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William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet - Romeo And Juliet Romeo and Juliet is a Tragedy of two “star-crossed loves’” destine to be together. The “two households, both alike in dignity” but drawn apart by an “ancient grudge.” The lovers’ death is caused by many a reason of haste, society, hierarchy, religion, time, loyalty, honour and education. The characters themselves all have a part to play in the deaths. Children in Elizabethan time were bought up to respect and obey their parents. Children called their mum her “ladyship.” Girls were allowed to marry at twelve and boys at fourteen....   [tags: essays research papers] 1749 words
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Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare - Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare “Romeo and Juliet is a play about two lovers. This play is tragic; it ends in the deaths of both, Romeo and Juliet. The main reason for their deaths was that both sides of each other’s family disagreed and did not care for the lives of either Romeo or Juliet whatever relation they were to them. For a long time in the story Romeo and Juliet kept other peoples thoughts out of their relationship, but they could not keep their family’s feelings out of their lives forever, and they soon caught up with them; but who or what was most to blame....   [tags: Papers] 1280 words
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William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet - William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet The deaths of Romeo and Juliet seem to have been avoidable up to a certain extent. The main culprits of their deaths were the people around them, who were fighting due to an old grudge. The two lovers mainly kept out of the fighting, and even though this was done their lives were made miserable. This apart, there were other significant reasons for the deaths of the two lovers, the most important of them was fate. In spite of knowing that the circumstances around them were hostile, they stuck together as they were deeply in love and were prepared for any eventualities, which then became the reasons of their deaths....   [tags: Papers] 1065 words
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Romeo and Juliet by Shakespeare - Romeo and Juliet by Shakespeare Romeo and Juliet was written around 1595 when William Shakespeare was about 26 years old and at the high in his writing career. Romeo and Juliet has turned out to be one of Shakespeares most famous plays with many modern day films based on the play. Romeo and Juliet was written in the Elizabethan period where women had a very basic role in society which was to simply become a wife and mother. Any kind of profession was out of the question and extremely frowned upon....   [tags: Papers] 902 words
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William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet - Topic: Prince Escalus announces that "Some shall be pardon'd, and some punished" at the end of Romeo and Juliet. Clearly identify and discuss THREE (3) characters who were responsible for the tragic outcome of this play. William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet tells the tale of two star crossed lovers who end their lives because of their love for one another. Rash unadvised decisions, meddling, and dueling matches were the primary factors that affected Romeo and Juliet's deaths. The people who are responsible for their passing are: Friar Laurence, Tybalt, and Romeo himself....   [tags: essays research papers] 525 words
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Romeo and Juliet: Fate and Free Will - Romeo and Juliet: Fate and Free Will Shakespeare hasn't chosen about fate or free will, he is telling us to decide. At the very opening of the play the Chorus tells us of fate, "…A pair of star crossed lovers take their life; Whose misadventured piteous overthrows ====================================== Doth with their death bury their parents' strife…" This is saying that pair of ill-fated lovers (written in the stars) have an unlucky (fate?) accident and the price of their deaths are end their parents troubles with each other....   [tags: Papers] 857 words
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William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet - William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet It is almost certain that Shakespeare saw fate and love as the main themes in ‘Romeo and Juliet’. There is proof from many of his other plays such as ‘Mac Beth’ and ‘Julius Caesar’ which both include fate as a strong theme. Plays which were written as far back as the Greek and Elizabethan days often included fate or love, as the people were very superstitious and aware of the ‘stars’....   [tags: Papers] 845 words
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Understanding Romeo and Juliet - 1. What values does your character most cherish. What values does your character reject. The value Romeo most cherishes is privacy between him and Juliet. The value of privacy is expressed through the metaphor of night. Through night, darkness is a veil that removes any obligations to social institutions and implications, rules and regulations. In short, night is the individual’s escape from the public world. In a way, the lover’s eventual suicides may be viewed as an eternal night. Romeo rejects the values of his surrounding public and social institutions....   [tags: Shakespeare] 944 words
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William Shakespeare: Romeo and Juliet - William Shakespeare: Romeo and Juliet Romeo and Juliet” was written by Shakespeare in 1595, and was the first tragedy Shakespeare wrote. The inspiration for this play was a poem called “The Tragicall historye of Romeus and Juliet”. “Romeo and Juliet” is not a typical tragedy because it ends, not in death but with reconciliation as the Capulets and Montagues become friends and love triumphs....   [tags: Papers] 1252 words
