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Flashcards in R&J QUOTES REDO Deck (6)
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1

Love

Irrational behaviour, “too rash. Too like the lightning”
“Love’s sweet bait from fearful hooks”
Naive/ vain “for doting, not for loving pupil mine”
Physical/sexual “prick love for pricking, and you beat love down”
“Go girl! Seek happy nights to happy days!”
Contractual *context “younger than she are happy mothers made” “too soon marred are those too early wed”
Can end in sorrow, “under love’s heavy burden” “soul of lead”
Power giving, ‘with love’s light wings did I o’erperch these walls’ / ‘stony limits cannot hold love out.’
Courtly love *context “it is the east and Juliet is the sun.”
“She doth teach the torches to burn bright”.
Juliet’s love made Romeo ‘effeminate’ (weakens)
“Love goes towards love as though schoolboys from their books”

2

Fate

Prologue, ‘pair of star-crossed lovers take their life.”/ “death mark’d love”
Could be seen as way to dispose of responsibility, ‘oh I am fortunes fool!’
Foreshadowing and dramatic irony, “my grave is like to be my wedding bed”J/ “I would the fool were married to her grave!”
Could be blame for R and J’s death.

3

Conflict

Avoidable w long lasting effects, ‘three civil brawls, bred of an airy word’ (prince Escalus)
Presented via two warring families as all they have ever known, “what, drawn and talk of peace? I hate the word, as I hate hell, all montages and thee”
Factor of a patriarchal society. ‘O calm, dishonourable, vile submission’
Without control, ‘fire eye’d fury be my conduct now!’/ ‘these hot days are just the mad blood stirring’
Presented in that of J’s death, ‘thou art not conquered’ ‘death’s pale flag is not advanced there’
“As if that name, shot through the deadly level of a gun, did murder her”

4

Death

Chorus foreshadows death, ‘death-mark’d love’
Seen as inability to fit in with society, “hang, beg, starve, die in the streets”
J’s drug-induced deathlike state foreshadows death, ‘death lies on her like some untimely frost upon the sweetest flower of all the field’/ ‘martyr’d’
Relief from societal boundaries , ‘O happy dagger’, personification of weapon
“Shall I believe that unsubstantial death is amorous” (personifies death as moved by love
‘Left no friendly drop to help me after’ ‘o happy dagger!’ Seen as relief to world of rigid societal structure

5

Capulet as a good father

“Hopeful lady of my >earth”
“Sweetest flower of all the field”
“Too soon marred are those too early made”
“Ere we may think her ripe to be a bride”
“Death lies on her like some untimely frost upon the sweetest flower of all the field” (irony marriage later on)
“Fair according voice”/ “woo her gentle Paris”/ “my will to her consent is but a part”
“Scope of choice”
“Speak not, reply not, do not answer me!”

6

Family

“Or I will drag thee on a hurdle thither.”
“Ere I will think her ripe to be a bride”