Act 2; Romeo and Juliet Quotes – Cassidy Howell

Romeopage 609; line 1 He jests at scars that never felt a woundRomeo is no longer sad about Rosaline.
Romeopage 609; lines 2-3 But soft! What light through yonder window breaks? It is the East, and Juliet is the sun!Romeo sees Juliet standing on her balcony. He comments on her beauty. In a metaphor, he compares her to light.
Julietpage 610; lines 33-36 O Romeo, Romeo! Wherefore art thou Romeo? Deny thy father refuse thy name; or, if thou wilt not, be but sworn my love and I’ll no longer be a Capulet.Why are you Romeo and a Montague? Juliet bemoans the fact that she is in love with her enemy. Yet, she will give up her name to be with him.
Julietpage 610; line 43-44 What’s in a name? That which we call a roseBy any other word would smell as sweet.Its does not matter what Romeo’s name is. Juliet loves him for who he is.
Romeopage 612; lines 77-78 My life was better ended by their hate than death prorogued, wanting of thy love.Romeo would rather be caught and killed by Juliet’s family than live without her love.
Julietpage 613; lines 109-111 O, swear not by the moon, the’ inconstant moon, that monthly changes in her circled orb, lest that thy love proves likewise variable.Juliet does not want Romeo to swear by the moon because the moon changes, and she does not want Romeo’s love for her to change.
Julietpage 613; lines 117-120 Well, do not swear. Although I joy int here, I have no joy of this contract tonight. It is too rash, too unadvised, too sudden; too like the lightning, which doth cease to be ere one can say it lightens. Sweet, good night!Juliet shows some rational thinking and says that they are rushing into things. She says that they should slow down and see how things go.
Julietpage 614; lines 133-135 My bounty is as boundless as the sea, my love as deep; the more I give to thee, the more I have, for both infinite.Juliet says that her love for Romeo is strong and endless.
Julietpage 614; lines 143-145 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.Juliet says that if Romeo plans to marry her, she will send a messenger to him tomorrow find out the wedding plans.
Julietpage 615; lines 184-185 Good night, good night! Parting is such sweet sorrow that I shall say good night till it is morrow.Juliet says good night to Romeo. She does not want to say goodbye to him.
Friarpage 618; lines 65-68 Holy Saint Francis! What a change is here! Is Rosaline, that thou didst love so dear, so soon forsaken? Young men’s love then lies not truly in their hearts, but in their eyes.Friar Lawrence scolds Romeo for changing his mind about who he loves so quickly. He says Romeo is attracted to physical beauty, not to who the person really is.
Friarpage 618; line 94 Wesley and slow. They stumble that run fast.Friar Lawrence tells Romeo to take things slowly. If you rush, things may go wrong. Foreshadowing.
Mercutiopage 619; lines 19-20 More than Prince of Cats. O, he’s the courageous captain of complaints. He fights as you sing prick-song.Mercutio says that Tybalt is a very good duelist – a good swordsman.
Nursepage 627; lines 67-68 Then hie you hence to Friar Lawrence’ cell; there stays a husband to make you a wife.The nurse delivers the plans for the wedding to Juliet. Friar Lawrence will marry them in his office. Romeo is Waiting for her there.
Friarpage 628; line 9 These violent delights have violent ends,

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