23rd October 2018

Romeo & Juliet Quotations

Find quotations to support the following statements about Romeo and Juliet


Quotes: “The earth that’s nature’s mother is her tomb; What is her burying grave, that is her womb”

“The grey-ey’d morn smiles on the frowning night”

“What, drawn and talk of peace? I hate the word, As I hate hell, all Montagues, and thee.”

The conflicts have been going on for so long no one seems to know why (we are never told why there is conflict between the families)

“‘Tis but thy name that is my enemy; Thou art thyself, though not a Montague. What’s Montague? It is nor hand nor foot, Nor arm nor face, nor any other part belonging to a man. What’s in a name? That which we call a rose by any other word would smell as sweet. So Romeo would, if he were not Romeo call’d, retain that dear perfection which he owes without that title. Romeo, doff thy name.”

2. Characters in Romeo and Juliet are not always as they seem.

“Romeo, doff thy name.”

“That which we call a rose by any other word would smell as sweet.”

3. Romeo and Juliet explores the complex relationship between fate and free will.

“I fear too early, for my mind misgives Some consequence yet hanging in the stars Shall bitterly begin his fearful date With this night’s revels, and expire the term”

4. Shakespeare’s language is where his true genius lies.

“fearful passage of their death mark’d love”

Passage- boat metaphor

“But soft, what light through yonder window breaks? It is the east and Juliet is the sun. Arise, fair sun, and kill the envious moon, who is already sick and pale with grief.”

“O, Romeo, Romeo, wherefore art thou Romeo? Deny thy father and refuse thy name; Or if thou wilt not, be but sworn by my love, And I’ll no longer be a Capulet”

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