Romeo and Juliet Quotes

“Alas that love, whose view is muffled still, should without eyes see pathways to his will…Why then, O brawling love, O loving hate, O anything of nothing first to create!” The speaker is Romeo and he is using oxymorons to explain to his cousin Benvolio that he thinks he is in love with Rosaline but really he confuses it for fatuation because she does not love him back. ACT 1 SCENE 1
“Ill look to like if looking like move:But no more deep will I endart mine eye than your consent gives strength to make it fly.” Speaker is Juliet and her mother is telling her she is ready to marry and wants her to marry a man named Paris but she does not want to because she is in love with Romeo. She tells her mother she will go meet him but do no more than meet him.
“My only love sprung from my only hate! Too early seen unknown, and unknown too late! Prodigious birth of love, it is to me, That I must love a loathed enemy.” The speaker is Juliet. Juliet and Romeo have just kissed and the party at the Capulet mansion is almost over and Juliet is asking the Nurse to go find out who Romeo is. When the Nurse comes back to tell her he is son of the Montague’s Juliet is shocked how the only man she falls in love with is her only enemy.
“Well, do not swear: Although I joy in tee, I have no joy of this contract to-night: It is too rash, too unadvised, too sudden; Too like the lightning , which doth cease to be Ere one can say ‘It lightens.'” Juliet is talking to Romeo after he lets her know he is spying on her while she is talking to herself on the balcony and is saying that she thinks they might be a little too sudden. No one is able to help out their relationship, but thinks that this is just the bud of their relationship that will soon blossom. Author uses imagery
“And yet I wish but for one thing I have: My bounty is as boundless as the sea, My love as deep; the more I give to thee, the more I have, for both are infinite.” Juliet is still talking to Romeo on the balcony, showing her desire for him. She wishes that they can be together and that they both will love each other endlessly.
” My life were better ended by their hate, than death prorogued, wanting of thy love.” Romeo is talking to Juliet on the balcony about how if anyone from the Capulet house sees him (a Montague) they will kill him and Juliet fears they will. But.. Romeo would rather get killed by the Capulets than to find out she doesn’t love him back and live without her love.

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