Romeo and Juliet Act II Scene 2

Romeo says He (Mercutio) jests at scars that never felt a wound
Romeo’s line to Mercutio means It’s easy for someone to laugh at scars if he has never been woundedIt’s easy for Mercutio to laugh at my love-sickness because he himself has never been in love
Romeo says of Juliet But soft! What light through yonder window breaksIt is the East, and Juliet is the sun
Type of imagery to describe Juliet Light imagery
Figure of speech used metaphor
Romeo compares Juliet walking through the balcony window onto the balcony to the sun rising in the sky/east
Stuff about eye stars yeah
O Romeo, Romeo! Wherefore art thou Romeo? Why is your name Romeo? (Why do you have to be Romeo, the son of my enemy, why are you Romeo Montague)
What’s in a name? That which we call a roseBy any other word would smell as sweet Flower imageryWhat does a name mean? The thing we call a rose would smell just as sweet if we called it by any other nameNames do not change the essence of something/what it is
Juliet question and Romeo’s answer How camest thou hither, tell me, and wherefore?With love’s light wings did I o’er perch these walls
For stony limits cannot hold love outAnd what love can do, that dares love attempt Stone walls can’t keep out love. Whatever a man in love can possibly do, his love will make him try to do it
How does Romeo stay hidden? I have night’s cloak to hid me from their eyesNight is their protection: never together during the day
Juliet asks how Romeo got there By whose direction found’st thou out this place (Who gave you directions to my house?)By Love, that first did prompt me to inquire
Of the two lovers Juliet is practical and cautiousRomeo is romantic and reckless
Juliet says to Romeo I have no joy of this contract tonight (agreeing to be in love)It is too rash, too unadvised, too sudden. Too like the lightning, which doth cease to be/ Ere one can say it lightens
What does Juliet mean by comparing their contract to lightning? Their love happend too suddenly and could be dangerous; she is afraid her joy might disapear just as suddenly
This bud of love, by summer’s ripening breath, May prove a beauteous flower when next we meet Compares their love to a flower bud, Flower imageryTheir love is like a flower bud that she wants to give some time (the rest of summer) to grow before they do anything rash
Who proposes and why? Juliet because the Nurse reminds her of Paris and she is scared she is going to have to marry someone she does not love instead of Romeo
Parting is such sweet sorrow OxymoronShe is sad to leave him but excited to see him again

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