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2 At the beginning of this scene, Shakespeare “sets the stage” by having the characters tell what the weather is like. How does the weather seem to breed trouble?

3 Who renews the quarrel between the families? Why?

4 Which character tries to be the peacemaker?

5 Why does Romeo refuse Tybalt’s first challenge?

6 Why does Mercutio say “a plague on both your houses!”?

7 Why does Romeo finally assume personal responsibility for avenging Mercutio’s death?

8 Why does Romeo call himself fortune’s fool?

9 What decree does Prince Escalus make?

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11 Describe the emotional roller coaster Juliet is on as she comes to understand the nurse’s news.

12 How do we know Juliet will remain true to Romeo?

13 How does Romeo react to his banishment?

14 Of what faults does the friar accuse Romeo?

15 What does the friar say to ease Romeo’s desperation?

16 According to the friar, what steps must be taken to safeguard Romeo?

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18 Compare Capulet’s present attitude to that of his first interview with Paris.

19 What is Lady Capulet’s attitude toward Juliet’s defiance?

20 What is Capulet’s reaction to Juliet’s stand?

21 What advice does the nurse give Juliet? How does Juliet react?

22 What does Juliet plan to do now?


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