Romeo and Juliet quotes

Romeo-beginning Act 1, Scene 2 “One fairer than my love!The all-seeing sun never saw her match since the world first begun”
Romeo-middle Act 3, Scene 1 “O I am fortunes fool”
Romeo-end Act 5, Scene 3 “Here’s to my love! (drinks) O true apothecary! Thy drugs are quick. Thus with a kiss I die.”
Romeo-beginning AO3 Gender- Men could choose who they loved and even after marriage they could and would cheat but Women weren’t given that choice
Romeo-middle AO3 Fate- Both Renaissance Italy and Elizabethan England audiences would’ve believed in fate
Romeo-end AO3 Religion-Romeo welcoming death would’ve been seen as a sin to Elizabethan audiences.
Juliet-beginning Act 1, Scene 3 “I’ll look to like if looking liking move”
Juliet-middle Act 2, Scene 2 “Thy purpose marriage, send me word tomorrow”
Juliet-end Act 5, Scene 2 “O happy dagger”
Juliet-beginning AO3 Unlike many girls in her position, she seems unimpressed with the idea of marriage
Juliet-middle AO3 Marriages were usually arranged by the fathers, but she arranges one herself
Juliet-end AO3 Juliet only has the power to kill herself. Patriotic society. Shakespeare is perhaps suggesting that 16th century society caused this.
Tybalt-beginning Act 1, Scene 1 “What, drawn and talk of peace?I hate the word,as I hate hell, all Montague’s and thee!”
Tybalt-middle Act 1, Scene 5 “I will withdraw, but this intrusion shall, now seeming sweet, convert to bitterest gall”
Tybalt-end Act 3, Scene 1 “But this shall not excuse the injuries that thou has done me, therefore turn and draw”
Tybalt-beginning AO3 Religion-Everyone would’ve been afraid of hell. The threat of hell would’ve been used to control people
Tybalt-middle AO3 Romeos dishonour will result in prestigious sorrow
Tybalt-end AO3 Nobles expected others to respect them. Dishonour was dealt with a duel. Refusal to duel would bring shame to you and your house.
Benvolio-beginning Act 1, Scene1 “Part fools!Put away your swords, you know not what you do”
Benvolio-middle Act 3, Scene 1 “For now, these hot days, is the mad blood stirring”
Benvolio-beginning AO3 aggressive young men, rebellion
Benvolio-middle AO3 daytime being the time of violence and conflict, hot headed Italians.

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