Romeo and Juliet summative

By: Ryan Williams


Throughout the play "Romeo and Juliet" Romeo falls in love with Juliet and marries her but is soon banished as he kills Juliet's cousin Tybalt. Later the Priest makes plan to get them back together but it requires that she fake her own death. Romeo however does not receive the message that Juliet is really alive and visits her grave and kills himself. When she wakes up from a drug induced sleep, she finds her dead husband and decides to kill herself also in order to be with him. Ultimately, Romeo has let show a common theme regarding how he relates to others. The theme is 'People should express their feelings by talking them out to others.' Therefore, here are some quotes that support that theme.

Act 1, Scene 1

Romeo declares," She hath, and in that sparing makes huge waste; for beauty, starved with her severity, cuts beauty off from all....Be ruled by me: forget to think of her."(pg.1000, l. 233-240). In this example, Romeo is speaking to Benvolio regarding his love for Rosaline. For Romeo has just declared his love for Rosaline but she doesn't return his love. So Romeo decides to tell Benvolio about how he fells. And then Benvolio shares some advice with Romeo. He does this to tell Romeo what he must do to get over Rosaline.

Act 2, Scene 2

Romeo exclaimed,"With love's light wing did I o'erperch these walls; for stony limits cannot hold love out , and what love can do, that dares love attempt."(pg.1024, l. 73-76). Here, Romeo is speaking to Juliet about how he got into her backyard without being detected. Romeo and Juliet have only just met, but are already so much in that Romeo has just risked his life to see her again. If he were to have been detected, he would have been killed as Juliet's family hates Romeo's family. Romeo tells her that he loves her so much that no wall will or risk will stop him from visiting her. And by saying this he has declared that his love for her is very strong.

Act 3, Scene 3

Romeo states," There is no world without Verona walls, but purgatory, torture, hell itself. Hence banished is banisht from the world and the worlds exile is death. Then 'banishment' is death misturmed."(pg.1056, l. 20-24). Friar Laurence has just informed Romeo that since he has killed Tybalt, the prince has banished him. Romeo is in shock. He tells Friar Laurence how he fells about being banished. Which is him saying that life is empty without the Verona walls. And one can infer that he also is refering to life without Juliet.

Act 5, Scene 3

Romeo declared,"Ah, dear Juliet, why art thou yet so fair? Shall I believe that unsubstantial death is amorous, and that the lean abhorred monster keeps thee here in the dark to be his paramour?....Here's to my love![Drinks]."(pg. 1094-1096, l. 104-122). Romeo is speaking to Juliet (who he believes is dead), serenading her depressed that she has 'died'. Romeo loved Juliet very much, but now that she has 'died', he has a decision to make. And he ultimately decides that he must kill himself in order to be with her. so here Romeo speaks to Juliet (who is really under a drug induced sleep), about how he fells about her unfortunate death. After he fells he has done his life justice, he drinks some poison and collapses.