Romeo and Juliet question and answer for second PUC students. In this we explained notes of the Romeo and Juliet lesson for PUC exam.
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1. The phrase, ‘teach the torches to burn bright’ suggests:
(a) Juliet’s glow is brighter than the light of the torch.
(b) her beauty is capable of enabling the torches to burn bright.
(c) her beauty of surpasses the brightness of light.
Ans: (c) her beauty of surpasses the brightness of light.
2. ‘for earth too dear’ this phrase suggests that the lady’s beauty is
(a) divine. (b) rare. (c) expensive.
Ans: (c) expensive.
3. ‘the measure done’, connotes the completion of
(a) Romeo’s admiration of Juliet’s beauty.
(b) dance organised by Lord Capulet.
(c) the glorification of Juliet’s charm.
Ans: (a) Romeo’s admiration of Juliet’s beauty.
4. The line, ‘did my heart love till now?’ suggests
(a) Romeo feels he has fallen in love.
(b) Romeo has been attracted before.
(c) Romeo feels this is true love.
Ans: (c) Romeo feels this is true love.
5. The phrase ‘new snow’, suggests
(a) love as pure as snow.
(b) description of Romeo’s charm.
(c) Juliet’s discreet love for Romeo.
Ans: (c) Juliet’s discreet love for Romeo.
6. What do you think the phrase; ‘face of heaven’ signifies?
Ans: Night sky with bright twinkling stars.
7. Whom does Romeo address as ‘yonder lady’?
Ans: To Juliet
8. Who according to Juliet would make the face of heaven so fine as stars?
9. When according to Juliet would Romeo make face of heaven so fine?
Ans: When Romeo would become star/cut into the little stars.
10. Who is ‘Romeo and Juliet’ is compared to a ‘rich jewel in an Ethiope’s ear’?
11. Which were the two noble families of Verona?
Ans: The two noble families of Verona were the Capulets and the Montagues.
12. Who had hosted a grand supper?
Ans: Old Lord Capulet had hosted a grand supper.
13. What does he say about Juliet’s glow?
Ans: He says that Juliet’s glow is brighter than the light of any torch.
14. How does Juliet address Romeo?
Ans: Juliet calls Romeo ‘day in night’.
15. Where, according to Juliet, will Romeo lie?
Ans: He will lie upon the wings of night.
16. What does she want to happen to Romeo after she dies?
Ans: She wants him to become little stars.
17. According to Juliet, what will happen if Romeo becomes little stars?
Ans: According to Juliet, if Romeo becomes stars no one would pay attention to the Sun.
18. How does Romeo glorify Juliet’s beauty?
Ans. Romeo is fascinated by Juliet’s beauty at the just sight. In fact, he is mesmerized by her beauty. He feels that Juliet can teach the torches to burn bright. It charms the place and illuminates it more than the brightness of light. Her beauty seems to be too rare and splendid that seems to hang upon cheek of night as rich jewel in an Ethiope’s ear. Her beauty is too rich for use; too dear for earth. She appears to him a white showy dove and her companions appear to be crows. He wants to touch her hand and get his rude hands blessed by her soft and gentle touch.
19. How does Romeo glorify the beauty of Juliet?
Ans: The moment Romeo sees Juliet; he is mesmerized by her beauty. He applauds Juliet’s beauty and says that her beauty is so brilliant that it can inspire a torch to burn more brightly meaning that even bright light of a torch is pale as compared to her radiant beauty. He compares her beauty to twilight, soft and radiant that illuminates the place. It shines as a jewel worn by a dark-skinned African woman.
20. What similes does Romeo use to convey Juliet’s beauty?
Ans: Romeo uses two similes to convey Juliet’s beauty. It seems she hangs upon the cheek of night; As a rich jewel in an Ethiope’s ear’ In these lines Romeo compares Juliet to a glittering shining jewel. The ‘cheek of night and ‘Ethiope’s ear symbolize darkness. The second simile that Romeo uses is: So shows a snowy dove trooping with crows; as yonder lady over fellow shows in these lines Romeo compares Juliet to a dove which is a symbol of purity and beauty while the other ladies are called crows in comparison to her.