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Dramatic Tension in Romeo and Juliet - Examine how Shakespeare creates dramatic tension at the lovers’ first meeting in Act 1 Scene 5 of Romeo and Juliet. How easy is it to relate to them. Act 1 Scene 5 of Romeo and Juliet is one of the most important scenes in the play because it is the scene where Romeo and Juliet first meet. The play is fundamentally about two families: the Montague’s and the Capulet’s. It is during Act 1 Scene 5 where they first fall in love; however, they’re unaware that they are from their rival families, which creates dramatic tension....   [tags: Shakespearean Literature] 1499 words
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William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet - William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet My initial thoughts of the first two acts in Romeo and Juliet are filled with hope. Despite the initial Act 1 Scene 1 fight, (which the reader is led to expect due to prologue lines 'from ancient grudge break new mutiny'). When I personally read Act 1 Scene 1, I believed that this was the fight the prologue was talking about. From then on a reader could be mistaken for thinking Romeo and Juliet is the tale of a young, handsome, love struck young man....   [tags: Papers] 881 words
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Romeo and Juliet - Society's Responsibility - Romeo & Juliet essay Imagine yourself, dear reader, transported to Shakespearian Verona, a bustling, peaceful city (aside from the occasional death or two), with its obligatory social classes going about agreeably. Or so it seems. The Verona in which Shakespeare’s tragedy Romeo and Juliet takes place in is made much more sinister by the consequences than ensue from its strict, unbending society. Romeo and Juliet paints a tale about two young lovers, Romeo Montague and Juliet Capulet, whose attempts to be together are cruelly thwarted by society....   [tags: Shakespearean Literature] 739 words
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William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet - Youth often suffer for older peoples mistakes. This is true in many cases in the play Romeo and Juliet by Shakespeare. This mostly occurs between Romeo and Juliet, but other characters were affected as well. Mercutio and Tybalt were also victims of older people&#8217;s mistakes. Romeo and Juliet suffered greatly in the play. Both suffered because it was hard for them to see each other without their parents knowledge. Romeo killed himself because he thought that Juliet was dead when she actually had been given a 42 hour sleeping potion by Friar Lawrence....   [tags: essays research papers] 388 words
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William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet - William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet Romeo falls in love with Juliet and they see each other without their families knowing because they would be in serious trouble. Romeo and Juliet then get married, and Romeo leaves so Juliet pretends to be dead, they send a letter to Romeo telling him that's it not real but unfortunately his mate tells him that Juliet is dead before the letter reaches him so he goes to her tomb and not knowing she's only sleeping he commits suside and then Juliet awakes and sees Romeo dead and then also commits suicide....   [tags: Papers] 545 words
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The Deaths of Romeo and Juliet - The Deaths of Romeo and Juliet William Shakespeare the famous playwright and poet, wrote in the late 1500's, one of the most respected tragedies of all time "Romeo and Juliet". The play is about "two star crossed lovers" who are from rival families and are doomed to die in a fate sealed by the cold shed blood of friends and family. Romeo and Juliet first meet at a party and afterwards arrange to get married the following day. Soon after the wedding there is a big fight between the two houses and in the confusion Juliet's cousin is slaughtered and Romeo is banished....   [tags: Papers] 701 words
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Romeo and Juliet: A True Tragedy - A tragedy imitates the emotional events of life by showing instead of telling. It does not have to be an exact replication of life, but instead have some realistic aspects to it. This type of play is special because an event in the plot is caused by a preceding choice or action performed by the character. Therefore, unlike a story where occurrences are caused by coincidences, a tragedy must have events that inescapably connect to one another as a result of the characters’ choices. Consequently, this idea of cause and effect must direct the plot of the play until the protagonists have an unfortunate end....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]
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A Marxist Reading Of Romeo And Juliet - A) Write a critical commentary on key aspects of either Act 2 Scene 2 or Act 3 Scene 5. B) Indicate briefly how you would read this extract using one of the approaches studied so far in Peter Barry’s Beginning Theory other than the liberal humanist approach. ACT 2 SCENE 2 Part A Act Two, Scene Two of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet is a romantic and poetically lavish scene. This emotionally abundant section of the play contains the love passages and fanciful imaginings of the young lovers. But while it is eloquent and delightful, it is also essential in detailing certain character developments, drawing attention to recurring themes and setting the tone of the remaining play....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet - William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet The Role of the parent and parent substitutes in the tragedy "Romeo and Juliet" In this essay I will explore the influence of parents and parent substitutes in the tragedy "Romeo and Juliet". Two families the Capulets and the Montagues have had a long running feud between them "Ancient grudge" it is then carried on by the children from both families. A girl from the Capulet house and a boy from the Montagues meet and fall in love but it is all to end in terrible consequences....   [tags: Papers] 1092 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 - William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet The dramatic tale of the two star crossed lovers, Romeo and Juliet Lay in Fair Verona as a result of their deaths enforced upon them by themselves. As a result of their romance, tragedy found a permanent place in both their families and their lives. The two families, who were the main causes of the tragedies, were the Capulets and the Montagues’. Romeo was the son of Lord and Lady Montague, and his cousin Benvolio was his best friend along with Mercutio and priest, Friar Lawrence....   [tags: Papers] 653 words
