Romeo and Juliet Quotes and Analysis

Under loves heavy burden do I sink Romeo, love weighs him down, love is a chore, can’t escape his feelings
Juliet is the sun Romeo, positive imagery of Juliet, heavenly imagery, uplifting mood
Oh I am fortunes fool Romeo, blaming fate, not taking responsibility
Holy shrine, pilgrim Romeo, religious language, meeting Juliet, devotion to juliet
With loves light wings did I o’er-perch these walls Romeo, overcoming boundaries of family name, positive view of love, uplifting, freeing
Effeminate Romeo, describing himself, what Juliet has made him, not fighting, positive to us, negative to Shakespearean audience
My only love sprung from my only hate Juliet, contrast between family honour and love, cannot be rid of either
He shall not make me a joyful bride Juliet, defiant, refusal to marry Paris, would never be happy with him
It is too rash, too unadvised, too sudden, too like the lightening Juliet, love for Romeo is going to fast, they are getting ahead of themselves
Cut him out in little stars […] and he will make the face of heaven so fine Juliet, heavenly imagery related to Romeo, love is fate.
Oh serpent heart, hid with flowering face Juliet, Romeo is disguising his true character, first reaction is to blame Romeo and love, mourn for tybalt. Metaphor
Chain me with roaring bears Juliet, what she would rather do instead of marrying Paris, loves Romeo over family, happily disregard family. powerful verbs, exaggeration
Oh happy dagger Juliet, prefer to die than live without Romeo, oxymoron
My will to her consent is but a part Capulet, Juliet has no say is who she marries, he has control over her
Hang thee young baggage! Disobedient wretch Capulet, to describe Juliet, burden, worthless, cruel, rather Juliet die than disobey him
Hang, beg, starve, die in the streets Capulet, if Juliet does not obey him he will disown her, cruel, harsh. Powerful verbs
Like an untimely frost upon the sweetest flower Capulet, describe Juliet when dead, Juliet beautiful, not meant to die (contradicts what he’s said previously) simile
And with my child my joys are burrried Capulet, Juliet was all that was good in his life (contradicts to what he’s said previously)
By having him, making yourself no less Lady capulet, Juliet’s marriage is all about social position and wealth not love, mother doesn’t care
I would the fool were married to her grave Lady capulet, would rather that Juliet was dead than disobey them and be dishonourable to family
Accursed, unhappy, wretched, hateful day! Lady capulet, claiming it’s the worst possible thing that Juliet had died, blaming fate (contradicts to previous)
Alack the day Lady capulet, after Juliet’s death, copies what nurse says… false? Blaming fate
Make it a word and a blow Mercutio, immediately links talking to capulets with conflict and fighting, no reason for fighting
Oh calm, dishonourable, vile submisssion Mercutio, talking about Romeo, going out of proportion, cruel, angry, can’t believe he isn’t fighting
A plague o’ both your houses Mercutio, cursing capulet and montagues, not taking blame, instead blaming tybalt and Romeo
Part fools, put up your swords Benvolio, only rational figure in play, braking up fights, does not see the point in conflict
I pray thee, good Mercutio, lets retire:/ the day is hot […] we shall not scape a brawl Benvolio, knows the dangers of capulet she and montagues meeting, calm figure in play, doesn’t want conflict
Peace! I hate the word/ as I hate hell, all montagues and thee Tybalt, constantly wanting a fight, negative religious imagery, strong passionate feelings, no reason for fight- generalising
Why uncle, ’tis a shame Tybalt, by even seeing montagues he fees disrespected despite having no reason to feel this way
Young men’s love then lies, not truly in their heart but in their eyes Friar Lawrence, intelligent, observant, noting Romeos easy change
Households’ rancour to pure love Friar Lawrence, trying to make amends of things, alterior motive to r and j’s marriage
Go girl, seek happy nights to happy days Nurse, cares for Juliet and wants the best for her
I think you happy in this second match/ for it excels your first Nurse, does not care for Juliet’s love of Romeo, wants the best easiest life for Juliet
A pair of star-crossed lovers take their life Prologue, fate, foreshadowing
Doth with their death bury their parents strife Prologue, foreshadowing, conflict, peace
Three civil brawls, bred of an airy word Prince, the fights come from nothing, conflict over simply past words
I will raise her statue in pure gold Montague, their deaths have ended conflict, high value of other household now
Their death mark’d love Prologue, foreshadowing end of Romeo and juliet
Feather of lead, bright smoke, cold fire Romeo, love, oxymorons, Rosaline
My child is yet a stranger in this world Capulet, caring, Juliet young, protective
He’s a man of wax Nurse, talking about paris, perfect, false
Some consequences yet hanging in the stars Romeo, fate, before masquerade ball, badness will come of it
It pricks like a thorn Romeo, love, evil
But this intrusion shall/ now seeming sweet convert to bitterest gall Tybalt, anger, evil, foreshadowing,
That which we call a rose/ by any other name would smell a sweet Juliet, names are not a boundary, despite being a montague Romeo is still perfect
Wisely and slow; stumble that run fast Friar Lawrence, voice of reason, bad things will come of going too fast
These violent delights have violent ends Friar Lawrence, voice of reason, thing about the consequences of doing things that will only last a short time
These hot days, is the mad blood stirring Benvolio, preventing fights, hot weather can result in hatred and anger from nothing
Fiery-eyed fury be my conduct now Romeo, fate, anger, passion, not thinking of consequences, danger
I think she will be ruled/ in all respects by me Capulet, over powering, controlling, Juliet is a possession
I defy you stars Romeo, going against fate and religion, anger, Juliet is dead
Drunk all, and left no friendly drop/ to help me after Juliet, wants to die, oxymoron, annoyed at Romeo, rather die than live without romeo
Come, bitter conduct, come, unsavoury guide Romeo, allowing death to take him, views the poison as horrible