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William Shakespeare 's Romeo And Juliet

- Romeo and Juliet is a play conforming around the context of tragedy, it is about a tragic love story coinciding a pair of star-crossed admirers from rival families. Following on, the play has been illustrated in films as well as plays and novels. One of many films (Romeo and Juliet) was directed by Baz Luhrmann and the original play was written and directed by William Shakespeare. In this essay I will be analysing the juxtaposition between the two. One of the two scenes I will be scrutinizing is the ‘balcony scene’; it is the second scene of Act 2....   [tags: Romeo and Juliet, Romeo + Juliet]

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Romeo And Juliet By William Shakespeare

- ... ' / ', $ 0 * ' (" ') "1 - $ + * ' (" '. "# $"% &% '() * $ + ' It is frightening to see the bodies of Paris and Romeo. Juliet wakes up and tries to convince the monk to flee with him, but she refuses to see her dead husband. Fray Lorenzo goes and Julieta approaches Romeo, kisses and knife wounds to her husband embracing his beloved dying. The guards learn to Fray Lorenzo and Balthazar. Fray Lorenzo reveals the truth to the Prince of Verona, the Montagues and the Capulets. With the death of Romeo and Juliet, peace between the two rival families sealed....   [tags: Romeo and Juliet, Characters in Romeo and Juliet]

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William Shakespeare 's Romeo And Juliet

- ... Stringy electric guitars and booming drums thump a loud vengeful beat. The Montague boys took the scene, standing up in the back of the truck waving their guns and shouting. At this point, people are hooked. It gives the scene life, and, in turn, the scene gives life to the music. Leah Rozen of People Weekly would disagree. She states there should be some sort of disclaimer to warn audiences about "mistaking the audacious version of his (Shakespeare 's) star crossed teen lovers for an extended music video." For her, this movie should have been called Baz Luhrmann 's Romeo and Juliet; Rozen says the director plunked down the tragic romance into a "modern urban hellhole." Within this hel...   [tags: Romeo and Juliet, Romeo + Juliet]

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Shakespeare 's Romeo And Juliet

- ... Luhrmanns representation of Friar Lawrence has also been dramatically modernised through his bright yellow Hawaiin shirts and an over bearing tattoo of a crucifix on his back. Luhrmann uses religious imagery reminiscent of Las Vegas style churches that is reflected in Friar Lawrence’s church which is abundant with neon glowing crucifixes. In making his films accessible and understandable to teenagers, Luhrmann made Friar Lawrence into a figure whom modern teenagers could relate to Romeo seeking help and advice from....   [tags: Romeo and Juliet, Characters in Romeo and Juliet]

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Society is Responsible for the Death of Romeo and Juliet

- 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 (aside from the occasional brawl or two), and all people happy and successful (aside from the occasional poor wretch or two). The Verona in which Shakespeare’s tragedy Romeo and Juliet takes place in is made sinister by the deadly 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: Romeo and Juliet]

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Unnecessary Suicide : The Tragedy Of Romeo And Juliet

- ... Furthermore, Friar Laurence is responsible for the deaths of Romeo and Juliet since he created a plan from the top of his head in a matter of seconds and expected it to work flawlessly. He was blinded by his desire to be the hero to the point where he did not consider the faults in his plan. Friar Laurence’s sleeping potion plan is the best example of this; the plan is based solely on fate and it requires the co-operation of all parts of the plan to work. However, Friar Laurence did not think his plan through as he does not reveal the grave importance of the letter to Friar John....   [tags: Romeo and Juliet, Characters in Romeo and Juliet]

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Genre Theory : Romeo And Juliet

- ... Closing with several factors and relevant examples supporting the genre. The film “The Most Excellent and Lamentalbe Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet” story plot is about two families residing in Verona, Italy (the Montague’s and the Capulet’s) who have been quarreling for years. Romeo a Montague family member falls in love with Juliet a Capulet family member. Because of the long standing family feud Romeo and Juliet conduct a secret love affair. The Capulet’s have arrange marriage for Juliet with another man....   [tags: Romeo and Juliet, Juliet Capulet]

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William Shakespeare 's Romeo And Juliet

- ... Although Juliet understands the repercussions of this potion and consumes it anyways, perhaps she is taking too great of a risk for this love. Time prevents Romeo from learning about Juliet’s current disposition through Friar John. The timing of these events is what ultimately leads to the death of Juliet and Romeo. Juliet was put in a death-like state for 42 hours, and Romeo commits suicide as Juliet is preparing to wake Shakespeare uses time to prove that there is a time and place for every occurrence....   [tags: Romeo and Juliet, Characters in Romeo and Juliet]

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William Shakespeare 's Romeo And Juliet