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The Tragic Death of Romeo and Juliet - The Tragic Death of Romeo and Juliet Romeo and Juliet set in Verona Italy, is one of the many plays written by William Shakespeare and also one of the many tragedies. It was this tragedy that could only stop the feud between two warring families. Shakespeare makes it very simple that although this tale of two ‘star-crossed’ lovers is a tragedy. That they are in no way to blame for the fate that befalls them. Instead the blame has gone partly to their two families who have had an ancient feud between one another, if it was not for this Tybalt and Juliet would not of died and Romeo not exiled from Verona....   [tags: Papers] 1891 words
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William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet - William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet There are many oppositions in Romeo and Juliet and I am going to explore the oppositions that I think are the most important to the play. The oppositions have a marked effect on the play and cause some of the turning points in the play such as the fight scene where Tybalt and Mercutio are killed. There are also clashes of oppositions such as when Romeo tries to love Tybalt in the fight scene in Act 3 scene 1. This shows the oppositions of love and hate coming to a sharp focus....   [tags: Papers] 1723 words
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Blame for the Deaths of Romeo and Juliet - Blame for the Deaths of Romeo and Juliet Shakespeare wanted to attract many different audiences into his play, Romeo and Juliet and figured that there is a part of life that effects and therefore attract many people: love. Shakespeare achieves such an entertaining play from many different sources. These include; in 1530, Luigi da Porta set a famous story in Verona and two real families Montechi and Capelletti lived in Cremona where there were regular brawls. Shakespeare moulded the play into a tragedy, which was possibly something that could have been avoided....   [tags: Papers] 917 words
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Romeo And Juliet Why They Died - Romeo & Juliet Essay Romeo and Juliet is about two young lovers born of different rivaling families. The two lovers fall in love only too find that their families are enemies. Romeo wants to stop at nothing to have Juliet his love. The feud soon causes their deaths and many others hurt. In the beginning the feud is reignited by these simple lines: &#8220;If you start a quarrel I&#8217;m ready. My master is as good as your master. (I, i, 44) This brought Benvolio in to the fight. Benvolio tries to stop the fight but Tybalt the hot headed Capulet attacks him....   [tags: essays research papers] 510 words
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Romeo and Juliet Aliya - ... Although, it is destiny for these lovers to be together, they must not rush into complicated things such as love. At some point, even Juliet thinks their love “…is too rash, too unadvised, too sudden; / Too like the lightning,” (II.II.125-7). What’s the hurry. Impatience will only cause error. The next morning, without contemplating the consequences, they get married. It is like two strangers getting married. Even Friar Lawrence, a friend of Romeo’s who weds them, warns him “Young men’s love then lies/ Not truly in their hearts, but in their eyes”(I.III.72)....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Shakespeare] 1093 words
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Romeo and Juliet Victims of Fate - Romeo and Juliet Victims of Fate Even though nobody likes it, bad luck exists. There is no way to get rid of it, it is just a part of life. Not everything can go the way someone wants it to. If something random happens to someone and it favours them, like winning the lottery, then that is good luck for that person. Likewise, if something random happens to someone and it is unfavourable, like a rampaging rhinoceros escaping from a nearby zoo and brutally slaughtering them and 23 other people, that would be bad luck....   [tags: English Literature Essays] 868 words
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William Shakespeares: Romeo and Juliet - William Shakespeares: Romeo and Juliet Throughout the tragedy of Romeo and Juliet Shakespeare displays various types of love. Benvolio believes women are interchangeable, while, at the beginning Romeo believes love is pain because of his relationship with Rosaline. At the beginning Juliet does not even have a definition of love and both Paris's and Lady Capulet's definition of love is in appearance and rank. They also believe along with master Capulet that marriages are only arranged for rank and wealth, which is criticised by friar Lawrence, he states: “For ‘twas your heaven she should be advanced And weep ye now, seeing she is advanced Above the clouds, as high as heaven itself....   [tags: Papers] 801 words
