Write the wedding vows for Romeo and Juliet. They do not have to be in Shakespearean form.

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misslacey eNotes educator| Certified Educator

I have some ideas that could help you with this assignment. Look back at some of the scenes where the two are together and discussing their feelings toward one another. There are various points in the play where Romeo and Juliet both use metaphors and similes to compare one another and their love to various things of natural beauty (the sun, the moon, the stars etc.)

Look for inspiration in the following areas of the play:

  • Act II, Scene ii (the Balcony scene)

Ex: "My bounty is as boundless as the sea, / My love as deep; the more I give to thee, / the more I have, for both are infinite."

You could say:

JULIET: My love for you stretches further and deeper than the sea. I promise to give you all of my heart forever.

**Look through this scene for many more lines like this

  • Act III, Scene v (the morning after Romeo and Juliet consummate their marriage)

Also, the play in general focuses on the themes of loyalty and passion versus reason. Since they both have to betray their families to be together, I suggest you have them swear that they will be eternally loyal to one another. Both Romeo and Juliet are extremely passionate and emotional throughout the play. You should try to incorporate that by making their vows as over the top as possible.

Hope that gives you some direction.

 

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