- ... Romeo and Juliet had just met each other yet Romeo was already expressing his love, saying that his lips are ready to kiss her. Another piece of evidence of Romeo and Juliet 's error is that later the same say Juliet stated, “if that thy bent of love be honorable,/ thy purpose marriage, send me word tomorrow/ by one that I’ll procure to come to thee ”(II,ii,143-145), meaning that she was ready to marry Romeo and will finalize the marriage the next day, despite their weak relationship which began a few hours before....   [tags: Romeo and Juliet, Characters in Romeo and Juliet]

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William Shakespeare 's Romeo And Juliet

- ... Romeo quickly decides that he is in love with Juliet even though he has not yet spoken to her. Mercutio mocks Romeo’s instant love by saying, “The ape is dead, and I must conjure him.—I conjure thee by Rosaline’s bright eyes, by her high forehead and her scarlet lip” (Shakespeare, Act 2, Scene 1, line 0796). Mercutio is poking fun at Romeo’s new love with his previous crush on Rosaline. Mercutio is aware of Romeo’s past and he questions how deeply in love Romeo really is. In act 2 scene 2, Romeo is outside Juliet’s balcony, expressing his profound love....   [tags: Romeo and Juliet, Characters in Romeo and Juliet]

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William Shakespeare 's Romeo And Juliet

- The play, “Romeo and Juliet” by William Shakespeare had ended in a tragedy that was presented in such a way that it had shocked the audience. In summary, Romeo and Juliet, the Star cross 'd lovers, were heavily impacted by their long history family feud. The family feud then lead to Romeo and Juliet and other important characters in the play to keep secrets from each other. Thus, creating multiple problems in the play that resulted in Romeo and Juliet 's death. In the end, Romeo and Juliet were not the only people to cause their misfortune, but fate along with many characters in the play....   [tags: Romeo and Juliet, Characters in Romeo and Juliet]

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William Shakespeare 's Romeo And Juliet

- ... Too early seen unknown, and known too late. Prodigious birth of love it is to me, That I must love a loathed enemy.” Juliet falls in with Romeo not knowing that her star crossed lover Romeo is a Montague. Her unconditional love for Romeo is scarred by the knowledge that their love is prohibited. Her destiny lies with Romeo but is crippled by the families they belong to. Shakespeare demonstrates this part as a substantial picture of fate. Beyond the shadow of the doubt, the part where Juliet learns about Romeo’s identity captures an insight into the miserably turning wheel of fate....   [tags: Romeo and Juliet, Characters in Romeo and Juliet]

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Romeo And Juliet 's Responsible Death

- ... “Tybalt here slain, whom Romeo’s hand did slay. Immediately, we do exile him hence.” (147-148,183-184). Since Romeo decided to execute Tybalt, he had to leave causing him to be away from Juliet. Since Romeo left Juliet, she did everything she could which eventually brought him back. But, when he came back, he thought Juliet was dead, which resulted in him killing himself. “After Romeo’s failed to make peace with Tybalt, Mercutio is slain and Romeo is unable to remain in his peaceful state.” (Dupler 8) Dupler used the phrase “unable to remain in his peaceful state” because after Tybalt was dead, Romeo wasn’t able to control his body nor his mindset....   [tags: Romeo and Juliet, Characters in Romeo and Juliet]

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William Shakespeare 's Romeo And Juliet

- ... It is this chance that indices Romeo to attend his family foe’s party that night, and in the end meet and fall in love with his one true love, Juliet. In addition to Romeo and Juliet meeting, chance and coincidence unfortuanly impact them negatively as well. Chance and coincidence also impacts and decides why Romeo and Juliet, two “star-crossed lovers”, cannot be together (prologue, 6). Many could agree, one of the most relevant coincidences that occurs in the play, Romeo and Juliet, is the one that Juliet, a Capulet, and Romeo, a Montague, come from two forever rivaling families: “Two households both alike in dignity/ In fair Verona/ From ancient grudge break to new mutiny” (prologue,...   [tags: Romeo and Juliet, Characters in Romeo and Juliet]

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William Shakespeare 's Romeo And Juliet

- ... The pair are instantly wrapped up in their love for each other. After their first meeting, Juliet asks her Nurse to find out who this mystery man is, oblivious to the fact that Romeo is a Montague. “Go ask his name. Nurse goes. If he be married, my grave is like to be my wedding bed.” (Act 1, Scene 5) That quote shows Juliet foreshadowing her death, by stating that her grave is likely to be her wedding bed. Despite, finding out that Romeo is a Montague, an enemy son of her family, the two are still doomed to be in love....   [tags: Romeo and Juliet, Characters in Romeo and Juliet]

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William Shakespeare 's Romeo And Juliet

- Fate. How does a small four-lettered, one-syllable word play such an important role in Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet. Fate is “the development of events outside a person’s control, regarded as predetermined by a supernatural power.”, however, in William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, fate is reality; fate is always causing ruckus that is forced to be faced. In William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, it appears that the relationship between Romeo and Juliet is determined completely by fate and teaches somebody that fate can be the cause of happiness but it can also be the cause of disappointment....   [tags: Romeo and Juliet, Characters in Romeo and Juliet]