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William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet - Romeo and Juliet: A tragic confusion. “Feather of lead, bright smoke, cold fire, sick health, still-waking sleep, that is not what this is” (Shakespeare 1.1. 179-180). A string of contradictions explain the love story of Romeo and Juliet, a contradiction. Some critics consider this story a tragedy because Shakespeare once wrote; “the fault is not in our stars but in ourselves”. While others say it does not follow the standard Aristotelian form of tragedy (Krims 1). Romeo and Juliet can not be a tragedy because no flaw causes them to fall, the lovers, could not have controlled fate, and family and friends assisted them to their deaths....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet - William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet Romeo and Juliet is one of Shakespeare’s greatest tragedies. It is a story about ‘two star-crossed lovers’ Romeo and Juliet who meet an unfortunate end because they’re driven apart by their two families, who are rivals. The play is set in a city called Verona; there are two main families, the Capulet’s and the Montague’s who are ‘both alike in dignity’ are at war because of an ‘ancient grudge’ which isn’t mentioned in the play. The definition of tragedy is ‘A drama or literary work in which the main character is brought to ruin or suffers extreme sorrow, especially as a consequence of a tragic flaw, moral weakness, or inability to cope with unfavorable circumstances’....   [tags: Papers] 1844 words
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The Results of Fate In Romeo and Juliet - ... This quote helps to display the Petrarchan love that Romeo is feeling for Rosaline right before he lays his eyes on Juliet, his fated lover. He is heartbroken that Rosaline does not return the love he has for her and prone to becoming fond of another woman. As shown in Act 1 of the play, fate manipulates Romeo and Juliet into a lovesick relationship that can only lead to a very tragic end. On the contrary, fate also shreds Romeo and Juliet’s love with death and melancholy. The two have just been married, and they are at the apex of their love....   [tags: Literary Analysis]
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Timelessness of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet - The classic play Romeo and Juliet by the famous playwright William Shakespeare is one of the most beautiful love stories of all time and has captured and inspired readers everywhere. Regardless of the fact that it was written in the 1500’s, it is still being performed and extolled today. There is a multitude of reasons for such continuance of the play. First of all, its everlasting themes of love and hate enable people to deeply relate to the story. Secondly, its memorable characters deeply imprint on the minds of readers....   [tags: essays research papers] 643 words
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William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet - ROMEO AND JULIET William Shakespeare&#8217;s story of Romeo and Juliet is aged but real life stories with the same story line keep popping up in the news years later. Couples are sacrificing their lives for each other&#8217;s love. Others kill themselves for pointless reasons. Shakespeare&#8217;s version of Romeo and Juliet starts with a Prologue which reveals the plot of the story in the line &#8220;from forth the fatal loins of these two foes, a pair of star-crossed lovers take their life';....   [tags: essays research papers] 986 words
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William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet - William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet “Romeo and Juliet” is a romantic tragedy written by William Shakespeare in 1595, which is over 400 years ago. Romeo and Juliet are “two star-crossed lovers”, who fell in love at first sight and struggle through circumstances, which ends with their death. There are some characters that are to blame for their deaths and some more than others. The Montagues are someway to blame for the deaths of Romeo and Juliet because of the feud have with the Capulets....   [tags: Papers] 586 words
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William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet - Character Essay Romeo In William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, one of the main characters, Romeo, is described as a passionate yet immature person. Throughout the play Romeo is in search of love, which is why he is seen as passionate, but how he looks for love, it is seen as immature. In the beginning his need for Rosaline was very passionate but the fact his mind was changed so easily shows his immaturity. His love for Juliet was very passionate but the fact that he went for her so quickly shows his immaturity....   [tags: essays research papers] 548 words
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William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet - William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet Shakespeare presents Romeo & Juliet's early relationship as a love-hate affair. By this I mean that although they love each other immensely, they are surrounded by the hate of their two families. You see the hate of the two families from the outset, as you will see in this essay. In my essay I will be looking at what Shakespeare has done to make us see Romeo & Juliet in a certain way. I am also going to look at the reason for the chorus; The set up of the scenes; Shakespeare's use of comparisons; his use of language; why Shakespeare uses Rosalind and Paris in the early part of the play; Romeo & Juliet's first meeting and that famous 'Orchard Scene.' Romeo & Juliet is thought to have been written between 1594 and 1596, and was written by the literary genius, William Shakespeare....   [tags: Papers] 1987 words
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William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet - William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet I feel Romeo and Juliet's parents should take part of the blame for their deaths because they have allowed the feud to continue. They also didn't have a close upbringing of their children's life and they were left to be independent. However I believe Friar Lawrence takes a larger share of the blame because he abuses his position as a priest. I will prove that Friar Lawrence was the cause of their deaths because he married Romeo and Juliet and gave Juliet the potion....   [tags: Papers] 1304 words
