Romeo and Juliet Quotes

Act 2 Romeo P. 609, line 1 “He jests at scars that never felt a wound.” Circumstance: Romeo is no longer sad about Rosaline. P. 609, line 2-3 “But soft! What light through yonder window breaks? It is the East, and Juliet is the Sun?” Circumstance: Romeo sees Juliet standing on her balcony. He comments on her beauty. In a metaphor, he compares her to light.
Act 2 Juliet P. 610-611 line, 33-36 “Romeo, Romeo! Wherefore art thou Romeo. Deny thy father, and refuse thy name; or if thou wilt not, be but sworn my love and I’ll no longer be a Capulet.” Circumstance: Why are you Romeo and a Montague? Juliet bemoans the fact that she’s in love with her enemy. Yet, she will give up her name to be with him.
Act 2 Romeo P. 612, line 77-78 “My life were better ended by their hateThan death prorogued, wanting of thy love.” Circumstance: Romeo would rather be caught and killed by Juliet’s family than live without her love. This shows his impulsive nature. This is his tragic flaw.
Act 2 Juliet P. 613, line109-111 “Well, do not swear. Although I joy in thee, I have no joy of this contract tonight. It is too rash, too unadvis’d, too sudden. Too like the lightning, which doth cease to be ere one can say it lightens. Sweet goodnight!” Circumstance:
Act 2 Juliet P. 613, line 109-111″O, swear by the moon, thy inconstant moon, that monthly changes in her circle orb, lest that thy love prove likewise variable.” Circumstance: Juliet doesn’t want Romeo to swear to the moon because the moon changes, and she doesn’t want Romeo’s love for her to change. P. 613, line 117-120 “I have no Circumstance: Juliet shows some rational thinking and says that they are rushing into things. She says that they should slow down and see how things go.”
Act 2 Juliet P. 615, line 184-185 “Good night, good night! Parting is such sweet sorrow that I shall say good night till it be morrow.” Circumstance: Juliet says good night to Romeo. She doesn’t want to say goodbye to him.
Act 2 Friar P. 618, line 65-68 “Holy Saint Francis! What a change is here! Is Rosaline, that thou didst love so dear, so soon forsaken? Young men’s love then lies not truly in their hearts, but in their eyes.” Circumstance: Friar Lawrence scolds Romeo for changing his mind about who he loves so quickly. He says Romeo is attracted to physical beauty, not to who the person really is.
Act 2Romeo P.618, line 65-68 “O, let us hence! I stand on sudden haste.”
Act 2 Merticutio P. 619, line 19-20 “More than Prince of Cats. O, he’s the courageous captain of compliments. He fights as you sing prick-song.” Circumstance: Mercutio says that Tybalt is a very good duelist(a good swordsman).
Act 2 Nurse P. 627, line 67-68 “Then hie you hence to Friar Lawrence’ cell; there stays a husband to make you a wife.” Circumstance: The Nurse delivers the plans for the wedding to Juliet. Friar Lawrence will marry them in his office. Romeo is waiting for her there.
Act 2 Friar P. 628, line 9 “These violent delights have violent ends.” Circumstance: Extreme joy can end badly. Foreshadowing.
Act 2 Juliet P. 610, line 43-44 “What’s in thy name? That which we call a rose by any other word would smell as sweet.” Circumstance: It doesn’t matter what Romeo’s name is. Juliet loves him for who he is.
Act 2 Juliet P. 614, line 43-45 “If that thy bent of love be honorable, thy purpose marriage, send me word tomorrow, by one that I’ll procure to come to thee.” Circumstance: Juliet says that her love for Romeo is strong and endless. Simile. P.614, line 33-35 “My bounty is as boundless as the sea, my love as deep; the more I give to thee, the more I have, for both are infinite. Circumstance: Juliet says that if Romeo plans to marry her, she will send a messenger to him tomorrow to find out the wedding plans.
Act 2 Friar P. 618, line 94 “Wisely and slow. They stumbled that run fast.” Circumstance: Friar Lawrence tells Romeo to take things slowly. If you rush, things may go wrong. Foreshadowing.

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