2.2.1 quote and meaning “He jests at scars that never felt a wound.” Context: Romeo says this after Mercutio is heard making fun of RomeoMeaning: Nobody feels the same way as Romeo, for Mercutio has not felt love.
2.2.2-6 quote and meaning “But soft, what light through yonder window breaks?/ It is the East, and Juliet is the sun./Arise, fair sun, and kill the envious moon,/Who is already sick and pale with grief/That thou, her maid, art far more fair than she.”Context: Romeo is speaking to himself as he watches Juliet from her balcony. Meaning: Romeo admires Juliet’s beauty, as she lights up Romeo’s day like the sun rises. All of the other girls are nothing compared to Juliet, who is much more beautiful than all of them.
2.2.36-39 quote and meaning “O Romeo, Romeo, wherefore art thou Romeo?/Deny thy father and refuse thy name,/Or, if thou wilt not, be but sworn my love,/And I’ll no longer be a Capulet.”Context: Juliet speaking off her balcony (monologue) into the night, not knowing that Romeo is below her Meaning: She questions why Romeo is a Montague, her family’s sworn enemy.
2.2.41-46 quote and meaning “‘Tis but thy name that is my enemy.Thou art thyself, though not a Montague.What’s Montague? It is nor hand, nor foot,Nor arm, nor face, nor any other partBelonging to a man. O , be some other name! What’s in a name? That which we call a roseBy any other word would smell as sweet.” (2.2. 41-47)Context: Juliet is speaking off of her balcony (monologue). Meaning: Romeo is her enemy, although she does not define his as that. She questions what a name is and the true meaning behind it. She does not believe that a name should not identify Romeo.
2.2.199-201 quote and meaning “Goodnight, goodnight. Parting is such sweet/sorrow/That I shall say “Good night” till it be morrow.”Context: Juliet says goodnight to Romeo.Meaning: It is such sweet sorrow because they are leaving each other, but they will see each other in the next morning.