Romeo and Juliet Act 2 & 3

What does the chorus say in the first sonnet in Act 2? It talks about Romeo not loving Rosaline anymore, changing from desire to affection, how Romeo is fearful of asking Capulet for her hand,
Where does Romeo go after the party? He jumps over the orchard wall and runs off.
How does Mertucio insult Romeo? He pretends to summon Romeo as one would summon a spirit.
Who said it? “If love be blind, love cannot hit the mark.” Mercutio.
What two characters gossip about Romeo in Act 2, Scene 1? Mercutio and Benvolio.
What are Benevolio and Mercutio unaware of while they are talking in the orchard? That Romeo has been listening the whole time.
Who said it? “But soft! What light through yonder window breaks? It is the East, and Juliet is the sun!” Romeo
Why is the moon “sick and pale with grief?” Because Juliet is more beautiful than it.
What does Romeo think about Juliets virginity? He thinks she should loose it, as only fools keep their virginity.
What does Romeo compare Juliets eyes to? Stars.
How is his comparing her eyes to the stars an example of foreshadowing? They were described at the beginning as “star crossed lovers”.
What part of Juliet would outshine the stars in her eyes, and what does Romeo compare this too? Her cheeks, and the sun outshining a lamp.
What would happen if Juliets eyes were in heaven? Birds would start singing, as her eyes are so bright they would think it is daytime.
Does Juliet know Romeo is in her garden at first? No.
What does Romeo compare Juliet to the second time he speaks? A winged angel from heaven that mortal men fall on their backs trying to see.
What does “Wherefore art thou Romeo?” mean, and who said it? Why is your name Romeo, Juliet said it.
Who said it, and what does it mean? “Deny thy father and refuse thy name, or if thou wilt not, be but sworn my love, and I’ll no longer be a Capulet.” Juliet delivers this line, which means, “Romeo, ignore your father and stop being a Montague. If you will not, promise you’ll love me forever and I’ll stop being a Capulet.”
What does Juliet think about the Montague name? What does she compare Romeo it to? She doesnt even know what it is, and Romeo would still be himself with any other name. Juliet compares this to a Rose.
What does Juliet want Romeo to exchange for his name? All of her love.
What does “By a name I know not how to tell thee who I am. My name, dear saint, is hateful to myself because it is an enemy to thee. Had I it written, I would tear the word.” I don’t know how to tell you my name because you hate it so much, so I hate my name too. If it was written down I would tear it up.
What will Juliets relatives do if they see Romeo in the orchard? Kill him.
How did Romeo climb the wall? “With love’s light wings”
What would Romeo rather have than Juliet not loving him? Death.
Is Juliet confident in how she acts towards Romeo? No. She’s scared she was too easy to get.
Why does Juliet object to Romeo swearing on the moon? The moon changes position all the time, and she does not want Romeo to be that inconsistent.
What does Juliet ask Romeo to swear on? Himself.
Why is Juliet uneasy about their sudden confession of love? She thinks it is too rash, and she doesn’t want it to go away.
What satisfaction does Romeo seek from Juliet? A vow of true love.
Why does Juliet want to take back her first declaration of her love for Romeo? She wants to be able to say it again.
Who said it? “My bounty is as boundless as the sea, my love as deep; the more I give to thee.” Juliet.
Who calls Juliet off of the balcony? The nurse.
What time will Juliet send a messenger to Romeo? 9 oclock.
What pet does Juliet compare Romeo to, and why? The bird of a child, because they only let it fly a little until they yank it back with a string.
Who does Romeo want to tell about his good luck? The friar.
What scene does the friar set in his soliloquy? Morning
Who said it? “Within the infant rind of this weak flower Poison hath residence and medicine power” Friar Laurence
What does the Friar observe about Romeo when he first sees him? Romeo has gotten no sleep.
How does the Friar react to Romeo asking him to marry them? He is surprised at how quickly they’re rushing into it.
How does Romeo justify marrying Juliet and not Rosaline? Rosaline didn’t return his love.
What does the Friar think the wedding will result in? A truce between the two families
Do Benevolio and Mertucio know where Romeo is? No, they think he’s with Rosaline.
Who wrote a letter to the Montague house? Tybalt.
Who said it? “Alas, poor Romeo, he is already dead…run through the ear with a love song….” Mertucio
How does Mertucio describe Tybalt? A good fighter, hotheaded, went to the school of fencing, on trend,aloof
Why does Mertucio hate Tybalt? Tybalt is vain and a “fashionmonger”, he’s aloof
What is repeated in Romeo and Mertucio’s battle of the wits? A goose
Who said it? “Gentleman, can any of you tell me where I may find the young Romeo?” The nurse
How does Mertucio treat the nurse? rudely, he calls her old, and a prostitute, and fat
What does the nurse think of Mertucio? She thinks he has a foul mouth and is crude
What warning does the nurse give Romeo? She tells him not to manipulate Juliet because she is so young
Where does Romeo say he and Juliet should meet? Friar Laurence’s cell
What does Romeo bribe the nurse into doing? Helping him over the wall and praising him to Juliet
Who said it? “Sweet, sweet nurse, tell me, what says my love?” Juliet
How does Romeos/The Friars pre-wedding speech foreshadow the death of the 2 lovers? “love devouring death do what he dare”- Romeo “these violent delights have violent ends, and in their triumph die, like fire and powder” -The Friar
Who said it? “You shall not stay alone till holy church incorporate 2 in one” The friar
Why does Benvolio want to go home at the beginning of act 3? Its hot outside, and there’s Capulets around, and the heat makes people angry.