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William Shakespeare 's Romeo And Juliet

- ... In Act IV, the letter is prevented from arriving because of the Black Plague, says Friar John, “I could not send it-here it is again-nor get a messenger to bring it thee, so fearful were they of infection” (V.iii.14-16). It just happened to be a problem at the time that Juliet had taken the potion and this is the path that was destined to be. The least important cause of Romeo and Juliet’s death was fate because their destiny could have been changed by their actions, which were greatly impacted on by youthful inexperience and adult interference....   [tags: Romeo and Juliet, Characters in Romeo and Juliet]

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William Shakespeare 's Romeo And Juliet

- ... As Shakespeare once said, “love is too young to know what conscience is.” An article from New York University press also mentions that “none of the tragedies would have occurred if Romeo and Juliet were not married. When Tybalt challenged Romeo to a fight, Romeo, now being related to Tybalt through marriage, refused to fight When Mercutio stepped in to defend Romeo’s honor, Romeo tried to stop the fighting. It was his interference that led to Mercutio’s death. Shortly thereafter, in a rage that would cause his banishment, Romeo lashed out at Tybalt and killed him....   [tags: Romeo and Juliet, Characters in Romeo and Juliet]

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William Shakespeare 's Romeo And Juliet

- ... This love also causes Juliet to fake her own death so she could run away with Romeo. By doing so, she is putting Romeo above her entire family and leaving her parents with unimaginable grief. Also, she leaves Count Paris without a wife. Paris genuinely cared about Juliet because he was at the Capulet tomb mourning Juliet. This shows how her love for Romeo makes her selfish because she didn’t think about the feelings of others. The author includes this theme to show how love makes one impulsive, and how it makes a person act differently than they normally would....   [tags: Romeo and Juliet, Characters in Romeo and Juliet]

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William Shakespeare 's Romeo And Juliet

- ... The threat of serious consequences reveals how important Juliet’s choice is to her family. Regardless of this fact, Juliet is still determined to be with Romeo, even though she will be forced out of her family. Her decision is made possible by her love for Romeo, which overpowers her sense of duty to her family. Similarly, Romeo comes out from the shadows after the party and proclaims, “My name, dear saint, is hateful to myself/ Because it is an enemy to thee/ Had I it written, I would tear the word” [2.2.60-62]....   [tags: Romeo and Juliet, Characters in Romeo and Juliet]

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William Shakespeare 's Romeo And Juliet

- ... The play opens with a Prologue. The audience is informed of “Two households, both alike in dignity…” (Document A) The “two households” referred to are the Montagues and Capulets, who share an “ancient grudge.” Romeo and Juliet are said to come from “the fatal loins of these two foes.” Today the word “fatal” means “causing death.” In Shakespeare’s day, it also meant “caused by Fate,” that is, controlled by chance or some outside force. The next two lines of the play repeat the same message. “A pair of star cross’d lovers take their life;/ Do with their death bury their parents’ strife.” (Document A) The "cross 'd" in "star-cross 'd" means hindered, frustrated, thwarted, and defeated....   [tags: Romeo and Juliet, Characters in Romeo and Juliet]

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William Shakespeare 's Romeo And Juliet

- ... Romeo happened to look upon Juliet, who appeals Romeo. He claims, Did his heart love till now. I swear my, sight. I have never seen true beauty till night. After all Romeo declared his love for her, she feels the attraction as well. Romeo and Juliet believe that they are in love and have to wed. It is a certain coincidence that Juliet and Romeo were at the same place, and at the same time. Days after the ball, Mercutio and Benvolio are having a conversation, in regard to the turbulent weather....   [tags: Romeo and Juliet, Characters in Romeo and Juliet]

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William Shakespeare 's Romeo And Juliet

- ... Friar Laurence is wary and shocked at first of how quickly Romeo changed his mind but agrees to marry the two in hope that it might end the feud between the two families. The following day Juliet and Romeo meet in Friar Laurence’s quarters and are wed. With the help of the Capulet nurse they are able to have a ladder attached to Juliet’s window in order for their wedding night. The morning after Mercutio and Benvolio are encountered by Tybalt who is still angry for seeing Romeo at the Capulet party challenges Him to a duel....   [tags: Romeo and Juliet, Characters in Romeo and Juliet]

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William Shakespeare 's Romeo And Juliet

- ... When he finds out that she is a Capulet, Romeo tells himself that it would be a very heavy price to pay if he were to date a Capulet, since his life would be in the hands of his enemy. (Shakespeare, 1, 5, 116-117) Despite this conclusion, he decides that he cannot go away while his heart stays with Juliet and that he has to go back to her in the very next scene. (Shakespeare, 2, 1, 1-2) Romeo knows that it would not be smart to go for Juliet. He knows that it will only bring trouble yet he does it anyway, ignoring his conscience once again....   [tags: Romeo and Juliet, Characters in Romeo and Juliet]

