"Romeo and Juliet" Quote Review


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"Romeo and Juliet" Quote Review

  1. 1. 1. “Alas, my liege, my wife is dead to-night;Grief of my sons exile hath stoppd her breath:What further woe conspires against mine age?”
  2. 2. Lord Montague to Prince about the death of Lady MontagueRepresents the theme of violence and deathShows the tragedy that occurs when things are done in hasteMontague addresses fate at the end of the passage – thinks something is “conspiring against” him on purpose
  3. 3. 2. “I will be deaf to pleading and excuses;Nor tears nor prayers shall purchase out abuses:Therefore use none: let Romeo hence in haste,Else, when hes found, that hour is his last.”
  4. 4. The Prince to the families after Romeo has killed TybaltShows that the Prince is fair – he punishes Romeo by banishing him, but doesn’t kill him (like he stated previously) because Tybalt started the fight and killed MercutioRomeo will be killed if he returns to Verona – cause for more tragedy
  5. 5. 3. “But, soft! what light through yonder window breaks?It is the east, and Juliet is the sun.”
  6. 6. Romeo, during his soliloquy, gazing at Juliet on her balconyJuliet is unaware of Romeo listening to herRomeo is sensitive – does not want to reveal his feelings until he hears Juliet’s because he doesn’t want to get hurt againUses light imagery to describe Juliet’s beauty (language of love)
  7. 7. 4. “Methinks I see thee, now thou art so low, As one dead in the bottom of a tomb.”
  8. 8. Juliet to Romeo during their wedding night (the last time they are both alive together)They are sad and full of dread when partingJuliet has a vision that Romeo is dead – similar to Romeo’s own dream of his death beforeFate is shown to be working against the lovers and giving them warnings of the future – they want to stay together despite death (R&J don’t want to part on this night even though there is danger)
  9. 9. 5. “I saw her laid low in her kindreds vault,And presently took post to tell it you:O, pardon me for bringing these ill news,Since you did leave it for my office, sir.”
  10. 10. Romeo’s servant bringing news of Juliet’s funeral, not realizing that she is not deadHad the man or Romeo waited, the tragedy could have been avoidedWarning against hasteThe Friar didn’t have enough time to send news of the plan to Romeo, so Romeo panics and goes on a suicide mission – would rather die than live without Juliet
  11. 11. 6. “Help me into some house, Benvolio,Or I shall faint. A plague o both your houses!They have made worms meat of me: I have it,And soundly too: your houses!
  12. 12. Mercutio at the time of his deathHe defended Romeo’s honor (since Romeo refused to fight Tybalt) and died “under Romeo’s arm”Blames the Capulets and Montagues for his deathCurses the two families – fateRomeo is driven to kill Tybalt as revenge and prove that he is a man
  13. 13. 7. “Thursday is near; lay hand on heart, advise:An you be mine, Ill give you to my friend;And you be not, hang, beg, starv e, die inthe streets,”
  14. 14. Lord Capulet to Juliet, forcing her to marry ParisChange in his character: used to care about her happiness and wanted Juliet to love Paris; now he is controlling and cruelCapulet is responsible for Juliet going to the Friar for poison, since he hastens the marriageWarning against hasteThreatens his only daughter with violence and abandonment
  15. 15. 8. “Put this in any liquid thing you will,And drink it off; and, if you had the strengthOf twenty men, it would dispatch you straight.”
  16. 16. Apothecary to RomeoDescribes the poison Romeo wants to take at Juliet’s tomb – it will kill him fastRomeo doesn’t take time to think – acts in hasteLove – rather die than live without Juliet
  17. 17. 9. “Therefore love moderately; long love doth so;Too swift arrives as tardy as too slow.”
  18. 18. Friar Laurence’s advice to Romeo and Juliet during the wedding ceremonyWarns them to love moderately because love begun in haste has a quick endingKnows that Romeo changed his mind about Rosaline quickly – afraid that love might not lastThis is the speech where he talks about the gunpowder and fire (mixing 2 dangerous things = tragedy)
  19. 19. 10. “This is that banishdhaughty Montague,That murderd my lovescousin, with which grief,It is supposed, the faircreature died;And here is come to dosome villanous shameTo the dead bodies: Iwill apprehend him.”
  20. 20. Paris, about Romeo at Juliet’s tombDoesn’t understand that Romeo is there because he loved JulietThinks that Romeo caused her death by killing TybaltThinks Romeo is there to desecrate the bodyChallenges Romeo to a duel – haste – doesn’t ask questions before he attacks, and dies
  21. 21. 11. “Whats in a name?that which we call a roseBy any other name wouldsmell as sweet;So Romeo would, werehe not Romeo calld,Retain that dearperfection which he owesWithout that title.”
  22. 22. Balcony scene – Juliet thinking out loud (Romeo hears)This speech lets Romeo know how Juliet feels about him – he feels confident in speaking to her and expressing her loveFamily names are not important to Romeo and Juliet – they would give them up to be with each other (to them LOVE IS STRONGER THAN HATE)Juliet feels awkward that Romeo heard her private thoughts and asks him to marry her to prove his love
  23. 23. 12.“Tis torture, and notmercy. Heaven is hereWhere Juliet lives, andevery cat and dogAnd little mouse, everyunworthy thing,Live here in heavenand may look on her,But Romeo may not.”
  24. 24. Romeo’s thoughts when he finds out about his banishmentBelieves that his fate is worse than death (until Friar Laurence reminds him to count his blessings, not his curses)Would rather be dead than without seeing JulietDiscusses how every creature can look upon Juliet except himself, who loves her most and is the most worthy
  25. 25. 13.“Or bid me go into a new-made grave,And hide me with a deadman in his shroud -Things that, to hear themtold, have made metremble -And I will do it withoutfear or doubt,To live an unstaind wifeto my sweet love.”
  26. 26. Juliet at Friar Laurence’s cell after she finds out about Romeo’s banishment and her marriage to ParisShe describes all of the things that she would rather do than marry Paris (leap from a tower, be locked in a tomb with corpses, deal with ghosts)Shows her bravery and love for Romeo (would try desperate means to be with him)Has strength and courage to use Friar’s poisons and spend the night in a tomb
  27. 27. 14.“She is the fairies’midwife, and shecomesIn shape no bigger thanan agate stoneOn the forefinger of analderman,Drawn with a team oflittle atomiAthwart men’s nosesas they lie asleep.”
  28. 28. Mercutio’s famous “Queen Mab” speechIn response to Romeo’s mention of his dreams of his own deathShows that Mercutio doesn’t believe in dreams (opposite of Romeo, his FOIL)Queen Mab brings dreams of a person’s desire (war to the soldier, kisses to the maidens, money to the lawyer) but she also brings pain and suffering, because she is fickleMercutio is also fickle – goes from happy to depressed during the speech – shows that he doesn’t believe in love or fate
  29. 29. 15.“O my love, my wife!Death, that hath suckd the honey of thy breathHath had no power yet upon thy beauty.”
  30. 30. Romeo about Juliet when he sees her in the tombDeath has not taken her beauty yetIRONY – she is still alive, but Romeo is in a hurry to take the poison and die with herWarning against haste Photo by Ivonne Carlo