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William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet - William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet Dramatic Tension is the feeling established within an audience on the obstacle courses of a character within a play. It is created in many ways such as personification, speaking metaphorically, talking with alliteration etc. In Romeo and Juliet’s case dramatic tension is the feeling of tension created in the audience by the challenges faced by both of them in their efforts to stay together. Dramatic Tension is used so that the audience stays interested in the play....   [tags: Papers] 842 words
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William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet - William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet The Shakespeare play Romeo and Juliet is usually thought to be a romantic tragedy, however it contains a high degree of violence, which I think, makes it a romantic action play. In this term we have studied about Act 1 Scene 1 and Act 3 Scene 1,these two scenes are important parts of the play as these are the parts of the play, which the major fights occur in these fights also go against the prince’s declaration which makes these scenes more important....   [tags: Papers] 581 words
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William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet - William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet Introduction The two scenes which Romeo and Juliet meet are both filled with an emotional tension however there is a different sort of tension in the two scenes. For instance in the first scene the concern is over how the love could even be born and how it would affect their families. In the second scene it is more a case of how can their love survive so soon after it was first created. The language used in each scene is also different and complex on different levels, whether it is merely comparisons to Greek goddesses or perhaps questioning the importance of words Shakespeare has put it into the mouths of Romeo and Juliet....   [tags: Papers] 561 words
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William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet - William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet In William Shakespeare's sorrowful play Romeo and Juliet, there are some very good questions pertaining the story. The one most readers and viewers discuss is "Who is responsible for the lovers' deaths?". The problem in Romeo and Juliet is precisely that no one gets off being uninvolved in Romeo and Juliet's tragic end. It would be too easy to lay the blame on one person or another and we need to study the level of implication of each of the characters before drawing a premature conclusion....   [tags: Papers] 1988 words
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William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet - Are there such things as true love and hatred. In the story Romeo and Juliet, written by William Shakespeare there is true love and hatred. Romeo, a Montague and Juliet, a Capulet are two star-crossed lovers who will always love each other. The hatred between the two families will be a problem for the couple to get together. These two families the Montagues and the Capulets truly dislike each other for no true reason. For example at the beginning of the script Sampson, a Capulet says “Nay, as they dare....   [tags: essays research papers] 482 words
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William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet - Think how boring life would be if all humans only demonstrated one personality trait. In literature, characters are made more interesting by being developed as round characters, people with more that one personality trait. In Shakespeare&#8217;s play Romeo and Juliet, Romeo demonstrates being lovesick, impulsive, and sneaky. One of the personality traits that Romeo demonstrates in the play is being lovesick. First, when Romeo falls in love with Rosaline, she does not respond. As a result he forces himself to live in an artificial night....   [tags: essays research papers] 484 words
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Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare - Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare Romeo and Juliet is a tragedy, by William Shakespeare, based on the theme of love. This love is presented in many different manifestations such as infatuation and unrequited love. This play is carefully written to show desires, emotions and family life. To the start of the play Romeo is talking of how his love has been 'vexed' he describes love as being a 'wise madness' a 'deadly poison' and a 'healing medicine'. This type of love he is describing in unrequited love, a love that is not returned, in this case it is not returned by Rosaline whom Romeo believes he is in love with....   [tags: Papers] 803 words
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William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet - William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet In Romeo and Juliet account for the changes that take place in the character of Romeo through the course of the play. Explore the use of language and staging in your answer. In this essay I will examine how Romeo changes from a childish, petulant boy into a mature, grown-up young man. I will look, in detail at how Romeo's character changes from the beginning of the play where we see him in an immature mood, to the stage where he has matured and then to the point of the play where he regresses back to his despondent and hysterical mentality, but by the end he is a more sincere and honest character I will analyse the use of language, plot and character....   [tags: Papers] 3939 words
