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Romeo and Juliet- Top Ten Quotes

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Yasmin Gill

on 8 January 2014

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Transcript of Romeo and Juliet- Top Ten Quotes

Act 2~Scene 2
This quote has a lot of value to "Romeo and Juliet" because it occurs during the balcony scene which is one of the most important and popular scenes of the play. Juliet says she does not want to say goodbye but "Parting is such sweet sorrow" because she has their wedding the next day to look forward too.
Act 3~Scene 1
"A plague o' both your houses!"
Act 1~Scene 5
Act 2~Scene 2
But, soft! What light through yonder window breaks? It is the east, and Juliet is the sun!"
Act 2~Scene 6
"These violent delights have violent ends. And in their triumph die like fire and powder, which as they kiss consume."
Act 2~Scene 2
This citation has a great significance to the play because it reflects one of the themes presented which is forbidden love. Juliet learns that Romeo is a Montague and expresses her feelings through this quote. She is saying why does Romeo have to be Romeo. His name is what is keeping them apart.
Romeo and Juliet~
Top Ten Quotes

Act 3 Scene 5
"Delay this marriage for a month, a week, Or if you do not, make the bridal bed in that dim monument where Tybalt lies"
"Did my heart love till now. Forswear it, sight!/For I ne'er saw true beauty till this night"
This quote has huge importance to the play because it is said by Romeo when he sees Juliet for the first time. He says "Did my heart love till now" and this tells us that he feels differently and already more in love with Juliet than with anyone else. Completely forgetting about Rosaline he says he has never seen true beauty until this moment. This quote is also very important because it is the first thing Romeo says once he sees Juliet.
"O Romeo, Romeo! Wherefore art thou Romeo."
This quote is valuable to the play because it shows how beautiful Romeo thinks Juliet is and he is comparing her beauty to a sunrise. This is consistent throughout the entire play as Romeo always compares Juliet to anything light, warm etc.
This quote was beneficial to the play because it was one of the many examples of foreshadowing we see throughout the play. Friar Lawrence said this to Romeo as a warning meaning that his love for Juliet will have a violent end. Of course at the end of the novel we see what the Friar meant by that.
Juliet is begging her parents to extend her wedding date with Paris. This shows how much she wants to marry Romeo because she says she'd rather die if they do not change the date. This is also yet again, another example of foreshadowing because by the end of the play she really is in that dim monument where Tybalt lies.
Good night, good night! Parting is such sweet sorrow, that i shall say good nigh till it be morrow."
The rivalry between both families keeps rising and finally there is a duel between Mercutio and Tybalt. When Mercutio is stabbed by Tybalt he curses both families wishing a plague on both the Montagues and the Capulets. This is also another one of the many examples of foreshadowing because it infers the loss that both families will feel by the end of the play.
"What's in a name? That which we call a rose, by any other word would smell as sweet."
Act 2~Scene 2
Here we see Juliet continuing on with how she believes that your name does not define you (your last name or the family you come from) She expresses her discontent with Romeo being a Montague through this quote.
Act 5~Scene 3
"O my love, my wife! Death hath suck'd the honey of thy breath Hath no power yet upon thy beauty."
Romeo says this quote when he sees Juliet sleeping but is under the impression that she's dead. This quote is important because it shows some of the irony of this scene. The irony being that Juliet is actually alive just sleeping but Romeo fatal flaw which is impulsiveness takes over and he completely ignores the fact that she does not look dead, she still has color in her skin and she's breathing.
Act 5~Scene 3
"For never was a story of more woe Than this of Juliet and her Romeo"
This is the last few lines of the play. It is said by Prince Escalus. It is significant because it is the closing lines of the play and it is saying that there never was a story as sad as Juliets and her love, Romeo.
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