Two Quote Analysis from ACT 2 SCENE 4

Two Quotes

1. O, he’s courageous captain of compliments: he fights as you sing prick-song, keeps time, distance, and proportion; he rests his minim rests, one, two, and third in your bosom; the very butcher of a silk button, a duellist, a duellist; a gentleman of the very first house, of the first and second cause.

Translation:

Oh, he’s the best at complimenting: he fights like you sing at a show, keeps the time, distance, and proportion; he takes the rests he needs, one two, and third in your heart; he is a butcher who can hit a silk button, a master of duels, he is the finest man of a fencing school.

Why I think this is interesting is because Romeo is meant to be in a dark place and they are complimenting him and saying a lot of nice things about him. I think this relates back to the storyline because they are saying how nice he is, how he is the best. I think this is hinting about how he is a nice guy, whose life shouldn’t be taken.

2. Bid her devise. Some means to come to shrift this afternoon. And there she shall at Friar Lawrence’ cell. Be shrived and married.

Translation:

Tell her to devise a plan to get out of her home and go to Frair Lawrence’s cell. She can make a confession and then be married.

I think this quote is important because it is the first time when someone else other than Frair Lawrence has heard about their marriage plans. I think this is significant to the story because it is saying that the marriage is official and plans are in place, at Frair Lawrence’s hands.

 

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