Acts 1-5 Romeo and Juliet Quotes – Cassidy Howell

Romeo I dreamt my lady came and found me dead (Strange dream that gives a dead man leave to think!)Foreshadowing. Romeo dreamt that Juliet found him dead.
Romeo Is it e’en so? Then I defy you, stars!Romeo will rebel against fate.
Balthasar I do beseech you sir, sir, have patience. You looks ate pale and while and so import some misadventure. Balthasar expresses concern for Romeo. He is afraid Romeo will hurt himself.
Apothecary My poverty but not my will consents.The selling of poison is illegal. The apothecary agrees to sell it to Romeo only because he desperately needs the money.
Paris This is that banish’d haughty Montague that murd’red my love’s cousin — with which grief it is supposed the fair creature died — Paris recognizesRomeo as Tybalt’s murderer. He blames Romeo for causing the grief that is blamed for Juliet’s death.
Paris O, I am slain! If thou be merciful, open the tomb, lay me with Juliet.Romeo had killed Paris. Paris asks to be buried with Juliet, he would-be bride.
Romeo Death, that hath suck’d the honey of thy breath, hath had no power yet upon thy beauty.Irony. Romeo says that Juliet does not look death; the audience knows that she is not dead. The irony increases the sense of tragedy and suspense.
Lord Montague Alas, my liege, my wife is dead tonight! Greif of my son’s exile hath stopp’d her breath. What further woe conspires against mine age?Lady Montague had died from grief over Romeo’s exile.
Balthasar I brought my master news of Juliet;s death; and then in post he came from Mantua.Balthasar explains to the Prince that he told Romeo that Juliet was dead, then Romeo hurried back to Verona.
Prince Where be these enemies? Capulet, Montague, see what a scourge is laid upon your hate.The Prince points out the tragic results of the feud between Montagues and Capulets
Prince All are punish’d.Everyone had lost someone they love, so they all are punished by those deaths.
Lord Capulet O brother Montague, give me thy hand. This is my daughter’s jointure, for no more can I demand. Juliet’s legacy will be peace between families.
Lord Montague But I can give thee more; for I will raise her statue in pure gold.Lord Montague will honor Juliet’s love and faithfulness by erecting a gold statue of her.
Paris Happily met, my lady and my wife!Paris is happy to see Juliet at Friar Lawrence’s cell. They are to be married on Thursday.
Juliet That may be, sir, when I may be a wife.That may be the case when I am married; she cannot divulge that she is already happily married to Romeo.
Juliet O, shut the door, and when thou hast done so, Come weep with me — past hope, past cure, past help!Juliet is asking Friar Lawrence to grieve with her over this seemingly hopeless situation.
Friar Lawrence Hold! Get you gone, be strong and prosperous in this resolve. I’ll send a friar with speed to Mantua, with my letters to thy lord.Be strong and go through with the plan. Friar will send word to Romeo.
Lord Capulet Send for the Country. Go tell him of this. I’ll have this knot knit up tomorrow morning.Lord Capulet moves the wedding a day early. This will tragically affect Friar Lawrence’s plan to help Juliet.
Juliet O, look! Methinks I see my cousin’s ghost seeking out Romeo, that did spit his body upon a rapier’s point. Stay, Tybalt, stay!Foreshadowing. Juliet feels alone with her fear of what she is about to do. Just before she drinks the potion, she thinks she sees Tybalt’s ghost seeking Romeo.
Lady Capulet Ay, you have been a mouse hunt in your time; but I will watch you from such watching now.The nurse tries to wake Juliet on her wedding day and finds her seemingly dead.
Lord Capulet Death lies on her like an untimely frost upon the sweetest flower of all the field.Juliet is dead like a beautiful flower kill by an unseasonable frost; she is dead too young. Simile.
Lord Capulet Death is my son-in-law, Death is my heir; my daughter he hath wedded. I will die and leave him all. Life, living, all is Death’s.Lord Capulet is grieving. He says that Juliet married death, so death is his heir. He will die and leave death everything. Personification.
Friar Lawrence Tomorrow night look that thou lie alone; let not the nurse lie with thee in thy chamber.
Lady Capulet O me! O me! My child, my only life! Help! Help! Call help!
Mercutio And but one word with one of us! Couple it with something; make it a word and a blow.Mercutio taunts Tybalt. He tries to engage him in a fight.
Mercutio O calm, dishonorable, vile submission.Mercutio is upset that Romeo won’t accept Tybalt’s challenge. Mercutio decides to fight Tybalt himself, which leads to Mercutio’s death.
Mercutio A plague ‘a both houses! I am sped. I’d he gone and hath nothing?Mercutio curses the Montague and Capulet families. If not for their feud, he wouldn’t not be dying. Tybalt is unharmed.
Mercutio Ask for me tomorrow, and you shall find me a grave man.Pun. “Grave” can mean “serious” or “dead.” Mercutio will be dead soon. He jokes even when facing death.
Romeo This day’s black fate on moe days doth depend; This but begins the woe others must end.The future will be affected by today’s events. Foreshadowing.
Romeo O, I am fortune’s fool!Romeo says he is a victim of fate. This continues the theme of fate controlling life.
Lady Capulet For blood of ours shed blood of Montague.Lady Capulet wants revenge for Tybalt’s death. She believes Romeo should be put to death.
Lady Capulet I beg for justice, which thou, Prince, must give.Lady Capulet wants justice for Tybalt’s death. She reminds the Prince what Romeo’s punishment should be.
Prince And for that offense, Immediately we do exile him hence.The Prince banishes Romeo from Verona. He shows mercy because Romeo avenged Mercutio’s death, and Mercutio was a relative of the Prince.
