Romeo and Juliet

Sc. 3, Lines 80–95: What is the comparison in the extended metaphor? Explain the features of Paris that Lady Capulet emphasizes in her comparison. What attribute is suggested in line 94, “So shall you share all that he doth possess”?

Act 1 Scene 3

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She compares the County to a "volume," a book on which is written the story of who he is and all of the goodness that he represents. She tells Juliet that she will be "the gold clasp that doth share the glory" and that together she will help him lock in the "golden story." In that way, she will become one with him and "share all that he doth possess."


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