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William Shakespeare 's Romeo And Juliet

- Throughout the play, Romeo makes very hasty decisions, a number of that lead to unnecessary consequences. Heretofore, Romeo sneaks into the Capulet Ball with Benvolio and to cover their identity they each wore masks. Capulet allows them to enter the ball, not knowing they are from the Montague family, because he thinks it 'll be amusing for his guests,and because he remembers when he young doing similar things in pursuit of ladies. Benvolio wanted Romeo to go, therefore he could see that there were other women there who were even prettier than Rosaline, however this is where Romeo meets Juliet and quickly forgets about his initial true love whom he solely desired lust for and Romeo quickly c...   [tags: Romeo and Juliet, Characters in Romeo and Juliet]

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William Shakespeare 's Romeo And Juliet

- ... As Waris Shah’s original piece is in Punjabi the English translation being used is Charles F. Usbourne’s The Adventures of Hir and Ranjha. Shakespeare’s play Romeo and Juliet is a story about the feuding Montague and Capulet families in Verona, Italy. Romeo, 17( (Pearce 39), is the only son of Lord and Lady Montague and Juliet, 13 (Pearce 34) is the only daughter of Lord and Lady Capulet. The Montagues and Capulets have been sworn rivals for generations. Romeo, recently heartbroken, goes to the Capulet ball trying to find Rosaline, the girl that he was originally in love with, but instead encounters Juliet....   [tags: Romeo and Juliet, Characters in Romeo and Juliet]

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William Shakespeare 's Romeo And Juliet

- ... When Romeo and Juliet first meet, Juliet quickly falls in love and wants to get married and run away. When Romeo kills Tybalt and is banished, Juliet becomes suicidal and starts to act on emotions. After Juliet is betrothed to Paris, Juliet tells Lady Capulet, “If you do not [delay the wedding] make the bridal bed/ In that dim tomb where Tybalt lies” (A3 S5 L201-202). This request is soon fulfilled due to Juliet committing suicide. Science has shown what causes Juliet’s impulsiveness. Laurel D....   [tags: Romeo and Juliet, Characters in Romeo and Juliet]

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William Shakespeare 's Romeo And Juliet

- ... The kiss represents the violent delight that the two engage in, it is violent because of how invested and indulgent the two are in each other. The violent end foreshadows the double suicide that the lovers commit. The violent delight is crystalized in lines 11-13, “The sweetest honey is loathsome in his own deliciousness, and in taste confounds the appetite.” The friar shows how something so sweet can be destructive. He uses honey to portray the strong love between the two lovers. Implicitly this line means that too much of each other will cause death....   [tags: Romeo and Juliet, Characters in Romeo and Juliet]

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William Shakespeare 's Romeo And Juliet

- ... Friar Lawrence is willing to explain himself in any situation where necessary, especially if it all goes wrong. You can tell he is a man who wants to reconcile, and feels a bit regretful of doing this. In truth, the poison meant to be part of Friar Lawrence 's plan to get Romeo and Juliet to run away and finally be together, backfired and became a huge predicament. This is the reason why the play ultimately should be categorized as a tragedy. We know that the topic of Tragedy itself can be described as some sort of disaster or misfortune....   [tags: Romeo and Juliet, Characters in Romeo and Juliet]

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William Shakespeare 's Romeo And Juliet

- ... Shakespeare demonstrates how a lack of love can lead to much hate and violence. All the fights and violence caused in the city were mainly due to a lack of love shared between Montague and Capulet families. Additionally, Romeo and Juliet’s love was henceforth able to cure the families’ rivalry. “A glooming peace this morning with it brings. The Sun, for sorrow, will not show his head.” (V.iii.305-307). Love and sorrow were able to end the hate between the Montagues and Capulets. The author is explaining how love and hate are balancing factors....   [tags: Romeo and Juliet, Characters in Romeo and Juliet]

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William Shakespeare 's Romeo And Juliet

- How far can one or more Shakespeare films be seen as interestingly or damagingly embedded in the cultural epoch(s) in which it or they were made. The term 'cultural epoch ' refers to the theory that different periods are defined by a distinctive cohesion, defined by the events and cultural features that are present. Both Franco Zeffirelli 's Romeo and Juliet, filmed in 1968, and Baz Luhrmann 's 1996 movie William Shakespeare 's Romeo + Juliet were filmed in such times, both greatly effected by the cultural epoch that surround them....   [tags: Romeo and Juliet, Romeo + Juliet, Film]

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William Shakespeare 's Romeo And Juliet

- ... Romeo even questions his love for Rosaline, saying “did my heart love till now?” and “I ne’er saw true beauty until this night”. He describes Juliet as perfect and priceless, like a gem. Fast forward to their first interaction. Shakespeare is eager to make their first dialogue as cliche, lyrical and romantic as possible, and what better way to do that than to make them speak in a sonnet from lines 92-105. He also uses holy words, making it more unrealistic but cliche still. Romeo says “my lips, two blushing pilgrims”, which is spiritual....   [tags: Romeo and Juliet, Characters in Romeo and Juliet]

