'Did my heart love till
now? Forswear it, sight! /
For I ne'er saw true
beauty till this night"
"O dear account! My life is my foe's debt"
"Two of the fairest stars in all the heaven"
"Juliet is the sun"
Juliet loves Romeo
"O be some other name"
"O swear not by the
moon, /That monthly
changes in her circled
orb, /Lest that thy love
prove likewise variable"
Juliet is an obedient daughter. She
respects her parents and is polite
"I'll look to like, if looking liking move"
"It is an honour that I dreamt not of"
Juliet is brave when she kills
herself. She doesn't consider her
parents or the Nurse
Juliet starts to rebel. She marries
Romeo without her parents knowing
meo is irrespoRonsible, moody,
self-pitying and melodramatic
"And private in his chamber pens himself,
/Shuts up his windows, locks fair daylight our"
"Out of her favour where I am in love"
"Under loves heavy burden do I sink"
"Thou canst teach me to forget"
Rash. Drinks poison. Loves Juliet
Romeo starts to become responsible
Refuses to fight Tybalt because he is Juliet's cousin
Death is also represented in
love where one cannot live
without the others presence in
their lives even just in memory
"Thus with a kiss I die"
"O happy dagger"
"Ah, dear Juliet, /Why art thou yet so fair?"
"Well, Juliet, I will lie with thee tonight"
The two families are constantly
feuding yet we don't find out why.
Are they right to continue the feud
throughout generations even if they
don't know the reason why?
Tybalt vs Mercutio
Montague vs Capulet
Two 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
Death plays a big part in Romeo and Juliet not just because it
is a tragedy which we know right from the beginning how it is going
to end but also death reflects the end of a long lasting feud
between the two families and how something as tragic as the
children's deaths is what it takes to make the two families realise
that it needs to stop
"A pair of star cross'd lovers"
"Star cross'd" usually means the stars of fate were crossed
When Romeo and Juliet met
at the Capulet's feast
From the start of the
play, the pair are
destined to die
Spoken by the chorus in the prologue
"Is it even so? Then I defy you, stars"
Romeo is adamant that
he will not give in to the
power of the stars and let
them take Juliet from him
"My mind misgives /
Some consequence yet
hanging in the star"
Romeo suggests that going to the party will
have dire consequences, setting in motion
events that will lead to his premature death