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Romeo And Juliet Essay - Romeo and Juliet Essay There was action and there was tragedy, but put it all together to make the perfect comedy and a perfect tragic story. William Shakespeare wrote the play Romeo and Juliet, said to be the finest written play in history, for its originality and it's many plots. This story will take you through a lot of mixed emotion and will show you what a true feud is. This story is laid out perfectly because of its true holding and both family's passion for their children. William Shakespeare wrote the story to show how Romeo and Juliet's love for each other will show their youth and immaturity....   [tags: essays research papers] 975 words
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William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet - William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet For the purposes of this essay I shall be examining two different versions of Romeo and Juliet, one of which is set in the usual time period, directed by Franco Zefferelli, and the other is set in modern times, directed by Baz Luhrmann. The first scenes in which we see the main characters of Romeo and Juliet give us a fairly accurate idea of the type person they each are. Romeo retains his initial personality throughout the play, but Juliet's character appears to change fairly drastically after meeting and falling in love with Romeo....   [tags: Papers] 1044 words
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William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet - William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet “Romeo and Juliet” is a tragic love story, where two teenagers are in love, thought their love is destroyed by the conflict of their two families. Their love is so dramatic, it can’t be withdrawn so the only way out they can see is suicide. Act 1, Scene 5 is important because it’s the place where Romeo and Juliet first meet and immediately fall in fat. A long standing feud between both Capulet and Montague keep Romeo and Juliet apart. In the Elizabethan times, it was normal to be married at a young age such as fourteen....   [tags: Papers] 688 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 Romeo and Juliet is a tragic play, which is set in a smalltown in Italy called Verona. Verona is ruled by a prince called Escalus who is very fond of his old town and would like to keep everything in an orderly Fashion. The story is about two young lovers called Romeo who is a Montague and Juliet who is a Capulet who both come from noble and well respected families however both families have an historical background that know body can seen to remember all they seen to know is that there has been a feud for a long time and because of this when ever ethier members of the families become in contact with each other there all ways seems to be a battle to try out wit the either family....   [tags: Papers] 2183 words
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Marriage in Romeo and Juliet - Marriage in Romeo and Juliet In Shakespeare’s play “Romeo and Juliet”, he portrays the idealistic perception of love in Shakespeare’s time. He shows how the partner’s wealth and social background was the main factor in marriage, as opposed to modern day passionate love, which is drawn by attraction and compatibility. Arranged marriages were accepted by the people from the time without any consideration of happiness. But if our parents controlled our marriages we would rebel excessively....   [tags: Papers] 1458 words
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Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare - Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare Acts 3 scene 1 of the play is a turning point. How important are the events of this scene to the tragedy of Romeo and Juliet At the beginning of the play the audience already know the plot, from the prologue. The prologue describes the two lovers to be, quote: 'star-crossed lovers', luck will influence the events. Their love leads to death, quote: 'death marked love' this tells us that Romeo and Juliet are going to die, but in the first two acts, the actions of the play seem to be positive and encouraging because Romeo and Juliet first sight each other at the Capulet's ball, they fall in love, start to meet up secretly after the ball, get married without telling anyone and start planning their future together....   [tags: Papers] 1778 words
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William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet - William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet Act One Scene Five is such an important scene because it's the first time that the two lovers, Romeo and Juliet meet. When they see each other for the first time, they fall in love straight away and is the start of the main point of the play. When Romeo sees Juliet for the first time he makes two comments about how pretty she is 'O, she doth teach the torches to burn bright!' and 'I ne'er saw true beauty till this night,' and he realises that Rosaline, his previous love, is nothing compared to Juliet....   [tags: Papers] 1029 words
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William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet - One of the recurring themes throughout most of playwright William Shakespeare's plays are people in unusual circumstances. These plays show the true nature of human beings and their behavior. An example of this is the story Romeo & Juliet. Here, two typical teenagers of that time are dealing with themes of behavior emotions many people deal with today, such as desperation, conflicts with loved ones, and rebellion.Romeo Montague, a well to do young man from an esteemed house in Verona, Italy, is infatuated with a young woman named Rosaline....   [tags: essays research papers] 502 words
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Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare - Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare Romeo and Juliet, by William Shakespeare, was first performed in 1594 or 1595. Theatres in those days were round wooden buildings. They had no roof and also no lighting. This was why plays were only performed during daylight. The stage itself came out from one side. Over the top of the stage was a roof called the canopy which was painted underneath with stars, suns and moons. There was almost no scenery, so different parts of the stage stood for different places....   [tags: Papers] 1137 words
