Anderson- Romeo and Juliet and Quote meanings

One fairer than my love? The all-seeing sunNe’er saw her match since the first world begun. Romeo is saying there never was anyone more beautiful than his love, Juliet
Did my heart love till now? Forswear it, sight!/For I ne’er saw true beauty till this night. Romeo sees Juliet’s beauty and all other pale in comparison to her.
O Romeo, Romeo! Wherefore art thou Romeo?Deny thy father and refuse thy name.Or if thou wilt not, be but sworn my loveAnd I’ll no longer be a Capulet. Juliet is asking to herself why it had to be Romeo, why she had to lose a Montague
It is the east, and Juliet is the sun Romeo is comparing Juliet to the sun, a celestial being, relating her to all things holy and angel-like
Good Night, Good night! Parting is such sweet sorrow,that I shall say good night till it be morrow. She is saying how much she is missing him, kind of like the whole “you hang up first” “no you hang up first” thing
What’s in a name? That which we call a roseby any other name would smell as sweet Juliet is saying that even if Romeo is a Montague, he is still lovely.
See, how she learns her cheek upon her hand!O that I were a glove upon that hand,That I might touch that cheek! Romeo is jealous of the gloves on Juliet’s hand because they get to caress her cheek.
In herbs, plants, stones, and their true qualities:For nought so vile that on the earth doth liveBut to the earth some special good doth give,Nor aught so good but strain’d from that fair useRevolts from true birth, stumbling on abuse:Virtue itself turns vice, being manipulated;and vice sometimes by action dignified. Friar Lawrence is talking of the duality of plants, how they both help and her you which parallels with the duality of love. It is a wonderful feeling and you simultaneously open yourself up to being hurt
Wisely and slow; they stumble that run fast Friar Lawrence is warning Romeo; He is talking about patience and those that go too fast based on instinct and emotion fall flat on their face.
These violent delights have violent endsAnd in their triumph die, like fire and powder,Which as they kiss consume Impulsive decisions may be delightful now, but they will end in violence.
No, ’tis not so deep as a well, nor so wide as a church-door; but ’tis enough, ’twill serve: ask forme to-morrow, and you shall find me a grave man Mercutio has seen his cut and is realizing that he isn’t gonna make it.
This day’s black fate on more days doth depend:This but begins the woe others must end Romeo to Benvolio: It means that the the bad happenings they are enduring didn’t just come about, they were the accumulation of many things before. And that it is just the beginning of bad things to come that others will have to suffer and endure until they put an end to them.
A plague o’ both your houses Mercutio is talking about how the violence between their houses will end them all.
Romeo is banished,There is no end, no limit, measure, bound,In that word’s death. No words can that woe sound. Juliet is very sad Romeo is gone…..Yeah not much else to say about that….
O serpent heart hid with the flowering face!Did ever a dragon keep so fair a cave?Beautiful tyrant, feind angelical, dove feather raven, wolvish-ravening lamb!Despised substance of divinest show, just opposite to what thou justly seemest-A damned saint, an honourable villain! Juliet is asking how someone so vile could look so nice. She later goes on to chastise herself for talking like this; She doesn’t believe she should talk bad about her husband.
Tis torture, and not mercy. Heaven is hereWhere Juliet lives, and every cat and dogAnd little mouse, every unworthy thing,Live here in heaven and may look on her,But Romeo may not Romeo is more hurt than helped by his banishment. He envies all around her, and pities himself because he may not.
Methinks I see thee, now thou art so low,As one dead in the bottom of a tomb Juliet is looking down at Romeo from a balcony( Shakespeare is using foreshadow-y language)
Is there no pity sitting in the cloudsThat sees into the bottom of my grief?O sweet my mother, cast me not away!Delay this marriage for a month, a week,Or if you do not, make the bridal’s bedIn that dim monument where Tybalt lies Juliet is asking, no begging her mother to delay the marriage because she is sad. This makes her parents move the wedding up a day to cheer her up faster….(Good job….)
Or bid me go into a new-made grave,And hide me with a dead man in his shroud-Things that, to head them told, have made me tremble-And I will do it without fear or doubt,To live an unstain’d wife to my sweet love. Juliet would rather die than marry Paris and stain herself with Paris.
There is thy gold, worse poison to men’s souls,Doing more murders in this loathsome world,Than there poor compounds that thou mayst not sell Romeo is giving the Apothecary gold and is talking about the hurtful fate of those taken by greed.
O woe,I woeful, woeful, woeful day!Most lamentable day. Most wonderful dayThat ever, ever I did yet behold!O day, O day, O day! O hateful day!Never was seen so black a day as this.O woeful day! O woeful day! Juliet’s Nurse is hysterical with crying and sadness. ( Perhaps overly)
I dreamt my lady came and found me dead Romeo is talking about his dream. He dreams that her kiss will bring her back to life. Later she will find him dead, but cannot bring him back.
Then I defy you, stars! Romeo is yelling how the heavens have taken his love away from him and is curing them for doing so.
O my love, my wife!Death, that hath suck’d the honey of thy breathHath had no power yet upon thy beauty Romeo is talking about how Juliet’s Death has not taken away her beauty.
Tempt not a desperate man Romeo has nothing to lose at this point. When Paris is “protecting” Juliet and Tybalt’s Corpses Romeo says this to him to warn him shit’s gonna go down if he doesn’t move.
A greater power than we can contradictHath thwarted our intents Friar Lawrence is saying that God “hath” intervened in the situation to make certain event play out
O comfortable friar! Where is my lord?I do remember well where I should be… Juliet asks, groggy from waking up and mostly to herself, where her Romeo is. Romeo is right in front of her, just having taken the poison.
For never was a story of more woe,Than this of Juliet and her Romeo Prince of Verona says this as the last lines of the play. He is talking of how sad the whole tale was.(and it oh so was.)

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