Friar Lawrence is an Idiot

As far as Friars go, you can’t do much worse than Friar Laurence. He conducted the marriage ceremony of two teenagers who had known each other for a couple of days without permission from their parents. Who does that? Quotes from Act IV Quote: I have a faint cold fear thrills through my veins / […]

Literary Quote of the Day: “‘Tis Torture and not Mercy”

Popular culture considers Romeo this romantic wonder, this suave, sophisticated loverboy. Let us not, however, forget that Romeo does some serious slicing and dicing. He’s not one to mess with. Just ask all the people he killed. Intro Music Quote: A plague a both your houses. (III, i, 99) Analysis: Mercutio as he dies says […]

Literary Quote of the Day: Juliet Betrays Her Family

Act I sets the stage. In Act II, the plot thickens. Here are some Romeo and Juliet quotes from Act II to make you sound smart. Intro Music Quote: O Romeo, Romeo! Wherefore art thou Romeo? / Deny thy father and refuse thy name (II, ii, 33-34. Analysis: The key word in Juliet’s question is […]