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Romeo and Juliet - ... Juliet is already arranged to marry a very wealthy man, who goes by the name of Paris, in two years because her father states that she is too young now. A feast is set up for Juliet and Paris to meet “What say you. Can you love the gentleman. /This night you shall behold him at our feast.” (1.3.86-87). Lady Capulet wants Juliet to analyze Paris for potential to marry him because he is wealthy. “Read o'er the volume of young Paris' face, / And find delight writ there with beauty's pen. / Examine every married lineament / And see how one another lends content,” (1.3.88-91)....   [tags: love, tragedy, William Shakespeare, youth, hate]
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Romeo and Juliet - Love is an amazing feeling that constantly inspires people to admire it in literature, cinema, music and other kinds of art. Many literal works are devoted to the description of this overwhelming feeling and its development. However, there is not much told about various challenges and obstacles lovers have to come across. Both the "Twilight" by Stephenie Meyer and "Romeo and Juliet" by Shakespeare are great examples of love that is tested by various challenges and complications. There simply is no more commonly quoted or alluded to dramatist or author in the Western world, nor a storyteller with more films to his individual credit....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Shakespeare] 1842 words
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Romeo and Juliet - ... V: iii) And all are punished, but the ones who feel it the most are those who began the feud; the Capulets and the Montagues. In the play, no one seems to know how the feud between the warring families happened, but it is kept alive for years because of arrogance, impunity and lack of understanding. Caught up in these troubles, both sets of parents don’t seem to pay much attention to their children or what they are doing. However, the Capulets are more to blame than the Montagues. If Lady Capulet had been more caring, or like a mother to Juliet, Juliet would have entrusted her secret to her instead of the nurse, who loses Juliet’s trust....   [tags: guilt, Capulets, Montagues, William Shakespeare] 731 words
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Romeo and Juliet - In William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet and Yukio Mishima’s The Sound of Waves, the secondary characters play an essential role in the book. In Romeo and Juliet by an English playwright and poet William Shakespeare, Friar Lawrence is an important secondary character who designs solutions for Romeo and Juliet and brings the play into the dramatic results. The failure of his plan causes the tragedy of death for both main characters at the end of the story. In The Sound of Waves, Shinji Kubo, a young and poor fisherman in Uta-Jima falls in love with Hatuse, a rich man’s daughter....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Shakespeare] 2342 words
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Romeo and Juliet - ... They fight, until Benvolio speaks of peace, but then Tybalt dismisses the idea by saying “What, drawn and talk of peace. I hate the word, as I hate hell, all Montagues, and thee. Have at thee, coward.” This both offends the Capulets and manipulates them to fight the Capulets, and they do so until the Prince orders them to stop fighting and threatens to execute them or banish them if they disturb the streets of Verona by fighting ever again. He does this by saying “If you ever disturb our streets again, your lives shall pay the forfeit of the peace.” Montague then asks Benvolio how the fight began and who started it....   [tags: Themes, Conflict, VIolence, Shakespeare] 1038 words
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Romeo and Juliet - Physical separation is a powerful obstacle that is sometimes faced by those bound to each other in love. It brings about intense emotional pain and can hinder any relationship with which true love is at its core. Shakespeare’s Sonnet 56 involved two lovers that experienced physical separation as a stumbling block in their kinship. The “sad interim” with which the lovers found themselves suffering caused the intensity of their love to vanish. With their love fading quickly, the two desired for “sweet love” to “renew thy force.” They wanted their love for each other to be “blunter be than appetite, / Which but today by feeding is allayed, / Tomorrow sharpened in his former might.” They wished for a love like hunger, constantly returning and needing to be quenched....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Shakespeare] 2868 words
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Romeo and Juliet - It is deeply ironic that “love”, which is regarded so highly in our society, is a very general term without well-defined specific terms. For instance, there are not even explicit terms to describe the specific types of love one feels between, say, a family member, and a romantic interest, which are clearly distinct and almost completely universal. We naturally seek a universal definition of love, a complete truth. I daresay that I doubt one exists. This ambiguity of terminology has undoubtedly caused much conflict; history has no shortage of examples....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Shakespeare] 1209 words
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Romeo's Impetuousness - The average person doesn’t meet someone, profess their love for them, and ask her hand in marriage all in one night… but Romeo does. In Shakespeare’s calamity of Romeo and Juliet, Romeo is the idiot that does all of this. I blame Romeo for the death of these star-crossed lovers, along with the other four characters. If it wasn’t for his impetuous nature, none of this would have happened. Romeo’s relationship with Juliet could be more thought out and more planned. Although the play ended with his death included, without him Juliet and others would have kept their lives....   [tags: fault, shakespeare, romeo and juliet,]
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Exploring Ways that Shakespeare Makes us Sympathize with Juliet - In Act 3, Scene 5, we begin to feel sympathy for Juliet because of the situation that she is in, and the treatment she is receiving from her family. In this essay I will be looking at the sympathy felt for Juliet, the language used in the play. Set in “fair Verona” both Romeo and Juliet meet at a party at the Capulet’s mansion where they immediately fall in love with each other. Romeo forgets his `love` for Rosaline and immediately chases after Juliet and declares his love for her. After the party, Romeo sneaks back into the Capulet household to see Juliet....   [tags: Romeo and Juliet, Literary Analysis] 1275 words