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Romeo and Juliet

- When Juliet and Romeo first met, it was at the capulet household on the night of a party. His friends were there to crash the party, but Romeo came for Rosaline. When the servant asked them for assistance and Romeo saw Rosaline's name on the list he knew he needed to go. Romeo did not plan on meeting Juliet there. It was truly love at first sight. Right when Romeo saw her he forgot about Rosaline immediately. He felt the need to be near her, to touch her, and that is what he did. Closer to the end of the gathering he snuck off with Juliet to an exclusive corner....   [tags: Romeo and Juliet Essays]

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The Inner Struggles of Romeo and Juliet

- In the tragedy 'Romeo and Juliet', Shakespeare presents the inner struggles of Romeo and Juliet, the two protagonists as one of the main themes. This is clearly shown at the end of Act 3 Scene 2 when Juliet receives the news that Romeo has been banished and Tybalt has been killed. Juliet is distraught at the conflict of her loyalties. Should she express love for her family or should she express love for Romeo. By using many different language features, such as oxymorons, paradox, antithesis and dramatic irony, Shakespeare effectively displays Juliet's conflicting emotions....   [tags: Romeo and Juliet, shakespeare, conflict, ]

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Who is to Blame in Romeo and Juliet?

- In the novel Romeo & Juliet by William Shakespeare, who is to blame for the inevitable fate of Romeo and Juliet. Could it be their families. Friar Laurence. Friar John. Romeo and Juliet had a strong love for each which no one could separate even if they were apart. The moment Juliet found out Romeo drank poison; she stabbed herself with his dagger because she didn’t feel it was right for him to kill himself. If the letter from Friar Laurence were to get delivered to Romeo by Friar John, he would have known that Juliet wasn’t really dead and that it was just a plan to help her get out of her marriage with Count Paris....   [tags: Romeo and Juliet Essays]

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Romeo and Juliet is Not a Love Story

- William Shakespeare (1564-1616) was a Renaissance poet and playwright who wrote and published the original versions of 38 plays, 154 sonnets, two long narrative poems, and several other poems. He is widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language, and often called England’s national poet. Several of his works became extremely well known, thoroughly studied, and enjoyed all over the world. One of Shakespeare’s most prominent plays is titled The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet. In this tragedy, the concept that is discussed and portrayed through the characters is love, as they are recognized as being “in love”....   [tags: The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet]

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Who is to Blame in Romeo and Juliet?

- In Romeo and Juliet, there are many guilty parties that contribute to the deaths and demise of Romeo, Juliet, Mercutio, Tybalt, Count Paris and the many other victims of the bitterness and grudge between the Capulets and the Montagues. However, the three most culpable parties are the set of opposing parents; the Montagues and Capulets, the prince; Escalus of Verona and ultimately the lovers, Romeo and Juliet. The blame lies mostly on these three parties because their decisions greatly influenced the outcome of this Shakespearean tragedy....   [tags: Romeo and Juliet Essays]

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Romeo and Juliet's Change of Fate

- Is there anything in this world which can occur anytime, anywhere, anyway to anyone. unexpectedly. Yes, it is the change of fate. Everyone in their life have their own fate and everyone in their life experience fate in different manner. Some could have positive result and some could have negative result. As Napoleon Bonaparte said “there is no such thing as an accidents; it is fate misnamed.” This refers to the novel, and a play of Romeo and Juliet written by William Shakespeare, the two young lover’s life began and ended with misfortune....   [tags: Romeo and Juliet, Shakespeare, ]

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Who is to Blame in Romeo and Juliet?

- Romeo and Juliet is set in Verona. They are two star crossed lovers from two different families who have been feuding for generations. This is apparent in the line “The quarrel is between our masters and us their men”. This demonstrates that the play is destined to result in tragedy. The effect that is created on the audience is that the families have been fighting constantly for many years and that it has been passed down from generations to generations. The Montague’s and Capulet’s ancestors were feuding and this fight has carried on over the years....   [tags: Romeo and Juliet Essays]

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William Shakespeare 's Romeo And Juliet

- ... (Romeo and Juliet 1.4.106-111) However, even with this knowledge that he would die as result of going to the masque, he consciously decided to venture out and disregard his safety. Immediately after recognizing his possible death, he went on to say “But He that hath the steerage of my course/ Direct my sail?” (Romeo and Juliet 1.4.112-113) Not only did Romeo actively choose to do nothing to alter this grim destiny, he deliberately submitted to follow the path on which he was doomed. Fate, or some other power, presented Romeo with this vision of his death that he could use to prevent disaster, yet he chose to let tragedy befall him....   [tags: Romeo and Juliet, Romeo Montague]

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Romeo and Juliet: Who is to Blame?

