4. How are Romeo’s lines on page 27 an example of dramatic irony? “My life were better ended by their hate, than death prorogued, wanting of thy love.” Because we know that they are going to die. How do those same lines foreshadow what will happen later? The audience are aware of their future death 5. Romeo and Juliet plan to meet at Friar Laurence's cellar . 6. On page 30 Juliet says, “Yet I should kill thee with much cherishing.” Juliet is referring to Romeo as a little bird. How is this an example of foreshadowing? That she is so affectionate for him that it results in their deaths 7. On page 30, Juliet uses the oxymoron “sweet sorrow ” to express her pleasure in extending her goodbye. 8. Romeo’s attitude toward life has changed since Act I. He is no longer lusty ; he is now confident .
9. Romeo departs Juliet’s orchard and goes to see Friar Laurence . Act II, scene iii 1. A soliloquy is a long monologue made by an actor alone on the stage 2. Friar Laurence’s soliloquy reveals his character. We learn that he is skilled in herbs . He also compares the day to night and how both can be cheery as well as depressing . 3. From Romeo and Friar Laurence’s discussion of Romeo’s love life, how do the men differ? Romeo is more impulsive while Friar Lawrence thinks things through more . 4. Romeo asks Friar Laurence to marry him and Juliet . Friar Laurence is hesitant because he thinks Romeo must not know what love really is. 5. What motif does Friar Laurence illustrate when he says, “Young men’s love the lies not truly in their hearts but in their eyes.”? lust What do the adults seem to believe about the young people? They do not experience true love 6. When Friar Laurence says, “Women may fall when there’s no strength in men,” he means that he believes that men should set an example for women . 7. Friar Laurence agrees to marry Romeo and Juliet because he wants them to be happy , but he also has another motive, He wants to help stop the rivalry between the two families . This motive shows that the Friar truly cares about the well-being of the two families. Dramatic irony occurs with this motive because the audience know that the families’ feud doesn‘t end with their children’s marriage , but with their deaths . Act II, scene iv 1. Mercutio is looking for Romeo because Tybalt has challenged them to a duel , and Mercutio feels that Romeo is in no shape to duel ; he thinks Romeo is still too lusty over Rosaline . Mercutio refers to Tybalt as the “Prince of Cats” which means he is a great fighter . 2. Paraphrase Romeo’s description of Mercutio on page 37, He likes to talk about himself 3. How are the nurse and Mercutio alike? They talk a lot How are they different? One is a man, one is a woman; Mercutio is young, she is old 4. Romeo and the Nurse devise a plan for carrying out the wedding. The nurse is to wait behind the abbey wall for someone to bring her a rope which will be used for the ladder to the balcony .
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