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Romeo and Juliet Essay

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"I fear too early, for my mind misgives

Some consequence yet hanging in the stars

Shall bitterly begin his fearful date

With this night's revels, and expire the term

Of a despised life closed in my breast

By some vile forfeit of untimely death.

But he that hath the steerage of my course

Direct my sail. On, lusty gentlemen."

This quote, spoken by Romeo, is this most important quote in the first scene. This is a perfect example of foreshadowing by Romeo on what is going to happen to him in the future.

First, Romeo knows that if his friends force him into going to the party, an event that happens at the party will eventually lead to his untimely death. Before this quote, most of what Romeo had said was all about how tragic his love life was so it is easy to dismiss this quote as another

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