Essays - The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet Act II Study Questions ANSWERS Prologue 1 Explain the main ideas in this prologue(summarize it Romeos love

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“The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet” Act II Study Questions ANSWERS Prologue 1. Explain the main ideas in this prologue (summarize it). Romeo’s love for Rosaline is now dead and he now loves Juliet. They both fell in love based on looks. It will be difficult for them to see each other, but they will make a way. 2. Re-read the first two lines of the prologue. There are two things that are personified. a. What is personified in line 1? What human quality is it getting? Desire is dead b. What is personified in line 2? What human quality is it getting? Affection gapes 3. Line 6 gives us the reason why Romeo and Juliet fall in love. What were they "bewitched" by? looks Scene 1 1. Where does this scene take place? A wall by Capulet’s orchard 2. How much time has passed since the end of Act I? about a couple of hours 3. Why is Romeo hiding from Benvolio and Mercutio? (line 1) he can’t leave the place where his heart (Juliet) is 4. Dramatic irony is apparent at the beginning of scene 1. What do we know that Mercutio and Benvolio do not? We know that Romeo is now in love with Juliet and has forgotten about Rosaline 5. In lines 9-10, Mercutio is teasing Romeo because of his lovesickness. In Act I Romeo was speaking in bad “lovey-dovey" poetry. What is Mercutio making fun of Romeo for saying? “Ay me!” and rhyming “love” with “dove” 6. Line 15 is written in parallel form. Quote the line. “He heareth not, he stirreth not, he moveth not…” 7. Based on his comments in this scene and previous scenes, how does Mercutio feel about love? It’s a silly thing Ceasar 1
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Scene 2 1. Where does this scene take place? Capulet’s orchard 2. Romeo's lines (2-25) are a soliloquy. Define soliloquy: a character thinking out loud a. Who is Romeo speaking to in these lines? himself b. What does this soliloquy tell you about Romeo's thoughts? ---answers will vary--- 3. Find a metaphor at the beginning of Romeo’s soliloquy. “It [the window] is the East, and Juliet is the sun.” 4. In her soliloquy, Juliet says, “What’s Montague? It is nor hand, nor foot, Nor arm, nor face. O be some other name Belonging to a man. What’s in a name? That which we call a rose By any other word would smell as sweet” (II. 2. 40-44). What does she mean by this?
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