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Romeo and Juliet - The story "Romeo and Juliet" of Shakespeare is like a picture of love which contains not only the images of a beautiful and pure love of two teenagers; the two beings created for each other feel mutual love at the first glance but also of a feud; a long-standing hostile of two families; the Montagues and the Capulets and fate of people; the pitiable fate of Romeo and Juliet who win the feuding by a true love but are unable to win their fate. The writer builds such these central characters Romeo and Juliet to raise an image of a true and pure love....   [tags: Free Essays] 410 words
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Romeo & Juliet - One of Shakepeare's greatest tragedies, Romeo and Juliet, is a play about "two star-crossed lovers," whom as young teens, learn they must mature quickly. Due to the two families' constant feud and chaotic world they live in, there is little time for the two to experience a normal teen relationship. It is their inability to handle the situation at such a young age, which brings the two teens to their untimely death. The first scene of Act 3, when Romeo slays Tybalt is the turning point of the play....   [tags: European Literature] 723 words
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Romeo And Juliet - Over the past four hundred years, the famous play, Romeo and Juliet, has inspired many readers across the globe. The classic play, written by famous playwright William Shakespeare has captured and will continue to capture people&#8217;s minds. The main question that rises is why this play has been read for so long. The story consists of two &#8220; star- crossed '; lovers who fall in love at first sight. One of the main reasons why this play has been so popular is because stories in those times relied more on the life and spirit of the play....   [tags: essays research papers] 427 words
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Romeo and Juliet - Romeo and Juliet Four hundred years ago, the literary genius William Shakespeare wrote The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet, a world-renowned play that continues that capture the imagination and emotions of people around the globe. The drama portrays the passionate, violent and often desperate lives of the youth of Verona, Italy. Even today, the tragedy resembles a blue-print of the problems that the adolescents of the twentieth century must face each day. Parental influence, young love and the revenge code all have a direct and evident effect on the lives of young people today....   [tags: Papers] 780 words
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Romeo and Juliet - "Never was a story of more woe than this of Juliet and her Romeo," is a fitting phrase to the conclusion of the play. It is fitting because the text is truly about woe, which occurs when the characters allow their feelings to take over reason. Romeo, for example, constantly shows this nature in the play, just like the older and fiery-tempered Capulet. Capulet's daughter, Juliet, though younger than Romeo, is at times much more mature than Romeo, but also allows her feels to cloud her judgement; and so does her cousin, Tybalt, who is vengeful and loathes all Montague's....   [tags: European Literature] 1173 words
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Romeo and Juliet - Baz Luhrmann and Franco Zeffirelli’s Interpretation of the Prologue and Act 1 Scene 1 in “Romeo and Juliet” The story of Romeo and Juliet has been well known for many centuries. It has been interpreted and adapted by many people, including Shakespeare himself. Two of the most famous versions are the 1968 film by Franco Zeffirelli and the 1996 film by Baz Luhrmann. Each director has adapted the story for his own purposes. I am going to study how these two films have interpreted Shakespeare’s play in a modern style for a modern audience....   [tags: Papers] 1627 words
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The Downfall of Romeo and Juliet - In William Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet” a lot could have been done for Romeo and Juliet to avoid their tragic deaths. The play would have ended very differently if the characters had made better informed decisions. William Shakespeare portrayed the characters as being very impulsive. He also demonstrated that fate is a factor that influences our decisions, but in the end it is ourselves who decide upon our proceedings. If Romeo and Juliet had taken their time with their relationship then the events of the play wouldn’t have been so hectic....   [tags: William Shakespeare] 1041 words
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Romeo and Juliet, by William Shakespeare - ... It causes Juliet to have to execute it a day earlier, making it more difficult for news of the plan to reach Romeo before news of Juliet’s “death” does. Along with Capulet, Tybalt’s hasty, un-thoughtful decisions help to advocate the death of Romeo and Juliet. At the party, his mindless hatred for the Montagues causes him to promise that “this intrusion shall,/ Now seeming sweet, convert to bitt’rest gall” (I.v.90-91). True to his word, Tybalt later duels with Romeo with the intent to kill him....   [tags: Protagonists' Impulsiveness, Demise]
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Fate In Romeo and Juliet - Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare, is a famous tragic love story that bases on a young couple from the rival families, the Montagues, and the Capulets, in which the death of the young couple finally end the ‘ancient grudge’ between the two families. Their result of death is believed to be cause mostly by the fate, which brings them closer and closer to their inevitable destiny, death. In many places in the play Shakespeare also uses words like ‘fortune’, ‘sail’, ‘stars’ to reveal that fate and destiny, are the main elements in the play that causes their untimely death....   [tags: Shakespearean Literature] 1165 words
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Irony In "Romeo and Juliet" - Irony occurs when there is conflict about what was stated and what something really means. There are three main types of irony. Irony can make the difference in a good book, and a great book. It is in just about every scene of Romeo and Juliet. Shakespeare uses different types of irony for many reasons. The first type of irony is verbal irony. It starts being used in the very beginning of the play when the chorus says “Two households, both alike in dignity” (prologue). The chorus states they are dignified, but they are really very undignified....   [tags: Shakespearean Literature]
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True Love in Romeo and Juliet - Romeo and Juliet is a romantic love story about a young lad named Romeo who has fallen in love with Lady Juliet, but is unable to marry her because of a long-lasting family feud. The play ends in the death of both these characters and the reunion of the friendship between the families. Romeo is in love with Juliet, and this is a true, passionate love (unlike the love Paris has for her or the love Romeo had for Rosaline) that nothing can overcome, not even the hatred between their two families that is the reason for the death of their two children....   [tags: William Shakespeare] 798 words