21. How, according to Juliet, would Romeo be immortalized in the world?
Ans: Juliet asks the night to bring with it her Romeo. She tells the night that after she dies, take her Romeo and turn him into little stars. According to her, if Romeo is turned into stars, then, the night will be so beautiful and bright that the entire world will fall in love with the night and no one will look at the gaudy Sun. This way Romeo will always live and he will be immortalized.
22. How does Shakespeare glorify beauty and love in Romeo and Juliet?
Ans: In Romeo and Juliet, Shakespeare describes the intense love that Romeo and Juliet felt for each other and Juliet’s beauty that attracted Romeo to her. Romeo feels, he has not seen a more beautiful woman than Juliet in his life. She shines like a jewel and star. Juliet eagerly waits to meet Romeo and requests night to turn him into a star that shines bright. She longs for his visit. She feels he is like a day that comes during the night. He is whiter than the snow on the black wings of a raven.
23. How do Romeo and Juliet describe their feelings of love to each other?
Ans: Romeo sees Juliet on the dance floor among a group of beautiful women. He is, at once, fascinated by her beauty and falls in love with her. He feels he has not seen a lady more beautiful than Juliet. To him she is a rich jewel that shines bright. She is such a splendid woman who should not die any day. Romeo thinks his hands will be blessed if they happen to touch the hands of Juliet. She too feels the same way when she waits at the garden to meet Romeo. The love between them is mutual as she also longs for his visit and requests the night to bring him soon.
24. How does Romeo describe Juliet’s beauty?
Ans: Romeo is strangely attracted towards Juliet. He feels that Juliet is brighter than any torch. She is compared to a rich jewel in an African woman’s earlobe. The other maidens surrounding her look like mere crows whereas she is the snowy dove. Romeo feels that his rude hands would be blessed if she just touches them. He feels he has not seen such a real beauty in his life so far.
25. Describe the immortal love of Romeo and Juliet.
Ans: Romeo sees Juliet on the dance floor among a group of beautiful women. He is, at once, fascinated by her beauty and falls in love with her. He feels that he has not seen a lady more beautiful than Juliet. To him, she is a rich jewel that shines bright. She is such a splendid woman who should not die any day. Romeo thinks his hands will be blessed if they happen to touch the hands of Juliet. She too feels the same when she waits in the garden to meet Romeo. The love between them is mutual as she also longs for his visit and requests the night to bring him soon.
26. Comment on the contrasting imagery in the poem. What purpose does it serve highlighting the intensity of love?
Ans. The poem is full of contrasting visual imagery. In the speeches of both Romeo and Juliet we see comparisons and contrasts. Romeo describes the beauty of Juliet like bright glittering jewel hanging on the cheek of night or in an Ethiopian’s ear. Thus, the contrast of dark and bright is brought forth beautifully. He also compares Juliet to a dove and the other women in the room to crows. Thus, we once again get to see a contrast of white and black Similarly
The playwright through these contrasts, here, has probably given a hint to the reader regarding the tragic end of the play. May be Juliet had a premonition of their impending death. Thus, the contrasting imagery by making the expression of love more passionate and dramatic for the reader highlights the intensity of love.
27. Between Romeo and Juliet, whose love do you think is more passionate and intense?
Ans. It is very clear between Romeo and Juliet, it is Juliet whose love is more passionate and intense. Romeo earlier, too, had felt love for Rosaline and it is well known that he had gone to Lord Capulet’s party to see Rosaline. When he sees Juliet for the first time, he is spellbound by her beauty. In his speech too, Romeo only talks about Juliet’s external beauty. He compares her to the jewel hanging on the cheek of night or in Ethiope’s ear. He calls her dove among crows. It is clear that he is captivated by her beauty. Nowhere does he talk about anything beyond her external beauty. Thus, clearly, Juliet’s love was much more passionate and intense than that of Romeo.
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