In Act III, Scene ii, lines 28-30, Juliet refers to "the mansion of a love."  To what/whom is Juliet comparing the "mansion of love"?Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare  

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The danger of the social environment of Shakespeare's play in the previous scene of Act III contrasts greatly with the soliloquy of Juliet as she waits impatiently for her new husband in the romantic world of love with which she surrounds herself.  In lines 28-30, Juliet describes herself as having "bought the mansion of love"--Romeo and the romantic microcosm that he has created for her. 

Once Juliet has fallen in love with Romeo and married him, she thinks of nothing else.  For, she speaks of the day as "tedious" as she waits for it to end so that she may be with her new husband.  As the Nurse approaches, Juliet anticipates only that she will bring news of Romeo, saying,

And she brings news, and every tongue that speaks

But Romeo's name speaks Heavenly eloquence. (3.2.33-34)

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