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Themes In Romeo and Juliet - “A pair of star-cross’d lovers take their life” (Prologue Act I Line 6). The themes of Romeo and Juliet uncovers through the relationship of the main characters in the play. The most significant themes Shakespeare develops over the course of the play are fate, hatred and violence, and love. To begin with, fate plays a valuable role in Romeo and Juliet’s lives as well as in their deaths. Fate is demonstrated when Romeo never receives Friar Laurence’s letter. Friar Laurence is frustrated because he tries to warn Romeo that Juliet is not dead, “Meantime I writ to Romeo, That he should not hither come as this dire night, To help to take her from her borrow’d grave, Being the time the potion’s force should cease....   [tags: Literary Themes]
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The Forbidden Love of Romeo and Juliet - As the feud between two families, Capulet and Montague, continue, their children, Juliet Capulet and Romeo Montague, face a bigger problem; forbidden love. Taking place in Verona, an ignorant Romeo first meets a childish Juliet at the Capulet’s party. Romeo and his kinsman, Benvolio, attend the party masked, searching for his first love, Rosaline. Coincidentally, Romeo meets Juliet, a new beauty, and falls in love with her not knowing the fact that she is a Capulet. The feud continues, leading one mistake after another, until both families realize their selfishness at the last minute....   [tags: Shakespeare, English Literature] 415 words
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The Role of Fate in Romeo and Juliet - In the book Romeo & Juliet by William Shakespeare, fate plays a large role in moving the plot along. It does this by bringing people together. Fate also plays a role in a couple people’s deaths, including the main characters, Romeo and Juliet. The bringing of people together by fate played a huge role in moving along Romeo and Juliet’s plot. A great example of this is how Romeo’s “true love” Rosaline has vowed to remain chaste her whole life. This makes Romeo more open to dating someone else. Benvolio then tells Romeo to go to a party that the Capulet’s are hosting....   [tags: Shakespearean Literature] 503 words
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Romeo and Juliet death - ... "I'm ready for you. [He draws his sword]" In addition, Mercutio wasn't making the situation any better instead he acted without thinking too. When Tybalt splashed Mercutio with water, Mercutio started a fight with Tybalt. "Good King of Cats, I only want one of your nine lives. And if you treat me badly in the future, I'll beat the rest of your eight lives. Will you pull your sword out of its scabbard by the ears. Hurry-up or my sword will have cut of your ears before your sword is out." Not to forget, Balthazar....   [tags: literary analysis, shakespeare]
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Loyalty in Romeo and Juliet - Romeo and Juliet- Loyalty Loyalty plays a big part in Romeo and Juliet. Ties of loyalty are woven throughout the play, binding certain characters together. The main theme is the feuding families of Romeo and Juliet that holds an “ancient grudge” against each other: the Montague’s and the Capulet’s. Romeo’s family and friends despise Juliet’s family, the Capulet’s, and as the play progresses you will find them defending each other in the face of an enemy. Romeo and Juliet have to defy their parent’s expressive wish not to see each other, and accept the consequences of their forbidden love....   [tags: Shakespeare, Literary Analysis] 484 words
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Destiny in "Romeo and Juliet" - Destiny or fate is a controversially talked about subject that has arised for many years. ‘Destiny is referred to as a predetermined course of events.’ Many people, especially in Shakespearean times, believe that God has a life plan for every individual. A sense of destiny in its oldest human sense is the soldier’s fatalistic image of the ‘bullet that has your name on it’ or the moment when ‘your number comes up’ or a romance that was ‘meant to be.’ Many Greek legends and tales teach the futility or trying to outmanoeuvre an inexorable fate that has been correctly predicted....   [tags: Shakespearean Literature] 1165 words
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Romeo and Juliet: Who is to Blame? - ... Both Capulet and Montague families had many differences but didn’t realise just how much it affected Romeo and Juliet until after their death. In the book Romeo and Juliet, Juliet says “If he be married/ My grave is like to be my wedding bed (I v 132)”. This quote shows how the feud between the two families affects Romeo & Juliet and prevents them from being together. If Romeo and Juliet didn’t have the feud between the two families, they could have been together because their families got along....   [tags: William Shakespeare]
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A Letter From Romeo and Juliets Lawyer - Rosaline CapuletVerona, ItalyDear Madam Capulet:I am writing to inform you that you are hereby charged with the hannus crime of murder, as the cause of many deaths and misery. You are at fault for all that has happened in the fair Verona, Italy, and are now dually charged with the following crimes: Two counts of murder in the first degree, one count of false banishment, and a high amount of counts of disturbing the peace. The reason for this is lengthy and will be described in the following letter....   [tags: William Shakespeare Romeo and Juliet] 409 words
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Romeo and Juliets Experience Upon Meeting One Another - Romeo and Juliets Experience Upon Meeting One Another Romeo and Juliet’s feelings towards each other change greatly between their first meeting, in Act1 Scene5 and their second in Act2 Scene2. We also see a change in the language they use and the contexts which occur in both scenes. There are also some similarities in their feelings and language shown as well. There is an immense amount of feelings and thoughts shown and received, throughout Act1 Scene5. Both lovers obviously have feelings towards each other as soon as they meet, “O she doth teach the torches to burn bright!” and “My only love sprung from my only hate!” show there are important feelings....   [tags: Free Romeo and Juliet Essays] 996 words
