“I dreamt my lady came and found me dead…
And breath’d such life with kisses in my lips
That I reviv’d and was an emperor.”
Romeo, Act 5, Scene 1, Line 6-9
Romeo speaks of a dream that he had the night before. In his dream Juliet found him dead, but when she kissed him she breathed life into his body and revived him. He then rose from the dead and became an emperor.
Two words in this quote that I find interesting are emperor and dead.
The definition of emperor is a sovereign ruler of an empire, I find the use of this word interesting because it is entirely out of context and maybe shakespeare just wrote it so that it reinforced that it really was just a dream.Dead is the other word that intrigued me. The definition of dead is no longer alive.
All together this quote really again just hints at what is going to happen in the near future although neither of them know what’s going to happen.