Act II - Scene IV

Act II - Scene IV
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Friar Laurence's Cell

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  • Amen, amen.  But come what sorrow can, it cannot countervail the exchange of joy that one short minute gives me in her sight.  Do thou but close our hands with holy words, then love-devouring death do what he dare; It is enough I may but call her mine.
  • So smile the heavens upon this holy act, that after-hours with sorrow chide us not.
  • These violent delights have violent ends and their triumph die, like fire and powder, which, as they kiss, consume.  The sweetest honey is loathsome in his own deliciousness and in taste confounds the appetite.  Therefore love moderately: long love doth so; too swift arrives as tardy as too slow.  Here comes the Lady.  O, so light a foot will ne'er wear out the everlasting flint.  A lover may bestride the gossamer that idles in the wanton summer air, and yet not fall; so light is vanity.
  • Conceit, more rich in matter than in words, brags of his substance, not of ornament.  They are but beggars that can count their worth; but my true love is grown to such excess, I cannot sum of half my wealth.
  • Ah, Juliet, if the measure of thy joy be heap'd like mine, and that thy skill be more to blazon it, then sweeten with thy breath this neighbour air, and let rich music's tongue unfold the imagin'd happiness that both recieve in either by this dear encounter.
  • Come, come with me, and we will make short work; for by your leaves, you shall not stay alone till Holy Church incorporate two in one
  • Act II, Scene IV - Power of Love In this scene, Friar warns Romeo of possible unfortunate consequences of marrying Juliet.  Romeo tells him that after Friar marries them, he doesn't care about what happens because at least he will be able to call her his.  This shows the theme the power of love because Romeo says that no matter what happens, good or bad, it won't matter because he is married to his true love.
  • Act II, Scene IV - Old v. Young In this scene, Friar gives insight on his opinion on love.  This represents the theme old v. young because unlike Romeo, Friar is more cautious of them to just jump into this marriage.  He says that right now, it might be sweet but overtime, what Romeo thinks of as love could change.  He thinks the two should slow down, but they want to get married as fast as they can.
  • Act 11, Scene IV - Power of Love In this scene, Juliet and Romeo solidify that they both want to get married, and Friar agrees to marry the two.  This represents the power of love because Romeo and Juliet express how impatient they are to be married.  Juliet says, "...but my true love is grown to such excess, I cannot sum of half my wealth."  By this, she means that her true love has shown her how truly lucky she is.
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