O sweet-suggesting Love, if thou hast sinned, Teach me, thy tempted subject, to excuse it. Conclusion Romeo and Juliet is one of the greatest literary and theatre works in history, and learning monologues from the play is a sure-fire way to hone your skills. Plays written in verse normally are not intended to be spoken in a sing-songy cadance. Honestly, open the script to any page and you'll probably find a monologue. In theater, an aside is a set of lines spoken by a character thatare not intended to be heard by any of the other characters onstage, just the audience. The brightness of her cheek would shame those stars, As daylight doth a lamp. My husband is on earth, my faith in heaven; How shall that faith return again to earth, Unless that husband send it me from heaven By leaving earth? Come, bitter conduct, come, unsavoury guide.
This precious book of love, this unbound lover, To beautify him, only lacks a cover: The fish lives in the sea, and 'tis much pride For fair without the fair within to hide: That book in many's eyes doth share the glory, That in gold clasps locks in the golden story; So shall you share all that he doth possess, By having him, making yourself no less. But here there is only the flat bare earth, trodden down hard, with rushes and in the straw scattered over it. All this is comfort; wherefore weep I then? At first I did adore a twinkling star, But now I worship a celestial sun. Shake quoth the dove-house: 'twas no need, I trow, To bid me trudge: And since that time it is eleven years; For then she could stand alone; nay, by the rood, She could have run and waddled all about; For even the day before, she broke her brow: And then my husband. Nurse calls within I hear some noise within; dear love, adieu! Ah, dear Juliet, Why art thou yet so fair? Three words, dear Romeo, and good night indeed. We can assume that when Shakespeare wrote Romeo and Juliet he was trying to capture the different. Be not her maid, since she is envious; , And none but fools do wear it.
The brightness of her cheek would shame those stars As daylight doth a lamp; her eyes in heaven Would through the airy region stream so bright That birds would sing and think it were not night. Deny thy father and refuse thy name; Or, if thou wilt not, be but sworn my love, And I'll no longer be a Capulet. It is my lady, O, it is my love! In the play, Shakespeare entwined fact and fiction, by looking at the history of romance in a foreign country and mixing his research with his own storytelling genious. Oh, that I were a glove upon that hand That I might touch that cheek! Griefs of mine own lie heavy in my breast, Which thou wilt propagate, to have it prest With more of thine: this love that thou hast shown Doth add more grief to too much of mine own. Which monologue inspires you the most? The pox of such antic, lisping, affecting fantasticoes; these new tuners of accents! This is an example of a paradox because something sorrowful cannot be sweet at the same time. No, no: this shall forbid it: lie thou there. Thy form cries out thou art; Thy tears are womanish, thy wild acts denote The unreasonable fury of a beast.
I fear it is: and yet, methinks, it should not, For he hath still been tried a holy man. When Lord Capulet is forcing Juliet to marry Paris, Juliet asks Lady Capulet to step in, and intervene. This particular monologue is emotional, but also full of love. By my holy order, I thought thy disposition better tempered. I shall forget, to have thee still stand there, Remembering how I love thy company. Nurse - Even or odd, of all days in the year, Come Lammas-eve at night shall she be fourteen.
What shall I swear by? With gentle breath, calm look, knees humbly bowed… This monologue is fairly lengthy, starting at line 114 of the scene and ending with line 137, but it can show your audience a controlled, emotional side. Oh, that she knew she were! Act I, Scene 1: Prince Escalus Towards the end of this beginning scene, Prince Escalus comes to break up a fight between the Capulets and the Montagues. O that I were a glove upon that hand, That I might touch that cheek! Commend me to thy lady, And bid her hasten all the house to bed, Which heavy sorrow makes them apt unto. My dismal scene I needs must act alone. Art thou not, fatal vision, sensible To feeling as to sight? Dry up your tears, and stick your rosemary On this fair corse; and, as the custom is, In all her best array bear her to church: For though fond nature bids us an lament, Yet nature's tears are reason's merriment. Mis-shapen chaos of well-seeming forms! It is the east, and Juliet is the sun. Ah, poor my lord, what tongue shall smooth thy name When I, thy three-hours wife, have mangled it? O, here comes my nurse, And she brings news; and every tongue that speaks But Romeo's name speaks heavenly eloquence.
The Capulets are a renowned English family and the Montague's are also a well-known African family whom live in a multi-cultural society in the famous city, Cairo. Tybalt, liest thou there in thy bloody sheet? O gentle Romeo, If thou dost love, pronounce it faithfully: Or if thou think'st I am too quickly won, I'll frown and be perverse an say thee nay, So thou wilt woo; but else, not for the world. There are, however, technical differences. Here, here will I remain With worms that are thy chambermaids. Oh, here Will I set up my everlasting rest, And shake the yoke of inauspicious stars From this world-wearied flesh.
Shall I not then be stifled in the vault, To whose foul mouth no healthsome air breathes in, And there die strangled ere my Romeo comes? O, in this love, you love your child so ill, That you run mad, seeing that she is well: She's not well married that lives married long; But she's best married that dies married young. O that she knew she were! Thou knowest the mask of night is on my face, Else would a maiden blush bepaint my cheek 90 For that which thou hast heard me speak tonight. Both are speeches as opposed to an interchange of dialogue. I am too bold, 'tis not to me she speaks: Two of the fairest stars in all the heaven, Having some business, do entreat her eyes To twinkle in their spheres till they return. By whose direction found'st thou out this place? She questions why their families should matter in the first place. Her , I will answer it. In a determined, strong monologue she overcomes her fear and chooses the love of Romeo over everything else.
It is here that she anxiously awaits for her nurse to return. To sum it up: Some people say that the families betrayed the lovers, and the lovers betrayed their respective family by going against their wishes, but this is not the best example of betrayal. For fear of that, I still will stay with thee; And never from this palace of dim night Depart again: here, here will I remain With worms that are thy chamber-maids; O, here Will I set up my everlasting rest, And shake the yoke of inauspicious stars From this world-wearied flesh. Be not her maid, since she is envious. Being in night, all this is but a dream, Too flattering-sweet to be substantial. Once more, on pain of death, all men depart. Thus with a kiss I die.
And, as he fell, did Romeo turn and fly. While Romeo and Juliet both speak soliloquies throughout the play, other characters such as Friar Lawrence, a prince and Mercutio have these parts as well. He is determined that his heart will never be the same again from this rejection. Were of an age: well, Susan is with God; She was too good for me: but, as I said, On Lammas-eve at night shall she be fourteen; That shall she, marry; I remember it well. It is my lady, O, it is my love! A' was a merry man. She falls upon her bed within the curtains.