Juliet “Tybalt is dead, and Romeo — banished.” That “banished,” that one word “banished,”Juliet says that banishment is worst than death.
Friar Lawerence Art thou a man? Thy form cries out thou art; Thy tears are womanish, thy wild acts denote.Man up! Friar scolds Romeo and tells him this expression of grief and anger are inappropriate.
Juliet Wilt thou be gone? It is not yet near day. It was the nightingale, and not the lark, That pierc’d the fearful hollow of thine ear.Juliet is reluctant to admit that is almost morning. She does not want Romeo to leave.
Juliet O God, I have an ill-divining soul! Methinks I see thee, now thou art so low, As one dead in the bottom of a tomb. Either my eyesight fails, or thou lookest pale.Foreshadowing. As Romeo descends the ladder from jer balcony, Juliet thinks he looks as id he is dead in the bottom of a tomb.
Lord Capulet Hang thee, young baggage! Disobedient wretch!Lord Capulet is angry with Juliet for refusing to marry Paris. He tells her to marry hi, on Thursday, or her will disown her.
Romeo He jests at scars that never felt a woundRomeo is no longer sad about Rosaline.
Romeo But soft! What light through yonder window breaks? It is the East, and Juliet is the sun!Romeo sees Juliet standing on her balcony. He comments on her beauty. In a metaphor, he compares her to light.
Juliet O Romeo, Romeo! Wherefore art thou Romeo? Deny thy father refuse thy name; or, if thou wilt not, be but sworn my love and I’ll no longer be a Capulet.Why are you Romeo and a Montague? Juliet bemoans the fact that she is in love with her enemy. Yet, she will give up her name to be with him.
Juliet What’s in a name? That which we call a roseBy any other word would smell as sweet.Its does not matter what Romeo’s name is. Juliet loves him for who he is.
Romeo My life was better ended by their hate than death prorogued, wanting of thy love.Romeo would rather be caught and killed by Juliet’s family than live without her love.
Juliet O, swear not by the moon, the’ inconstant moon, that monthly changes in her circled orb, lest that thy love proves likewise variable.Juliet does not want Romeo to swear by the moon because the moon changes, and she does not want Romeo’s love for her to change.
Juliet Well, do not swear. Although I joy int here, I have no joy of this contract tonight. It is too rash, too unadvised, too sudden; too like the lightning, which doth cease to be ere one can say it lightens. Sweet, good night!Juliet shows some rational thinking and says that they are rushing into things. She says that they should slow down and see how things go.
Juliet My bounty is as boundless as the sea, my love as deep; the more I give to thee, the more I have, for both infinite.Juliet says that her love for Romeo is strong and endless.
Juliet If that thy bent of love be honorable, thy purpose marriage, send me word tomorrow by one that I’ll procure to come to thee.Juliet says that if Romeo plans to marry her, she will send a messenger to him tomorrow find out the wedding plans.
Juliet Good night, good night! Parting is such sweet sorrow that I shall say good night till it is morrow.Juliet says good night to Romeo. She does not want to say goodbye to him.
Friar Holy Saint Francis! What a change is here! Is Rosaline, that thou didst love so dear, so soon forsaken? Young men’s love then lies not truly in their hearts, but in their eyes.Friar Lawrence scolds Romeo for changing his mind about who he loves so quickly. He says Romeo is attracted to physical beauty, not to who the person really is.
Friar Wesley and slow. They stumble that run fast.Friar Lawrence tells Romeo to take things slowly. If you rush, things may go wrong. Foreshadowing.
Mercutio More than Prince of Cats. O, he’s the courageous captain of complaints. He fights as you sing prick-song.Mercutio says that Tybalt is a very good duelist – a good swordsman.
Nurse Then hie you hence to Friar Lawrence’ cell; there stays a husband to make you a wife.The nurse delivers the plans for the wedding to Juliet. Friar Lawrence will marry them in his office. Romeo is Waiting for her there.
Friar These violent delights have violent ends,
Benvolio I do but keep the peace. Put up thy sword, Or manage it to part these men with me.I am trying to stop the fighting. Put your sword away or use it to help me. This shows that he and Tybalt as foils.
Prince If ever you disturb our streets again, Your lives shall pay the forfeit of the peace.Anyone caught fighting in the streets again will be punished by death. Foreshadowing.
Nurse A man, young lady! Lady, such a man As all the world — Why, he’s a man of wax.The nurse comments on how handsome Paris is.
Mercutio If love be rough with you, be rough with love. Prick love for pricking, and you beat love down.If love plays rough with, play rough with love. Mercutio suggests that Romeo cure himself of his depression by becoming interested in another girl.
Romeo I fear, too early; for my mind misgives Some consequence yet hanging in the starsRomeo has a feeling that some consequence of fate will occur at the party and lead to his premature death. Foreshadowing. Theme of fate controlling life.
Romeo Did my heart love till now? Forswear it, sight! For I ne’er saw true beauty till this night.Romeo says that he didn’t know what love was until now. He has never seen anyone as beautiful as this woman (Juliet). Characterization. Romeo is impulsive.
Romeo Is she a Capulet? O dear account! my life is my foe’s debt.Romeo finds out that she is a Capulet. He says that his life now belongs to his enemy. THis establishes conflict.
Juliet If he be Married, My bed is like to be my wedding bedIf he be married, then I will die without loving or marrying anyone else. Juliet want no one but him.
Nurse His name is Romeo, and a Montague, The only son of your great enemy.The nurse tells Juliet that Romeo is a Montague and her enemy. This establishes conflict.

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