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Differences of Love in Shakespeare's Romeo and Juleit - Two lovers, different in beliefs, yet the same in thoughts and feelings, are set to have a tragic ending in their life story. In William Shakespeare's The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet, Shakespeare portrays differences between the love of Romeo for Juliet, and the love of Juliet for Romeo. Many people often wonder why this love between Romeo Montague and Juliet Capulet did not turn out for the best. It is not their love for one another that finally breaks them apart from the world, it is the way they love one another....   [tags: Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet] 1114 words
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William Shakespeare’s Presentation of Romeo - William Shakespeare’s Presentation of Romeo William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet is a play set in sixteenth century Verona, Italy. It is simple and complete in structure with a single plot telling the story of two star crossed lovers. The play is set over five days with each unique event linked using Shakespeare’s dramatic skill. The short time period over which the play is crafted gives it speed, impact and excitement....   [tags: Free Romeo and Juliet Essays] 970 words
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Parallel Between Romeo and Juliette and Shakespeare in Love - During the part of Shakespeare’s life portrayed in Shakespeare in Love, he is writing the play Romeo an Juliet. He based his play on the things that happened to him during that time and therefore there are many comparable between the two films. Shakespeare had fallen in love with Viola, a royalty, but the fact that he was already married and very poor prevented him from marrying the rich Viola. Romeo was a Montaque and Juliet a Capulet. Because of the feud between the two families, Romeo and Juliet were not able to marry as well....   [tags: Free Romeo and Juliet Essays] 417 words
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The Deaths of Romeo and Juliet - The Deaths of Romeo and Juliet In this essay I will discus how far Romeo and Juliet are responsible for there own deaths. I will first explain about fate and destiny. And then how this is linked with Romeo and Juliet. Then I will conclude this essay. What is fate. I believe that fate is an event that cannot be changed, it is an event that is going to happen and that it cant be changed. In the play Romeo and Juliet there is many references to the "stars" and fate/destiny....   [tags: Papers] 685 words
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The Death Of Romeo And Juliet - The Death Of Romeo And Juliet Introduction The tragedy of ‘Romeo and Juliet’ , written by William Shakespeare in the late 16th century is about how two young people from conflicting families meet and fall in love. ‘Romeo and Juliet’ is one of Shakespeare’s well known plays. In ‘Romeo and Juliet’ Shakespeare in the prologue stats that they will both die ‘A pair of star-crossed lovers take their life’ this shows that Romeo and Juliet will die in the end. Shakespeare does this to take the tension off if they would die or not onto the message in which William Shakespeare would like to put across about how all the fight against the opposing families are ended by the deaths of their children, Romeo and Juliet....   [tags: Papers] 1065 words
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William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet - Romeo & Juliet Essay Conflict, Suicide, and Love In amongst all of the love in Romeo & Juliet, there are a lot of themes relating Conflict & Suicide. I will be discussing the conflict between the Montagues and Capulets, how Romeo and Juliet committed suicide, their reasoning for it, and the forbidden love between Romeo and Juliet. The Montagues and Capulets are feuding, and everyone one in the family, and their servants are involved in this feud. Even whilst they are in the streets of Verona they keep up this fight....   [tags: William Shakespeare] 662 words
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Romeo And Juliet - Vendetta In Verona - &#9;The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare clearly demonstrates how tragedy can be caused when the rage of past generations is carried over to a younger generation. The key factor that demonstrates this theme is the constant feud between the Capulets and the Montagues. The rage between the two households directly relates to the tragic death of Romeo and Juliet. &#9;A major dispute is going on between the Capulets and the Montagues. These two households, "both alike in dignity," (1.Prologue.1) have been feuding for so long that they even forget the reason they are feuding....   [tags: essays research papers] 630 words
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Responsibility for Romeo and Juliet's Deaths - Responsibility for Romeo and Juliet's Deaths There is much controversy to who is to blame for the deaths of Romeo and Juliet, a number of things and people could be held responsible for the deaths of Romeo and Juliet. But who is responsible for their deaths. Even before the play begins the grudge between the Capulet and Montague families has begun. Because of this, it becomes imminent that one thing or event will start off a sequence of incidents that will end in tragedy. The on-going feud between the Montague and Capulet families could be held responsible for the deaths of Romeo and Juliet, because if their was no feud between these families then Romeo and Juliet would have been able to have a safe normal relationship in which their family would have agreed to....   [tags: Papers] 1898 words
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Romeo And Juliet - What Is Love? - Has Shakespeare convinced you that Romeo and Juliet are in love at the end of act one. What is love. Love means a warm liking or affection for a person, affectionate devotion. Does the way Romeo describe Juliet sound like love to you. In my opinion love does not occur at first sight, it is something that you need to work towards. Romeo just describes Juliet’s beauty and not her inner-beauty. “Beauty too rich for use, for earth too dear!” Romeo is just saying how beauty like that is too good for the earth....   [tags: essays research papers] 424 words
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William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet - Romeo & Juliet Romeo and Juliet is Shakespeare's most popular play. It is the most retold and reiterated since it deals with everyday aspects of life such as love, tragedy, and in particular, family. The roles of parents and "substitute" parents are important in this play. The biological parents of Romeo and Juliet are supposed to act as role models and guides for their children, but ironically, it is the substitute parents, Friar Laurence and the Nurse, who are only seemingly supportive of Romeo and Juliet; unfortunately, neither the biological nor substitute parents could prevent the tragic ending....   [tags: Free Essay Writer] 843 words