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William Shakespeare: Romeo and Juliet - William Shakespeare: Romeo and Juliet Romeo and Juliet written by William Shakespeare, tells the story of too unfortunate lovers caught up in their family’s hatred which in the end leads to the tragic deaths of both lovers. Classical Greek tragedy influenced Renaissance writers greatly Shakespeare was no exception. According to the dictionary, fate is ‘the supposed force, principle, or power that predetermines event.’ Which means that it is out of our hands. I believe Shakespeare wanted his audience to believe that fate was to blame rather than the actions of the characters....   [tags: Papers] 968 words
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William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet - Everyday there is something that one must interpret whether it is a book, movie, or even the news. One must come to one’s own conclusion about the information they are interpreting. For instance movies are mostly easier to understand then books though the plots may have slight differences. In the 1996 movie “The Tragedy Of Romeo and Juliet” by Baz Luhrman, there are some major differences between his version and the book “Romeo and Juliet” by William Shakespeare. One of the major differences is that the book takes place in the seventeen hundreds in Verona, while the movie takes place in the late twentieth century still in Verona....   [tags: essays research papers] 406 words
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The Appeal and History of Romeo and Juliet - Shakespeare is a name recognized by all to be that of one of the greatest playwrights of all time. His play Romeo and Juliet is one of his most frequently performed and most popular plays. Its story is very well known today despite the fact it was written over 400 years ago. The tragic romance has been adapted and reproduced many times for stage, opera, musical and film. Two very successful film adaptations of the play are Franco Zeffirelli’s Romeo and Juliet (1968) and Baz Luhrmann’s William Shakespeare’s Romeo + Juliet (1996)....   [tags: Shakespeare, Film Adaptation] 985 words
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Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare - Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare Act.I Sc.V ========== Act I Scene V is a very exciting and dramatic scene in the play. I am going to comment on the way that William Shakespeare makes this scene engaging for the audience. This scene takes place at the Capulet household. It is the moment when Romeo and Juliet meet for the first time. Also it is where Tybalt recognizes Romeo, this adds tension and excitement to the scene. Then when Romeo and Juliet discover that each are from feuding families, they are both distraught....   [tags: Papers] 1272 words
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William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet - William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet ‘Romeo and Juliet’, the play was written by the famous English writer William Shakespeare and was first performed in 1595 during the reign of Queen Elizabeth I, the play was set in Verona, Italy. It’s the world’s most famous drama of tragic young love. The story is based on two main characters ‘Romeo and Juliet’ Romeo is the son of Montague and Juliet is the daughter of Capulet. Who are in deep sweet love and the only thing that is stopping them is that they’re of two different families who loathe each other....   [tags: Papers] 1079 words
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William Shakespeare: Romeo and Juliet - William Shakespeare: Romeo and Juliet There are many alternating reasons as to what could be blamed for the death of the two “star-crossed lovers”, Romeo and Juliet, whether it be the long running family feud between the Montague and Capulet families, the risk of adolescent love, or simply the hast and secrecy in which the romance developed, through Shakespeare’s captivating tale of two predestined teens held in a captive love we are taken to the extremes of every emotion. In this essay I plan to look at the reasons why the adversity happened and if anything could have stopped it from happening....   [tags: Papers] 2196 words
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William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet - William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet Romeo and Juliet is a play based mainly around the theme of love. This theme is good for building a play around because if there is love then you can have hate to contrast it, and many other emotions can be brought in. Love also makes the story interesting to an audience of Shakespeare's time; also to audiences of more modern times as people are still enjoying his work to this day....   [tags: Papers] 803 words
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Dramatic Irony in Romeo and Juliet - Shakespeare uses irony to great effect in his many plays, specifically dramatic irony, and some cosmic irony, in the tragedy of Romeo and Juliet. But why does he use it. What is he trying to achieve or portray. It varies throughout the play, but there are general trends as the story develops. In the beginning we see that it is almost comical uses. The irony then develops into more interesting and intriguing uses meant to keep the audience, especially the groundlings, interested and wanting more....   [tags: William Shakespeare] 800 words
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Romeo and Juliet by Shakespeare - Romeo and Juliet by Shakespeare Rome and Juliet by Shakespeare is a tragic tale of two star-crossed lovers whose lives come to a tragic end. In this assignment I intend to explore the question, ‘Who is to blame for the deaths of Romeo and Juliet?’ There are many characters that may have helped or hindered the situation between them. The social context that is the backdrop to the play and the parental expectations of each noble family will be explored as this assignment develops....   [tags: Papers] 1637 words
