It is the east, and Juliet is the sun. O Romeo , Romeo , wherefore art thou Romeo ? By any other word would smell as sweet. Parting is such sweet sorrow.
Why does Juliet tell Romeo not to swear his love by the moon ? The moon rotates through a cycle of being full to nothing. Juliet wants 100% of Romeo’s love all of the time. Romeo does not want to fight Tybalt because he has just married Juliet.
Romeo attempts to profess his love to Juliet in this scene, but Juliet cuts him off mid-sentence by saying : ” O , swear not by the moon , the inconstant moon ; that monthly changes in her circled orb; lest that thy love prove likewise variable.” Based on these words, Juliet believes that a promise sworn on the moon is just
“O, swear not by the moon , th’ inconstant moon , That monthly changes in her circle orb, Lest that thy love prove likewise variable.”
Juliet , of course, will use this same image to describe her love for Romeo in her famous declaration “My bounty is as boundless as the sea.” In Juliet’s quote, however, love is imagined as only increasing positively the more one shares it (i.e. “the more I give to thee,/The more I have, for both are infinite”).
Quote by William Shakespeare: “ thus with a kiss I die ”
Romeo likewise personifies the moon , calling it “sick and pale with grief” at the fact that Juliet , the sun, is far brighter and more beautiful.
At the begining Romeo starts to swear his love to Juliet on the moon, but she stops him and tells him not to swear over the moon, since the Moon goes from full to nothing in cycles, and she doesn´t want the love of Romeo in cycles that end on 100% she wants his full love all the time, that´s why she makes him swear his
O, swear not by the moon, the inconstant moon, That monthly changes in her circled orb, Lest that thy love prove likewise variable. Romeo .
Juliet is asking Romeo not to swear by the moon because the moon appears different every day, and she does not want his love to be the same. She wants a true and lasting love, not something that will wane quickly or only feel like love some of the time.
First, Romeo climbs over the wall of the Capulet orchard. He’s escaping the taunts of his friends, who simply do not understand his infatuation with Juliet . Romeo speaks disdainfully of them, saying “He jests as scars who never felt a wound.” Almost immediately, Romeo sees Juliet leaning on her balcony .
Do not swear at all ; Or, if thou wilt, swear by thy gracious self, Which is the god of my idolatry, And I’ll believe thee.
ABRAM: Do you bite your thumb at us , sir ? SAMPSON: (aside to GREGORY) Is the law of our side if I say “ay”? GREGORY: (aside to SAMPSON) No. Abram understands the symbolic meaning behind Sampson’s biting his thumb and takes offense at the gesture.
Juliet tells Romeo that she will send someone to him tomorrow morning to confirm his love and his intentions to marry her. Romeo comes to meet Friar Lawrence to ask if he will perform the marriage ceremony. Friar Lawrence agrees, as he believes it will bring peace between the two households, but he fears Romeo’s haste.
James 5:12, KJV: “But above all things, my brethren, swear not , neither by heaven , neither by the earth , neither by any other oath: but let your yea be yea; and your nay, nay; lest ye fall into condemnation.”