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The Death of Romeo and Juliet - The Death of Romeo and Juliet William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet is considered to be one of the greatest love tragedies of all time. Shakespeare, who is known to be a successful playwright for his remarkable plays and beautiful poetry, manages to create a classical play filled with strong emotions, tension, action, violence, humor and most importantly, love. This play is set in Verona when two “star crossed lovers” meet and fall in love passionately. Most of the responsibility for the deaths of Romeo and Juliet should be put upon their parents, themselves, and fate....   [tags: Papers] 488 words
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William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet - William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet 4.1. Solution of the dichotomy 4.1.1. Double suicide At the end of act IV, after Romeo and Juliet have taken their farewell and Juliet's (second) marriage has been appointed, the situation seems hopeless. Act III concludes with a soliloquy by Juliet, in which she mentions the possibility of suicide. I'll to the Friar to know his remedy. If all else fail, myself have power to die. There are lots of other passages which point to Romeo and Juliet's final death....   [tags: Papers] 841 words
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William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet - William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet In Shakespeare's plays he very rarely used original ideas. Most of the plays he wrote, such as "Romeo and Juliet," were adapted from other people's stories. Shakespeare used these ideas as basic outlines for his plays. The story of "Romeo and Juliet" had been around for hundreds of years before Shakespeare created his own version. The most recent was a poem by Arthur Brooke. His version was called Romeo and Julietta; this play was over 3000 lines long and written in rhyming couplets....   [tags: Papers] 1063 words
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William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet - William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet William Shakespeare was born in 1564 in Stratford-upon-Avon to John and Mary Shakespeare. He grew up learning Latin grammar and literature mainly at a grammar school in Stratford. By 1592 Shakespeare was in the public eye for writing many successful plays which other playwrights were clearly jealous of. Shakespeare wrote Romeo and Juliet between 1589 and 1595 after he got the idea from Arthur Brooke’s poem “The Tragicall Historye of Romeus and Juliet” which was written in 1562....   [tags: Papers] 757 words
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The Blame for the Deaths of Romeo and Juliet - The Blame for the Deaths of Romeo and Juliet Introduction Romeo and Juliet the ‘star crossed lovers’ seem to be doomed the first day they meet each other. The play concludes with Romeo and Juliet taking their lives just days after meeting. Shakespeare closely tangles the play so every character and event plays an important role in the tragedy of Romeo and Juliet. Families To begin, the most apparent factor in the tragedy of Romeo and Juliet is the ‘ancient grudge’ between the two families to which they belong: The Capulets and The Montague’s....   [tags: Papers] 981 words
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The Reasons for the Death of Romeo and Juliet - The Reasons for the Death of Romeo and Juliet For hundreds of years people have argued over the reason for the death of Romeo and Juliet. I think it has got something to do with fate, chance, adolescent passion, feud and their fathers and a few other factors. There are many suggestions in the play that the deaths were destined by fate. At the time the play was written people believed and praised the stars just as people today use modern day horoscopes to predict the outcome of their lives....   [tags: Papers] 769 words
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The Deaths of Romeo and Juliet - The Deaths of Romeo and Juliet For many reasons people wonder why Romeo and Juliet died some people think it was by fate and some think it was their adolescent passion, this is what makes Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet one of the greatest love stories and also a great symbol for true love. Lets revise the story to analyse the cause of their death. As the story opens we can see that Romeo and Juliet's family the Montague's and the Capulets are feuding and at the beginning of the play it is said that the two families have been feuding for so long that the families have forgotten why they are actually fighting....   [tags: Papers] 851 words
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Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare - Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare Romeo and Juliet are described as a "pair of star-crossed lovers." Write about the way in which fate is shown to contribute to their tragedy. "Romeo and Juliet" would have been performed to an Elizabethan audience. The Elizabethan audience believed very strongly in "fate" and "fortune". They believed in the power of herbs, the sun and the stars. Herbs had to be picked at certain times of the day for them to work, according to the stars....   [tags: Papers] 754 words
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The Death of Romeo and Juliet - The Death of Romeo and Juliet William Shakespeare was born in April 1564 in Stratford-upon Avon. William went to Stratford grammar school but never went to university. William married Anne Hathaway in 1582 and had three children named Susanna and twins named Judith and Hamnet. Seven years after having children William was recognised as an actor, poet and playwright. William wrote 40 plays including Macbeth, Romeo and Juliet, Hamlet, Twelfth Night, Julius Caesar and Othello. He also wrote lots of poems before dying in 1616 on the 23rd April his 52nd birthday....   [tags: Papers] 763 words
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Romeo and Juliet - Friar Laurence - Romeo and Juliet - Friar Laurence To what extent is Friar Laurence responsible for the deaths of Romeo and Juliet. The Friar is answerable for the deaths of Romeo and Juliet, but only to some degree. Often, because of his involvement in the lives of the lovers, Friar Laurence can be seen as more responsible for their deaths than he actually is, although in the last scene the Friar is partially responsible for the death of Juliet. However his responsibility is mild compared to the accountability of other influences in the lovers’ lives, including friends, parents and the idea of fate or fortune....   [tags: English Literature Essays] 927 words
