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Romeo and Juliet as a Tragedy - Romeo and Juliet as a Tragedy Romeo and Juliet is a tragedy, which was written by William Shakespeare in 1599. The Elizabethans totally believed in fate, they believed that your destiny was fated. They also believed that fate was fickle, it could change, one day everything would be good and the next day things could be really bad. If you challenged fate, it would take up the challenge. If it wasn’t fate there are many more things which could have caused the tragedy; the feud, this means that everything that happens in Verona ends in violence, Friar Lawrence, shouldn’t have married them and shouldn’t have suggested such a dangerous plan, which was playing with their lives, the Nurse should have stopped Juliet getting involved with a Montague, but also Juliet’s parents should have payed more attention to what she felt and wanted....   [tags: Papers] 1545 words
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William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet - William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet The final scene includes all of the main characters, it's a very tense scene but also very meaningful. We are able to see a stronger side of the two main characters, Romeo showing his love for Juliet, not like the juvenile love he had for Rosaline. At the beginning of the play Romeo pines for Rosaline, he uses many oxymorons and really does not make much sense at all, I think the audience can easily sense his immaturity by this language....   [tags: Papers] 905 words
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William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet - William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet I will be exploring and analysing the different ways and methods in which Shakespeare uses dramatic devices/ techniques to make Act 3 Scene 5 a turning point, a moment which changes the whole course of the play, leaving things to never be the same again, in Romeo and Juliet. I will be studying the subject and theme of this scene, the structure of the scene, the characters, the language and stagecraft, and most importantly the different dramatic devices used....   [tags: Papers] 3547 words
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William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet - William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet Romeo and Juliet is a famous play by William Shakespeare, a famous playwright. He displays this play as a tragedy because on what happens on the characters and the conflict between the two families. He is from the Elizabethan era. This play is set in Italy, Verona during the 13th century during time when between higher-class families was rife. The themes of this play are love, hate, tragedy and conflict. Romeo is initially presented as a young man with a broken heart....   [tags: Papers] 453 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: Papers] 637 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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William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet - William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet In Romeo and Juliet, the characters of both Juliet and her father, Lord Capulet, and their relationship is very much affected by not only the way in which each character conducts themselves, but also by prominent views of the public, such as the role of women in society and patriarchy. Through their relationship, Shakespeare explores many emotions, and allows himself to develop and change their relationship throughout the play. It can also be seen that their relationship changes as a result of many personality changes within both father and daughter....   [tags: Papers] 2271 words
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Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare - Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare The setting of Romeo and Juliet comes from an Italian background and it was set long before Shakespeare wrote it. The mixture of an Elizabethan and Italian society is given Marriage is very different to nowadays first of all it wouldn't be your choice who you marry; the husband would be chosen from an Allis to the family Capulet and Montague would never be put together, secondly, the bride was usually younger; in the play Juliet was 14 when she married Romeo....   [tags: Papers] 744 words
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William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet - William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet Juliet – Daughter of Lord and Lady Capulet and Romeo's lover. She is a young intelligent girl, who is loyal and obeys her parents. She also is a girl who knows what she wants. She is a major influence on the events leading up to the deaths of her and her husband. When Juliet was told she was going to marry Paris, the nurse and lady Capulet urges Juliet to meet Paris the feast they are holding that night. Juliet says she will do so. “I’ll look to like, if looking liking move....   [tags: Papers] 466 words
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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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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: essays research papers] 1487 words
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Romeo and Juliet: The Play - Romeo and Juliet: The Play" Accidentally, incidentally, unintentionally, intentionally; no one ever really knows, but we are for certain one thing: “the heart isits own fate.” For Romeo Montague and Juliet Capulet, two star-crossed lovers in Shakespeare’s masterpiece play ‘Romeo and Juliet,’ this holds especially true. Romeo and Juliet’s “misadventure piteous overthrow” is fueled by their love for each other and their determination to be together, no matter what. Romeo and Juliet’s love with stands the hate surrounding them....   [tags: essays research papers] 1199 words
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Romeo Does not Love Juliet - Romeo Does not Love Juliet Romeo and Juliet are first perceived as two star-crossed lovers. The idea in which my essay will be exploring is the fact the fact that is the love of these two pure or just based on physical attraction. When we first meet Romeo he appears to be in love with Rosaline. At this point, he cannot even force himself to go the ball. He says that she does not compare to any other woman. This is stated in the line, 'Show me a mistress that is passing fair.' He says that all women are beautiful, but nothing compared to Rosaline....   [tags: Papers] 1463 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 Analysis of Main Characters Romeo: The name Romeo is often associated to love. Romeo Montague is in love with a lady name Rosaline. The Montague's and the Capulets are enemies who have been fighting since before Romeo was born. Romeos friends Mercutio and Benvolio take Romeo to a party at the Capulets so he can take his mind of Rosaline. At the party he sees Juliet. Overall Romeo is a strong willed character who also refers to Rosaline and Juliet by poetry....   [tags: Papers] 926 words
