romeo and Juliet quotes

“two such opposed kings encamp them still / in man as well as herbs- grace and rude will; / and where the worser is predominant / full soon the canker death eats up that plant.” Friar Lawrence (Good in evil in man and plants and the stronger one soon takes over.)
“For this Alliance may so happy prove to turn your household Rancor to pure love.” Friar Lawrence (He hopes that the marriage will bring about peace in the families. So he consents to perform it.)
“wisely and slow. They stumble that run fast.” Friar Lawrence (He cautions Romeo not to move too quickly and to slow down and make wise decisions.”
“these violent delights have violent ends” Friar Lawrence (Things that begin quickly often end quickly. It is a foreshadowing of Romeo and Juliet’s fate)
“a greater power than we can contradict hath thwarted our intents” Friar Lawrence (Fate has intervened and changed their plans. He tells everyone the entire storyline so they finally know about R&J)
“I’ll look to like, if looking liking move but no more deep will I endart mine eye than your consent gives strength to make it fly.” Juliet (She is obedient daughter, and she will not step over the boundary of what is proper or the of her mothers consent.)
“My only love, sprung from my only hate! Too early seen unknown, and known too late! Prodigious birth of love ti is to me that I must love a loathed enemy.” Julie (She realized that she fallen in love with Romeo, her families enemy, before knowing who he was, and now it is too late to back away because she loves him.
“O Romeo, Romeo! Wherefore art thou Romeo? Deny they father and refuse they name, or if thou wilt not, be but sworn my love, and I’ll no longer be a capulet. Juliet (She is upset that they are enemies and ask him to either turn his back on his family or if he promise to always be with her she will turn her back on her family.
“What’s in a name? That which we call a rose by any other word would smell as sweet.” Juliet (She believes that a name does not define someone. She would love him and he would still be just as wonderful no matter his name. )
“I’ll to the Friar to know his remedy. If all else fail, myself have power to die.” Juliet (If Friar can’t help her avoid marrying Paris, she will take her life.)
“O happy dagger. This is they sheath; there rust, and let me die.” Juliet (Juliet’s death speech…she won’t go on without Romeo so she takes his dagger and stabs herself.)
“I would the fool were married to her grave” Lady Capulet (She’d rather see Juliet dead than refusing to marry Paris)
“Talk not to me, for I’ll not speak a word. Do as thou wilt for I have done with thee.” Lady Capulet (Since Juliet has chosen not to marry Paris, her mother is done with her disowns her)
“My child, my only life. Revive, look up or I will die with thee.” Lady Capulet (Now that she is “dead” Lady Capulet feels remorse.)
“But woo her, gentle Paris, get her heart; my will to her consent is but a part.” Lord Capulet (He cares enough about his daughter to want her heart involved in her future marriage she has a say in it.)
“Wife, we scarce thought us blest that God had lent us but this only child. But now I see this one is one too much. And that we have a curse in having her.” Lord Capulet (Since Juliet will not obey him he feels that she is a curse to him. Does he only love her if she obeys?
“My heart is wondrous light, since the same wayward girl is so reclaimed.” Lord Capulet (He is able to love her again now that she is being obedient to his will.)
“Death lies on her like an untimely frost. Upon the sweetest flower of all the field.” Lord Capulet (Now that she is “dead” he acknowledges his love and admiration for her.)
“A plague a both your houses!” Mercutio (He curses the Montagues and the Capulets because their feud has caused his death.)
“If Ever you disturb our streets again your lives shall pay the forfeit of the peace.” Prince Escalus (He is fed up with the feuding and hands down a sever punishment…death if they fight again.)
“Let Romeo hence in haste, else, when he is found, that hour is his last.” Prince Escalus (Prince exiles, banishes Romeo from Verona, for killing TyBalt. This is a lenient punishment since Prince will not pursue Romeo and kill him as long as he stays of our Verona.)
“See what a scourge is laid upon your hate, that heaven finds means to kill your joys with love and I for winking at your discords too, have lost a brace of Kinsmen. All are punished.” Prince Escalus (He scolds them again for their fueding, which caused the deaths of their children. He also admits he should have put a stop to their feuding much sooner before so many lives were lost.”
“A glooming peace this morning with it brings. The sum for sorrow will not show his head. Go hence, to have more talk of these sad things, some shall be pardoned and some punished for never was as story of more woe than this of Juliet and her Romeo.” Prince Escalus
“For my mind misgives, some consequences yet hanging in the stars, shall bitterly begins his fearful date with this nights revels and expire the term of a despised closed in my breast, by some vile forfeit of untimely death.” Romeo (Romeo has a premonition that something will begin tonight that will lead to is untimely death.)
“Did my heart love till now? Forswear it, sight! For I ne’er saw true beauty till this night.” Romeo (This shows that Romeo falls in and out of love easily and usually falls in love with appearance.)
“Is she a Capulet? O Dear account! My life is my foe’s dept! Romeo (He realizes that his life now belongs to his enemy beacause he is in love with Juliet and didn’t know who she was before falling for her.)
“But Soft what light through yonder window breaks? It is the east and Juliet is the sun!” Romeo (Juliet is now the center (the light) of his life.)
“My life were better enclosed by their hate, than death prorogued wanting of thy love.” Romeo (He would rather die than live without Juliet. This is foreshadowing his death.)
“O, I am fortune’s fool.” Romeo (He has reacted impulsively in killing Tybalt and has now ruined any happiness he could have had with Juliet.)
“I dreamt my lady came and found me dead…and breather such life with kisses in my lips.” Romeo (He again has a premonition of death and that Juliet kissed him to revive him.)
“There is thy Gold – worse poison to men’s souls. Doing more murder in this loathsome world. Than these poor compounds that thou mayst not sell.” Romeo (Gold is more poisonous to people’s souls than anything else, it can corrupt people and people will often do anything for money.)
“O my love, my wife; death that hath sucked the honey of thy breath, hath had no power yet upon they beauty. Thou art not conquered. Beauty’s ensign yet is crimson in thy lips and in thy cheeks. And deaths pail flag is not advanced there.” Romeo (Juliet’s color is returning which the audience knows she is coming out of the coma. Romeo just thinks that death has not yet stolen her beauty and color.)
“Eye look your last arms take your last embrace and lips oh you the door of breath. Seal with a righteous kiss a dateless bargain to engrossing death.” Romeo (Romeo’s death speech…he says his final goodbye to Juliet and drinks potion and dies.)
“Here’s to my love Oh true apothecary. Your drugs are quick, thus with a kiss will I die.” Romeo (Romeo’s death speech…he says his final goodbye to Juliet and drinks potion and dies.)
“What drawn and talk of peace? I hate the word, as I hate all Montagues and thee.” Tybalt (This shows us his character and loves to fight and is full of hatred for the Montagues.)
“I will withdraw, but this intrusion shall, now seeming sweet, convert to bitt’rest gall.” Tybalt (He will back away for now, but won’t let Romeo get away with crashing the party. He will get revenge.)
“Romeo, the love I bear thee can afford no better term than this: Thou art a villain. Tybalt (He hates Romeo and the nicest thing he can say is that he is an idiot.)

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