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Romeo And Juliet- Fate - The events of Romeo and Juliet are heavily influenced by fate, as oppose to the actions of the characters. To be precise, occurrences in the play are not always as a result of conscience choices that characters make. Rather, chance occurrences (or predestination, depending on one’s opinion) cause events to take place; these events seriously alter the course of the play. Fate affects us all every single day, but the sheer number of occurrences related to fate, as well as the powerful affect these events have on the plot creates a specific connection between the play of Romeo and Juliet and fate....   [tags: essays research papers] 2018 words
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The Deaths of Romeo and Juliet - The Deaths of Romeo and Juliet In my opinion, there is not one person who is at fault here. It is a number of people and a number of factors that caused the death of these eponymous heroes. In this essay, I will be exploring all these factors and some people who are more to blame than others before coming to a conclusion on exactly why these two children died. These are the factors that cause the deaths: · Fate. · Chance. · Adolescent Passion. · Family Feud. · Fathers. · Specific Characters....   [tags: Papers] 902 words
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Romeo and Juliet who is to blame? - Throughout time, there have been many tragedies cause by romance. For example, the play Romeo and Juliet, by William Shakespeare, is known for its romantic tragedy between two star-crossed lovers. With all the deaths, who is truly to blame for Romeo and Juliet's deaths. Friar Laurence is most to blame for many obvious, yet overlooked reasons. The forbidden wedding of Romeo and Juliet could not have happened without the Friar. First of all, the Friar unwisely agreed to marry Romeo and Juliet, even though he knows it will cause later problems....   [tags: essays research papers] 767 words
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Romeo And Juliet 4 - The Nurse and Friar Laurence are kind but powerless characters who inadvertently contribute to the tragic ends of Romeo and Juliet. The Nurse is ignorant and unthinking as she enjoys and sets up the secret marriage, but she does not think about the consequences or take responsibility for them. The Nurse helps Juliet to marry Romeo when the Nurse knows it is forbidden. The Friar is wise and insightful when he marries Romeo and Juliet, but he simply does not have the power or the foresight to stop the tragic events that come after the marriage....   [tags: essays research papers] 991 words
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Deaths of Romeo and Juliet - Deaths of Romeo and Juliet 'Romeo and Juliet' is a play written about a couple's trials and tribulations written by William Shakespeare. I will explain and comment on the play expressing my views why I think that Romeo and Juliet were to blame for their own deaths. Although Romeo and Juliet were not entirely to blame for their own deaths, they did however contribute a great deal to the final climaxing tragedy. The couple innocently provoked events, which eventually spiralled out of control until the only way out for the two lovers, was death....   [tags: Papers] 1045 words
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Romeo And Juliet - Fate Or Free Will - The human condition follows the path of fate. Everyone makes choices out of their own free will which affects their life at that time, but will ultimately lead to their pre- determined fate. People inflict their own wounds during their life by the choices that they make. This applies in Romeo and Juliet and plays a major role in Romeo and Juliet’s lives. &quot;A pair of star-crossed lovers&quot; (I, i, 6) In the very opening of the play the chorus is singing about Romeo and Juliet, and predicts their life together as having a star-crossed conclusion....   [tags: essays research papers] 539 words
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The Deaths of Romeo and Juliet - The Deaths of Romeo and Juliet "Romeo and Juliet" is a tragic love story set in Verona, Italy in the late 1500s. It is a moving tale of two young people, Romeo and Juliet, who fall in love. The displeasure and anger of their feuding families, the Montagues and the Capulets, who are long time enemies, however, complicate their love. The feud between the households, underlines the entire tragedy, and in my opinion it is one of the most responsible reasons for Romeo and Juliet's deaths....   [tags: Papers] 2184 words
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William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet - William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet 'Romeo and Juliet' belongs to the romantic comedy genre. In the play, there is a series of accidents; which ultimately leads to the deaths of Romeo and Juliet. The play is constructed in a simple and straightforward manner. After Act 1, the play focuses entirely on the love of Romeo and Juliet. Everything is completed in five days, which provides tremendous dramatic concentration. At the beginning of the play, Romeo is 'in love' with Rosaline....   [tags: Papers] 1216 words
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The Tragic Deaths of Romeo and Juliet - The Tragic Deaths of Romeo and Juliet Romeo and Juliet, two young and helpless star-crossed lovers that deal with war, rivalry, death and tragedy throughout the play. Whom is to blame for the traggic death of both. Their raging parents that are never settled. Friar Lawrence that married them both. The old nurse that cares for Juliet. Or is it all just bad luck and a coincidence. Shakespeares' intention of the play suggests that everything is all down to Fate and the stars. Right at the start of the play, the Prologue says that Romeo and Juliet are doomed to die....   [tags: Papers] 891 words
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William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet - William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet Who is to blame. In William Shakespeare's play Romeo and Juliet, there is much controversy as to who is to blame for the deaths of Romeo and Juliet. In this tragedy, the two family's on going feud drives Romeo to kill one of Juliet's relatives and thus he finds himself banned from Verona. They then construct a plan to meet again, but when the plan goes wrong, the two star crossed lovers take their own lives. The question now is where to lay the blame of their deaths....   [tags: Papers] 743 words
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William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet - William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet Romeo and Juliet, a play written by William Shakespeare is one of the most popular love stories of all time. It is a story about "A pair of star-crossed lovers", Romeo and Juliet. From the opening scenes of the play these two children of feuding families were destined to fall in love together and eventually die together. In the play Romeo and Juliet's lives are based according to the stars, fate, chance and coincidence. One of the oldest and most debated questions of all time is whether our lives are governed by fate or by our personal choice....   [tags: Papers] 1801 words