- Many have said that romance brings love and affection, but when taken to the extreme, it can lead to tragedy and despair. Among the great literary tragedies, Romeo and Juliet may be the most famous of them all. The eternal feud between the Montegues and Capulets prohibits the love of Romeo and Juliet and ultimately results in their unfortunate deaths. It may be difficult to truly determine who is to blame for the tragedy, because their lives had been influenced, criticized, and controlled by many figures....   [tags: Romeo and Juliet Essays]

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Secondary Characters in Romeo and Juliet

- While secondary characters are less important than the main characters of the book, they often have a noteworthy impact on the story. In William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, a secondary character, Friar Lawrence, plays a vital role throughout the play. The play takes place in Verona and focuses on Romeo and Juliet, two star-crossed lovers from two feuding families; the Montagues and the Capulets. The extremely violent feud between these families has been ongoing for generations, extending out to even the serving men of both houses....   [tags: Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet]

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Emotions of Sympathy in Romeo and Juliet

- In my essay I will be discussing the many ways in which Shakespeare causes us to feel sympathy towards Romeo and Juliet in the final scene of the play, after a brief summary of the events previous. In the beginning, Romeo and Juliet meet each other for the first time at a party. They fall in love and eventually decide to get married. As a result of Romeo killing Tybalt for revenge, he is banished from Verona. Juliet is being forced to marry Count Paris. A plan comes about that Juliet is to be drugged which would cause her to appear dead and therefore preventing her from having to marry Paris....   [tags: Romeo and Juliet, shakespeare, sympath, ]

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Romeo and Juliet, by William Shakespeare

- The wise woman, Margaret Mead, who was a distinguished anthropologist, once said, “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed it’s the only thing that ever has.” A group of citizens in Verona sought to change the world of two star-crossed lovers. In spite of trying to improve their situation, Friar Laurence, Balthasar, Paris, Benvolio and Mercutio only lead Romeo and Juliet into tragedy. These characters always think they are helping, but they end up leading Romeo and Juliet to their deaths....   [tags: Romeo and Juliet, Shakespeare]

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Violence and Rivalry in Romeo and Juliet

- Romeo and Juliet is about two star crossed lovers who’s families have a big rival vary and this rival vary will stop Romeo and Juliet from being together this play is set in Italy and in the city of Verona i am going to concentrate on the following three acts and scenes act 3 scene 5 , act 5 scene 3 and act 1 scene 1 . In act 3 scene 5 we see a lot of conflict between Lord Capulet and Juliet we can see this from the following line “Hang thee, young baggage disobedient wretch!” this line shows that there is conflict because Lord Capulet is calling Juliet a “disobedient wretch” which negative language and that make the audience believe that he is angry so that means there must be some sort o...   [tags: Violence, Romeo and Juliet, Shakespeare, ]

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William Shakespeare 's Romeo And Juliet

- ... In the play, Romeo identifies as a Montague while Juliet is a Capulet, something as insignificant and uncontrollable as a name is ultimately what kills them both. The name Montague or Capulet or even association with the name basically defines you, it acts as a divide between others and causes unnecessary conflict. In Act 3 Scene 1, Mercutio wasn’t even a Montague but had a strong association with the family and therefore ended up dyeing for it. This scene also helps Romeo overcome the strong obligation that his identify has forced upon him as his marriage to Juliet, a Capulet, has made him associated to Tybalt and his family therefore he does not feel it’s right to fight....   [tags: Romeo and Juliet, Romeo Montague]

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Romeo and Juliet, by William Shakespeare

- As one of the most complex characters in the play, Romeo and Juliet, Mercutio’s purpose is to act as a static catalyst for the death of most of the characters. Shakespeare uses Mercutio’s character cleverly as the kind of character that stays in the background, but influences the rest of the cast in the utmost amount. Mercutio’s light and occasionally sardonic humor at inapt times relieves the play from being a complete tragedy and allows the audience a false sense of security before calamity strikes, such as the death of his character....   [tags: Romeo and Juliet, Shakespeare]

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Romeo Montague of Romeo and Juliet, by William Shakespeare

- The prosperous and vibrant Elizabethan Age made England the heart of all commerce, culture, and most importantly, theatre. Romeo and Juliet, the masterpiece tragedy by William Shakespeare, takes place in this time period and relays the story of two young lovers whose ill-fated deaths eventually end an ancient family feud. The two, Romeo and Juliet, come from quarreling families who adamantly disapprove of their union. Thus, after knowing each other for only a few days, the star-crossed pair marries in secrecy and continues their furtive relationship....   [tags: Romeo and Juliet]

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Confrontation in Romeo and Juliet

- Differences are what make people who they are. If everyone was the same, life would be boring. People have been saying this for as long as anyone can remember. However, differences can oftentimes be fatal. The ways in which diversity and divisions affect people and their relationships can be shown in Shakespeare’s play, Romeo and Juliet, as well as the film West Side Story, directed by Jerome Robbins and Robert Wise. Romeo and Juliet takes place in the 1500s in the city of Verona. This tragic play tells the story of two teenagers from opposing families, the Capulets and the Montagues, who fall in love with each other against all odds....   [tags: Romeo and Juliet Essays]

