romeo and Juliet- Juliet

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  • Juliet
    • O Romeo, Romeo! Wherefore art thou Romeo? (I.ii.)
      • Juliet is asking why Romeo is who he is—namely, a Montague, and therefore her sworn enemy she is making why fate had caused her to fall for the one person that she cannot have.
    • My only love sprung from my only hate Too early seen unknown, and known too late! (I.v.)
      • Juliet complains that she saw Romeo and fell in love with him “too early,” before she knew he was her enemy. Almost everything happens to Juliet too early. She is told to prepare herself for marriage before she is ready, she marries Romeo before she can get her parents’ permission, her marriage to Paris is moved forward twice, and Romeo arrives at her tomb before she has time to wake up.
      • In this quote Juliet blames herself for seeing Romeo too early everything that happens too early, the ending of the play is the learned in the opening lines Juliet is married 'too early' into her life and Romeo kills himself moments before Juliet wakes. in Romeo and Juliet love is a force which can and does move too fast
    • 'my only love is my only hate......that I must love a loathed enemy'(1,5)
      • Due to the continuing use of antithesis, this emphasises the points  that opposites can never be completely separated the lovers will never be able to forget that they also enemies
    • What’s Montague? .. Oh, be some other name! What’s in a name? That which we call a rose By any other word would smell as sweet. (II.ii)
      • Juliet is practical. She argues that Romeo’s name is not a part of his body, so it’s not an essential part of him. The audience might think of Romeo’s genitals when she lists “any other part / Belonging to a man,” especially since Juliet’s language is often physical and ******. But here she is also philosophical, exploring language’s relationship to how we experience reality.
    • 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. (II.ii.)
      • Like Romeo, Juliet sees love as a kind of freedom, “boundless” and “infinite.” The suggestion that Juliet will “give” her “bounty” to Romeo is the most explicitly ****** moment in their conversation so far. Throughout the play, Juliet takes the lead in the sexual side of their relationship.
    • Hist, Romeo, hist! O for a falconer’s voiceTo lure this tassel-gentle back again. (II.ii)
      • Earlier in this scene, Romeo imagined himself with “light wings.” In these lines, Juliet picks up on this image to picture Romeo as a tame falcon and herself as a falconer. Juliet’s image suggests she feels she has power over him. The fact that she takes Romeo’s metaphor and bends it to her own purposes also suggests her sense of power in their relationship.
    • Come, gentle night, come, loving black-browed night, Give me my Romeo, and when I shall die, Take him and cut him out in little stars. (III.ii.)
      • in these lines, Juliet looks forward to her wedding night in explicitly sexual terms. “Die” was Elizabethan slang for ******, which turns her image of Romeo as a sky full of stars into a metaphor for sexual climax. The violence of the image also reminds us that in Romeo and Juliet, sex and violence are never far apart.
    • So tedious is this dayAs is the night before some festivalTo an impatient child that hath new robesAnd may not wear them. (III.ii.)
      • As Juliet expresses her sexual maturity by longing for her wedding night, she compares herself to an “impatient child.” This serves to remind the audience that Juliet is not yet fourteen. Throughout the play, Juliet matures and reaches major life events too early, which foreshadows that she will also die much too young.
    • O God, I have an ill-divining soul! Methinks I see thee now, thou art so low, As one dead in the bottom of a tomb. (III.v.)
      • Just before Romeo and Juliet met, Romeo had an intuition that his life was about to take a tragic turn. In this scene, which is the lovers’ last scene alive together, it is Juliet’s turn to foresee their tragic fate. These two moments bookend the lovers’ relationship and show that from beginning to end, Romeo and Juliet share a single fate and experience it together.
    • I will kiss thy lips. Haply some poison yet doth hang on themTo make me die with a restorative. (V.iii.)
      • These are Juliet’s last words. She imagines the poison that has killed Romeo as a “restorative,” a medicine that can put an end to her suffering. One of the play’s major themes is the inseparability of good and evil, love and hate, poison and cure. Juliet’s death is tragic, but she also celebrates it as a way of escaping a life without her beloved.

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