Romeo and Juliet Important Quotes

“I’ll look to like, if looking liking move; but no more deep will I endart mine eye than your consent gives strength to make it fly” Juliet is talking to her mother about checking Paris/This quote shows that Juliet is mature and respectful. She hasn’t really thought about marriage, but she will do as her mother wishes and give Paris a look.
“It is the East, and Juliet is the sun!” Romeo sees Juliet through a window while he creeping around the yard/In this quote, Romeo is already worshipping Juliet and placing her on a pedestal. He constantly compares her to things in the sky or heavens, things above him.
“Deny thy father and refuse thy name” Juliet on her balcony speaking her thoughts about Romeo while he secretly listens below/Juliet is wishing Romeo wasn’t a Montague. She suggests he would forfeit his name so they can be together.
“What’s in a name?” Again, Juliet on her balcony speaking her thoughts about Romeo while he secretly listens below/This quote shows Juliet is quite a modern thinker for her time. She is questioning the value of titles and names at a time when they meant everything.
“There lies more peril in thine eye than twenty of their swords” Romeo responds to Juliet’s suggestion that he is in great danger sneaking around her yard/This shows Romeo’s immaturity and overblown romanticism. In contrast, Juliet is far more mature and rational.
“Romeo, the love I bear thee can afford no better term that this: thou art a villain” Tybalt challenges Romeo to a duel for a perceived slight/This shows Tybalt’s extreme sensitivity and excessive pride. He is looking for a reason to fight
” I do protest, I never injured thee, but love thee better than thou canst devise till thou…” Romeo is telling Tybalt that he doesn’t want to fight him/This is an example of dramatic irony, as the Tybalt is unaware of the marriage between Romeo and Juliet
“O calm, dishonorable, vile submission!” Mercutio can’t stand Romeo’s refusal to stand up for himself/ This shows Mercutio’s pride. His inability to stand by ultimately kills him
“A plague o” both your houses!” Mercutio curses both houses after he stabbed Tybalt/ Mercutio lays equal blame on both families . He is a victim of their senseless feud
“Ask for me tomorrow and you will find me a grave man” Mercution just before his death/This shows Mercutio’s jocular character. Even in death he jests.
“O, I am fortune’s fool!” Romeo has just killed Tybalt/Romeo repeatedly refers to the stars and other cosmic forces in the play. He believes in fate.
“Then I defy you, stars” Romeo has just learned Juliet is dead/This again shows Romeo’s belief in fate, but not Romeo is determined to buck it
“Well, Juliet, I will lie with thee to-night” Romeo in the immediate grief of Juliet’s death/Romeo intends to kill himself. Again he is impulsive, emotional, and extreme
“I dare no longer stay” Friar Lawrence before he runs/Shows he is cowardly
“All are punish’d”;”A glooming peace this morning with it brings” The Prince addresses the families at the end of the play/These two quotes effectively summarize the new reality; both families have lost their way bet and suffer equally, but mutual loss has brought a new peace and the feud is over

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