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William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet - Romeo and Juliet In Act 3 Scene 1, the violence results in the banishment of Romeo. The purpose of this coursework is to explore how Shakespeare makes Act 3 Scene 1 exciting for the audience. Act 3 Scene 1 is the main turning point of the play where it becomes a tragedy, the scene begins with Mercutio humouring everyone and then enters the happily married and love-struck Romeo refuses to fight Tybalt now that he has married Juliet, Tybalt thinks that Romeo is mocking him but still refuses so Mercutio decides to fight for Romeo because he has dishonoured himself, Romeo tries to stop them fighting but ends up getting Mercutio killed, filled by his rage he kills Tybalt, both families rush to where Tybalt and Mercutio lay dead the scene ends with the Prince declaring the banishment of Romeo....   [tags: William Shakespeare Tragedies Essays] 795 words
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William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet - William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet 'Romeo and Juliet' is a perennial and universal play, tracking two young lovers, faced with adversity as they try to build they lives together, but inevitably end up dead because of their families' ancient feud. Before we even meet Romeo in Act 1 sc I we know he is lovesick when his father and Benvolio are discussing him saying, 'so early walking did I see your son', 'he gladly fled from me,' and 'shuts up his windows, locks fair daylight out,' showing that Romeo just wants to be by himself, he is avoiding his friends and just finding it hard to sleep....   [tags: Papers] 720 words
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William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet - Romeo and Juliet Romeo and Juliet is a play filled with lots of irony. It contains verbal irony, dramatic irony, however it is most famous for its ending witch is full of situational irony. The irony that I am describing is in Act 5, Scene 3. This is the climax of the play as Romeo and Juliet both kill each other for each other by a mere accident. This accident however could have been avoided. I believe that this story could have had a much happier ending if Friar Laurence would have thought of the consequences before he made his actions....   [tags: English Literature Essays] 800 words
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The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet - Aristotle defined a tragedy as “an imitation of an action that is serious, complete, and of a certain magnitude with incidents arousing pity and fear.” His model of a true tragedy was the basis for modern tragedies. Considered one of the greatest writers of all time, William Shakespeare wrote many tragedies that are still performed today. His most famous is the twisted love story of Romeo and Juliet. While their tale is the quintessential love story, Romeo and Juliet’s love eventually causes their own destruction....   [tags: Shakespearean Literature ] 1291 words
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William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet - William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet In this essay I am going to write about Act 4 scene 3 of William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet. In particular I am going to explore the various ways in which in which Shakespeare makes the scene dramatic. One way in which Shakespeare makes this scene dramatic is through the range of emotions which are shown. In the beginning of the scene she seems happy and she looks as though she will go ahead with the wedding. Juliet also seems to have a happy relationship with her mother as we rarely see her mother communicating with her....   [tags: Papers] 743 words
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William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet - William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet Although William Shakespeare wrote the story of ‘Romeo and Juliet’ in the 1500s, the themes depicted in the play had been around for centuries. It was a classic tragic love story. William Shakespeare needed his story to appeal and be accessible to as many people as possible. The main problem was that many people at the time could not read, therefore producing a book was pointless. So he decided to write the story of ‘Romeo and Juliet’ as a play that people could go and see at the theatre....   [tags: Papers] 1772 words
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William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet - The Webster's Dictionary defines "fate" as "Predetermined and inevitable necessity; that power which is thought to determine one's future, success or failure, etc." In William Shakespeare's The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet, his pair of star-crossed lovers (Juliet and Romeo) are fated to meet, fall in love, and take their lives. But does their predestined demise have an equally as important purpose. And, if so, should the Prince's final edict be carried out, and should any of those involved be punished....   [tags: essays research papers] 641 words
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The Deaths of Romeo and Juliet - The Deaths of Romeo and Juliet Romeo and Juliet is one of the oldest and best loved stories in the world. Shakespeare found the story in a narrative poem called The Tragicall History of Romeus and Juliet by Arthur Brooke and adapted the poem for his own audiences. The story has been traced as far back as the third century AD and is set in Verona, Italy. The story tells of two young lovers, if they were any younger they would be classed as children, who find themselves between an ever-going family feud....   [tags: Papers] 2859 words
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