Lady Capulet tells Juliet about the plans for her marriage, believing it will cheer her daughter up. She compares Romeo to the stars, saying: 'When he shall die, Take him and cut him out in little stars, And he will make the face of heaven so fine That all the world will be in love with night And pay no worship to the garish sun. Though Shakespeare could have written her as simply a functional character, he instead gives her layers - she is defined by her service to a young woman whom she also resents. His discourse on the healing and harming powers of plants will echo loudly later in the play. I wish night would come, like a widow dressed in black, so I can learn how to submit to my husband and lose my virginity. In that word's death; no words can that woe sound.
Where is my father and my mother, nurse? A' was a merry man—took up the child: 'Yea,' quoth he, 'dost thou fall upon thy face? The Friar then convinces Romeo to visit Juliet that night, and to escape to Mantua in the morning. Romeo tries to tell Tybalt that he loves him and wants them to be friends, but Tybalt won't have it. For this, being smelt, with that part cheers each part; Being tasted, stays all senses with the heart. Yet his decision to marry Romeo and Juliet in a secret ceremony and deceive the Capulet family when Juliet takes the sleeping potion emphasizes the Friar's naive underestimation of the feud and the workings of fate — a failing that will prove deadly for Romeo and Juliet. Act Two, Scene Three Out in the street the next day, Benvolio tells Mercutio that Romeo has not yet returned home. The feud between the Montagues and the Capulets is more powerful than the love between Romeo and Juliet - and thus, it eventually defeats them. Two such opposed kings encamp them still In man as well as herbs, grace and rude will; And where the worser is predominant, 33.
Forced to choose between the cousin she has loved all her life and her new husband, she chooses Romeo. Ascend her chamber, hence, and comfort her. The recurring disparity between order and disorder also reappears in Act 3. Such a wagoner As Phaëton would whip you to the west And bring in cloudy night immediately. Nurse It was, it was, alas the day, it was! In other words, Juliet is pretty eager to get her honeymoon underway. In fact, she tells the Nurse her tongue should be blistered for speaking badly of him.
Mercutio is appalled by Romeo's behavior and thinks he's gone crazy, so Mercutio steps up and fights Tybalt on Romeo's behalf. He then flees quickly after Benvolio warns him that the Prince will come soon. Romeo isn't dead, but he killed her cousin and now he's been banished. The enters, distraught and speaking unclearly; Juliet can only discern that someone has died and that someone has been banished. Vile earth, to earth resign; end motion here; And thou and Romeo press one heavy bier! Lastly, the Nurse reveals that due to his actions, Romeo has been banished from Verona. Commend me to thy lady, And bid her hasten all the house to bed, Which heavy sorrow makes them apt unto.
These parallel scenes establish the tonal shift of the play. The love that Romeo and Juliet share is the opposite of the selfish love that Shakespeare references in the opening acts of the play. Nurse Juliet What a beautiful tyrant! She laments that she will die without a wedding night, a maiden-widow. I wish some god would whip you forward so the cloudy night would come immediately. But the Nurse is so distraught, she stumbles over the words, making it sound as if Romeo is dead. Romeo and Juliet's love exists in an atmosphere electrified by the darkness of the hatred between the families.
Friar Lawrence stops him and scolds him for being unmanly. Though Capulet initially claims to have his daughter's welfare in mind, he quickly turns cruel when she defies him. Shame could never sit on his forehead because his face is a throne where only honor can reign, and shame itself would be ashamed to be on his face. When Juliet misunderstands the Nurse and thinks that Romeo is dead, she does not think that he was killed, but that he killed himself. The law that threatened death becomes thy friend And turns it to exile—there art thou happy.
Romeo vows revenge on Tybalt, who soon reappears. And thinking that Romeo is dead, Juliet quickly decides that she too must die. Will you speak well of him that kill'd your cousin? O, here comes my nurse, And she brings news; and every tongue that speaks But Romeo's name speaks heavenly eloquence. Original Text Translated Text Source: Enter Juliet alone. It's likely that their sorrow will make them want to go to sleep, anyway. Juliet Oh let my heart break! Hie to your chamber: I'll find Romeo To comfort you: I wot well where he is. Shakespeare often employs silver as a symbol of love and beauty.
Romeo falls to the floor. Your Juliet is alive for whose sake you were just threatening to kill yourself. Who would have thought it? I fainted at the sight. Romeo gets so mad at this that he kills Tybalt. Tybalt is unsure how to deal with Romeo. Nurse Nay, he's a flower; in faith, a very flower.
Romeo made you to be a pathway to my bed. O, I have bought the mansion of a love, But not possess'd it, and, though I am sold, 1745 Not yet enjoy'd: so tedious is this day As is the night before some festival To an impatient child that hath new robes And may not wear them. Lord Montague agrees that Romeo doesn't need to die as the two deaths cancel each other out. O that deceit should dwell In such a gorgeous palace! By my holy order, I swear I thought you were stronger and more stable than this. Nurse I saw the wound, I saw it with mine eyes, 59. In the case of Romeo and Juliet, the characters must accept their unique identities and transcend their family names in order to experience the purest kind of love. O, what a beast was I to chide at him! Nurse Yes, yes, the ropes.