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No Fear Shakespeare

No Fear Shakespeare - Act 1

Original TextModern Translation/Explanation
“two star-crossed lovers take their life” Two lovers who were doomed from the start commit suicide
“do with their death bury their parents’ strife” When they die, the war between the families ends
“A dog of the house of Montague moves me." One of the servants insulted him/ticked him off.
“’Tis true, and therefore women, being the weaker vessels, are ever thrust to the wall. Therefore I will push Montague’s men from the wall and thrust his maids to the wall.” Take their women and physically abuse them
“Do you bite your thumb at us, sir?” Do you insult us, sir?
No, sir, I do not bite my thumb at you, sir, but I bite my thumb, sir.” Insulted the whole party
Tybalt: “What, drawn and talk of peace? I hate the word as I hate hell, all Montagues, and thee.” He really hates the Montagues
Lady Capulet: “A crutch, a crutch! Why call you for a sword?” He’s old and shouldn't be fighting
Lady Montague: “O, where is Romeo? Saw you him today? / Right glad I am he was not at this fray.” Where’s Romeo? I am glad he wasn’t at the fight.
Montague: “Many a morning hath he there been seen, / With tears augmenting the fresh morning dew, Adding to clouds more clouds with deep sighs” He’s depressed every morning
Romeo: “Out of her favor where I am in love.” She doesn’t love him back
Romeo: “Love is a smoke made with the fume of sighs; / Being purged, a fire sparkling in lovers eyes; / Being a vexed, a sea nourished with loving tears. / What is it else? A madness most discreet, / A choking gall, and a preserving sweet.” A smoke made out of lovers' sighs.When the smoke clears,love is a fire burning in your lover’s eyes.If you frustrate love,you get an ocean made out of lovers' tears.What else is love?It’s a wise form of madness.It's a sweet thing you choke.Goodbye,cousin.
Capulet: “My child is yet a stranger in the world, / She hath not seen the change of fourteen years; / Let two more summers wither in their pride / Ere we may think her ripe to be a bride.” She is still young; wait 2 years
Paris: “Younger than she are happy mothers made.” There are younger women already married with children.
Capulet: “Earth hath swallowed all my hopes but she: She is the hopeful lady of my earth” She is his only living child
Capulet: “My will to her consent is but a part” She has to agree before I do
Servant / Peter: “I am sent to find those persons whose names are here writ, and can never find what names the writing person hath here writ. I must to the learned. In good time.” He is illiterate
Benvolio: “Go thither and with unattained eye / Compare her face with some that I shall show / And I will make thee think thy swan a crow.” Check out other women (other women are more beautiful)
Juliet: “It is an honor I dream not of.” She hasn’t really thought about it yet
Lady Capulet: “Well think of marriage now. Younger than you, / Here in Verona, ladies of esteem, Are made already mothers.” Younger women have already had kids
Nurse: “A man, young lady! Lady, such a man / As all the world. – Why, he’s a man of wax.” He’s an ideal man
Nurse: “Women grow by men.” Women get pregnant by men
Juliet: “I’ll look to like, if looking liking move” She'll keep her eyes open for options
Nurse: “go, girl, seek happy nights to happy days.” go have fun
Romeo: “I have a soul of lead / So stakes me to the ground I cannot move.” He is severely depressed
Romeo: “Is love a tender thing? It is too rough. / Too rude, too bois’rous, and it pricks like thorn.” Love hurts
Mercutio: If love be rough with you, be rough with love; / Prick love for pricking, and you beat love down.” Get over it
Romeo: “O, she doth teach the torches to burn bright! / It seems she hangs upon the cheek of night / As a rich jewel in an Ethiop’s ear” She is the one
Tybalt: “Uncle, this is a Montague, our foe, / A villain, that is hither come in spite / To scorn at out solemnity this night.” He is out foe/enemy
Capulet: “Content thee, gentle coz, let him alone. / ‘A bears him like a portly gentleman, / And to say truth, Verona brags of him / To be a virtuous and well-governed youth.” Leave him alone. Verona brags about his good nature
Romeo: “O, then, dear saint, let lips o what hands do!” Kiss me
Juliet: “You kiss by th’ book” Perfect kisser
Romeo: “Is she a Capulet? / O dear account! My life is my foe’s debt!” Is she a foe?
Juliet: “My only love sprung from my only hate! To early seen unknown, and known too late” My love is my foe, but realized too late
Created by: BigRed22



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