What does Mertucio accuse Benevolio of being? Ill-tempered and hot blooded, hypocritical
What are some of the things Mercutio accuses Benevolio of being angry about? -Having one more or one less beard hair-Cracking nuts when he has hazel eyes-Someone coughing in the street and waking up a dog-Arguing with Tailor for wearing out of season suit-Tailor tying new shoes with old laces
Why does Tybalt approach Benevolio and Mercutio? To ask where Romeo is
How do Mercutio and Benevolio react to Tybalts approach? They get very punchy and threaten to fight eachother
What does Tybalt call Romeo? A villan
Why doesn’t Romeo get offended at Tybalts insult? He loves Juliet too much to start a fight with her cousin, so he dismisses the insult.
How does Mercutio react to Romeos submission even after Tybalt insults him? Mercutio draws his sword.
What does Mercutio refer to Tybalt as? King of Cats
What is a passado? A forward thrust with a sword.
Who stabs Mercutio and when? Tybalt, when Romeo is trying to break up the fight.
Who does Mercutio blame for his death? Romeo, as he tried to come between them.
Who said it? “O, I am fortunes fool!” Romeo
Why does Mercutio die? He was trying to protect Romeo’s dignity.
Why does Romeo decide to fight Tybalt? To avenge the death of Mercutio.
Who does Romeo kill? Tybalt.
Why is it bad that Romeo killed Tybalt in a public place? The King said it was illegal to fight in public.
What does Benevolio tell the Prince about the fight? Tybalt killed Mercutio, so Romeo killed Tybalt. (The truth.)
Who said it? “Prince, as thou art true, For blood of ours shed blood of Montague.” Lady Capulet
Where did Romeo go after he killed Tybalt? He ran away.
What does Lady Capulet think of Benevolios story? She thinks its false, and it was 20 Montagues against Tybalt.
What is Romeo’s punishment for killing Tybalt? He is exiled from Verona.
Who is Mercutios cousin? The prince.
‘Who said it? “O, I have bought the mansion of a love, But not possessed it…” Juliet.
What is Juliets soliloquy about? Her wanting it to be nighttime so she can have sex with Romeo.
What does Juliet want Romeo to turn into when she dies? A constillation
Who does Juliet think the nurse says has died at first? How does she react? Juliet thinks Romeo has died, and she wants to kill herself.
What are some of the things Juliet compares Romeo to after she has learned he killed Tybalt? -A snake disguised as a flower-A dragon hiding in beautiful cave-Beautiful tyrant-Fiendish Angel-Raven with the feathers of a Dove-Wolf in lambs clothing
What do Juliets comparisons convey about her feelings towards Romeo after she learns he has killed Romeo? She believes he is beautiful on the outside but a terrible person on the inside.
When does Juliets anger towards Romeo dissipate? After the nurse claims that all men are wicked and horrible.
Who said it? “Tybalt is dead, And Romeo- banished.” Juliet.
What does Juliet compare the banishing of Romeo to? The killing of 10,000 Tybalts, or the death of her entire family
What does the nurse do to help Juliet after she is grief stricken by Romeo’s banishment? The nurse promises to find Romeo and send him to her chambers.
Who breaks the news to Romeo that he is banished? Friar Laurence.
Why is Romeo so upset at being banished? He believes being banished from Verona is being banished from his world, which is like being banished from life, which is death.
What does Friar Laurence think of Romeos punishment? He believes the Prince is being merciful.
Who said it? ” ‘Tis torture, and not mercy.” Romeo.
What animal is Romeo jealous of? Flies, because they can be around Juliet and go where they please.
What does the Friar suggest to comfort Romeo? Philosophy
How are Romeo & Juliets reactions to the punishment similar? They both cry and are extremely hung up on the word banishment
How does the Friar talk Romeo out of killing himself? By reminding him of his talents and his wonderful blessings
What day is Juliet supposed to be married to Paris? Thursday.
What bird sings in the pomegranate tree? The nightingale.
How/why is Juliet in denial that its morning? She doesn’t want Romeo to leave so she fools herself into thinking the light is a meteor, not the sun rising, and the bird singing isn’t the morning lark.
Who said it? “She shall be married to this noble earl.” Capulet.
What happens as it gets lighter out? Romeo & Juliets problems get worse.
Who said it? “Farewell, farewell! One kiss and I’ll descend.” Romeo.
What does Lady Capulet think of Romeo? She hates him for killing her nephew.
How does Lady Capulet plan to avenge Tybalts death? Sending an assassin to Mantua to kill Romeo.
What argument does Juliet make against marrying Paris? He hasn’t courted her yet.
What does lord Capulet compare Juliet weeping to? A boat(Juliet) on the ocean(Her tears) that is being sunk by the wind(her sighs).
how does Lord Capulet react to Juliets refusal to marry Paris? He thinks she is ungrateful and gets extremely angry at Juliet.
Who said it? “Doth she not count her blest,Unworthy as she is, that we have wrought So worthy a gentleman to be her bride?” Lord Capulet
What does the nurse think of lord Capulets harsh words to Juliet? She thinks he’s being cruel.
What does Lord Capulet threaten to do if juliet doesnt marry Paris? kick her out of the house
What does the nurse think of Paris? She thinks he’s much better for juliet than Romeo and she should marry him.
How does Juliet react to the nurse’s confession about her feelings about Paris? Juliet hates the nurse and looses all trust in her.

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