Act 2, Scene 5

Act 2 Scene 5:
Location: Capulets house
Time: Midday Monday
Characters: Juliet, Nurse
The nurse came back from Friar Lawrence’s cell with some news from Romeo. Juliet tries to get the exciting news out of the Nurse but the Nurse doesn’t give in and keeps making up excuses. Juliet finally gets its the news out of the Nurse and the Nurse tells Juliet the arrangements for the wedding.
Quote: “but you shall bear the burden soon at night”- the Nurse

Act 2, Scene 4

Act 2, Scene 4:
Location: A street in Verona
Time: Monday midday
Characters: Mercutio, Benvolio, Romeo, Nurse, Peter
Events: Mercuitio and Benvolio are having some banter on the street Rowmo comes over and joins them. Juliet’s Nurse comes over to find Romeo and asks about the wedding. Romeo tells the Nurse that he found a priest and to get Juliet to meet him at the church.
Quote: “By my troth, it is well said. “For himself to mar,” quoth he? Gentlemen, can any of you tell me where I may find the young Romeo?”

Act 2, Scene 3

Act 2, Scene 3:
Location: Friar Lawrence’s cell
Time: Monday morning
Characters: Romeo and Friar Lawrence
Event: Romeo visits Friar Lawrence, Friar Lawrence notices that Romo has been up all night and predicts that he has been with Roslien but Romeo tells Friar Lawrence about the new girl he has met.Romeo is certain that he wants to marry Juliet and informs Friar Lawrence about his decision, he tries to persuade Friar Lawrence to give them permission to get married.
Quote: “Within the infant rind of this small flower, Poison 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, And where the worser is predominant, Full soon the canker death eats up that plant.” -Friar Lawrence

Act 2 Scene 2

Act 2, Scene 2:
Location: Capulets orchard
Time: Late Sunday night (after the party)
Characters: Romeo, Juliet, and the Nurse
Events: Romeo climbs over the wall to the Capulets orchard he there he tries to find Juliet, Romeo talks about his love for Juliet unaware that she is listening to him. they share their love for each other and confess that their families are the same but presented as different people. They agree to marry to next day.
Quote: “It is the east, and Juliet is the sun.”-Romeo
(Romeo refers to Juliet as the sun to the morning sunrise.)


Act 2, Scene 1

Act 1, scene 2:
Location: Capulets orchard
Time: Late Sunday night
Characters: Romeo, Benvolio, and Mercutio.
Events: Benvolio and Mercutio are trying to get Romeo out of the Capulets orchard because its unsafe ground to be since capulet saw them at the masked ball. but its a struggle because Romo is blinded by “the love he has for Roslin” but little do they know Romeos in love with Juliet.
Quote: “He is wise, And on my life hath stol’n him home to bed.”

Scence 5 summary:

Scene 5, Act 1 
Location: Capulets house
Time: Sunday night
Characters: First, second, third and forth serving man, Capulet, Cousin Capulet, Romeo, Tybalt, Juliet, Nurse, and Benvolio.
Event: Romeo and Benvolio enter the ball, Tybalt suspects them and informs Capulet, Capulet tells Tybalt to ignore him because otherwise it will ruin the event tybult disagrees but Capulet forces him to leave the situation. Romeo meets Juliet and instantly falls in love with her, the Nurse informs Juliet that her mother wants to see her Romeo asks the nurse who her mother is and the Nurse responds “Lady Capulet”. Romeo now thinks his life is in danger because he has fallen in love with a Capulet. Been while Juliet is deeply in love with Romeo as well as says she cant marry anyone but him.
Quote: “is she a Capulet? O dear account! my life is my foe’s debt.”- Romeo


Metaphors 2

How does Shakespeare use language to convey his ideas about dreams in Act 1, Scene 4 of Romeo and Juliet?
Shakespeare conveys his dreams when Mercutio refers to Romeos dreams as idles of a children’s brain. This is saying that children are a product of a brain doing nothing. To Romeo, Mercutio is trying to say that his dreams about the party are wrong and they’re all false and unreliable.


Hows Shakespeare use language to convey his ideas about fate in Act 1 scene 4 of Romeo and Juliet?
Shakespeare uses metaphor to convey his idea that Romeo is controlled by a higher power, like god. He does this by having Romeo refer to himself as a vessel which is being captained y God. “He that hath the steerage of my course, direct my sail.”

This proves that Shakespeare is referring to God because the captain is the helmsman of a ship who directs its course. Romeo has decided in spite of his misgivings, to take the risk of following his fate.


I fear too early, for my mind misgives
Some consequence yet hanging in the stars
Shall bitterly begin his fearful date
With this night’s revels, and expire the term
Of a despisèd life closed in my breast
By some vile forfeit of untimely death.
But he that hath the steerage of my course,
Direct my sail. On, lusty gentlemen.

Scene 4 summary:

Act 1, Scene 4
Location: Outside Capulets house
Characters: Romeo, Benvolio, Mercutio
Time: Sunday evening
Events: Romeo tells Mercutio and Benvolio what happened in his dream, he dreamt of something bad something like death that was going to happen at the party. Mercutio tells Romeo that dreams mean nothing and that people dream all the time.
Quote: “I fear too early for my minds misgives some consequence yet hanging in the stars”- Romeo