AQA ENG LIT: Quotes from themes in Romeo and Juliet

Exactly what it says on the tin :)

Quotes from various charcters on theme headings:

How Shakespeare presents love/romantic figures

Violence

Bawdy ribaldry (sexual innuendo)

Presentation of Romeo

Presentation of Juliet

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Reianna Shakil 11FEnglish Literature10/11/11
How Shakespeare presents love/romantic figures
"My only love sprung from my only hate; too early unknown and known too late."
"O! she doth teach the torches to burn bright"
"Did my heart love till now? Forswear it, sight!
For I ne'er saw true beauty till this night."
"It seems she hangs upon the cheek of night like a rich jewel in an Ethiope's ear"
"What's in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet"
"See, how she leans her cheek upon her hand!
O that I were a glove upon that hand,
that I might touch that cheek!"
"It is the east, and Juliet is the sun"
"O Romeo, Romeo! wherefore art thou Romeo?
Deny thy father and refuse thy name.
Or if thou wilt not, be but sworn my love
And I'll no longer be a Capulet."
Violence
"From ancient grudge break to new mutiny,
Where civil blood makes civil hands unclean.
From forth the fatal loins of these two foes
A pair of star-cross'd lovers take their life;
Whole misadventured piteous overthrows
Do with their death bury their parents' strife."
ABRAHAM: Do you bite your thumb at us, sir?
SAMPSON: I do bite my thumb, sir.
ABRAHAM: Do you bite your thumb at us, sir?
SAMPSON: [Aside to GREGORY] Is the law of our side, if I say ay?
GREGORY: No.
SAMPSON: No, sir, I do not bite my thumb at you, sir, but I bite my thumb, sir.
PRINCE: What, ho! You men, you beasts,
That quench the fire of your pernicious rage
With purple fountains issuing from your veins,
On pain of torture, from those bloody hands
Throw your mistemper'd weapons to the ground [...]

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Reianna Shakil 11FEnglish Literature10/11/11
TYBALT: This, by his voice, should be a Montague.
Fetch me my rapier, boy. What dares the slave
Come hither, cover'd with an antic face,
To fleer and scorn at our solemnity?
Now, by the stock and honour of my kin,
To strike him dead, I hold it not a sin.
ROMEO: O me! What fray was here?
Yet tell me not, for I have heard it all.
Here's much to do with hate, but more with love.…read more

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Reianna Shakil 11FEnglish Literature10/11/11
"So Romeo would, were he not Romeo called, retain that dear perfection which he owes
without that title."
Presentation of Juliet
"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
That thou, her maid, art far more fair than she. . . .…read more

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