Romeo and Juliet ACT II + III Study Guide

How does Shakespeare convey the temperature? The day is hot.
How does the temperature affect everyone’s mood? For now, these hot days, is the mad blood stirring.
When Mercutio puns about Benvolio, his words could apply to which character? Tybalt- as he wants to fight all the time for no reason.
When Tybalt comes onto the scene, he looks for Romeo. Romeo arrives after completing what sacrament? Marriage.
Tybalt insults Romeo and says” Thou are a villain.” Romeo replys “I see thou knowest me not.” What does Tybalt not know? That Romeo and him are related by marriage.
What does “And so, good Capulet, which name I tender/as dearly as mine own, be satisfied” mean? Don’t fight me. I love your name as much as I love my own. We are family now.
Why is Mercutio’s reply to Romeo’s speech (the one about the Capulet name) cynical? Mercutio wants to fight and thinks Romeo is being stupid for trying to be honorable with Tybalt, his enemy.
Why is Tybalt able to stab Mercutio? Romeo steps in between Tybalt and Mercutio and Tybalt stabs Mercutio under Romeo’s arm.
What is Mercutio’s curse? He hopes both houses become sick and die.
Why does Mercutio curse both houses? Both are the reason why he has been wounded.
The wound (read description of it page 792) is able to do what? It will be able to kill him.
What are the two meanings for “Grave” in this pun by Mercutio: “Ask me tomorrow and you shall find me a grave man”? Dead/buried and Serious.
What does Mercutio say that makes Romeo feel guilty? “Why the devil came you between us? I was hurt under your arm”
What is the climax? Romeo killing Tybalt because now Romeo is sentenced out of Verona.
What does impetuous mean? Acting without thinking.
If Romeo did not kill Tybalt, what would of happened? Tybalt would have been killed.
How do Lord and Lady Capulet feel about Benvolio telling the story of what happened? They belied he lied (as he is a Montague) and Romeo should be killed.
What does Romeo blame his predicament on? Fate.
Why does the Prince not execute Romeo? He avenged Mercutio’s (his cousin’s) death>
What is the Prince’s punishment? Romeo is banished from Verona. If he comes back he will be killed.
What is Juliet’s long speech in the beginning of Act III Scene II? A soliloquy.
What events does Juliet not know about? Tybalt challenging Romeo, Romeo refusing to fight, Mercutio challenging Tybalt, Tybalt killing Mercutio, Romeo killing Tybalt.
What is the night protection from for Romeo and Juliet? The feud.
What imagery does Juliet use to describe Romeo? Light: The stars and heaven.
What does “Give me my Romeo and when he shall die,Take him and cut him out in little stars. And he will make the heaven so fine That all the world will be in love with night And pay no worship to the garish sun.” foreshadow? Romeo’s death.
What does Juliet say about when she hears that Romeo killed Tybalt? She calls him beautiful on the outside but ugly and vile on the inside.
How does the banishment make Romeo feel? It is the same to him as death because he can’t see Juliet anymore.
What does “Hadst thou no poison mixed, no sharp-ground knife. No sudden mean of death, though ne’er so mean,” foreshadow? The exact way Romeo and Juliet die.
What are the three reasons Friar lists to show Romeo he is lucky? Juliet is alive. Tybalt would of killed you either way. You weren’t killed but exiled.
What will the Friar do when Romeo is in Mantua? Announce the marriage, restore friendships, beg pardon of the Prince, and then call Romeo home.
When is Juliet going to marry Paris? Thursday.
What is Lord Capulet trying to compensate for by having the wedding so soon? The loss of Tybalt.
What does Lord Capulet think the wedding will do for Juliet? Stop her grieving.
What are night candles compared to? (“Night’s candles are burnt out” The stars (tells us that it is now daytime).
How does the daytime separate Romeo and Juliet? They can’t be seen together in public because of the feud. Romeo is banished from Verona. Juliet’s parents want her to marry Paris.
What does Lady Capulet hear when Juliet says “Indeed I never shall be satisfied With Romeo till I behold (see) him – dead – Is my poor heart so for a kinsman vexed.”? Juliet will not be happy until Romeo is dead.
