ROMEO KEY QUOTATIONS (THEMES)

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  • ROMEO
    • Unrequited Love
      • 'Ah me, sad hours seem long.' ( 1.1)
      • 'O brawling love, O loving hate' (1.1)
        • Oxymoron- Romeo is using this to show that his mind is torn.
      • 'Love is smoke made with the fume of sighs' (1.1)
      • 'I have lost myself... This is not Romeo' (1.1)
      • 'Under love's heavy burden do i sink' (1.4)
    • Romantic Love
      • 'Did my heart love til now? I never saw true beauty till this night' (1.5)
        • He is being naïve. Romeo thought he loved Rosaline and said that she is fair; wisely too fair'.
      • 'O she doth teach the torches to burn bright!'
      • 'The brightness of those cheeks would shame those stars' (2.2)
      • 'Bright angel'
        • The theme of light is a running motif throughout the play in terms of Romeo's feelings towards Juliet.
      • 'With love's light wings did i o'erperch these walls'
      • 'Here Lie's Juliet, and her beauty makes this vault a feasting presence full of light'
      • 'Juliet is the sun' (2.2)
        • Simile - is another comparison to light. He says that she is the sun. The sun gives energy and light to everyone and everything, this may be what Romeo feels about Juliet.
    • Facing Conflict
      • 'I do protest I never injured thee, but loved thee better thou canst devise' (3.1)
      • 'Villain I am non' (3.1)
        • Romeo is married to Juliet so he sees Tybalt as Family not the enemy.
      • 'Gentle Mercutio, put thy rapier down' (3.1)
        • Trying to keep the peace, as he knows that Tybalt is violent and Mercutio will not fair well in the fight.
      • 'O Sweet Juliet, thy beauty hath made me effeminate' (3.1)
        • His love for Juliet has made him weak and in manly. He has become emotional and this shows how much love he has for Juliet.
    • Fate
      • 'O I am fortune's fool'
        • He no longer has control over his own fate.
      • But he that the steerage of my course Direct my sail!
      • 'Some Consequence yet hanging in the stars, ... some vile forfeit f untimely death'
      • 'Then i defy you, stars!'
        • He wants to take fate into his own hands.
  • Romantic Love
    • 'Did my heart love til now? I never saw true beauty till this night' (1.5)
      • He is being naïve. Romeo thought he loved Rosaline and said that she is fair; wisely too fair'.
    • 'O she doth teach the torches to burn bright!'
    • 'The brightness of those cheeks would shame those stars' (2.2)
    • 'Bright angel'
      • The theme of light is a running motif throughout the play in terms of Romeo's feelings towards Juliet.
    • 'With love's light wings did i o'erperch these walls'
    • 'Here Lie's Juliet, and her beauty makes this vault a feasting presence full of light'
    • 'Juliet is the sun' (2.2)
      • Simile - is another comparison to light. He says that she is the sun. The sun gives energy and light to everyone and everything, this may be what Romeo feels about Juliet.

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