Romeo and Juliet Act 5: quotes (keehn)

Act 5Romeo Lines 6-7p.676″I dreamt my lady came and found me dead (Strange dream that gives a dead man leave to think!)”Circumstance: Foreshadowing. Romeo dreamt that Juliet found him dead.
Act 5Romeo Line 24p.676″Is it e’en so? Then I defy you, stars!”Circumstance: Romeo will rebel against fate.
Act 5Balthasar Lines 27-29p.676″I do beseech you, sir, have patience. Your looks are pale and wild and do import Some misadventure.”Circumstance: Balthasar expresses concern for Romeo. He is afriad Romeo will hurt himself.
Act 5Apothecary Line 75p.678″My poverty but not my will consents.”Circumstance: The selling of posoin is illegal. Tge apothecary agreees to sell it to Romeo only because he desperatly needs the money.
Act 5Paris Lines 49-51p.680″This is that banish’d haughty Montague That murd’red my love’s cousin- with which grief It is supposed the fair creature died”Circumstance: Paris recognizes Romeo as Tybalt’s murderer. He blames Romeo for causing the grief that is blamed for Juliet’s death.
Act 5Paris Lines 72-73p.682″O, I am slain ! If thou be merciful, Open the tomb, lay me with Juliet.”Circumstance: Romeo has killed Paris. Paris asks to be buried with Juliet, his would be bride.
Act 5Romeo Lines 92-93p.683″Death, that hath suck’ll the honey of thy breath, Hath had no power yet upon thy beauty.”Circumstance: Irony. Romeo says that Juliet does not look dead;the audience knows that she is not dead. The irony increases the sense of tragedy and suspense.
Act 5Montague Lines 210-212p.687″Alas, my liege, my wife is dead tonight! Grief of my son’s exile hath stopp’d her breath.What further woe conspires against mine age?”Circumstance: Lady Montague has died from grief over Romeo’s exile.
Act 5Balthasar Lines 272-273p.689″I brought my master news of Juliet’s death;And then in post he came from Mantua”Circumstance: Balthasar explains to the Prince that he told Romeo that Juliet was dead, then Romeo hurried back to Verona.
Act 5Prince Lines 291-293p.689″Where be these enemies? Capulet, Montague, See what a scourge is laid upon your hate, That heaven finds means to kill your joys with love.”Circumstance: The Prince points out the tragic results of the feud between Montages and Capulets
Act 5Prince Line 295p.689″All are punish’d.”Circumstance: Everyone has lost someone they love, so they all are punished by those deaths
Act 5Lord Capulet Lines 296-298p.689″O brother Montague, give me thy hand. This is my daughter’s jointure,o for no more Can I demand.”Circumstance: Juliet’s legacy will be peace between families.
Act 5Lord Montague Line 299p.689″For I will raise her statue in pure gold,”Circumstance: Lord Montague will honor Juliet’s love and faithfulness by erecting a gold statue of her.
Act 5Prince Lines 308-310p.690″Some shall be pardon’d, and some punished; For never was a story of more woe Than this of Juliet and her Romeo.”Circumstance: Some people will be pardoned. Others will be punished. There never was a stroy more full of pain the that of Romeo and Juliet.

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