(Juliet, Act 2 Scene 1) That which we call a rose By any other word would smell as sweet.
(Juliet, Act 2 Scene 1) For this alliance may so happy prove, To turn your households' rancour to pure love.
(Friar Laurence, Act 2 Scene 2) These violent delights have violent ends.
The following quotes are part of the famous balcony scene — Act II, Scene II — when Romeo and Juliet agree to elope. The important thing to take away is Romeo's use of language. Are you sure you want to remove #book Confirmation# and any corresponding bookmarks?
Some of the most quoted lines from Shakespeare are from this scene "But, soft! Throughout the play, Romeo associates Juliet with 'light' imagery.
(Friar Laurence, Act 2 Scene 5) A plague o' both your houses! (Friar Laurence, Act 3 Scene 3) Hang thee, young baggage, disobedient wretch! (Juliet, Act 4 Scene 3) O true apothecary, Thy drugs are quick. (Romeo, Act 5 Scene 3) O happy dagger, This is thy sheath: there rust, and let me die. (Prince, Act 5 Scene 3) For never was a story of more woe Than this of Juliet and her Romeo.
(Mercutio, Act 3 Scene 1) Mercy but murders, pardoning those that kill. I tell thee what: get thee to church o'Thursday, Or never after look me in the face. Tension between the Montague and Capulet families has been mounting until a fight erupts in the streets.Romeo's best friend, Mercutio, goads Tybalt Capulet into a duel. Mercutio curses both families in his final words, wishing a plague on both families.In the last two lines of the play, Prince Escalus remarks on the lives of Juliet and Romeo. While Escalus is right, his words also allow for the enduring quality of Romeo and Juliet's love. In his words of adoration, he compares Juliet to a sunrise. Juliet is thinking about Romeo and his family ties. Still thinking about names, Juliet expresses a very modern idea. In her world, your name — or the family that you come from — sets out how people view you.Their classic love story has been told and retold to every generation since first hitting the stage in 1594. Juliet hasn't seen Romeo below her window; she has no idea Romeo is even on her family's grounds. The idea that you should be judged solely on your own merit is a progressive idea for the setting that showcases Juliet's rebellious and modern streak. Parting is such sweet sorrow, that I shall say good night till it be morrow." Removing #book# from your Reading List will also remove any bookmarked pages associated with this title.CHORUSTwo households, both alike in dignity, In fair Verona, where we lay our scene, 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; Whose misadventured piteous overthrows Do with their death bury their parents' strife.The fearful passage of their death-mark'd love, And the continuance of their parents' rage, Which, but their children's end, nought could remove, Is now the two hours' traffic of our stage; The which if you with patient ears attend, What here shall miss, our toil shall strive to mend.Hailed as one of the popular tragedies in classical literature, “Romeo and Juliet” is replete with memorable and timeless quotes that defy the confines of time and space.Mercutio's words foreshadows the loss that both families will soon feel. After Tybalt and Mercutio die, Benvolio tells Romeo that Prince Paris will probably doom him to death if he's caught. Romeo is discreetly referencing the prologue, where the audience learns that Romeo and Juliet are fated for misfortune.But Romeo also feels Fortune is being especially cruel; he just got married, and he might be put to death.