Romeo and Juliet- Act 1 key conflicts and quotations

“Three civil brawls bred of an airy wordby thee, Old Capulet and Montague, Have thrice disturbed the quiet of our streetsAnd made Verona’s ancient citizens Cast by their grave-besteeming ornamentsto wield old partisans in hands as old, Cankered with peace, to part your cankered hate.If ever you disturb our streets again,Your lives shall pay the forfeit of this peace.(1.1 91-99) Prince Escalus speaking to Capulet and Montague and townspeople about their family feud and what will happen if there is another fight.
“Alas that love whose view is muffled still,Should without eyes see pathways to his will!Where shall we dine?-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.Why then, O brawling love, O loving hate, O anything of nothing first create!O heavy lightness, serious vanity,(1.1 178-183) Romeo speaking to Benvolio after the fight. He is speaking about his lovesickness and feud sickness
“My child is yet a stranger in the world.She hath not seen the change of fourteen years.Let two more summers wither in their prideere we may think her ripe to be a bride.”(1:2 8-11)”Younger than she are happy mothers made.”(1.2 12)”And too soon marred are those so early made.Earth hath swallowed all my hopes but she;(1.2 13-14) Lord Capulet and Paris talking about Paris wanting to marry Juliet. Capulet cautions Paris that Juliet is still too young to marry
“It is an ‘honor’ that I dream not of.”(1.3 71) Juliet responding to her mother’s question about marriage; telling her mother that she hasn’t thought yet about marriage
“I fear too early, for my mind misgivesSome consequence yet hanging in the starsShall bitterly begin his fearful dateWith this night’s revels, and expire the termof a despised life closed in my breastBy some vile forfeit of untimely death.But he that hath the steerage of my courseDirect my sail. On lusty gentlemen.”(1.4 112-118) Before going to the Capulet party, Romeo has an odd feeling about the night and his future; Romeo considers love and fate.
“Patience perforce with willful choler meetingMakes my flesh tremble in their different greeting.I will withdraw, but this intrusion shall,Now seeming sweet, convert to bitt’rest gall.”(1.5 100-103) Tybalt is upset when the Montagues crash the party and he wants to challenge them and throw them out. Lord Capulet tells him to stay quiet and not to cause a fight among his guests.
“Good pilgrim, you do not wrong your hand too much,Which mannerly devotion shows in this;For saints have hands that pilgrims’ hands do touch,And palm to palm is holy palmers’ kiss. Juliet’s cautious response to Romeo’s first approach.Teenage love, it is holy?
“Is she a Capulet?O dear account! My life is my foe’s debt.”(1.5. 131-132)”My only love sprung from my only hate!Too early seen unknown, and known too late!Prodigious birth of love it is to meThat I must love a loathed enemy.” (1.5 152-155) Romeo and Juliet discover each others’ last names.This is new love vs an old hate

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