What does Juliet mean when she says “Indeed I never shall be satisfied With Romeo till I behold (see) him – dead – Is my poor heart so for a kinsman vexed.”? She won’t be happy until she holds Romeo. Her heart is dead from not seeing Romeo.
What does Lord Capulet say he will do if Juliet refuses to marry? She will be cut from her family (housing, food, ignored).
What happens when Juliet asks for a delay of marriage? Nothing because her mother refuses.
What does the nurse tell Juliet to do? Commit Bigamy- Getting married when one is already married
Why does the Nurse change her mind about Juliet marrying Paris? She misses Tybalt, and she doesn’t want Juliet to leave her for Romeo.
“The Balcony Scene” But trust me, gentleman, I’ll prove more true Than those that have more cunning to be strange, I should have been more strange, I must confess, But that thou overheard’st, ere I was ware, My truelove passion. Therefore pardon me, And not impute this yielding to light love” said by juliettelling romeo to trust her, she’ll prove herself more faithful than girls who act coy and hard to get; do not assume that because romeo made juliet love him so easily her love isn’t serious
(2.3.23-28) “Within the infant rind of this weak 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 opposed kings encamp them still In man as well as herbs.” said by friar lawrencehe compared men to a flower; they smell good but if you taste it you die, so they are good and bad
(2.4.182-185 ) “Bid her devise Some means to come to shrift this afternoon; And there she shall at Friar Laurence’ cell Be shrived and married. Here is for thy pains.” said by romeoRomeo instructs Nurse to tell Juliet to find a way to shrift.Once with Romeo, Juliet will be and marry.
(2.2.43-45) “What’s in a name? That which we call a rose By any other word would smell as sweet. So Romeo would, were he not Romeo called, Retain that dear perfection which he owes (owns).” said by julietWhat does a name mean? A rose would smell just as sweet if we didn’t call it a roseTheir last names can’t keep them from loving each other
(3.1.61-73) “And so, good Capulet, which name I tender/ as dearly as mine own, be satisfied.” said by romeoHe values it because it is Juliet’s last name
(3.4.108-111) “Well, well, thou hast a careful father, child One to put thee from thy heaviness Has sorted out a sudden day of joy.” said by lady capuletshe thinks a marriage will stop juliet’s grieving
what does romeo comparer juliet to as she walks through the balcony window onto the balcony? the suns beauty
what types of questions do romeo and juliet ask? juliet asks literal questionsromeo asks poetic questions
What does Juliet mean by comparing their contract to lightning? it’s quick, it could disappear, and it’s dangerous
what does juliet compare their love to? a flower
who proposes marriage and why? juliet because she wanted to make sure Romeo was really in
what does “Wisely and slow. They stumble that run fast.”mean? A modern-day saying that means same thing is “Haste makes waste.”
why does mercutio think romeo shouldn’t fight tybalt? he is physically unfit and too beaten up by his love for rosaline
what does mercutio think of tybalt? he is a SKILLED, ACCOMPLISHED, WELL-TRAINED duelist.
what does “The very butcher of a silk button, a duelist, a duelist!” imply? ACCURACY because it’s harder to hit a button than the whole outfit
what does romeo yell when the nurse enters the public square? what does it imply? “A sail, a sail!” Romeo implies that the Nurse is as big as a ship(fat)
what time did juliet send the nurse to find romeo? how long was she gone? 9; 3 hours
how many times does juliet ask the nurse what romeo says? why didn’t the nurse tell her right away? 6;1. She is teasing Juliet.2. Does not approve3. Thinks Juliet should tell her mother about this plan.
what does romeo foreshadow about death? Romeo could die and not care because at least he was able to call Juliet his wife.
what does the friar mean when he says:These violent delights have violent ends And in their triumph die, like fire and powder,Which as they kiss (touch), consume. Friar Laurence says these strong emotions are LIKE fire and gunpowder. This means their love is passionate and has a spark (especially when they kiss)

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