Romeo and Juliet Quotes Act 3 – 4

O calm, dishonorable, vile submission! Mercutio to Romeo
Ask for me tomorrow, and you shall find me a grave man. Mercutio to Romeo;Pun: Grave (serious or death grave)
He is a kinsman to the Montague; Affection makes him false, he speaks not true. Some twenty of them fought in this black strife. And those twenty could but kill one life. I beg for justice, which thou, Prince, must give. Romeo slew Tybalt; Romeo must not live. Lady Capulet to Prince
Can heaven be so envious? Juliet Literary Device: Personification
Beautiful tyrant! fiend angelical! Dove – feathered raven! wolvish – ravening lamb! Despised substance of divinest show! JulietLiterary Device: Oxymorons
Ha, banishment? Be merciful, say “death”; For exile hath more terror in his look, Much more than death. Do not say “banishment” Romeo to Friar LaurencePersonification
Friar’s plan for Romeo Go to Juliet and comfort her;Leave to Mantua before night watchmen go on duty or get out at dawn in disguise;Balthasar will be sent to inform Romeo about things;Friar will announce the wedding and reconcile the two families in the meanwhile;
It was the lark the herald of the mourn; No nightingale. Look, love, what envious streaks Do lace the severing clouds in yonder East. Night’s candles are burnt out, and jocund day Stands tiptoe on the misty mountain tops. I must be gone and live, or stay and die. RomeoLiterary Device: Nights candle are stars – MetaphorDay stands tiptoe on the misty mountain tops – Personification
More light and light-more dark and dark our woes! RomeoSymbolization – Light means Romeo needs to go.
O God, I have an ill-divining soul! Methinks I see thee, now thou art below, As one dead in the bottom of a tomb, Either my eyesight fails, or thou lookst pale. JulietForeshadowing
When Juliet uses double speak with Lady Capulet Dramatic Irony
Ay, madam, from the reach of these my hands. Would none but I might venge my cousin’s death JulietShe wants to touch Romeo
O, how my heart abhors To hear him named and cannot come to him Indeed I never shall be satisfied with Romeo till I behold him – dead – Juliet wants to go to Romeo;Juliet is either referring to death of her heart or Romeo’s death
For still thy eyes, which I may call the sea, Do ebb and flow with tears; the bark thy body is, Sailing in this salt flood; the wind, thy sighs, Who, raging with thy tears and they with them, without a sudden calm will overset Thy tempest-tossed body. Lord Capulet to JulietMetaphor
Look to’t, think on’t; I do not use to jest. Thursday is near; lay hand on heart, advise: An you be mine, I’ll give you to my friend; An you be not, hang, beg, starve, die in the streets, For, by my soul, I’ll ne’er acknowledge thee, Nor what is mine shall never do thee good. Trust to’t Bethink you. I’ll not be forsworn. Lord Capulet to JulietParis is related to the Prince. If Juliet married Paris, Prince might give Capulets more leeway.
For Venus smiles not in a house of tears. Paris to Friar LaurenceAllusion
O, shut the door! and when thou hast done so, Come weep with me – past hope, past cure, past help! Juliet to Friar Laurence
Friar Laurence’s plan for Juliet Juliet needs to apologize to her father and agree to marry Paris;Take potion without anyone in the room the night before wedding.She’ll be taken to family tomb where Romeo finds her and takes her to Mantua.
Juliet’s doubts She doubts that the potion won’t work;She worries that the Friar is really trying to kill her;She might wake up too early and suffocateShe might kill her self from going crazy with a kinsman bone because she is stuck in the tomb.
Alas! Alas! Help, help! my lady’s dead! O well-a-day that ever I was born! Some aqua vitae, ho! My lord! my lady! Nurse
O me, O me! My child, my only life! Revive, look up, or I will die with thee! Help! help! Call help. Lady Capulet
Death lies on her like an untimely frost CapuletSimile
Ready to go, but never to return. O son, the night before thy wedding day Hath death lain with they wife. See, there she lies, Flower as she was, deflowered by him. Death is my son-in-law, Death is my heir; My daughter he hath wedded. I will die And leave him all. Life, living, all is Death’s. CapuletPersonification – Death has taken everything.

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