Romeo Quotes & Analysis

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Higher English (Romeo and Juliet) Mind Map on Romeo Quotes & Analysis, created by cwilson19 on 05/04/2015.

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Romeo Quotes & Analysis
  1. “O me, what fray was here? Yet tell me not, for I have heard it all.”
    1. The use of the rhetorical question sparks interest from the reader, but also conveys the lack of interest Romeo has for fighting.
      1. It is suggested that Romeo is too self involved to realise the previous events.
        1. He acts selfishly and it is apparent that he believes that the only reason the feud between the two families is on going is because of their shared love to fight.
        2. “I have lost myself, I am not here, this is not Romeo, he’s some other where.”
          1. Romeo acts like the victim of the situation as he sympathises for himself because he cannot accept that a woman has rejected him.
            1. The use of a different narrative emphasises Romeo’s confusion and the repetition of ‘I” conveys that he is only thinking of himself, which highlights his bigheadedness.
            2. “O, she doth teach the torches to burn bright.”
              1. This metaphor expresses that Romeo believes that Juliet’s beauty outshines the torches lighting the hallway.
                1. Juliet cannot literally teach the torches anything; but her brightness may be said to make them, or rather the owner of them ashamed of their dimness.
                  1. It may also be said that Juliet is so radiant, that the torches, or the owner of them may learn from her how torches ought to shine.
                  2. “Call me but love, and I’ll be new baptised. Henceforth I never will be Romeo.”
                    1. It can be said that Romeo has lost all loyalty for his family, as he is saying to Juliet that if she tells him she loves him, he will forsake his Montague name.
                      1. His love overlooks the feud between the two families and emphasises how little he cares for the grudge.
                      2. “Doth much excuse the appertaining rage.”
                        1. Romeo tells Tybalt to dismiss his aggressive nature, as he only wants peace.
                          1. Romeo comes across as very naïve as he tries to resolve the conflict with words, however, Tybalt will not back down until one of them is dead.
                          2. “Fire-eyed fury be my conduct now.”
                            1. This is the turning point of Romeo’s character as his character has completely changed and a violent nature is shown.
                              1. The use of the metaphor conveys that Romeo believes that he is being ruled by his anger and that he will not take responsibility for the consequences.
                                1. He puts aside blame and accountability and carries on regardless.
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