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Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare - Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare In this essay I’m going to analyse a main scene from Romeo and Juliet which is Act 3 Scene V. Romeo and Juliet just got married in secret in Friar Lawrence’s cell and spent the night together as now Romeo is banished from Verona, because of Tybalt’s death. This includes many major themes such as conflict, appearance and reality, love, family pressures, time and fate mostly because of conflict between the Montagues and the Capulets and love because of Romeo and Juliet....   [tags: Papers] 922 words
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William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet - William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet Works Cited Missing Shakespeare cleverly masks the true meaning of Romeo and Juliet behind the idea of a pair of 'star crossed lovers' controlled by fate and destiny. Close study of the play reveals a very different meaning. Shakespeare's 'Romeo and Juliet' is all about the human condition. It is based around two star crossed lovers, who's affections are torn apart by their family's feuds....   [tags: Papers] 2792 words
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William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet - William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet In Verona,(the two sevants of each family) Sampson and Gregory who are the Capulet servants complain that they are insulted by the Montague family who are Abram and Balthasar the servants appear and start quarrelling in the market square. Benvolio (Lord Montague's nephew) appears and tries to break up the quarrel, but Tybalt (Lady Capulet's nephew) appears and picks a fight with Benvolio. At length, officers try to break up the fight, even while Lord Capulet and Lord Montague begin to fight one another....   [tags: Papers] 1158 words
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William Shakespeare's Romeo And Juliet - William Shakespeare's Romeo And Juliet Shakespeare's most famous tragedy is probably the tale of "Romeo and Juliet". The immortal tale of two 'star-cross'd lovers' destined to an early demise, originated in Italian folklore. Shakespeare's prologue is possibly the most insightful piece of the play regarding their death and the explanation of it. The "ancient grudge" immediately sets the ominous tone of the play. This allows the audience to understand that their "death" is the only way their "parents strife" could end: "But their children end nought could remove"....   [tags: Papers] 1293 words
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Romeo and Juliet's Deaths - Romeo and Juliet's Deaths Right from the first page in the book, it becomes apparent that this story will end badly. The two families 'ancient grudge' is the first insight of many under-lying occurrences, each one having a fundamental influence on the end result. Blame is a strong word of accusation that can only be used once a thorough understanding of events has been established. Hence, to blame only Romeo and Juliet would be biased, as they alone cannot be held responsible....   [tags: Papers] 660 words
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William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet - William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet Introduction Romeo and Juliet is about two equally rich and important families who lived in Verona. The two families, the Montague's and the Capulet's have an ancient grudge between them because of an old argument carrying on in strife for many years, generation after generation, after generation. Their two children Romeo and Juliet cursed with bad luck fall in "forbidden" love with each other. The children's misadventure ends the fearful mutiny of their parents' tragic rage, finally bring peace to Verona....   [tags: Papers] 2833 words
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The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet - The deaths of Romeo and Juliet were in turn caused by many things, the younger generation and the elder generation contributed in a great deal of ways and each generation's influences could be seen to be as equally important as the other. Each person in their own generation could be seen to have been the cause, just as equally as another, because each event up to the deaths of Romeo and Juliet were all equally important. If one event had not happened then maybe another would not have, the whole play was full of "what ifs", "maybes" and "buts" yet it is up to the audience to come to their own decision whether the younger or elder generation were to blame....   [tags: European Literature] 1081 words
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Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare - Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare Romeo & Juliet was written during a period when Shakespeare had found the strength of his writing. He would have been about 26 years old when he wrote it. It stands as a great play in its own right. It is believed that it was written around 1595. The Nurse in the play refers to "an earthquake eleven years past (Act II, scene 3, line 23). London experienced a strong tremor around 1580. In the first performance male actors played female parts....   [tags: Free Essay Writer] 637 words
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William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet - William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet `Romeo and Juliet` is one of the best love stories of all time but although Shakespeare wrote the play, the story wasn't original. It all started hundreds of years before Shakespeare was born, in Italy when myths and folktales travelled about two young lovers from enemy families. After that, a poem was written called `The tragical history of Romeus and Juliet` by Arthur Brooke in 1562. So although Shakespeare's ideas weren't original, he has developed the basic ideas so well that now the whole world are familiar with the deeply touching love story of `Romeo and Juliet`....   [tags: Papers] 1238 words
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William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet - William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet Romeo & Juliet were star crossed lovers form the beginning, In the prologue it told us that their relationship would come to an end, but the audience still wills them to live happily ever after. There are a lot of people to blame in the play such as Benvolio, Mercutio, Balthazar, Romeo & Juliet, Friar Lawrence, Paris and the Nurse. Also there is the Capulet & Montague family and one of the most important things in it this was fate. Benvolio & Mercutio are the main people to start the dice rolling by gate crashing the Capulet party....   [tags: Papers] 450 words
