(Mercutio, Act 3 Scene 1) Mercy but murders, pardoning those that kill. I tell thee what: get thee to church o'Thursday, Or never after look me in the face.
CHORUSTwo households, both alike in dignity, In fair Verona, where we lay our scene, From ancient grudge break to new mutiny, Where civil blood makes civil hands unclean.
These heart-touching lines brilliantly capture the essence of the bittersweet sorrow experienced by passionate the lovers who are forced to face the agony of estrangement on account of familial pressure.
It is noteworthy that the oxymoron “sweet sorrow” in these lines refers to the fact that in Romeo and Juliet’s case, the pain of parting is made bearable by the hopeful idea that they will reunite next morning.(
His words bring the idea of fate and destiny back into the audience's mind.
"For never was a story of more woe [t]han this of Juliet and her Romeo." What does it mean? Although Juliet is unaware that Romeo is in the orchard below, she accurately points out a primary conflict in their relationship; their families probably won't accept or approve of their marriage. That which we call a rose, By any other word would smell as sweet." What does it mean?Due to its immense popularity, some of the riveting dialogues have been repeatedly referenced in various mainstream movies.Although every act of the play features engaging quotes, the most thought-provoking and heart-rending dialogues have been delivered by the two passionate lovers — Romeo and Juliet.From forth the fatal loins of these two foes A pair of star-cross'd lovers take their life; Whose misadventured piteous overthrows Do with their death bury their parents' strife.The fearful passage of their death-mark'd love, And the continuance of their parents' rage, Which, but their children's end, nought could remove, Is now the two hours' traffic of our stage; The which if you with patient ears attend, What here shall miss, our toil shall strive to mend.On a metaphorical level, these lines imply that the matters of the heart lie beyond the realm of rationality, and that prudence is rarely exercised when choosing one’s lover. On the sub-text level, these lines reinforce the idea that a person’s essence is not solely defined by their names and that it transcends family lineage.(199-201)The aforementioned, often-quoted lines have been delivered by Juliet while bidding farewell to Romeo.Mercutio's words foreshadows the loss that both families will soon feel. After Tybalt and Mercutio die, Benvolio tells Romeo that Prince Paris will probably doom him to death if he's caught. Romeo is discreetly referencing the prologue, where the audience learns that Romeo and Juliet are fated for misfortune.But Romeo also feels Fortune is being especially cruel; he just got married, and he might be put to death. (Chorus, Prologue) Abraham: Do you bite your thumb at us, sir? (Act 1 Scene 1) But, soft, what light through yonder window breaks? (Romeo, Act 2 Scene 1) O Romeo, Romeo, wherefore art thou Romeo?(Juliet, Act 2 Scene 1) That which we call a rose By any other word would smell as sweet.