2Character foil assignment due today! Warm UpWe read through Act II, scene ii on block day this week. Take out your Romeo and Juliet analysis packet and complete the Act 1 page. *Draw your picture for the most important scene from Act I. REMEMBER: I need to be able to recognize who is in the scene (consider labeling your people if necessary or writing a mini synopsis underneath the picture) and what is actually happening. *Make sure to complete the theme box. Create a theme statement and then explain how that theme was developed in Act I. *Flip to the Act II page and write a few notes about how Romeo and Juliet behaved in the balcony scene (character box – top right). This scene can also help you create a theme statement about love.Character foil assignment due today!
4Act 2, Scene 2Juliet: Three words, dear Romeo, and good night indeed. / If that thy bent of love be honorable, / Thy purpose marriage, send me word tomorrow, / By one that I’ll procure to come to thee, / Where and what time thou wilt perform the rite Romeo: Hence will I to my ghostly father’s cell, / His help to crave and my dear hap to tell.
5What was their role in the church? Act 2, Scene 3Pg. 1073RomeoFriar LaurenceA Franciscan friar, he is also an expert of plants and natural remedies. At the beginning of the play, we learn that he is very close with Romeo and considers Romeo to be his pupil. Romeo considers Friar Laurence someone he can confide in, and therefore tells him about his newfound love, Juliet, as soon as possible.What is a friar?What was their role in the church?What is a soliloquy?
6“Within the infant rind of this small flower Pg. 1073“Oh, mickle is the powerful grace that lies / In herbs, plants, stones, and their true qualities.”“Within the infant rind of this small flowerPoison hath residence and medicine power.For this, being smelt, with that part cheers each part;Being tasted, stays all senses with the heart.Two such opposèd kings encamp them still,In man as well as herbs—grace and rude will.”
7Contrasting ideas that are presented in a balanced way. AntithesisContrasting ideas that are presented in a balanced way.Love / HateLight / DarkDay / NightCapulet / MontagueLife / DeathViolence / PeaceYouth / Experience
8AntithesisOpposition of words or phrases against each other.Antithesis intensifies the sense of conflict!Friar Lawrence’s first speech (lines 1-30) contains at least fifteen antitheses as he gathers plants and ponders on the potential for good and evil in every living thing.“baleful weeds” versus “precious-juiced flowers”“tomb” against “womb”“virtue” against “vice”
9“But come, young waverer, come, go with me, In one respect I’ll thy assistant be,For this alliance may so happy proveTo turn your households' rancor to pure love.”
10Tybalt sends Romeo a letter challenging him to a dual. Act 2, Scene 4Benvolio and Mercutio discuss Romeo. Tybalt has sent a challenge to Romeo's house. Mercutio says that he has already been slain by his love for Rosaline and is in no condition to confront Tybalt. As they discuss Tybalt, Romeo enters. They all joke about Romeo's disappearance the night before and Romeo apologizes, seemingly cured of the affliction that plagued him the night before. The Nurse enters with her servant, Peter. Mercutio makes fun of the Nurse though she is able to match him verbally. After Benvolio and Mercutio exit, the Nurse warns Romeo that his intentions toward Juliet had better be serious. He assures her and tells her to have Juliet come to Friar Lawrence's cell that afternoon. He also tells her that he will send a rope ladder to be placed outside Juliet's window so that he may sneak into her room and consummate their marriage that night. The Nurse agrees but then tells Romeo of Paris' suit for Juliet. She assures him that Juliet has no interest in Paris though she herself believes him to be the better man.Tybalt sends Romeo a letter challenging him to a dual.Romeo speaks privately with Juliet’s nurse telling her to bring Juliet to the Friar’s church that afternoon for their wedding.
11Speaking Parts – II.v, II.vi Pg. 1083JulietNurseRomeoFriar Lawrence
12Act 2, Scene 5Pg. 1083Emphasize her obsession with Romeo, her idealized view of love, and her nervousness as she waits for news about their wedding arrangementsWhat do Juliet’s allusions to Venus and to Cupid emphasize about her state of mind a she waits for the nurse to return?
14ForeshadowingHow does Friar Laurence foreshadow Romeo and Juliet’s downfall?Foreshadowing: “These violent delights have violent ends”“These violent delights have violent ends / And in their triumph die”
15Analysis PacketDraw your picture for the most important scene from Act II. REMEMBER: I need to be able to recognize who is in the scene (consider labeling your people if necessary or writing a mini synopsis underneath the picture) and what is actually happening.Add characterization notes for Friar Laurence and the Nurse.Create a theme statement and then explain how that theme was developed in Act II.Consider Friar Laurence’s warning: “These violent delights have violent ends.”Foreshadowing: “These violent delights have violent ends”