What is the interpretation of the quote below from Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet?I need help writing a short paragraph interpreting the quotation: "I'll look to like, if looking liking move; But...

What is the interpretation of the quote below from Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet?

I need help writing a short paragraph interpreting the quotation: "I'll look to like, if looking liking move; But no more deep will I endart mine eye Than your consent gives strangth to make it fly."

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carolkaz34 eNotes educator| Certified Educator

Juliet is speaking to her mother when she says this: "I'll look to like, if looking liking move; But no more deep will I endart mine eye Than your consent gives strangth to make it fly."

Her mother has just asked her to take a look at Paris at the party that evening and see if she might find him suitable to be her husband, not that it really mattered in Juliet's world where arranged marriages were common.  Lady Capulet is trying to get Juliet to understand that Parris is likely to be the husband that is chosen for her, but unlike most parents of nobility in Verona at the time, Juliet's parents actually want her input in the matter.

Juliet's response is that she will check out Parris, but she is not promising that she will like him.

In writing your summary, be sure to include a topic sentence that includes the name of the play, the quote and the speaker to introduce your paragraph.  Then, explain the quote and don't forget a conclusion sentence too.

Hope this helps!

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