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what does this passage from romeo and juliet mean: Thou knowest the mask of night is on my face;Else?
- heleneLv 71 decade agoFavorite Answer
You cut the passage in half. When the rest of it is restored, the meaning should be clear:
Thou knowest the mask of night is on my face;
Else would a maiden blush bepaint my cheek
For that which thou hast heard me speak tonight.
Juliet is embarassed that Romeo overheard her talking to herself about how much she loves him. It's nighttime when this occurs. If it wasn't dark, he'd be able to see her blushing.
- 1 decade ago
the mask of night = darkness.
saying that he is concealing himself and his personality in darkness.
- Anonymous1 decade ago
should of included more of the line. but it sounds like you can not see me in the dark.