O Romeo, Romeo! wherefore art thou Romeo?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.
Boy, this shall not excuse the injuries That thou hast done me; therefore turn and draw.
O calm, dishonourable, vile submission! Alla stoccata carries it away. Tybalt, you rat-catcher, will you walk?
I do protest, I never injured thee,But love thee better than thou canst devise,Till thou shalt know the reason of my love:And so, good Capulet,--which name I tender As dearly as my own,--be satisfied.
There's no trust,No faith, no honesty in men; all perjured,All forsworn, all naught, all dissemblers.Ah, where's my man? give me some aqua vitae:These griefs, these woes, these sorrows make me old Shame come to Romeo!
O serpent heart, hid with a flowering face!Did ever dragon keep so fair a cave?Beautiful tyrant! fiend angelical!Dove-feather'd raven! wolvish-ravening lamb!Despised substance of divinest show!Just opposite to what thou justly seem'st,A damned saint, an honourable villain!
In this scene, Juliet internally struggles with the fact that the very man she loves, Romeo, is in the very same bloodline that her family despises. This is important to the plot of the story because Juliet says that she will no longer be a Capulet for her love, Romeo. Since Romeo hears they skip the part of a relationship where they get to know each other.
'Tis but thy name that is my enemy;Thou art thyself, though not a Montague.What's Montague? it is nor hand, nor foot,Nor arm, nor face, nor any other part Belonging to a man. O, be some other name!What's in a name? that which we call a rose By any other name would smell as sweet;So Romeo would, were he not Romeo call'd,Retain that dear perfection which he owes Without that title.
The feud between the Capulet's and the Montague's is an external conflict and effects everyone in Verona, Italy. Tybalt says that Romeo hurt him but he does not know that Romeo married his cousin, Juliet, and that is why Romeo loves him more than he can understand.
Thou, wretched boy, that didst consort him here,Shalt with him hence.
Now, Tybalt, take the villain back again,That late thou gavest me; for Mercutio's soulIs but a little way above our heads,Staying for thine to keep him company:Either thou, or I, or both, must go with him.
This internal conflict showcases how confused Juliet is about Romeo, her love and husband, killing her kinsman, her flesh and blood. She is mad at Romeo, saying that he tricked her with his handsome face.
Shall I speak ill of him that is my husband?Ah, poor my lord, what tongue shall smooth thy name,When I, thy three-hours wife, have mangled it?But, wherefore, villain, didst thou kill my cousin?That villain cousin would have kill'd my husband:Back, foolish tears, back to your native spring;Your tributary drops belong to woe,Which you, mistaking, offer up to joy.
Will you speak well of him that kill'd your cousin?
Juliet is saying that Romeo is still the same man even without his name, a Montague is not any part of a man. What is the point in a name when without it the person is still the same.
Now that Mercutio is dead because Tybalt killed him, Romeo needs to avenge Mercutio's death. It is also his fault that Mercutio is dead because he distracted him and Tybalt stabbed him under Romeo's arms. This scene is important to the characters because Romeo kills Tybalt and is banished, it also meets the feud part of the story with the romantic part of it.
This scene is important to Juliet's character because she is struggling with the fact that her husband, Romeo killed her cousin but her cousin would have killed her husband. She is saying that she should not speak ill of her husband.