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Relationships in Romeo and Juliet

- The relationship shown in Act 3 Scene 5 between Juliet and Lady Capulet is portrayed as poor. Lady Capulet is shown as a very distant mother, though this is to be expected when there is a Nurse taking care of the child from the early stages of the child’s life. In Act 3 Scene 5 Lady Capulet is very fickle in making her decision to stand up for Juliet when she decides to go against her father’s orders and not marry Paris. This lack of the ability to stand up for her own daughter just emphasises the distance between Lady Capulet and Juliet as Mother and Daughter....   [tags: Romeo and Juliet, Shakespeare, ]

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Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet" and Baz Luhrmann's "Romeo + Juliet"

- William Shakespeare's "The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet," set in 16th century Verona, Italy shares differences with Baz Luhrmann's "Romeo + Juliet," set in modern day Verona Beach. These stories contain the same characters and conflict, however major and minor discrepancies are galore in the story lines of both formats of William Shakespeare's creation. Some major inconsistencies occur, such as Mercutio dying at a beach, portrayed as a hero, instead of being at a bar, looking like a fool, Friar Lawrence's letter is successfully sent to Romeo by mail carriers, however he does not have the opportunity to read it, unlike in the play version, where Romeo does not get the letter from Friar John, a...   [tags: Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet, Baz Luhrmann, Romeo]

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Impulsiveness in Shakespeare’s Tragedy "Romeo and Juliet"

- Reckless actions lead to untimely deaths. In Shakespeare’s tragedy “Romeo and Juliet”, both protagonists fight for their hopeless love. Bloodshed and chaos appear inevitable in fair Verona; Romeo and Juliet come from enemy households, the Montegues and the Capulets, who have sworn to defeat one another. The young and handsome Romeo weeps over his unrequited love for Rosaline, until he lays his eyes on Juliet. Strong and independent, Juliet seeks to escape her family’s will to marry her off to Paris, a kinsman of the Prince....   [tags: Romeo and Juliet]

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Themes Presented in Shakespeare's Tragic Play Romeo and Juliet

- Romeo and Juliet is one of the most famous plays in history, which is written by William Shakespeare. This play is Shakespeare’s first play about tragedy. Romeo and Juliet is a very deep and profound play about two ‘star-crossed’ lovers met at a ball. Within this play Shakespeare used deep, complex language to describe their insightful character also their actions towards each other. Romeo and Juliet is about two lovers from families who have set a grudge upon each other, in this complex piece of art William Shakespeare has put the protagonist within ruinous events where love is hard and where love has to be flawless....   [tags: Romeo and Juliet]

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Elements of Aristotelian Tragedy Depicted in Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet

- An Aristotelian tragedy includes many different characteristics. It is a cause-and-effect chain and it contains the elements of catharsis, which is pity and fear, and hamartia, which is the tragic flaw embedded in the main characters. The famous play Romeo and Juliet, written by William Shakespeare, is about two lovers of two different families who hate each other and the misdemeanors they have to surpass. Many debate on whether it is an Aristotelian tragedy or simply tragic. Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet should be regarded as an Aristotelian tragedy because catharsis is exhibited in the play, Juliet’s blindness of love is shown, and Romeo’s impetuousness is the tragic flaw that leads to hi...   [tags: romeo and juliet]

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The Tragedy Of Romeo And Juliet By William Shakespeare

- ... Lady Capulet 's disgust and sadness at the feelings of Lord Montague towards the death of his son is an example of how Berkman creates the image of Lady Capulet being complex female character. Lady Capulet starts off in this story simply as a mother who must, whether it be because of herself or another, stay strong and not falter under the pressures of life that most other women would. She does not show remorse towards the death of her daughter. According to her, she does not “succumb to the female weakness of fear of blood, or of the dead.” (Berkman 290)....   [tags: Romeo and Juliet, Juliet Capulet]

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Juliet's Gushing Speech in Romeo and Juliet

- The Gallop Apace speech is set in Romeo and Juliet just after Romeo has killed Tybalt. This has resulted in him being banished from Verona. This is dramatic irony because we as the audience know this but Juliet does not and continues to gush about their happy future together as she waits for him to return to her to consummate their marriage. This builds up the suspense as we wander what might happen when Juliet finds out that her newly wed husband has killed her dear cousin Tybalt. We know that everything in this speech is unlikely to materlise and therefore it foreshadows their impending death....   [tags: Romeo and Juliet, shakespeare,]

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The Importance of the First Scene in the Film Version of Romeo and Juliet

