IMPORTANT Romeo and Juliet Quotes

A pair of star-crossed lovers… 1. Chorus 2. The prologue at the very beginning of the play is foreshadowing some things that will happen in the play 3. The chorus is saying that Romeo and Juliet are star-crossed, which means the stars say that they should never be together. Back then they believed heavily in the stars predicting the future. Take their life foreshadows that they both will die
…sad hours seem long. 1.Romeo 2.Benvolio 3. Since he has no one to love, the hours of the day seem endless.4. When Benvolio is looking for Romeo right after the street fight happened. It is important because Romeo is being over dramatic about not having anyone to love.
Alas that love, so gentle in is view, Should be so tyrannous and tough in proof! Benvolio
…I will make thee think thy swan a crow. Benvolio, to Romeo, after I show you other pretty girls, I will make you think Rosaline is a crow, when Benvolio is trying to help Romeo move on, Benvolio wants to prove that Rosaline isn’t a pretty girl.
…Queen Mab…She is the fairies’ midwife… 1.Mercutio 2. Romeo 3. She is a fairy that goes in peoples dreams.4. When Romeo and Mercutio are talking in the courtyard about a dream that Romeo had about love. Its important because it shows Romeos impulse to achieve love.
O, she doth teach the torches to burn bright! It seems she hangs upon the cheek of night As a rich jewel in an Ethiop’s ear… 1. Romeo to himself2. Romeo thinks she is as pretty as a jewel or star 3. When Romeo sees her for the first time
you kiss by th’ book. 1. Juliet2. Romeo3. He kisses like hands prayer, hes a good kisser. 4. This is at the party when Romeo grabs Juliets hand and is explaining how he should prayer with Juliets lips. It is important because it is showing how Juliet is falling for Romeo quickly.
My only love sprung from my only hate! Too early seen unknown, and known too late! juliet, As all the guests are leaving the party, Juliet discovers that Romeo is a Montague, and laments that she has fallen in love with him
he jests at scars that never felt a wound. But soft, what light through yonder window breaks? Romeo to Romeo-2.2.1-2Romeo has just dodged his friends at a partyTrans: he jokes as injuries that I have forgotten, but wait what light is coming from that window
O Romeo, Romeo, wherfore art thou Romeo? juliet
That which we call a rose By any other would smell as sweet 1. Juliet 2. Romeo 3. She is saying whats in a name, and why does it have to define who you are?4. This is when Juliet is on her balcony and Romeo as well. This is important because she is making a point about how a name should mean nothing.
O, swear not by the moon, th’ inconstant moon, That monthly changes in her circled orb, Lest that thy love prove likewise variable Juliet-romeo- Dont swear on the moon the moon is always changing- balcony scene-how they want this love to be real
Love goes toward love as schoolboys from their books, But love from love, toward school with heavy looks. 1. Romeo2. Himself 3. He is saying that because schoolboys don’t pay attention during school, in love, if a partner doesnt pay attention to the love, they will just move on. But each relationships get stronger, the love gets deeper. 4. This is right after Romeo is leaving Juliet’s balcony. This is important because he is explaining how their relationship is going to go.
How silver-sweet sound lovers’ tongues by night, Like softest music to attending ears. Romeo-Juliet-The sound of lovers calling each other in the night is sweet the best sound they hear.-Balcany scene-Romeo loves love
Good night, good night. Parting is such sweet sorrow That I shall say “Good night” till it be morrow. 1. Juliet 2. Romeo 3. She is saying that saying that parting from Romeo is sad. She will say goodnight again when they meet. 4. This is when they are parting from their balcony. This is important because she has an impulse to wanting Romeo to stay with her forever
thy head is as full of quarrels as an egg is full of meat… 1. Mercuito2. Benvolio3. Your head is full of nonsense as an egg is full of meat4. They are on the streets of Verona in the late afternoon5. Mercutio tells Benvolio how much he loves to fight.
…’tis not so deep as well, nor so wide as a church door, but ’tis enough. ‘Twill serve. Mercutio to Romeo. Mercutio has just been stabbedMy wound is not huge but its enough to kill me
A plague o’ both your houses Mercutio->RomeoContext:Mercutio is about to die after being fatally wounded in his brawl with Tybalt. In the Brawl Romeo confessed the fact that he likes Tybalt and respects the Capulets, this surprises everyone because Capulets are seen as an enemy to Romeo and his friends. Translation: I hope both the Capulets and the Montagues suffer.
Gallop apace, you fiery-footed steeds… Juliet->herselfContext: Juliet is waiting for the Nurse because the Nurse went to meet with Romeo to give him a ladder so that he can easily climb up into Juliet’s room.Translation: Move quickly to here nurse.
Wilt thou be gone? It is not yet near day. It was the nightingale, and not the lark, That pierced the fearful hollow of thine ear. 1. Juliet2. Romeo 3. The bird that sang was not the bird of the morning, so you shouldn’t leave yet. 4. This is in the morning after Romeo and Juliet spent a night together. It is important because after this, Romeo has to be banish├ęd.
Night’s candles are burnt out, and jocund day Stands tiptoe on the misty mountain-tops. Romeo tells Juliet that the night is gone, and day has come.
Thank me no thankings, nor proud me no prouds … 1. Capulet 2. Juliet3. Do not thank me and do not be proud of me4. They are in the Capulet mansion in the morning5. Capulet tells Juliet that he doesn’t want her if he will not marry Paris
…past hope, past care, past help. Juliet, to Friar Lawrence, this situation that I’m in is past hope, past cure, past help, when Juliet goes to FL for help, shows how impulsive she is to not consider her opportunities
Not stepping o’er the bounds of modesty. After telling her father that she will be obedient to him in all things, Juliet tells him that she met Paris and “gave him what becomed love I might, / Not stepping o’er the bounds of modesty.” Juliet is only technically telling the truth.
Death, that hath sucked the honey of thy breath, Hath had no power yet upon thy beauty. [Romeo-Juliet-death that made your breath cold has had no power on your beauty-juliet is thought dead- doesnt matter shes dead he will always love her
…never was a story of more woe Than this of Juliet and her Romeo 1. Prince2. There was never a sadder story than Romeo and Juliet’s story.3. The capulets and lord Montague4. Romeo Juliet and Paris are all dead, shows that story could have been prevented if there was no fued

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