Romeo and Juliet Act II ABC Quotes

“He jests at scars that never felt a wound.”(act II, scene II, line 1) A- RomeoB- Romeo (himself)C- Benvolio and Mercutio have know idea what they are talking about to say that Romeo is still depressed about Rosaline. Romeo is making fun of the other two because they think he is locked in his room or moping around when really he has found a new happiness in going to find his love, Juliet. This is the start of the secrecy of their romance.
“O Romeo, Romeo, wherefore art thou Romeo?”(act II, scene II, line 36) A- JulietB- Juliet (herself)C- Where are you Romeo and why do you have to be a Montague? Juliet has fallen head over heels for Romeo, and she is longing for him.
“What’s in a name? That which we call a roseBy any other word would smell as sweet.”(act II, scene II, line 46-47) A- JulietB- Juliet (herself)C- A rose is not a rose because it is called a rose; it is a rose because of its sweet smell. Names do not matter. Juliet does not care that Romeo is a Montague, for he is still a sweet, wonderful personality that she loves. She wishes that he could only change his surname, so they would not face the complications of the fighting families.
“Although I joy in thee,I have no joy of this contract tonight.It is too rash, to unadvised, to sudden,Too like the lightning, which doth cease to beEre one can say “It lightens.”(act II, scene II, line 123-127) A- JulietB- RomeoC- Even though she does admit to loving Romeo, Juliet tells him that they are moving to quickly and impulsively for Romeo to be willing to give up his identity and run away with her. Juliet is thinking out loud here, for she thinks they should move more slowly and get to know each other before deciding whether not the risk of hiding it from their families is worth it. This shows how she has the capability of reason (unlike Romeo).
“Good night, good night. Parting is such sweet sorrowThat I shall say “Good night” till it be tomorrow”(act II, scene II, line 199-200) A- JulietB- RomeoC- Juliet hates that she has to let Romeo go and not see him until the next day. She has pretty much thrown most reason out of the window, and now she is eager to know whether or not Romeo actually will marry her. That will determine the death of his love for her.
“Young men’s love then lies Not truly in their hearts, but in their eyes.”(act II, scene III, line 71-72) A- Friar LawrenceB- RomeoC- Young men do not judge their love based on getting to know the girl but instead on her looks. Romeo is acting way to impulsively to already want to marry Juliet who he has only known for a few hours. The last time Friar recently saw him, he was still depressed about Rosaline, so there is no way he could have flipped that quickly reasonably.
“So smile the heavens upon this holy actThat after-hours with sorrow chide us not.”(act II, scene VI, line 1-2) A- Friar LawrenceB- Friar Lawrence (himself)C- Bless this marriage, so it will go well. Friar Lawrence really just wants this to work out. He has doubts about the marriage, but he wishes best for his close friend, Romeo.
“These violent delights have violent endsAnd in their triumph die, like fire and powder, Which, as they kiss, consume. The sweetest honeyIs loathsome in his own deliciousness And in the taste confounds the appetite.Therefore love moderately. Long love doth soToo swift arrives as tardy as too slow.”(act II, scene VI, line 9-15) A- Friar LawrenceB- RomeoC- Love moderately because all consuming love can do more harm (like the tortoise and the hair or eating to much sugar and getting sick). Bad things will come from Romeo and Juliet’s impulsive marriage. Friar Lawrence is warning Romeo to think.

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