Romeo and Juliet (Romeo Key Quotes)

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What do others perceive him as? (Act 1 Scene 1)
'a virtuous and well-governed youth'
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Quote of an imagery of depression.
'tears augmenting the fresh morning's dew, Adding to clouds more clouds with his deep sighs'
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1) Quote - symptoms of his depression (behaviour)
'And stole into covert of the wood' - Romeo is seeking isolation - love sickness which is causing depression, therefore he needs true romantic love to restore happiness.
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2) Quote - symptoms of his depression (behaviour)
'Away from light' - Romeo's avoiding sunlight, as he's seeking darkness which demonstrates his enormous amount of wallowing which therefore implies depression.
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3) Quote - symptoms of his depression (behaviour)
'Shuts up his windows, locks the fair daylight out, And makes himself an artificial night' - unrequited love brings darkness/unhappy feelings.
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Quote of an oxymoron
'Heavy lightness, serious vanity' & 'Feather of lead, bright smoke, cold fire, sick health' - oxymoron - highlights the unrequited love that thrown Romeo's world into chaos!
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Quote that questions us the reader.
'Nor ope her lap' - Rosaline (Romeo's 'lover') will not give/sell away chastity/virginity which therefore highlights the level of immaturity that Romeo's consisted of. On the other, this can be seen as him rather prioritising sex than love!
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Quotes of the effect of the love for Rosaline (not depression) (Act 1 scene 4)
'a soul of lead' - metaphor; can't dance as he's burdened/weighed down by unrequited love.
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Quote that emphasise Romeo's priority of sex rather than love
'enpiercèd' - phallic image - sexualised language - highlighting that his priority's sexual relationship - immature? Is he ready for love?
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Quotes when Romeo sees Juliet for the first time! 1) (Act 1 Scene 5)
'bright' - Juliet brings light to Romeo's life, she's so bright that she shames the touches no other woman compares to her.
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Quotes when Romeo sees Juliet for the first time! 2) & 3)
'jewel' - desirable, beautiful, rose, precious, expensive & 'Ethiop's - an Elizabethan word for an African - black skin where the modern audience interpret this is as racist - Juliet stands out amongst all other - no one can compare.
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Quotes (Religious)
'holy shrine' - extended Christian metaphor - J as a dignity, goddess/holy shrine. 'saints lips' highlighting that the pilgrims and himself have lips that they can use to worship - mature?
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Quotes of demanding Romeo
'Give me my sin again' - imperative verb, demands her to kiss.
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Quotes (Capulet's orchard) (Act 2 Scene 2) 1)
'light' - Juliet, metaphorically, brings light to Romeo's life.
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Quotes (Capulet's orchard) (Act 2 Scene 2) 2)
'sun' - metaphor as it delivers beneficial requirements to the earth in order to function as it should - light, heat, warmth. - our planet resolves around sun! - highlights Juliet's everything to Romeo!
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Quotes of possessive Romeo Quotes - (Capulet's orchard) (Act 2 Scene 2)
'It is my lady' & 'it is my love' - 'my' - possessive pronoun, context - J moves from being a possession of LC to being a possession of Romeo's.
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Quotes (Capulet's orchard) (Act 2 Scene 2)
'lamp' - an artificial source of light which therefore represents Rosaline as she brough darkness to their love - artificial/insincere = unrequited love
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Quotes (Capulet's orchard) (Act 2 Scene 2)
'That birds would sing and think it were not night' - Juliet shines an enormous amount! 'stars' & 'heaven' - J could shine the place towards the brightest star - light vs dark imagery, religious connotation - sees J as an angel - divine/pure
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Quotes (Capulet's orchard) (Act 2 Scene 2)
'o'preach these walls' - metaphorically symbol of the obstacle in their relationship, as he will not allow any limits to their love such as feud set by the families - prioritising true love over family.
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Quotes (Capulet's orchard) (Act 2 Scene 2)
'hate' and 'love' - juxtaposition that he'd rather die than live without her love - ironic!
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Quotes (Capulet's orchard) (Act 2 Scene 2)
Th'exchnage of thy love's faithful vow for mine' - surprises us the reader, as he's not talking about sexual satisfaction. Wants promises/vows of true love - maturing?
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Mercutio's death (Act 3 Scene 1)
'hath got this mortal hurt In My behalf' - R blames himself as he prioritised his love for J over his love for M.
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Mercutio's death (Act 3 Scene 1)
O, I am fortune's fool'
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