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John Kegg

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Romeo and Juliet: A True Love Story?
Many people have heard of William Shakespeare. He is one of the most popular play writers in history. His most famous plays include Romeo and Juliet and A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Shakespeare has written different types of plays from comedies to histories to tragedies to love stories. Romeo and Juliet is perhaps his most famous love story. But, is it a true love story? Romeo and Juliet is not a true love story because this story is more of a tragedy, traditional love stories have scarce similarities compared to it, and the main characters are way too young to actually be in love.
First, Romeo and Juliet is not a love story, it is a tragedy. According to “The Main Characteristics of Shakespearean Plays…”, a Shakespearean love story would include “characters who become isolated” or “events that are inevitable or inescapable…” (“The Main Characteristics…” para. 5). Romeo and Juliet would be immediately assumed to be a love story because of all the actions and the circumstances they are under. However, Romeo and Juliet are always out in the open; they are not hiding anything. The events they experience and go through are neither inevitable nor inescapable because they can always do something other than meeting at a party or killing themselves. Next, as published by Dr. Debora Schwartz, “the elements of a tragedy are constantly used in the work of an articulate, social authentic; someone who is important…” (Schwartz sect. 2). These are characteristics used in Romeo and Juliet; the entire family is articulate, but they believe that they are better than each other. The Montagues and Capulets are very important and socially make a tremendous impact, as in the behavior of their community. So, even tho...

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In this essay, the author

  • Explains that shakespeare is one of the most popular play writers in history. his most famous plays include romeo and juliet and a midsummer night’s dream.
  • Explains that romeo and juliet is not a love story, but it's also based on the main characteristics of shakespearean plays. the montagues and capulets are important and socially impact the community.
  • Concludes that shakespeare's famous play romeo and juliet is similar to traditional love stories but is mostly different from them.
  • Analyzes how the young ages of romeo and juliet affect the validity of this so-called "love story" because they are too young to know what true love is.
  • Concludes that the play romeo and juliet by william shakespeare is not a true love story because the evidence proves against it.
  • Explains how shakespeare handles love in romeo and juliet.
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