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Where is this quote from? I think it's Shakespeare."And, when he shall die, Take...
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You're right. It is Shakespeare. This quote is from Romeo and Juliet, Act III, Scene 2. You can find just about any quote at eNotes by entering a few of the words of the quote and doing a search.
At this point, Juliet is impatiently waiting for the night to come so she and Romeo can be together on their wedding night. Her excitement is short-lived, however. She speaks these lines before the Nurse enters and tells her that Romeo has killed Tybalt. At first, Juliet thinks Romeo is dead because the Nurse doesn't specify who is dead, just saying "he". Tybalt's death by Romeo's hand changes everything, of course. This signals the downward spiral for the two lovers, leading to her parents' insistence of her marriage to Paris, Friar Laurence's plan to make Juliet appear dead, and then the deaths of the young lovers.
Posted by bmadnick on July 8, 2008 at 12:58 AM (Answer #1)
The quote is from Shakespeare's play "Romeo and Juliet". You can find it in Act II, Scene 2, the scene that takes place in Capulet's orchard; the lines themselves are lines 22-26.
In this scene, Juliet is waiting anxiously for word from Romeo, who has promised to send her information as to the time and place for their wedding. Instead, the Nurse enters with tragic news for all concerned - Juliet's cousin Tybalt is dead, by Romeo's hand.
Posted by dymatsuoka on July 8, 2008 at 1:05 AM (Answer #2)
Correct, this was a Shakespearean quote, and it could be found in one of his plays, Romeo and Juliet. It was found in Act III, scene 2, line 22-26. This scene took place in a room in Capulet's house, which is the orchard.
At that time, Juliet was waiting impatiently for nightfall to come so that she can celebrate her wedding night with her beloved Romeo. Then the Nurse came, looking very downcast and in serious agony, so her distress make her quite incomprehensible, so she was mislead to believe that Romeo was dead, as the nurse didn't say who was killed and keep on saying "Romeo". so Juliet thought that Romeo had died, but in fact, it was Romeo who killed Tybalt.
But this incident brought about serious consequences. It brought about a rift between the two families, and the collapse of the long-lasting relationship with each other. The two young lovers were soon be separated from each other.
Posted by revolution on August 14, 2010 at 12:12 PM (Answer #3)
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