Romeo and Juliet: Act 2 Scene 6 Quotes

“That after hours with sorrow chide us not!” The Friar is telling the pair to ‘smile the heavens upon this holy act’ so that in the future (ironically); the heavens do not punish all three of them with unhappiness.
“But come what sorrow can” Romeo declares that he does not care what sorrow comes and what misfortune is thrown at him; at that exact moment in time Romeo feels that nothing can ‘countervail the exchange of joy’ he has just felt with Juliet.
“Then love-devouring death do what he dare” Romeo here childishly challenges the power of death, furtherinh his misfottune with fate in the play. He is almost provoking death to do its worse, to do what he dares, suggesting Romeo’s cockiness in this situation as he is clearly on a high after his marriage.
“These violent delights have violent ends” The Friar here juxtaposes the connotations of delight with violence, he is suggesting that the lives Romeo and Juliet are risking for their future and delight do have violent endings: and especially violent ones in the two star crossed lovers case, nevermind Mercutios and the others.
‘Too swift arrives as tardy as too slow’. Again the Friar hints at the hastiness of the situation, furthering hinting at the fact that those who run fast will eventually stumble. The couple are both on a high at the present moment, but violent ends are arising.
“Unfold the imagined happiness that both Recieve in either, by this dear encounter” The Friar is asking the couple to describe the happiness that they are feeling at this precious meeting; possibly to emphasise one of the few moments in the play the couple are together and to further make the time they sprnd together more special becaude what they have left is limited.
“But my true love is grown to such excess” Juliets love has grown so much in this short amouny of time that she is almost brain-blocked as she says that ‘I cannot sum up sum of half my weslth’. Therefore she cannoy calculate half her wealth.

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