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Love's Labour's Lost

Love's Labour's Lost


by William Shakespeare

Love's Labour's Lost Women and Femininity Quotes

How we cite our quotes: Citations follow this format: (Act.Scene.Line)

Quote #7

PRINCESS OF FRANCE: No, to the death, we will not move a foot,
Nor to their penn'd speech render we no grace;
But while 'tis spoke each turn away her face. (5.2.50)

The Princess has a strong understanding of the attractive power of playing coy.

Quote #8

BOYET: Why, that contempt will kill the speaker's heart,
And quite divorce his memory from his part. (5.2.51)

Boyet takes the side of the men, urging the women not to be too harsh.

Quote #9

MOTH: Once to behold with your sun-beamed eyes- with your sun-beamed eyes-
BOYET: They will not answer to that epithet;
You were best call it 'daughter-beamed eyes.' (5.2.62-3)

Mindful of how pro-sister, anti-man the women are at the moment, Boyet jokes on this subject.

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