My bounty is as boundless as the Romeo and Juliet

My bounty is as boundless as the sea,My love as deep; the more I give to thee,The more I have, for both are infinite.

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Act 2 Scene 2 lines 133-136

These words said by Juliet in the famous scene on the balcony in Act 2 Scene 2. When she and Romeo exchange compliments and their promises of eternal love, Juliet compares her love with the sea. When Romeo uses comparison with the basic axioms of reality like truth and the fact that stars are made of fire and Sun rotating around the Earth (the things that people never doubted in the times of Shakespeare), Juliet uses more “feminine” comparison. Water was often associated with tenderness and care. Implying this, Juliet also says that her love is as infinite as sea water and she can give it to Romeo forever only having more of it to share.

Her comparison isn’t any less powerful than Romeo’s. The sea isn’t only the body of water, it is the great power of nature, both pure and strong, able to raise terrible storms and provide the whole countries with food. The comparison with see precisely reflects the nature of Juliet’s love: innocent and clean as the transparent sea water, deep enough to give up her life in its name and strong and passionate enough to go as far as it needed to be with her beloved.