Romeo and Juliet Act II and III

What does Juliet mean when she says, “Deny thy father and refuse thy name?” She wants Romeo to change his last name and not be a part of the Montague family. She asks what the point of a name is.
What plans do Romeo and Juliet make at the end of the balcony scene? At what time of the day do they plan to meet? They make plans to marry and Juliet said she would send a messenger the next day so Romeo could tell her when and where to marry. They plan to meet at 9 A.M, but they actually meet around 12 A.M.
Why does Juliet tell Romeo not to swear by the moon? She said that the moon is constantly changing. Instead, she tells Romeo to swear by himself because he is the god of her idolatry.
Explain the line, “Parting is such sweet sorrow.” Who says this? It is a bittersweet statement because they are both deeply in love, but saying goodbye is always sad. The statement is a paradox because a sweet and sorrow are opposite in meaning. Juliet.
Why does Friar Laurence at first question Romeo’s love for Juliet? He had just gotten over a relationship with Rosaline, so his love for Juliet might not be real. He might have just been looking for a girl to replace Rosaline.
Why does Friar Laurence agree to marry Romeo and Juliet? He agrees because their marriage could possibly mend the gap between the Montagues and the Capulets.
Explain the quote, “In one respect I’ll thy assistant be; for this alliance may so happy prove to turn your households’ rancor into pure love.” The Friar agrees to perform the marriage so that he can end the fight between the two families.
What news does Benvolio have about Tybalt? Tybalt, still angry about Romeo crashing the Capulet party, has sent a letter to challenge Romeo to a duel.
What does Romeo tell the Nurse to tell Juliet? Romeo tells Juliet to meet him at the Friar’s cell to get married.
Explain the misunderstanding between the Nurse and Juliet about romeo’s message? The Nurse takes a long time to tell Juliet the news, so Juliet believes the Nurse came with bad news.
Who said, “O Lord, why lookst thou so sad?” Juliet
What creates the tension while Juliet is waiting on Romeo’s message? The Nurse does not tell Juliet the good news very quickly.
Explain the line, “Violent passions have violent ends.” Who says this? This quote means that quick, strong love ends quickly. They are not thinking through their decisions enough. Friar Laurence says this.
Why doesn’t Romeo want to fight Tybalt? He just married Juliet, and because of that, he is now related to Tybalt.
What happens to Mercutio? Mercutio begins dueling with Tybalt and is killed by Tybalt. He died to defend Romeo’s honor.
What happens to Tybalt? Romeo gets his vengeance on Tybalt and kills him in a duel.
What is Romeo’s punishment for killing Tybalt? He is banished from Verona, and if he stays in Verona, he will be executed.
Mercutio pronounces “a curse over both your houses.” How is this an example of foreshadowing? Mercutio cursed both the families, and this is an example of foreshadowing because both families experience losses.
Why does Lady Capulet believe Benvolio is lying about the account of Tybalt’s death? She believes that Benvolio is lying because he is related to the Montagues, so it would make sense if he protected his family.
How does Juliet first respond to hearing the news of Tybalt’s death? What is her second response? Her first response was to curse Romeo for killing her cousin, but her second response was to be angry at Tybalt for wanting to kill Romeo.
How has the role of day and night been changed after romeo’s banishment? Throughout the beginning of the play, light and daytime are important. One example is when Juliet waits all morning for the Nurse to bring her Romeo’s news. In the next scene, the couple marry in the early afternoon. However, Juliet wishes that the night would last longer so that she could be with Romeo longer. The darkness hides their marriage and allows them to be together.
What are some oxymora Juliet uses to describe Romeo? What does this suggest about her feelings toward him? She called him a beautiful tyrant, fiend angelical, dove-feathered raven, wolvish-ravening lamb, damned saint, and honorable villain. She has conflicted feelings toward Romeo, who has murdered her cousin.
What is the Friar’s first plan? Romeo is to spend a few hours with Juliet and comfort her and then escape to Mantua. While he is away, the Friar will tell of the marriage between Romeo and Juliet and receive a pardon from the prince.
Who delivers the Friar’s messages to Romeo while he is in Montua? Balthasar, Romeo’s servant.
What agreement does Paris make with Capulet after Tybalt is killed? Paris will marry Juliet the next Thursday without Juliet’s consent.
Why does the Nurse help Romeo and Juliet? She probably feels bad for the couple, she loves Juliet like her own daughter, and she helped get the two married.
What is the Friar getting at when he repeats the phrase, “there art thou happy?” He is saying that Romeo should count his blessings; Juliet is alive, Tybalt, who wanted Romeo dead, is no longer a threat to Romeo, and he was not executed.
What news does Lady Capulet relay to Juliet? She will marry Paris on Thursday.
How does Juliet respond to the news of her engagement to Paris? She says that she will not marry Paris and would rather marry Romeo, whom she “hates”.
How does Capulet respond to Juliet’s refusal to marry Paris? He threatens to beat Juliet, kick her out of the house, and to cut her off from her inheritance.
What advice does the Nurse give Juliet about whether or not to marry Paris? She says that Juliet should marry Paris because Romeo is worthless while he is banished.
Why does Juliet not agree to marry Paris? She is in love with Romeo.
Why do Romeo and Juliet prefer the night over day after Romeo has been banished? Night is the only time they can meet.
How long does the story last in days? It lasts around five days.
How long does Juliet wait on the Nurse to bring back Romeo’s message? Three hours
What is the climax of the play? When Romeo kills Tybalt.