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Act 1 Romeo/Juliet

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What, drawn and talk of peace? I hate the word As i hate hell, and Montagues, and thee. WHO SAID IT Tybalt
\What, drawn and talk of peace? I hate the word As i hate hell, and Montagues, and thee. PARAPHRASE Why would you take your sword out and talk of peace? I hate peace, as I hate hell, all Montagues, and you. (You being Benvolio)
What, drawn and talk of peace? I hate the word As i hate hell, and Montagues, and thee. SIGNIFICANCE Example of a character foil and sets up/explains the feud/main conflict.
If you ever disturb our streets again Your lives shall pay the forfeit of the peace. WHO SAID IT Prince
If you ever disturb our streets again Your lives shall pay the forfeit of the peace. PARAPHRASE If you are caught fighting again you will be put to death.
If you ever disturb our streets again Your lives shall pay the forfeit of the peace. SIGNIFICANCE Shows seriousness of the feud and foreshadows things to come.
Here's much to do with hate, but more with love. WHO SAID IT Romeo
Here's much to do with hate, but more with love. PARAPHRASE They're fighting because they hate each other, but also because they love fighting
Here's much to do with hate, but more with love. SIGNIFICANCE Romeo's not interested in the fighting or the feud. Line is a paradox
Earth hath swallowed all my hopes but she; She is the hopeful lady of my earth. WHO SAID IT Lord Capulet
Earth hath swallowed all my hopes but she; She is the hopeful lady of my earth. PARAPHRASE She's my only child and all of my hopes lie with her.
Earth hath swallowed all my hopes but she; She is the hopeful lady of my earth. SIGNIFICANCE Lord Capulet is a dynamic character. (He is supporting and loving his daughter NOW, but won't be in the future)
I fear, too early; for my mind misgives Some consequence, yet hanging in the stars... WHO SAID IT Romeo
I fear, too early; for my mind misgives Some consequence, yet hanging in the stars... PARAPHRASE If I go to this party I will die an early death
I fear, too early; for my mind misgives Some consequence, yet hanging in the stars... SIGNIFICANCE Romeo is foreshadowing his own death Is an example of the theme of fait
For you and I are past our dancing days. WHO SAID IT Lord Capulet
For you and I are past our dancing days. PARAPHRASE We're too old to dance but also too old to fight
For you and I are past our dancing days. SIGNIFICANCE Another example of Lord Capulet recognizing that the fued should probably be over Double meaning between dancing and fighting
It seems she hangs upon the cheek of night As a rich jewel in an Ethiop's ear- WHO SAID IT Romeo
It seems she hangs upon the cheek of night As a rich jewel in an Ethiop's ear- PARAPHRASE She's as bright as an expensive jewel would be hanging in front of a dark background
It seems she hangs upon the cheek of night As a rich jewel in an Ethiop's ear- SIGNIFICANCE 1st time Romeo and Juliet are about to meet Romeo will constantly compare Juliet to something bright
I will withdraw; but this intrusion shall, Now seeming sweet, convert to bitt'rest gall. WHO SAID IT Tybalt
I will withdraw; but this intrusion shall, Now seeming sweet, convert to bitt'rest gall. PARAPHRASE I'll let this go because I have to, but I will get them back for this disrespect
I will withdraw; but this intrusion shall, Now seeming sweet, convert to bitt'rest gall. SIGNIFICANCE Foreshadowing Tybalt's planned revenge on the Montagues Others may be over the fued, but Tybalt isn't. He keeps the fight alive.
My only love sprung from my only hate! Too early seen unknown, and known too late! Prodigious birth of love it is to me that I must love a loathed enemy WHO SAID IT Juliet
My only love sprung from my only hate! Too early seen unknown, and known too late! Prodigious birth of love it is to me that I must love a loathed enemy PARAPHRASE The only person I love is the only person I've been taught to hate, and now it's too late because I love him anyway
My only love sprung from my only hate! Too early seen unknown, and known too late! Prodigious birth of love it is to me that I must love a loathed enemy SIGNIFICANCE Major conflict The fued doesn't stop their love
Created by: anne withers