Romeo and Juliet Test

“O Romeo, Romeo, wherefore art thou Romeo? /Deny thy father and refuse thy name!” Juliet’s soliloquy on her balcony at nightShe does not know Romeo is thereShe is not literally saying “where are you romeo?” she is asking why his name is romeo…meaning why is he a montague. by this, she means that she wishes he were not a montague because, as a capulet, he is an enemy and her family would disapprove. she tells him to disobey his father and refuse his name…meaning, “Forget you are a Montague, Romeo. Be with me.”
“What’s Montague? It is nor hand, nor foot, nor arm, nor face…What’s in a name? That which we call a rose by any other word would smell as sweet.” Juliet makes an analogy during her balcony sceneShe is saying “Montague” is nothing but a title; it means nothing. It is not like a limb which is important and necessary. By the rose, she means, you could call/name it anything else, and it would still be a rose.
“Wisely and slow. They stumble that run fast.” Friar Lawrence tells Romeo this after agreeing to help him with the secret wedding. This is just after Friar made that long monologue about Romeo moving off of Rosaline too quickly as well. Romeo is still hasty even after Friar agrees to help him, so Friar is basically saying, “Slow down, boy. Those who run fast stumble and fall on their face.”
“I do protest I never injured thee…As dearly as mine own, be satisfied.” Romeo says thisThis one’s got a semi-long explanationBasically, when Tybalt saw Romeo at the Capulet party, Tybalt was like, “Wtf man?! Let’s kick that punk outta here.” But Capulet was like, “Na, man. We don’t want to cause a scene at our party, let him stay.” Then Lady Capulet got mad at Capulet for yelling at Tybalt, and Tybalt felt his honor was scathed, so was like, “No f-ing way man. I needa fight this douche.” So later he finds Romeo, but Romeo has already married Juliet. Now Romeo and Tybalt are relatives. So Tybalt teases Romeo, and Romeo’s like, “Look homedog, I should be mad at you for that insult, but I’m gonna let it slide. I can’t tell you why yet, so please just don’t fight me now.” And Mercutio’s like, “BOiii, you can’t take that schnoozle, I’ll fight him for you!” And then, wait, shoot, I overshot it. Ok rewind to the part where Romeo told Tybalt he can’t fight him. That’s what this quote is about. Tybalt’s like, “You hurt me non-homie.” meaning Romeo hurt his honor, and Romeo’s like, “Na, man. I never hurt you. I love you like my own family, chillll, don’t fight me.”
“See how she leans her cheek upon her hand!” soliloquyRomeo is admiring Juliet outside her balcony. He is noticing everything she does because he is so infatuated with her.
“Love give me strength, and strength shall help afford.” Juliet takes the vial from Friar Lawrence in preparation for the plan Friar came up with. Friar tells her not to change her mind, she insists she won’t, hastily grabs the bottle, and then says this quote. She is saying, “Love give me the strength to do this. Strength will help me accomplish this plan.” Basically, her immense love for Romeo is what is carrying her through these tough times.
“You are a lover; borrow Cupid’s wings, and soar with them above a common bound.” Mercutio tells Romeo this after they arrive at the Capulet party, wearing masks of course. Romeo is a total downer because he is still hooked on Rosaline. Mercutio teases him most of the time, and he chastises Romeo for being such a lame heart broken loser. But, here, Mercutio is trying to lift Romeo’s spirits so that he will go out and dance. Mercutio assumes that Romeo, being a man obsessed with love, will be persauded by using an allusion to Cupid.
“I am too sore enpierced with his shaft.” Lmao, this is just Romeo’s response to the previous card. BTW, there’s no point in doing this quizlet on shuffle. Anyways, Mercutio told Romeo to borrow Cupid’s wings and fly above the average man. Romeo’s like, “Na man. I’m too hurt by his arrow deep in my chest to fly.”
“Nay, gentle Romeo, we must have you dance.” This is right before Mercutio tells Romeo to fly with Cupid’s wings. Mercutio, Benvolio, and Romeo have just arrived at the party, and Benvolio’s like, “Alrighty, y’all, let’s get in there, dance, and bounce.” And Romeo’s like, “Man, let me carry the torch because I’m too sad to dance.” Romeo is the STRAIGHT DEFINITION of a party pooper y’all. Anyways, Mercutio answers with this quote where he’s all like, “What mannn you gotta dance, bro.”
