In Act 2, Romeo and Juliet secretly marry despite their families' feud The Nurse helps arrange the marriage in secret Friar Lawrence is selfishly motivated to help the two teenagers get marries.
Romeo and Juliet Act 2
Scene 1- What method is Mercutio using to try to get Romeo to show himself?
What does "he jests at scars that never felt a wound" mean?
- he is being a jerk
- he makes fun of me but doesn't know how I feel
- he's never been in love, how can he make fun of me?
In two words, how would you describe the relationship between Romeo and Juliet?
Families' Feud: A long-standing conflict between two families, in Romeo and Juliet's case, the Montague and Capulet families. The Nurse: A kind-hearted servant of the Capulet family who helps arrange Romeo and Juliet's secret marriage. Selfishness- Exemplified in each character in Act 2.
Act 2 contains one of Shakespeare's most famous lines: 'What’s in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet.' 'Wherefore art thou Romeo?' is one of the most famous quotes from Romeo and Juliet, but Juliet actually says 'Wherefore art thou banished?'
'What’s in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet." What is Juliet trying to say about names?
How is Juliet going to get details about her wedding?
What lessons is FL trying to teach in his opening soliloquy?
- People should study botany.
- People's power lies in herbs and flowers.
- Flowers have good and bad purposes
- People are like flowers & have both good & bad in them.
The metaphor Friar Lawrence uses about people and flowers indicated that, like flowers, people are not inherently good or bad but have the "two kings encamped" within them. Do you agree or disagree, why?
Draw / write: What were Friar Lawrence's motivation for helping Ro and Julie to marry?
Draw / write: What does Juliet's relationship with her parents indicate about how she views authority?