Romeo and Juliet Quotes

” From ancient grudge break new mutany, where civil blood makes civil hands unclean” Speaker: ChorusContext: setting play upMeaning form an old feud comes something new, where civilian blood or person who is not millitary makes civilian hands dirty. that civilians are hurting one another
” From forth the fatal loins of these two foes a pair of star-crossed lovers take their lives” Prologue Speaker: ChorusContext: Explaining what will happen in the playMeaning: From the feud of these enemies comes lovers who are star-crossed meaning that their stars are out of alignment, these lover take their own lives
” Here’s much to do with hate, more with love. Why, then, O brawling love! O loving hate! O anything of first create” (1.1.176) Speaker: RomeoContext: Romeo is describing his love for RosilineMeaning: love and hate both are involved in love, Fighting love and loving hate are the same love is a fight.
” Well in that hit miss: she’ll not be hit with cupids arrow” (1.1.194) Speaker: RomeoContext: Romeo is saying Rosiline was not touched by love Meaning: Rosiline was not touched by love and does not love Romeo as he does her
“O she is rich in beauty, only poor, that when she dies with beauty dies her story” (1.1.201) Speaker:RomeoContext: Romeo is describing Rosiline and the sadness of her lack of loveMeaning: Rosiline is Beautiful, but thats it and when she dies her beauty dies with her and beauty was her story meaning that nothing to remember her by except her beauty
“Its is an honor that I dream not of” (1.3.70) Speaker: JulietContext: talking to her mother about marriage and ParisMeaning: Juliet is talking about how she has not thought of marriage, in this case to Paris, while saying very politely
“Read o’er the Volume of young Paris’ face, and find delight writ there with beauty’s pen” (1.3.85) Speaker:lady capuletContext: Talking to Juliet about ParisMeaning: Lady capulet is saying tho go and see Paris, find him good and join his story of beauty
“This precious book of love, the unbound lover, to beautify him only lacks a cover” (1.3.91) Speaker: lady CapuletContext: talking to Juliet about Paris and his beautyMeaning: Paris is a book and beautiful, a great lover, all he lacks is the cover, which by lady Capulet is Juliet who will beautify him
“I’ll look to like if looking like move: But no more will I endart mine eye than consent gives strength to make it fly” (1.3.101) Speaker: JulietContext: taking to Mother about Paris and marriageMeaning: Juliet will look at Paris and see if he is good but not do anything without her mothers consent
“My lips, two blushing pilgrims, ready stand to smooth that rough touch, with a tender kiss” (1.5.94) Speaker: RomeoContext: Balcony scene, confessing love to JulietMeaning: Romeo is saying his lips are two people who travel to a holy place, this place being Juliet and that the only way to smooth them is with a kiss
“Good pilgrim, you do wrong your hand much, which mannerly devotion shows in this; for saints have hands that prilgrims’ hands do touch, and palm to palm is holy palmers kiss”(1.1.105 Speaker: JulietContext: talking to Romeo, responding to RomeoMeaning: Juliet is saying that Romeo thinks badly of him self to much and that he is worthy, the devotion he has shown proves this, and that pilgrims can touch saints
“But soft! What light through yonder window breaks? It is east and juliet is the sun”(2.2.1) Speaker: RomeoContext: Balcony scene, beginingMeaning: Juliet is the sun to Romeo the sight of her is light and bright to him she rises like the sun
“O, speak again, bright angel! For thou art as glorious to this night, being o’er my head as is a winged messenger of heaven” (2.2.27) Speaker:RomeoContext: Romeo dosent want to interupt juliet as she speaks: he is hidenMeaning: Romeo feels that she is above him, like she is an angel, not only that but she is physicly above him
“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” ( 2.2.38) Speaker: JulietContext: balcony sceneMeaning: Juliet is saying that why is Romeo a montague and that he should renounce his name and defy his father, but if he wont but will swear his love to her, she will renounce being a Capulet
“What’s in a name? that which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet; so Romeo would, were he not Romeo call’d , retain that dear perfection which he owes without that tittle” (2.2.48) Speaker: JulietContext: Balcony sceneMeaning: What is a name, a name is a name, if you named a rose somthing else it would still be a rose, same goes for Romeo
” My ears have not yet drunk a hundred words of that tongue’s utterance, yet I know the sound” (2.2.58) Speaker: JulietContext: Balcony scene, Romeo is in on conversatioMeaning: she recognizes him right away even though they have not even said 100 words to each other yet
“the orchard walls are high and hard to climb, and the place deaf, considering who thou art, if any of my kinsman find thee here” (2.2.63) Speaker: JulietContext: Balcony scene Romeo in conversationMeaning: Juliet is worried that if Romeo trys to visit her he might be killed because he is a Montague and an enemy to the Capulet family
” With love’s light wings did I O’er perch these walls; for stony limits can not hold love out” (2.2.68) Speaker: RomeoContext: Balcony scene, talking to julietMeaning: No physical boundaries can keep Romeo away from Juliet
” My life were better ended by their hate, than death prorogued, wanting of thy love” (2.2.78) Speaker: RomeoContext: Speaking in Balcony sceneMeaning: Romeo would rather be dead than not be able to be with her and not recieve her love
” I am not pilot; yet, wert thou as far as that vast shore wash’d with the farthest sea, i would adventure for such merchandise” ( 2.2.82) Speaker: RomeoContext: Speaking Balcony sceneMeaning: Romeo is saying that he would find her even if she was very far off