“Not I, believe me. You have dancing shoes. With nimble soles; I have a soul of lead. So stakes me to the ground I cannot move?” LMAOOO ROMEO SHUT UP frikin debby downer ratchet little boyThis is literally what Romeo says in response to the quote from Mercutio above. He’s like, “You dance. You got your dancin shoes, my man. Me? My soul is made of lead. It’s too heavy to dance with. It’ll keep me stuck to the ground where I can’t move.”^^^lead is really heavy in case you didn’t know.
“O, speak again, bright angel, for thou art as glorious to this night, being o’er my head.” Romeo’s been going on and on with a soliloquy about Juliet as he stands beneath her balcony at night. Juliet says, “Oh my” (lmao just why) and Romeo’s like, “Oh $***, she speaks! WOWWW how beautiful is her voice, oh she’s like an angel over my head! Say more!”
“Farewell! God knows when we shall meet again. I have faint cold fear thrills through my veins that almost freezes up the heat of life.” Fr? This is so extra. Seriously, now I’m tired lol. Can’t they just talk without incorporating a thousand literary elements?Juliet just told the nurse and her mom to leave her so that they can prepare for her wedding the next day. Now that she is alone, she is ready to take the vial. She says goodbye to her mom and the nurse and feels a chill of fear in anticipation of what she is about to do. She says only God knows when they will meet again because she doesn’t know when she’ll wake up or what will happen. The rest of the plan is up to the friar and Romeo.
“Death is my son-in-law; death is my heir; My daughter he hath wedded.” This is a conceit that Capulet says upon discovering his daughter dead. Basically he’s saying that Paris is supposed to be his son-in-law and heir and all, but death took his place since death took Juliet. He is not saying this happily.
“What’s here? A cup, closed in my true love’s hand? Poison, I see, hath been his timeless end. O churl, drunk all, and left no friendly drop to help me after? I will kiss thy lips. Haply some poison yet doth hang on them to make me die with a restorative. Juliet says this when she wakes up clueless and finds Romeo dead. She sees that he drank the poison, died, and left her alone without any poison to kill herself too. She decides to kiss him, hoping that there will still be some poison on his lips so that she can die with a medicinal kiss.
“For never was there a story of more woe than this of Juliet and her Romeo.” This is a heroic couplet (two rhyming lines written in iambic pentameter that give the play a closing)The prince says these FINAL TWO LINES OF THE PLAY after Friar Lawrence breaks down and explains everything that happened to Romeo and Juliet
“There is thy gold, worse poison to men’s souls, doing more murder in this loathesome world, than these poor compounds that thou mayst not sell.” Romeo says this to the apothecary when he’s like, “Bro, give me the frikin’ poison.” He tells him money is worse poison that poison itself because money is the root of all mens’ evils. It is notable that Romeo was rather hostile when he spoke to the apothecary in this scene, unlike his usual kind nature. This shows how desperate he was to be with Juliet, like he suddenly had “tunnel vision.” If you don’t know what that means, picture a tunnel. You can only see the light at the end right? Everything else is dark. Basically, like that light, all Romeo could see was Juliet. If he had to be rude to get to her, he would. It was just Juliet, Juliet, Juliet which sort of changed Romeo throughout the play.
“Capulet! Montague! See what a scourge is laid upon your hate, that heaven finds means to kill your joys with love!” The prince finds out why Romeo and Juliet died. He scolds the Capulets and Montagues, basically saying, “Look what y’all’s immature feud has led to! Your fight has caused the death of your two children; your feud is so ridiculous and malicious that even the great heaven has taken away your joys!”
“…O happy dagger. This is thy sheath. There rust and let me die.” This is when Juliet quickly decides to kill herself when she hears the watchmen and page coming. She has already kissed Romeo, hoping to take some poison off his lips and die, but it didn’t work. Juliet hastily takes the dagger and stabs herself. A sheath is what people pull their swords and knives out of. She tells the dagger she will be its sheath, meaning she will stab herself with it. She says it can rust there in her body, meaning she fully intends to kill herself – she won’t be removing the dagger.

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