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How we cite the quotes:
Citations follow this format: (Act.Scene.Line). Line numbers correspond to the 2008 Norton edition of the play.
| Quote #10
How now, my headstrong! where have you been gadding?
Where I have learn'd me to repent the sin
Of disobedient opposition
To you and your behests, and am enjoin'd
By holy Laurence to fall prostrate here,
And beg your pardon: pardon, I beseech you!
Henceforward I am ever ruled by you.
Juliet pretends that she was visiting Friar Laurence so she could confess and "repent" for being such a "disobedient" daughter. But, we know that she was off making plans to be with Romeo. Here, Juliet lies and tells her father what he wants to hear: that she believes she should listen to him and that she will do what he says.