5 December, 2022

Our Favorite Shakespearean Quotes

Romeo and Juliet

O Romeo, Romeo! wherefore art thou Romeo?
Who among us hasn’t suffered a desperate, heart-wrenching teenage crush? But in modern times, instead of leaning out over a balcony, we’d be sitting by the phone or computer screen, waiting for a call, text, or email and saying, Dude, what the heck?
Seriously, to put the line in context, Juliet here is asking Romeo not where he is, but why. Why does he have to be of a forbidden clan? She proceeds to ask him to deny his family to be with her, and if he won’t, she will deny her own.

Well, we all know how well that worked out.

~Angie Dilmore