meaning: Juliet is the sun.
Figurative meaning: She is the center of his universe. He revolves around her/the sun. He would die without her.
"Her eye discourses: I will answer it". (line 13)
Literal meaning: He will talk to her eyes. her eye talks.
Figurative meaning: If she gives any attention to him(stares) then he will pursue a conversation with her.
"The brightness of her cheek would shame those stars as daylight doth a lamp". (line 19)
Literal meaning: Her cheeks were really bright. Her cheeks would make star feel bad about themselves.
Figurative meaning: Her cheeks were brighter than stars. The sun went down and her lamp/cheeks shined through. Her cheeks are bright and vibrant.
"Her eyes in heaven/Would through the airy region stream so bright/that birds would sing and think it were not night". (line 21-22)
Literal Meaning: Her eyes lit up the night sky.
Figurative Meaning: Her eyes were so bright that they had the power to light up the night sky and make birds sing thinking it were daytime.
"...for thou art/ as glorious to this night, being o'er my head/As a winged messenger of heaven...". (line 27-29)
Literal Meaning: Juliet is an angle sent to watch him.
Figurative meaning: Juliet is his angle sent from above.
"O, mickle (many) is the powerful grace that lies/in plants, herbs,stones...".(line 15)
Prediction: He's referring to the calmness that lies in plants, herbs, and stones.
Virtue itself turns vice, being misapplied." (line 21)
Prediction: Wickedness can sometimes be confused for kindness.
"Young son...they earliness doth me assure/thou art uproused with some disemp'rature". (lines 33-40)
Prediction: Romeo has a troublesome mind.
"Be plain good son, and homely in thy drift/riddling confession finds but riddling shrift". (Lines 55-56)
Prediction: Be plain in your talk and speak with absolution.
"For this alliance may so happy prove/To turn your households rancor to pure love"
Prediction: Romeo and Juliet's marriage may end the feud between the Capulet's and the Montague's, which, in turn, will become friendship and will mend the bond (I was watching brave while doing this, can't you tell).
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