Romeo and Juliet Act 2 Reading and Study Guide Flashcard Example #84396

What does Mercutio say about blind love?
If love is blind, it can’t hit the target.
You cannot love someone if you are blind.
When Juliet appears on her balcony, what does Romeo compare her to?
Romeo compares her with the sun.
How does Juliet speak yet say nothing?
She uses her body language; she speaks through her eyes.
When Juliet leans her cheek on her hand, what does Romeo say?
Romeo wants to be the glove on her hand, so he can touch her cheek.
Unaware of his presence, what does Juliet ask Romeo to say?
to refuse his name and family
Explain what Juliet says about names.
A name means nothing; a rose would smell the sweet even if called by another name.
Juliet asks how Romeo got into her place. What is Romeo’s response?
I flew over on the wings of love. Love will make a man do whatever he needs to do…relatives are no obstacle.
Why is Juliet embarrased?
Romeo heard all she said about him…things in her heart.
Juliet is going to send someone to Romeo on the following day for what purpose?
to know if he wants to marry her, and when and where
What has friar Laurence been out gathering in his basket?
Poison weeds and medicinal flowers
Explain lines 21-22: “Virtue itself turns vice, being misapplied, / And vice sometime by action dignified?”
Goodness can turn bad if done for the wrong reasons.
Evil can be good if done for the right reasons.
When Friar Laurence sees Romeo, what comment does Friar Laurence make about seeing Romeo so early in the morning?
If you are up this early, you must not have even gone to bed!
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 got over Rosaline so quickly that love must be in the eyes and not in the heart.
Friar Laurence agrees to perform the marriage ceremony for Romeo and Juliet for what reason?
It might turn their hatred for each other into love, and maybe they would stop fighting.
According to Mercutio, what kind of man is Tybalt?
He does everything by the book; he is a skilled fighter; he’s a master of duels.
What is the nurse saying to Romeo about Juliet in lines 166-177 ?
She’s telling Romeo to be honest and not to trick Juliet if he really wants to marry her.
How is Juliet to arrange to meet Romeo?
She is to come up with a plan to get out of the house and go to confession that afternoon. (They would then secretly be married by Friar Lawrence.)
The nurse is supposed to be gone only a half hour, but she is actually gone for how long?
3 hours (left at 9 a.m. & it’s noon before she returns)
How is the nurse behaving that is frustrating Juliet?
She’s complaining, saying she’s out of breath and it was hard to run all over the place with messages; she’s not answering Juliet’s questions about what Romeo said.
What does Friar Lawrence mean when he says, “Therefore, love, moderately; long love doth so,”?
Love in moderation and you will love each other a long time.

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