Romeo and Juliet QUOETS

“From ancient grudge break to new mutiny, where civil blood makes civil hands unclean” (prologue) Speaker: PrologueContext: This is form the prologueMeaning: From a long hate brings new love. The hatred can effect civilians.
“From forth the fatal loins of these two foes a pair of star-crossed lovers take their life” (prologue) Speaker: PrologueContext: This is from the PrologueMeaning: Through the hate two people fell in love even though their love was unpredictable. The hate caused them to take their lives.
“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! (1.1.176) Speaker: RomeoContext: He is talking to Benvoilo about being in love with a girl with a girl named Rosaline.Meaning: Romeo thinks love is a battle you have to conquer.
“Well, in that hit you miss: she’ll not be hit with Cupid’s arrow” (1.1.194) Speaker: RomeoContext: He is taking about Rosaline with his cousin Benvoilo.Meaning: Romeo thinks Rosaline doesn’t love him.
“O she is rich in beauty,only poor, that when she dies with beauty dies her store.” (1.1.201) Speaker: RomeoContext: Romeo is talking about Rosaline being chaste.Meaning: Romeo thinks Rosaline is so beautiful that when she dies no one will be able to see her beauty.
“It is an honor I dream not of.” (1.3.70) Speaker: JulietContext: Lady Capulet is talking to Juliet about marrying Prince.Meaning: Juliet is being respectful to her mother by saying it is an honor but yet she is saying that she doesn’t dream to get married.
“Read o’er the volume of young Paris’ face, and find delight writ there with beauty’s pen.” (1.3.85) Speaker: Lady Capulet Context: Lady Capulet wants Juliet to consider being with ParisMeaning: Lady Capulet is using a extended metaphor to describe Paris as book that needs a beautiful pen (Juliet) to write the word in it.
“This precious book of love, the unbound lover, to beautify him only lacks a cover” (1.3.91) Speaker: Lady CapuletContext: Lady Capulet wants Juliet to be the cover to the book.Meaning: Lady Capulet is saying Juliet needs to be the beautiful cover. She is saying Juliet needs to make him look good.
“I’ll look to like if looking liking move: But no more will I endart mine eye than your consent gives strength to make it fly.” (1.3.101) Speaker: JulietContext: Talking to her mother about ParisMeaning: Juliet will try to be with Paris but she won’t go any further without her mother’s consent.
“My lips, two blushing pilgrims, ready stand to smooth that rough touch with a tender kiss.” (1.5.95) Speaker: RomeoContext: He just met Juliet and fell in love with her.Meaning: His lips are like blushing pilgrims, two red lips, and he wants to kiss her.
“Good pilgrim, you do wrong your hand too much, which mannerly devotion shows in this: for saints have hands that pilgrims’ hand do touch, and palm to palm is holy palmers’ kiss” (1.5.105) Speaker: Juliet Context: Romeo kissed her hand and said he shouldn’t of did that because she is like a holy shrine.Meaning: Juliet is saying she had no problem with Romeo kissing her hands.
“But, soft! What light though yonder window breaks? It is the east and Juliet is the sun.” (2.2.1) Speaker: Romeo Context: Romeo is in the yard of Juliet’s house hiding in a tree so he can see her.Meaning: Where is the light shining from then he realizes it is coming from Juliet’s room.
“O, speak again, bright angel! for thou art glorious to this night, being o’er my heads is a winged messenger of heaven.” (2.2.27) Speaker: Romeo Context: Romeo is talking to Juliet while she is on the balcony.Meaning: He is saying that Juliet is beautiful and her voice is nice.
“O Romeo, Romeo! wherefore art thou Romeo? Deny the father and refuse thy name; Or, if thou wilt not, be but sworn my love, and I’ll no longer be a Capulet” (2.2.38) Speaker: Juliet Context: Juliet wants Romeo to change his name so they can be together and if he won’t she will. Meaning: Romeo and Juliet’s love is so strong that Juliet will change her name and loose all her fourtune from her family to be with Romeo.
“What’s in a name? that which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet; So Romeo would, were he not Romeo call’d, retain that dear perfection which he owes without that title” (2.2.48) Speaker: JulietContext: On her balcony talking about how her and Romeo can be together through the feud.Meaning: Juliet is saying does their names really matter. If they changed their last names it wouldn’t change them, they’d still be the same person.
“My ears have not yet drunk a hundred words of that tongue’s utterance, yet I know the sound.” (2.2.58) Speaker: Juliet Context: Romeo has just spoken to Juliet and it’s dark outside so she can’t see him.Meaning: Juliet knows who is talking to her but she thinks she remember’s his voice. This proves how little Romeo and Juliet have spoken to each other. When Juliet says “drunk a hundred words” means that she hasn’t even spoken a hundred words to Romeo.
“The orchard walls are high and hard to climb, And the place death, considering who thou art, if any of my kinsman find thee here.” (2.2.63) Speaker: JulietContext: Juliet is scared for Romeo’s safety because she is at her house.Meaning: Juliet wants Romeo to leave so he won’t get caught by her cousins and be killed.
” With love’s light wings did I o’er perch these walls; For stony walls

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