Romeo and Juliet Act 1 quotes

“What art thou drawn among these heartless hinds?/Turn thee, Benvolio, look upon thy death.” Tybalt:Act 1 Scene 1Tybalt is saying to Benvolio that he must look to him(tybalt), his “death”;the reason for Benvolio’s death.
“I do but keep the peace. Put up thy sword , or manage it to the part these men with thee” Benvolio:Act 1 Scene 1Benvolio is trying make peace between the men who are fighting: he is trying to stop the fight
“What noise is this? Give me my long sword, ho!” Capulet:act 1 Scene 1Capulet is demanding his wife give him his sword so he can join in this fight(Capulets vs Montages)
“A crutch, a crutch! why call you for a sword?” Lady Capulet: Act 1 Scene 1 Lady Capulet is saying “why are you going to join this fight; why are you calling for a sword for you are too old!”
“if ever you disturb our streets again, your lives shall pay the forfeit of the peace.” Prince Escales(Prince of Verona); Act 1 Scene 1 If there is ever a fight again between the Capulets and Montegues, there will be a death penalty
“By thee, old Capulet, and Montague, have thrice disturbed the quiet of our streets” Prince Escales(Prince of Verona); Act 1 Scene 1The Capulets and Montages have broken out into violent fights three times already
“Here were the servants of your adversary(opponent), And yours, close fighting ere I did approach” Benvolio;Act 1 Scene 1 these people were fighting before I came
“O where is Romeo? saw you him today? Right glad I am he was not at this fray(fight)” Lady Montague; Act 1 Scene 1″Where is Romeo? have you seen him? I am just glad he was not at this fight”
“Many a morning hath he there been seen(‘I’ve heard’), With tears augmenting the fresh morning’s dew, Adding to clouds more clouds with his deep sighs” Montague;Act 1 Scene 1Romeo is deeply depressed/very sad, with tears in his eyes and sorrow-filled sighs
“Alas that Love, so gentle in his view, Should be so tyrannous and rough in proof!” Benvolio; Act 1 Scene 1(Personification) Love, as sweet and gentle as it may seem, can also be so rough and harsh
“Here’s much to do with hate, but more with love” Romeo: Act 1 Scene 1 The two sides(Capulets and Montagues) love pride and their families so much, and because of this they have so much hate for each other
“With Cupid’s arrow, she hath dian’s wit;” Romeo:Act 1 Scene 1Romeo is referring to his “crush”(Rosaline) as Diana, goddess of hunting and chastity. She avoided Cupid’s arrow. Rosaline can never love him.
“By giving liberty unto thine eyes, Examine other beauties.” Benvolio; Act 1 Scene 1 Benvolio is telling Romeo to forget about his ‘crush’ and to look at other women. Romeo’s ‘crush’ is remaining chaste, so she can never love him.
“But saying o’er what I have said before. But now, my lord, what say you to my suit?” Paris; Act 1 Scene 2Paris is asking Capulet permission to marry Juliet, Capulet’s daughter.
“Younger than she are happy(fortunate) mothers made.” Paris; Act 1 Scene 2″Mothers/wives are made at much younger ages.”
“Earth hath swallowed all my hopes but she” Capulet; Act 1 Scene 2All of Capulets children died but Juliet:Juliet is very precious to him b/c of this.
“But woo her, gentle Paris, get her heart, my will to her consent is but a part.” Capulet; Act 1 Scene 2 Juliet must agree to Paris’s proposal(he must woo her)
“Take thou some new infection to thy eye, And the rank poison of the old will die.” Benvolio;Act 1 Scene 2 He is saying to be “infected’ by some other ladies and forget about his “crush”.
“My master is the great rich Capulet, and if you be not of the house of Montague’s, I pray come and crush a cup of wine.” Servant ; Act 1 Scene 2 The servant says that Romeo and Benvolio are invited to join the Capulet party if they are not Montague’s
“At this same ancient feast of Capulet’s Sups the fair Rosaline who thou so loves…/Compare her face with some that I shall show, and I will make thee think thy swan a crow” Benvolio; Act 1 Scene 2 He is saying that they shall attend this party(where Rosaline is also at) and he will find more beautiful ladies for Romeo(which will make Rosaline look like “a crow”)
“A fortnight and odd days.” Lady Capulet; Act 1 Scene 3 Juliet will be fourteen in 2 weeks
“Marry that ‘marry’ is the very theme I came of talk of.” Lady Capulet; Act 1 Scene 3″I have come to talk about marriage”
“It is an honour that I dream not of.” Juliet:Act 1 Scene 3 Juliet does not yet want to marry.
“If love be rough with you, be rough with love” Mercutio: Act 1 Scene 4 “get back at love” :find a new girl
“And we mean well in going to this mask/ But ’tis no wit to” Romeo act 1 scene 4It is not smart for Romeo, Benvolio, and Mercutio to attend this Capulet party
“That dreamers often lie” Mercutio Act 1 Scene 4 Mercutio is a cynic; He doesn’t believe in dreams(he thinks they are only fantasy.
“True, I talk of dreams? Which are the children off an idle brain/ Begot of nothing but vain fantasy” Mercutio Act 1 scene 4He believes dreams are not reality: they are the children of an idle brain
“With this night’s revels an expire the term of a despised life closed in my breast, by some vile forfeit of untimely death. But he that hath the steerage of my course direct my sail! On lusty gentleman.” Romeo Act 1 Scene 4 Foreshadowing – this nights party will lead to Romeo’s untimely death(b/c of Juliet) Romeo knows that going to this party will lead to something bad, but “He”(fate/God) will “lead the way”
“What lady’s that which doth enrich the handof yonder note?” Romeo Act 1 Scene 5 “Whose was that, that I just held?”(to the servingman) He first asks someone but they do not know so he still doesn’t know it is someone from the enemy’s side(the Capulet’s)
“oh doth teach the torches to burn bright! It sees she hangs upon the cheek of night/ As a rich jewel in an Ethiop’s ear – beauty too rich for use for earth too dear(foreshadowing)” Romeo Act 1 Scene 5Romeo sees Juliet for the first time; “Love at first sight”
“Did my heart love till now? forswear it, sight! For I ne’er saw true beauty till this night.” Romeo Act 1 Scene 5 “Love at first sight”(Juliet)
‘Tis he that villain Romeo.”I will withdraw, but this intrusion shall, Now seeming sweet, convert to bitt’rest gall.” Tybalt Act 1 Scene 5 Tybalt spots Romeo at the party and become veryy angry: He tells Capulet who allows Romeo to stay, which makes Tybalt more angry and he begins to argue with capulet Capulet rebukes Tybalt: Tybalt says that he will not fight with Romeo at this party, but he will get his revenge(foreshadowing)
“Then have my lips the sin that they have took.” Juliet act 1 scene 5 Romeo and Juliet have just met and they have kissed, and she wants him to kiss her again
“Sin from my lips? O trespass sweetly urged! Give me my sin again.” Romeo Act 1 scene 5 Kissing again
“Is she a Capulet? O dear account! my life is my foe’s debt.” Romeo Act 1 Scene 5 Romeo finds out Juliet is a Capulet from Nurse
” Go ask his name. – If he be marri├Ęd, My grave is like to be my wedding bed. “(Nurse tells Juliet that Romeo is a Montague) Juliet act 1 scene 5 Juliet finds out Romeo is a Montague from Nurse

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