“Romeo and Juliet”: Act 2 Quotes Flashcard Example #78917

Act 2 (Scene 1 ): Romeo
pg. 609 ( 40 ): lines 1,2,3

JULIET: “He jets at scars that never felt a wound. But soft! O What light through yonder window breaks? It is the East and Juliet is the sun!”

circumstances: Romeo is no longer sad about Rosaline. Romeo sees Juliet standing on her balcony. he comments on her beauty. in a metaphor, he compares her to light.

Act 2 (Scene 2 ): Juliet
pg. 610 ( 44 ): lines 33-36

JULIET: “O Romeo, Romeo! Wherefore art thou Romeo’o Deny thy father and refuse thy name; Or, if thou wilt not be but swom My love, And I’ll no longer be a Capulet.”

circumstances: Why are you Romeo and a Montague? Juliet bemoans the fact that she is in love with her enemy. yet, she will give up her name to be with him.

Act 2 (Scene 2 ): Romeo
pg. 612 ( 45 ): lines 77,78

ROMEO: “My life were better ended by their hate Than death proogoed, wanting of thy love.”

circumstances: Romeo would be rather be caught and killed by Juliet’s family than live without her love.

Act 2 (Scene 2 ): Juliet
pg. 613 ( 47 ): lines 109-11

JULIET: “O, swear not by the moon, th’ inconstant moon. That monthly changes in her circle orb, Lets that thy love prove likewise variable.”

circumstances: Juliet does not Romeo to swear by the moon because the moon changes, and she does not want Romeo ‘s love for her to change.

Act 2 (Scene 2 ): Juliet
pg. 613 ( 47 ): lines 117-120

JULIET: “Well, “O not swear. Although I joy in thee, I have no joy of this contract tonight. It is too rash, too unadvis’d, too sudden; Too like the lightening, which doth cease to be Ere one can say it lightens. Sweet, good night’.”

circumstances: Juliet shows some rational thinking and says that they are rushing into things. She says that they should slow down and see how things go.

Act 2 (Scene 2 ): Juliet
pg. 614 ( 48 ): lines 133-135

JULIET: “My bounty is as boundless as the sea, My love as deep; the more I give to thee; The more I have, for both are infinite.”

circumstances: Juliet says that her love for Romeo is strong and endless.

Act 2 (Scene 2 ): Juliet
pg. 614 ( 48 ): lines 143-145

JULIET: ” If that thy bento of love be honorable, Thy purpose marriage, send me word tomorrow, By one that I’ll procureo to come to thee.”

circumstances: Juliet says that if. romeo plans to marry her, she will send s messenger to him tommorow to find out the wedding plans.

Act 2 (Scene 2 ): Juliet
pg. 615 ( ): lines 184-185

JULIET: “Good night, good night! Parting is such sweet sorrow That I shall say good night till it be morrow.”

circumstances: Juliet says good night to Romeo. She does not want to say good bye to him.

Act 2 (Scene 3 ): Friar
pg. 618 ( ): lines 65-68

FRIAR: “Holy Saint Francis! What a change is here! Is Rosaline, that thou didst so dear, so soon for saken? Young men’s love then lies Not truly in their neans, but in their eyes.”

circumstances: Friar scolds Romeo for changing his mind about who he loves so quickly. He says Romeo is attracted to physical beauty, not to who the person really.

Act 2 (Scene 3 ): Friar
pg. 618 ( ): lines 94

FRIAR: “Wisely and slow. They stumble that run fast.”

circumstances: Friar tells Romeo to take things slowly. If you rush, things may go wrong.

Act 2 (Scene 4 ): Mercutio
pg. 619 ( ): lines 19-20

MERCUTIO: “More than Prince of Cats, he’s the Collrangeou-captain of compliments” He fights as you prink songs.”

circumstances: Mercutio syas that Tybalt is a very good dueliest- a good swordman.

Act 2 (Scene 6 ): Nurse
pg. 627 ( ): lines 67-68

NURSE: “Then hie you henceo to Friar Lawrence’ cell; There stays a husband to make you a wife.”

circumstances: The nurse delivers the plans for the wedding to Juliet. Friar will marry them in his office. Romeo is waiting for her there.

Act 2 ( Scene 6 ): Friar
pg. 628 ( ): lines 9

FRIAR: ” These violent delights have violent ends.”

circumstances: Extreme joy can end badly.

Act 2 ( Scene 2): Juliet
pg. 619 (): lines 43,44

JULIET: ” What’s in a name? That which we call a rose. By any other word would smell as sweet.”

circumstances: It does not matter what Romeo’s name is . Juliet loves him for who he is.

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