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William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet - William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet The play Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare was made in the late 1500’s and was very famous because of the way Shakespeare added a bit of everything such as love, violence and death. People still do updates of this play because it still makes sense and is still very relevant to life nowadays. Before act 3 scene 5 Romeo and Juliet fall in love at the Capulets fancy dress party, Romeo then sneaks into Juliet’s garden and starts talking to Juliet, they then decide to get married the next day....   [tags: Papers] 921 words
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Analyzing the Contrast Of Romeo and Juliet - Analyzing the Contrast Of Romeo and Juliet Romeo and Juliet is one of Shakespeare's greatest and most popular plays, a romantic tragedy written in about 1593. An underlying feature running throughout the play is Shakespeare's use of contrast, love/hate, young/old, life/death, light/dark, tragedy/comedy and real/unreal. Shakespeare draws out, illustrates and emphasises those contrasts by clever use of language, character, and the plot itself. What I feel is one of the most important aspects of the play is the contrast between love and hate, and I will deal with this aspect now....   [tags: Papers] 1069 words
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William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet - A play about Romeo and Juliet, by Shakespeare, is a fateful tragedy about two star- crossed lovers who were destined to be both together and apart from the beginning of the play. From the beginning of the story, a fateful chain of events lead Romeo and Juliet to each other. The drive and the force that was leading them to fall in love with each other, in an extraordinary circumstances, and to be apart in life and death, was fate itself. Fate plays a critical role in the tragedy of Romeo and Juliet....   [tags: William Shakespeare] 1487 words
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Romeo and Juliet's Deaths - Romeo and Juliet's Deaths Romeo and Juliet was written by William Shakespeare in 1599 and is classed by many critics as a tragedy. There are a few reasons why they class it as a tragedy and these factors are: There are a lot of reasons as to why Romeo and Juliet's romance was doomed. Firstly, the lovers' families were feuding and had done for a long time before this is backed up by a quote that Shakespeare says, "ancient grudge". This tells us that the feud has gone on for a long time and that there must be a lot of hatred towards one another....   [tags: Papers] 1016 words
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Coincidences in Romeo and Juliet - The play Romeo and Juliet written by William Shakespeare tells the story of two very young lovers who die. It just appears that fate controlled the outcome of the story. But if you really study and interpret the story you will realize it is a series of a few simple coincidences, which made the outcome so tragic. It was just a coincidence that Romeo happened to meet Juliet. Near the beginning to the story Capulet decides to throw a party, where Juliet and Romeo first meet. Romeo was not an invited guest at this party because of the Capulet’s hatred for his family....   [tags: essays research papers] 1034 words
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The Love of Romeo and Juliet - The Love of Romeo and Juliet "It is primarily the love between Romeo and Juliet that makes the play so enduringly popular" The play Romeo and Juliet is about how two people fall in love with one another. I think that this is a good basis for a play and probably one of the most important reasons why the play is so enduringly popular. However, it is not the only reason that makes the play Romeo and Juliet such a great story....   [tags: Papers] 1218 words
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Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare - Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare Look closely at Act 3 scene 5 of Romeo and Juliet. Consider the ways that Shakespeare makes this, one of the most dramatic and disturbing scene in the play. Comment on: ¨ The behaviour of the characters ¨ The language they use ¨ The contrasting atmosphere at different points in the scene ¨ The response of the audience towards Juliet’s situation. The play ‘Romeo and Juliet’ is about two lovers and these two lovers’ families are having a conflict between each other....   [tags: Papers] 929 words
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William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet - William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet The play 'Romeo and Juliet' was written by one of the most famous play writers William Shakespeare. 'Romeo and Juliet' is one of the most famous love stories in the English literary tradition. The play focuses on romantic love and tragedy specifically the intense passion that springs up at first between Romeo and Juliet, love is a violent, ecstatic, overpowering force that supersedes all other values, loyalties, and emotions. 'Romeo and Juliet was set in Verona in the late 16th century....   [tags: Papers] 664 words
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William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet - William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet In this essay I will examine the role that Friar Lawrence plays in Romeo and Juliet. The play of Romeo and Juliet was written during 1594 – 1596 but was set 100 years earlier. It is a tragic love story which was based on a poem called, ‘The Tragicall Hystory of Romeus and Juliet’ (1562). Although there is a big time gap from when it was written and now, it doesn’t affect the way we see the story today. Things that happen in the story still happen today....   [tags: Papers] 1232 words
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The Deaths of Romeo and Juliet - The Deaths of Romeo and Juliet At the end of the play ‘Romeo and Juliet’ the Prince blames the two parents for the deaths of the ‘two star-crossed lovers’ death: ‘See what a scourge is laid upon your hate, That heaven finds means to kill your joys with love!’ (Act V, Scene III Lines 292-293) But the parents are not entirely to blame for the tragic deaths of Romeo and Juliet. Everyone who comes into close contact with either Romeo or Juliet contributed to their deaths....   [tags: Papers] 1669 words
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