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The Downfall of Romeo and Juliet - The Downfall of Romeo and Juliet Act three scene one will be my main aid, for in this essay I will discuss the downfall of Romeo and Juliet. Now… The capulet and the Montague’s are two profound families of Verona, both of which have been feuding for donkey’s years; Romeo Montague is deeply in love with rosaline. He then finds out about the capulet ball, he see’s a capulet servant with an invite and decides to gatecrash with Benvolio.At the ball Romeo spots Juliet for the first time, they kiss....   [tags: Papers] 1446 words
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William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet - William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet William Shakespears Romeo and Juliet is set about two star-crossed-lovers called Romeo and Juliet. They come from two rivaling families. Romeo’s character is from a family called the Montagues and Juliet’s character if from the Capulets, William Shakespear makes the families very alike in dignity. The families live in a city called Verona in Italy, they have held a grudge against each other for many many years, so long back that no one can remember the cause....   [tags: Papers] 973 words
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William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet - Romeo and Juliet is one of Shakespeare's plays about tragedy. It is about two lovers who commit suicide when their feuding families prevent them from being together. There were several events leading up to their deaths. These events include their meeting and falling in love, their separation, their reunion and finally their suicides. The tragic death of both Romeo and Juliet is an indirect result of the decisions and actions of several characters in the play. One example of such was when Benvolio told Romeo to "Go thither [to the Capulets' feast] and ....   [tags: essays research papers] 1218 words
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Blame for the Deaths of Romeo and Juliet - Blame for the Deaths of Romeo and Juliet I don’t believe one particular person or circumstance is to blame for the death of the lovers in Romeo and Juliet, but a combination of history, circumstance, fate and personality lead the lovers towards tragedy. In terms of history and circumstance we must remember that in the sixteenth century, marriages were arranged. The play would therefore be considered very wrong in Elizabethan times as the couple are marrying without their parents consent....   [tags: Papers] 819 words
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Romeo And Juliet Journal - Romeo and Juliet Journal Act I: Hi. I am Roberto Montague, Romeo's cousin. This is the first of five entries to this journal. Many things happened today. Some of these things are that Sampson and Gregory were talking, and then Abram and Balthasar entered the room. After Abram started to quarrel, they started to sword fight, but then Benvolio came in and broke up the fight. After Benvolio broke up the fight, Tybalt entered and started to fight with Benvolio. Soon later, an Officer entered the room with three or four citizens all armed with clubs, bills, and partisans, or spears....   [tags: essays research papers] 1424 words
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William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet - William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet In act 1 scene 5 Capulet has thrown a party at his house. Romeo and Mercutio arrive at the Capulet house. Tybalt sees Romeo and takes Romeos presence as disrespect. Tybalt is then told by Lord Capulet to let Romeo be. Romeo also meets Juliet for the first time. This is important to the rest of the play because the two main characters are first introduced to each other....   [tags: Papers] 541 words
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William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet - William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet Romeo and Juliet loved each other, but they knew that it wouldn't be possible to have a relationship because of their feuding families. Their deaths were tragic, as it was mainly the people around them that made them so unhappy. They were so in love with each other that they took risks to be together, which lead to their unfortunate deaths. Romeo is a Montague. He falls in love with Juliet the moment he sees her at a Capulet ball. Juliet is just under 14 years old, and a Capulet, whose family are bitter enemies of the Montagues....   [tags: Papers] 1747 words
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Responsiblity for the Deaths of Romeo and Juliet - Responsiblity for the Deaths of Romeo and Juliet The final tragedy in the play ‘Romeo and Juliet’ is the death of Romeo and Juliet. It’s a result of the feud of the two houses: Capulets and Montagues, but amongst other likely causes are the personalities of Romeo and Juliet. Romeo is ‘hot-headed’ and Juliet lacks experience in life because of her young age. Other characters who play a significant part in driving them to their deaths are: Tybalt, Mercutio, Friar Lawrence, The Nurse, Old Capulet, Romeo himself and Juliet herself....   [tags: Papers] 1493 words
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William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet - William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet Romeo, a Montague and Juliet, a Capulet are from two different households that are sworn enemies. They often have petty feuds so there is a law that prevents them from fighting. However this law is broken and leads to a lot of deaths. This shows the fragile society in which the two lovers meet. Romeo, who is madly in love with Roselyn a Capulet, has gate crashed a ball at the Capulet's house hoping to see her. Roselyn however is not interested....   [tags: Papers] 1239 words
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William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet - William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet ‘The tragedy of Romeo and Juliet’ a supposedly superb play written by Arthur Brooke in 1562. A period of between thirty two and thirty four years passed before Shakespeare took Brookes idea and changed it slightly. Some believe (such as Arthur Brooke fans and those that don’t know of the differences between the two stories) that William Shakespeare unfairly stole his idea and that he doesn’t deserve any credit for it. During the time of writing Romeo and Juliet, Shakespeare was unhappily married to Anne Heathway, with three children....   [tags: Papers] 1260 words
