Romeo And Juliet Quotes

That which we call a rose by any other word would smell as sweet. Juliet->RomeoContext:Romeo snuck into the capulets palace and went to outside Juliet’s room right after the capulets party.Translation:A rose would smell the same as a rose even if it was called something else.
O, swear not by the moon, th’ inconstant moon, that monthly changes in her circled orb, lest that thy love prove likewise variable. Juliet-> RomeoContext: While outside Juliet’s room, where Romeo snuck off too after the dance, Juliet asks Romeo to swear his love for herTranslation: Don’t swear your love to me by the moon. The moon always changes. Only swear by it if your love will change.
Love goes toward love as schoolboys from their books, but love from love, toward school with heavy looks. Romeo-> JulietContext: Juliet is leaving Romeo and going back into her room, after they had talked before outside her room, after the Capulet’s party.Translation: Two people in love want to get together, just like students want to get away from their books. However those two people leaving eachother is like students having to go to school.
How silver-sweet sounds lovers’ tongues by night, like softest music to attending ears. Romeo->JulietContext: Outside Juliet’s room, where Romeo snuck off to after the Capulets party.Translation:Your voice is like music to my ears.
Good night, good night. Parting is such sweet sorrow that I shall say “Good night” till it be morrow. Juliet-> RomeoContext: Juliet is talking to Romeo after he snuck into the Capulet’s palace coming back from their party.Translation:Goodnight, Goodnight. Leaving you is unbearably said so i will say goodnight until it’s morning.
Thy head is as full of quarrels as an egg is full of meat. Mercutio->BenvolioContext: Mercutio, Benvolio and their friends spot the Capulets in the middle of a courtyard and Mercutio wants to fight while Benvolio tries to convince him otherwise. Translation:You have no knowledge whatsoever on how to fight.
…’tis not deep as well, nor so wide as a church door, but ’tis enough. ‘Twill serve. Mercutio->Romeo, Benvolio and their friendsContext:Mercutio has just been stabbed by Tybalt after their fight, in the courtyard, and he is dying.Translation: The wound isn’t deep or wide but it is enough to kill me.
A plague o’ both your houses! Mercutio->RomeoContext:Mercutio is about to die after being fatally wounded in his brawl with Tybalt. In the Brawl Romeo confessed the fact that he likes Tybalt and respects the Capulets, this surprises everyone because Capulets are seen as an enemy to Romeo and his friends. Translation: I hope both the Capulets and the Montagues suffer.
Gallop apace, you fiery footed steeds. Juliet->herselfContext: Juliet is waiting for the Nurse because the Nurse went to meet with Romeo to give him a ladder so that he can easily climb up into Juliet’s room.Translation: Move quickly to here nurse.
Wilt thou be gone? It is not yet near day. It was the nightingale, and not the lark, that pierced the fearful hollow of thine ear. Juliet-> RomeoContext: Despite being banished from Verona, Romeo sneaks into Juliet’s room and they are talking. However Romeo must leave when it is daytime because the gaurds will come at that time. Translation: Will you leave now? It isn’t day yet. The nightingale is chirping not the birds that chirp in the morning.
A pair of star-crossed lovers… Chorus-> AudienceContext:This is the very beginning of the play as the chorus is introducing it to the audience.Translation: Two ill-fated lovers…
… sad hours seem long Romeo-> BenvolioContext:Benvolio, Montague and Lady Montague all are wondering why Romeo is so sad. So Benvolio goes to talk to Romeo about it.Translation: These sad times go by so slowly.
Alas that love, so gentle in his view, should be so tyrannous and rough in proof! Benvolio->RomeoContext:Romeo is sad about the fact that the girl he likes is someone he can’t go out with because she can’t have sex and Benvolio is trying to console him.Translation: Love seems so gentle but really is something we both know is bad and rough.
…I will make thee think thy swan a crow. Benvolio->RomeoContext:Benvolio is talking to Romeo about how Romeo can’t have the girl he wants. Benvolio is consoling him about it. He then starts saying that they should go to a party and that he will point out new girls to Romeo.Translation:I will make the girl you are lovestruck about seem ugly compared to the girls I’ll point out to you.
…Queen Mab… She is the fairies’ midwife… Mercutio->RomeoContext:Romeo is talking to Benvolio about how Romeo dreamt that something bad would happen if he goes to the party they are off to(Capulets). However Mercutio believes that dreams mean nothing. He then says that the dream fairy has come to him and convinced him the dream was real.Translation: … Queen Mab… She is the dream fairy.
O, She doth teach the torches to burn bright! It seems she hangs upon the cheek of night like a rich jewel in an Ethiop’s ear… Romeo->himself/ ServingmanContext: Romeo sees Juliet from across the room at the Capulets’ party. He then asks the Servingman who he is but the Servingman doesn’t know. Romeo admires Juliet.Translation:She is so beautiful, it’s like she is a jewel.
You kiss by th’ book Juliet->RomeoContext: Romeo kisses Juliet by after just meeting her at the Capulet Party.Translation: You kiss really well.
My only love sprung from my only hate! Too early seen unknown, and known too late! Juliet->NurseContext: The Nurse tells Juliet who the man she just kissed during the Capulet’s dance was. Translation: The only one I love is the child of the family I hate. I figured this out too late.
He jests at scars that never felt a wound. But soft, what light through yonder windows breaks? Romeo->himselfContext: After the Capulet’s dance Romeo sneaks into the Capulets castle and goes below Juliet’s room.Translation:Mercutio and Benvolio laugh at me for loving when they haven’t themselves. What is the light over there?
O Romeo, Romeo, wherefore art thou Romeo? Juliet->herselfContext:Juliet comes out onto her balcony after the Capulet’s dance, however what she doesn’t know is that Romeo is right below her.Translation:Oh Romeo why do you have to be from the family I hate.
Night’s candles are burnt out, and jocound day stands tiptoe on the misty mountain-tops. Romeo->JulietContext:Romeo has snuck into the Capulets castle to see Juliet for the last time before he his banished to Mantua. While talking Juliet tries to tell romeo that it isn’t day yet because when it is early morning he must leave. However Romeo knows it’s day so he says this.Translation: Night is over, the sun is rising over the mountain tops.
Thank me no thankings, nor proud me no prouds. Capulet->JulietContext:Capulet goes to tell Juliet that she is going to marry Paris in two days. However Juliet says Thank you but no thanks. Capulet then get’s very mad at her for defying such a honor.Translation:Don’t tell me no thank you and dont say Your not proud.
Not stepping o’er the bounds of modesty. Juliet-> Capulet and Lady Capulet.Context:When Juliet went to Friar Lawrence’s cell she saw Paris there with Friar Lawrence planning the wedding. She was there to make a plan to get Romeo to come meet with her. However with Paris she acted very uptight and unwilling to speak to him. She then goes back to the castle and tells this to her father and mother.Translation: Without showing off.
Death hath suched the honey of they breath, hath had no power yet on thy beauty. Romeo-> Juliet(asleep/thought to be dead)Context:Romeo snuck into the Capulet’s vault after hearing of Juliet’s death. While there he sees how beautiful she is even while dead.Translation: Death has taken away you breath but it hasn’t done anything to your beauty.
… never was a story of more woe than this of Juliet and her Romeo. Prince-> Capulet, Lady Capulet, Montague, Friar Lawrence,Page, Balthasaar.Context:After hearing of the death, Prince, Capulet, Lady Capulet, and Montague all come to see the tragic scene. During this scene Prince talks about how this story was very sad and that all day all there will be is sadness.Translation:Never has there ever been something more sad than the story of Romeo and Juliet.

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