English – Romeo and Juliet quotes and context

These violent delights have violent ends Friar Lawrence (Act 2 Scene 6) Warning Romeo about the dangers of love
My only love sprung from my only hate! …That I must love a loathed enemy. Juliet (Act 1 Scene 5) Family feud decides her future. The themes of family and fate. She is annoyed at love for making it have to be one of her families enemies.
What is in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet. Juliet (Act 2 Scene 2) Juliet establishing a very controversial view in her time being that ones name doesn’t define their future..
Deny thy father refuse thy name Juliet (Act 2 Scene 2) She is defying her father and is the turning point in her life eventually leading to her death.
For I ne’er saw true beauty till this night. Romeo (Act 1 Scene 5) Showing how quickly he gets over Rosaline
It is the east, and Juliet is the sun. Romeo (Act 2 Scene 2) Comparing Juliet to the sun which is significant because sun was significant
Give me my Romeo; and, when I shall die,Take him and cut him out in little stars Juliet (Act 3 Scene 2) predicting her own death without realising it
Peace? I hate the word as I hate hell Tybalt (Act 1 Scene 1) Tybalt showing how important violence is
The sweetest honey is loathsome in its own deliciousness. And in the taste destroys the appetite. Therefore, love moderately. Friar Lawrence (Act 2 Scene 6) Telling Romeo to not fall into love as quickly
You have dancing shoes with nimble soles. I have a soul of lead. Romeo (Act 1 Scene 4) Romeo saying he is too depressed to dance since Rosaline left him
Wisely and slow; they stumble that run fast. ) Friar Lawrence (Act 2 Scene 3) warns/ predicts the inevitable deaths of the young lovers
O serpent heart hid with a flowering face Juliet (Act 3 Scene 2) Oxymoron, conflicted between loving and hating him.
From ancient grudge break to new mutiny ( (Prologue) Introduces the themes of family and of war. The grudge being a key theme throughout the play is introduced now.
I defy you, stars. Romeo (Act 5 Scene 1) potentially the turning point in the play where Romeo decides to go against fate and the goddess Fortuna
Oh, I am fortune’s fool! Romeo (Act 3 Scene 1) Romeo exclaims after he kills tybalt
Why then, O brawling love! O loving hate (Act 1 Scene 1) Oxymoron, Said by Romeo (confusing love)
O romeo, romeo, wherefore art thou romeo’ why u called romeo -juliet

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