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Romeo and Juliet theme quotes
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"A pair of star-crossed lover take their life"
It was written in the stars this would happen. Showing fate
"That dreamers often lie"- Mercutio
Should we question fate? Is fate real?
"They do dream things true"- Romeo
We should not question fate's existence. It is real.
"I fear, too early. For my mind misgives
Some consequence, yet hanging in the stars
Shall bitterly begin this fearful date"
Romeo dreams, foreshadowing his meeting with Juliet which will cause his death.
"But this intrusion shall,
Now seeming sweet, convert to bitterest fall"
Tybalt forshadows his fight with Mercutio and Romeo.
"And if we meet we shall not 'scape a brawl"
Benvolio for shadows Mercutio and Tybalt's fight.
"What,drawn, and talk of peace?I hate the word,
As I hate hell,all Montagues, and thee"
Tybalt allows the conflict to control him.
"Three Civil brawls, bred of an airy word... Have thrice disturbed the quiet of our street"- The Prince
Violence is pervasive, affects everyone around it.
"To strike him dead I hold it not a sin"
Violence affects Tybalts judgement and morals
"Make it a word and a blow"
Mercutio lets violence control his actions, makes him want to wind up Tybalt
"Out of her favour where I am in love"
Romeo first experiences unrequited love.
"Feather of light, bright smoke, cold fire, sick health,
Still-waking sleep, that is not what it is!"- Romeo
Love is complicated, paradox
"Is love a tender thing? It is too rough,
Too rude, too boisterous, and it pricks like thorn."- Romeo
Love is often painful
"Did my heart love till now? Forswear it's, sight!"
Is Romeo in love at first sight? Or just infatuated?
"O, she doth teach the torches to burn bright!"
Romeo's love is idealistic
"My name, dear saint, is hateful to myself
Because it is an enemy to thee"
Romeo is willing to abandon everything for Juliet, idiotic or romantic?
"My bounty is as boundless as the sea,
My love as deep. The more I give to thee,
The more I have, for both are infinite."
Juliet's idea of love is more realistic, based on emotional connection.
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