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1

LOVE

‘A chocking gall’

Who?
When?
Why?

Romeo describing his heartache
Act 1
‘Gall’ is a poison with only one cure
Symbolises how the only cure for his heartache is Rosaline
Foreshadows poison that will kill him

2

LOVE

‘O brawling love, O loving hate,’

Who?
When?
Why?

Romeo describes his heartache
Act 1
Oxymorons show conflicting emotions
Symbolises the play as a whole ‘love- he chooses not to fight, leads to brawl and mercutios death’

3

LOVE

‘ O she doth teach the torches to burn bright!’

Who?
When?
Why?

Romeo describes Juliet
Act 1
Light imagery
Foreshadows tragic end as torches burn out
Contrasts to how Juliet uses night imagery to describe Romeo

4

LOVE

‘Arise fair sun, and kill the envious moon’

Who?
When?
Why?

Juliet at the balcony talking about Romeo
Act 2
Light and astrological imagery
Congrats to ‘garish sun’
Envious moon could be rosaline? Or could represent Dian the Godess of the moon and patron of virgins who is emvious Juliet is more pure

5

LOVE

‘Hood my unmann’d blood baiting in my cheeks’

Who?
When?
Why?

Juliet describing her desire for Romeo
Act 2
Bird imagery- a falcon hood protects a bird and calms an ‘unmann’d’ untamed bird
Baiting describes the way a frightened bird flaps its wings

6

LOVE

‘(Carrion flies) They May seize on the white wonder of dear Juliet’s hand’

Who?
When?
Why?

Romeo after being banished
Act 3
Carrion flies are associated with death which foreshadows their death

7

LOVE

‘It was the nightingale and not the lark’

Who?
When?
Why?

Juliet hanging onto Romeo
Act 3
Nightingale is symbolic of love, yearning and death
Lark is symbolic of happiness and safety

8

FAMILY

‘And too soon marr’d are those so early made’

Who?
When?
Why?

Capulet telling Paris to wait to marry Juliet
Act 1
‘Marr’d’ is ambiguous could mean married or marred means to ruin or disfigure

9

FAMILY

‘She will be ruled in all respects by me’

Who?
When?
Why?

Capulet explains to Paris Juliet does everything he says
He uses the imperative
Dramatic irony he thinks she obeys her fathers but we know she is married so obeys her husband

10

DEATH

‘To strike him dead I hold it not a sin’

Who?
When?
Why?

Tybalt planning to kill Romeo
Act 3
References to the papal bull written in Shakespeares time which made killing queen Elizabeth not a sin

11

DEATH

‘A plague a both your houses’

Who?
When?
Why?

Mercutio as he dies
Act 3
Repetition 3 times means he intends to curse- people beloved to say it three times made it a curse back then

12

DEATH

‘She is mew’d up to her heaviness’

Who?
When?
Why?

Lady capulet describes Juliet
Act 3
You put a falcon in a ‘mew’ (a cage) at moulting time

13

DEATH

‘Death is my son in law, death is my heir’

Who?
When?
Why?

Capulet mourns for Juliet
Act 4
His house is gone as there is no heir- it almost seems like that is what he is mourning

14

DEATH

‘Divorced, wronged, spited, slain’

Who?
When?
Why?

Paris mourns for Juliet
Act 4
Almost seems like he is the victim

15

HATE

‘With purple fountains issuing from your veins’

Who?
When?
Why?

Paris condemn both sides
Act 1
‘Purple’ colour of high status and religion as bishops wear purple.

16

HATE

‘To turn your households rancour to pure love’

Who?
When?
Why?

The friar agrees to the marriage
Act 2
Friar chooses the lesser of two evils and let’s go that they may not be in love for a political goal

17

HATE

‘Shed blood of montague’

Who?
When?
Why?

Lady capulet
Act 3
Only female character to want violence

18

HATE

‘Dove- feather’d raven’

Who?
When?
Why?

Juliet after finding out about tybalts death
Act 3
Dove- symbolic of peace
Raven- associated with Apollo god of prophecy which symbolises bad luck

19

IDENTITY

‘ which we call a rose by any other word would smell as sweet’

Who?
When?
Why?

Juliet
Act 2
Alludes to the war of the roses against Lancaster and York similar to capulet and montagues

20

FATE

‘Direct my sail!’

Who?
When?
Why?

Romeo
Act 1
Foreshadowing
Travel imagery which was an exciting concept at the time

21

FATE

‘These violent delights have violent ends’

Who?
When?
Why?

The friar
Act 2
Combines two proverbs
‘Such beginning, such end’
‘Nothing violent can be permanent’

22

GENDER

‘Kept without my food’

Who?
When?
Why?

Romeo describes heartache
Act 1
Describing Rosaline as food shoes how women were treated like objects to give men pleasure

23

GENDER

‘Why he’s a man of wax’

Who?
When?
Why?

The nurse describes Paris
Act 1
Suggests he’s been sculpted perhaps by his parents or society to be the perfect man
Wax could suggest he has no emotions towards her
Wax can melt

24

GENDER

‘Ladies of esteem are made already mothers’

Who?
When?
Why?

Lady Capulet
Act 1
Shows how rich women’s only use was to make children

25

GENDER

‘I should adventure for such merchandise’

Who?
When?
Why?

Romeo
Act 2
Travel imagery which was an exciting concept
Shows how he will risk everything for her
Could link to Juliet being valuable as she is a virgin which objectifies her

26

RELIGION

‘With my unworthiest Hans this holy shrine’

Who?
When?
Why?

Romeo
Act 1
Metaphor for Juliet
Could be her privy and virginity
Religious language as she is v religious

27

LOVE

‘Too like the lightning’

Who?
When?
Why?

Juliet
Act 2
Dangerous and short like Romeo and Juliet
Juliet is the sensible one

28

HATE

‘Tybalt you ratcatcher’

Who?
When?
Why?

Mercutio
Act 3
Tybalt is the name of the cat from a fable Reynard the fox, he character has the demeanour of a cat