Romeo and Juliet – Romeo and Juliet Quotes

o true apothecary! thy drugs are quick – thus with a kiss i die – 5.3 romeo’s last words when taking the potion – shows juliet is stronger than him(she stabs herself) – he dies with love/ a kiss which is usually romantic but he has changed it shows their twisted love
but, soft! what light through yonder window breaks? it is the east and juliet is the sun! – 2.2 romeo exclaims his love for juliet in act 2 – first sentence is iambic pentameter, a regular structure shows fairy tale beginning – was eccentric later on shows how their relationship is confusing. – juliet is sunrise shows happiness coming into his life
did my heart love till now? forswear it now it, sight! for i ne’er saw true beauty till this night – 1.5 juliet is romeo’s fist sign of love- shows that rosaline was not true love – ‘forswear’ means deny or give up – he never saw beauty in rosaline
oh, she doth teach the torches to burn bright – 1.5 romeo says that juliet lights brighter than than the torches – light imagery, e.g sun is the center of romeo’s universe – so beautiful she shines brighter than the torches
why then, o brawling love! o loving hate! … o heavy lightness! serious vanity – 1.1 romeo about rosaline – very over the top seems not real shows the unrequited love – oxymorons show confusion and depression of romeo – love is full of contradictive emotions.
romeo … thou art a villian 3.1 tybalt to romeo calling him a villian – worst he can call him
fire-eyed fury be my conduct now – 3.1 romeo is angry due to mercutios death and this will guide him (to kill tybalt) – ‘fire’ shows very angry – ‘eyed’ connotes the soul
and so, good capulet – which name i tender as dearly as my own – be satisfied – 3.1 romeo respects the capulet name and sees no difference between him and juliet
the only son of your great enemy – 1.5 nurse says to juliet about romeo at the ball
my life is my foe’s debt – 1.5 romeo learns that juliet is a capulet – he is in debt to his enemy for bringing him his love
then i defy you, stars! – 5.1 romeo after juliet’s death – he opposses to his destiny as it is causing him pain (being away from juliet) – ironic because his suicide makes juliet kill herslef
o, i am fortune’s fool – 3.1 romeo says he is a fool due to his own love for juliet but he has killed tybalt – foreshadows him dying for juliet
some consequences yet hanging in the stars shall bitterly begin – 1.4 romeo has left it down to fate (meeting someone new) – similar to his relationship with juliet
o me, what fray was here? yet tell me not, for i have heard it all here’s much to do with hate, but more with love – 1.1 romeo is tired of the feud between the families – he compares the fmailies ghatred to his love for rosaline – shows continous love/hate theme throughout the play
this vault a feasting presence full of light – 5.3 romeo is talking to juliet’s dead body – even in death she still lights up her tomb – transcendentally beautiful – lots of light imagery
heaven is here, where juliet lives – 3.3 romeo says that he does not want to leave as he would be leaving juliet – links juliet to heaven and godly
tis but thy name that is mine enemy, thou art thyself, though not a montague – 2.2 juliet says that the name ‘montague’ is her enemy, not romeo – she says that romeo is not a montague, as montague suggests evil
my grave is like to be my wedding bed – 1.5 juliet falls in love with romeo instantly but fears about paris – she says she will die – foreshadows the ending
o fortune, fortune! all men call thee fickle – 3.5 juliet exclaims how fortune is ever changing, it is never set in its ways – shows how their relationship is never secure
methinks i see thee, now thou art below, as one dead in the bottom of a tomb – 3.5 juliet foreshadows her death in act 3 about being dead in a tomb
my only love sprung from my only hate – 1.5 juliet says that her only love has come from her only hate -‘sprung’ suggests it was unexpected(which it was) – personification of love shows how real it is in the story
you kiss by th’book – 1.5 juliet described romeo’s kiss – shows naivety of juliet as she only knows how to kiss from books – shows how she wishes to only talk about methods of their love and will not admit to her feelings
o swear not by the moon, the inconsistant moon – 2.2 juliet believes that the moon is not consistent enough as it changes monthly – she wants their love to be everlasting’eternal
what’s in a name? that which we call a rose, by any other word would smell as sweet – 2.2 juliet syas how romeo’s name is not important a name is separable from the character + person – links romeo to a rose, flower of love
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 juliet is asking romeo why he is a montague – questions shows she is begging/pleading – she wants him to ignore his name or she will ignore hers
come gentle night – come loving black brow’d night, give me my romeo – 3.2 juliet is waiting for romeo(does not know he is banished) – she wants to sleep with romeo – dramatic irony as we know he is banished shows her obliviousness
o sweet my mother, cast me not away! – 3.5 juliet is begging her mother for forgiveness – exclamatory sentence shows how desperate she is
it was the nightingale and not the lark, that pierc’d the fearful hollow of thine ear – 3.5 juliet does not want romeo to go – ‘nightingale’ is a night bird ‘ lark’ is a day bird
straining harsh discords – 3.5 juliet describes how the bird noises are horrible – birds are normally nice noises but they are splitting them up so they are bad
o happy dagger! this is shy sheath; there rust, and let me die – 5.3 juleit when she kills herself – ‘happy dagger’ oxymoron gives her what she wants, but still kills her, irony – ‘there rust’ shows eternity of rotting and dying together
beautiful tyrant! fiend angelical – 3.2 juliet doesn’t know what to think of romeo after he has killed tybalt – oxymorons show conflict – religious vocabulary
lovers can see to do their amorous rites, by their own beauties – 3.2 juliet believes that making love is a beautiful and romantic act
chain me with roaring bears; or shut me nightly in a charnel-house – 4.1 juliet does not want to marry paris

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