“Come, cordial and not poison, go with me…” -Romeo
Cordial means medicine for the heart, so when Romeo says this he is saying that the mixture Friar Lawrence gave him is a medicine and not a poison, because he thinks death will cure his heart ache for Juliet.
“…I defy you stars.”
When Romeo says this in Act 5 Scene 1 of Romeo and Juliet he is saying that he denies fate. He says this because he is going to commit suicide so that fate can no longer control him.
“Is love an invention created by humans?”
Yes and no. The definition of love was created by humans, making it a human invention, but the feelings we associate as love have always been there, making love a discovery. Other animals also love just like humans.
“This day’s black fate on moe days doth depend, This but begins the woe others must end.” -Romeo, Act 3, Scene 1, Romeo and Juliet
This talks about how the tragedy that happened today will affect the future, and how this is only the beginning of the woe (distress) that must be stopped.
The black fate refers to the death of Mercutio, and “…moe (more) days doth (does) depend” tells us that this day’s events will affect the days to come.
“Is a white sheet of paper more blank than a black sheet of paper?”
To play the race card in this one, no because that’s racist. Would you say a white man is more blank than a black man?
mic drop Rommie out.
“If I’m being kind to you but you think I’m being horrible, am I being kind or not?”
This is a difficult question to answer considering that both being kind and being horrible is subjective. The person who you are talking to should be the judge of whether you are being nice or not, based on how your actions make them feel.
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