Romeo and Juliet Act II test Study guide

What kinds of things does Mercutio say about Romeo’s lovesickness? “Romeo! humors! madman! passion! lover! Appear thou in the likeness of a sigh; Speak but one rhyme, and I am satisfied!cry but ‘aye me!’ Pronounce but ‘love’ and ‘dove’; One nickname for her purblind son and heir, Young Adam Cupid, he that shot so trim When King Cophetua lived the bagar maid! He heareth not, he stirreth not, he moveth not; The ape is dead, and I must conjure him. I conjure thee by Rosaline’s bright eyes, By her high forehead and her scarlet lip, By her fine foot, straight leg, and quivering thigh, And the demesnes that there adjacent lie,” Mercutio makes jokes about Romeo’s love sickness by insulting Rosaline. He is hoping that Romeo might come out of hiding and defend Rosaline.
How does Romeo describe Juliet? “But soft! What light through yonder window breaks? It is the East, and Juliet is the sun!” “Two of the fairest stars in all the heaven,” (Juliet’s eyes) “see how she leans her cheek upon her hand! O that were a glove upon that hand, That I might touch that cheek!” Romeo describes Juliet as the sun, her eyes are are stars, he wishes he were a glove so he could touch her cheek, and an angel.
How does Juliet feel that Romeo was listening to her thoughts? “What man art thou that, thus be screened in night, So stumblest on my counsel?” Juliet is surprised and angry at Romeo for ‘stalking’ her.
Why doesn’t Juliet want Romeo to swear by the moon? “O, swear not by the moon, the inconstant moon, That monthly changes in her circled orb, Lest that thy love prove likewise variable.” Juliet says that the moon is inconsistent and does not want to swear by that.
How will Juliet find out if Romeo wants to marry her? “If that thy bent of love be honorable, Thy propose marriage, send me word tomorrow, By one that I’ll procure to come to thee, Where and what time thou wilt perform the rite;” Juliet will send a servant to make arrangements.
What simile does Julia use as she in Romeo part? “Like a poor prisoner in his twisted gyves”
What allusion does Juliet make on page 1028 and why? “Bondage is hoarse and may not speak aloud; Else would I tear the cave where Echo lies, And make her airy younger more hoarse than mine” Juliet says she wishes she could just repeat Romeo’s name over and over like Echo.
Where does friar Lawrence think Romeo was all night? “God pardon sin! Wast thou with Rosaline?” Friar Laurence thinks Romeo was with Rosaline last night.
How does Friar Lawrence feel about Romeo’s change of affection for Juliet? “Holy St. Francis! What a change is here! Is Rosaline, that thou didst love so dear, so soon for sake in? Young men’s love then lies not truly in their hearts, but in their eyes. Jesu Maria! What a deal of brine Hath washed thy sallow cheeks for Rosaline! How much salt water thrown away in waist, to Season love that of it doth not taste! The sun not yet thy size from heavens clears, thy all old groans ring yet in mine ancient ears. Lo, here upon thy cheek the stain doth sit. Of an old tear that is not washed off yet. If e’er though wast thyself, and these woes thine, thou and these woes were all for Rosaline. And art thou changed? Pronounce this sentence and then: women may fall when there’s no strength in men.” Friar Lawrence believes Romeo is too quick to change his feelings.
How does the friar think the marriage between Romeo and Juliet will be perceived by their families? “For the alliance may so happy prove To turn your households’ rancor to pure love.” Friar believes that this marriage might bring the houses together.
How has Romeo’s attitude changed when he meets up with Mercutio and Benvolio again? “Pardon, good Mercutio. My business was great, and in such a case as mine a man may strain courtesy.” Romeo comes back happy.
How does Mercutio insult the nurse? “A sail, a sail!” Mercutio is saying that al her petticoats looks like many sails of a boat. He indicates that the nurse is a ship coming towards them. ” Good Peter, to hide her face; for her fans the fair of the two.” Mercutio is calling the maid ugly. ” An old hare hore, and in all the hare hore, it is very good meat in Lent. But a hare that is hore, is too much for a score when it hores ere to be sent. ” Mercutio is calling is the maid ugly, a bod, and a hore.
Where does Romeo tell the nurse to have Julia go? What will happen there? “Bid her divise. Some means to come to shrift this afternoon; And there she shall at Friar Laurence’s cell Be shrived and married. Here is for thy pains.” Juliet is to go to the Friar’s cell with the excuse of confession. There she will recieve forgiveness and be married.
After Romeo and Juliet are married, what part will the Nurse play at the end of scene v? “Hie you to Church; I must another way, to fetch a ladder, by the which your love must climb a Bird’s nest soon when it is dark.” The nurse will get a ladder to help Romeo and Juliet escape.
What examples do you find of foreshadowing in scenes vi? “then love-devouring death do what he dare” Romeo says that he’s willing to die for Juliet.”these violent delights have violent ends and in their triumph die,” Friar Laurence is refering to death that can follow violent and decieving acts.
What does “wherefore art thou Romeo” mean? Where are you Romeo?
Who says “wherefore art thou Romeo”? Juliet
How does Act II begin? With Benvolio and Mercutio drunkenly looking for Romeo.
Which character challenges Romeo to a duel in act II?
What do Romeo’s friends say that makes the audience aware that they do not know about Romeo’s new love for Juliet? They insult Rosaline to try to get Romeo to come out to and defend her.
Who says, “An old hare hoar, and an old hare hoar, Is very good meat in Lent. But a hare that is hoar, is too much for a score, when it hoars ere it be spent.” Mercutio
Which literary device is “Alas, poor Romeo, he is already dead! Stabbed with a white wench’s black eye.”? A metaphor
What is the speech called that Friar Laurence gives at the beginning of scene iii? Soliloquy
What does Juliet ask Romeo to do in the balcony scene when she does not know he is listening? To refuse his name or family
About how long after Romeo and Juliet meet do they decide to marry?- Days- Hours- Months- Years Hours
Give an example of a stage direction. [aside], [____ exits], [Exit.], [Enter Friar Laurence alone, with a basket]
When Romeo says, “With love’s wings did I o’erperch these walls,” what is he saying? For stony limits cannot hold out, And what love can do, that dares love attempt.
Why does Friar Laurence agree to marry Romeo and Juliet? Because it might bring the Capulets and Montagues together
Why is Juliet annoyed with the Nurse during scene v? The nurse is taking her time and pretending to be too tired to tell the story. Meanwhile, Juliet is anxious to hear about Romeo.
Which character insults the Nurse and how? Mercutio; he calls her a ship, ugly (the fan), a bod, and a hore.

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