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Romeo And Juliet: Crimes Committed - In William Shakespeare’s "Romeo and Juliet", Prince Escalus exclaims at the end; "All are Punished." Is this true. Montague and Capulet have certainly committed a crime of upholding an ancient grudge that has claimed many lives. The Friars crime was to run away from a suiciding person and also to mastermind Romeo and Juliet’s wedding and plans to run away, which eventually lead to the death of Romeo and Juliet. Even the main characters, who are painted as innocent and saint-like, have committed crimes punishable by the law....   [tags: William Shakespeare] 944 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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William Shakespeare: Romeo and Juliet - William Shakespeare: Romeo and Juliet Who would you say is the most responsible for the deaths of Romeo and Juliet. “Two households both alike in dignity, In fair Verona (where we lay our scene), From ancient grudge break to new mutiny, Where civil blood makes civil hands unclean. From forth the fatal loins of these two foes A pair of star-cross’d lovers take their life; Whose misadventur’d piteous overthrows Doth with their death bury their parent’s strife. The fearful passage of their death-mark’d love, And the continuance of their parent’s rage, Which but their children’s end nought could remove.” This is the famous, tragic love story of Romeo and Juliet that everyone knows and loves....   [tags: Papers] 3248 words
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Conflict in Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet - Conflict in Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet I have been asked to write an essay on the Shakespeare's play Romeo and Juliet. The aims of this essay are to find out how the conflict was caused and presented in this play. I know that the conflict was in the 12 century and in a place called Verona which is in Italy and that it was between the Montagues and the Capulets but nether us or them know or remembers why it started because it was called "an ancient grudge" which has been continued throughtout each generation....   [tags: Papers] 1611 words
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Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare - Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare Romeo and Juliet is one of Shakespeare’s most famous plays and has been described as a romantic tragedy. I will be looking at the different types of love in the play and how the language and drama reflect these. The play opens with a Prologue from the Chorus who warn of the tragedy to come. “……….A pair of two star-cross’d lovers take their life:……. ” Romeo Montague and Juliet Capulet are the star-crossed lovers who die because their families, who have been feuding for generations, cannot accept the young people’s love for one another....   [tags: Papers] 1174 words
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Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare - Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare How does Shakespeare present the themes of love and hate in Act 1 (focusing on Scene Five) of Romeo and Juliet. The presentations of both love and hate reach their first climaxes in Act 1, in the meeting of Romeo and Juliet, and in the hatred that Romeo stirs in Tybalt during that meeting. The characters playing major roles in this scene, Romeo, Juliet and Tybalt, are each seen to experience both ends of the emotional spectrum, and the way Shakespeare orders events highlights this contrast, and also helps build dramatic irony....   [tags: Papers] 1172 words
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William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet - William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet In Romeo and Juliet there are two pivotal scenes that affect the outcome of the play. These are Act 2 Scene2, the balcony scene and Act 3 Scene 1, the fight scene. The definition of the word pivotal is the centre on which something turns or that on which something or someone depends on to a great extent. This makes Act 2 Scene 2 and Act 3 Scene 1 vital to the play for the simple reason that they symbolise the build up and fall of the play in terms of the characters happiness....   [tags: Papers] 1538 words
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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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William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet - William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet The play is set in Verona in Italy. There has been a war raging on for many centuries, between Montague and Capulet’s. Romeo and Juliet fall in love at the Capulet’s party. As soon as Tybalt Juliet’s cousin finds out that Romeo is at the party Tybalt challenges Romeo to a dual but when Mercutio Romeo’s best friend finds out that Romeo has been challenged to a dual so Mercutio tries to stop Tybalt but Tybalt kills Mercutio. This brings so much anger in Romeo that he kills Tybalt....   [tags: Papers] 538 words
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William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet - William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet Text Box: In II iii Friar Lawrence says he hopes to turn your households’ rancour to pure love. Examine the Friar’s role in the development of the play. How does he emerge: • a man of goodwill and honour. • a self-serving opportunist. • a foolish meddler. The human psyche is a multi-faceted beast. Under Friar Lawrence's ceremonial robes there is just a man. * * * The main themes in Shakespeare's play, Romeo and Juliet, are love, death, passion, violence and fate....   [tags: Papers] 1622 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 - ... Another instance of catastrophe is when Juliet awakens to see Romeo dead. By seeing how horrifying the site is she kills herself in order to end her pain (V, iii, 169-170). This exemplifies the second half of the catastrophe because the audience is now focusing its final feelings of fear and pity for the death of the two young lovers. Unlike before when the tragic emotions were directed towards the loss of hope, the audience’s emotion heightens immensely at this point. Hence, due to the anagnorisis, peripetia, and catastrophe Romeo and Juliet is, without doubt, a true tragedy....   [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 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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