- Romeo and juliet written in 1595, is one of the most famous plays of the 16th century, set in Verona. It was cleverly written by William Shakespeare, who is one of the most renowned writers of all time and the play was later produced as movie in 1996 staring Leonardo Dicaprio and Claire Danes. The play is still popular as it contains universal themes of love and hate that can still be related to today. One of the importances of the first scene of the play is to introduce the audience to the majority of the lead charecters such as Romeo and Juliet, Benvolio and Tybalt, Sampson and Gregory, Lord and Lady Capulet, Lord and Lady Montague and Prince....   [tags: romeo and juliet]

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Family Feuds : William Shakespeare 's Romeo And Juliet

- ... The Prince is blaming both the Capulets and the Montagues for the deaths of Romeo and Juliet, as their parents’ feud lead to their deaths. He is also reminding them that Heaven (or God) has now had to intervene and give real consequences to make them consider changing their behaviors - consequence being the death of their children. Had the families not been at war, none of this would have happened. Also, the secrecy involved due to the feud played a major role in the deaths. The Montague-Capulet rivalry forces Romeo and Juliet to keep their love for each other a secret....   [tags: Romeo and Juliet, Characters in Romeo and Juliet]

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Juliet’s Transformation in Romeo and Juliet

- From “the fatal loins” (Prologue.5) of Lord and Lady Capulet, protagonist Juliet is born in Shakespeare’s play Romeo and Juliet. Early on in the play Juliet is portrayed as a very dutiful daughter to her family. After her encounter with Romeo however, she begins a rapid transformation from a naive young girl into a woman. By the end of the play Juliet’s transformation evolves her from a dutiful daughter, into a faithful wife that is willing to desert her family in the name of love. The audience is first introduced to Juliet in the exposition of the play....   [tags: Free Romeo and Juliet Essays]

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The Most Excellent And Lamentable Tragedy Of Romeo And Juliet

- ... As soon as they meet it is love at first sight, Romeo grabs her hand and he tells her he wants to kiss her. “This holy shrine, the gentler sin is in this: my lips […] to smooth that rough touch with a tender kiss” (Shakespeare 921). Juliet clearly enjoys his attentions because she kisses him twice before complimenting Romeo, “You kiss by th’ book (Shakespeare, 921). This quick exchange eludes to the fact that Romeo feels like seeing Juliet is some sort of religious experience, and that the two youngsters are destined to be together....   [tags: Romeo and Juliet, Characters in Romeo and Juliet]

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The Tragic Tragedy Of Romeo And Juliet By William Shakespeare

- ... First and foremost, the source of conflict in Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet demands to be identified. All scenes in the tragedy suggest the hatred between the Montagues and Capulets to be the obstacle which disturbs the possibility of an orderly turn of events. Specifically, the assumption is eminent in the prologue where the chorus mentions the existence of the feud. The introduction discusses, “From ancient grudge break to new mutiny/..From forth the fatal loins of these two foes/A pair of star-crossed lovers take their life”(I.Prologue.3, 5-6)....   [tags: Romeo and Juliet, Characters in Romeo and Juliet]

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William Shakespeare 's ' Romeo And Juliet '

- ... As the audience already knows, Juliet is not really dead, she drank a vial to make it seem as if she’s dead. Without this fight between the Musicians and Peter, the audience would get bored with the supposed tragic death of Juliet, especially since the audience already knows Juliet is not really dead. Shakespeare portrays this utilization of puns to lighten the mood and keep the audience entertained in various other parts of the play as well, such as when Tybalt kills Mercutio. Mercutio tells Romeo “Ask for me tomorrow and you shall find me a grave man” (3.1.98-99)....   [tags: Romeo and Juliet, Mercutio, Tybalt, Romeo + Juliet]

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Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet"

- Romeo and Juliet, is one of the famous plays written by William Shakespeare who is known for his famous plays and poems. Romeo and Juliet are repeated by two different directors which are not alike, in both directing and speaking. The play is a very tragic at the end when Romeo and Juliet die due with their parent’s strife and hatred; however their death ends the anger and rage between the two families. The main theme of the play is romantic but ends with a tragic scene because the two star crossed lovers take their life to a whole misadventured piteous overthrows their parent’s strife....   [tags: Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet,]

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Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet

- Created in 1595, Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet is about two star-crossed lovers from opposing families who hold an ancient grudge. The theme is about love and hate throughout the play. Shakespeare built up the tension to Scene 5 from the start of Act 1 intelligently by, for example, building up the feud between the families. This build up of tension is essential to the context of the story and without this the play would not be as dramatically effective. Right from the very start, the feud between the Montague’s and the Capulet’s builds up impact and drama....   [tags: Romeo and Juliet Essays]

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The Tragic Tragedy Of Romeo And Juliet By William Shakespeare

- ... Furthermore, of all the people who were surely out in the square where the servant was, what compelled him to ask those two. Besides, one would assume that the servant would recognize Romeo to be a Montague seeing as the servants in Act 1 Scene 1 were able to do so. If he had known he would have never asked for the boy’s help for he would not want to get help from his master’s enemy. The last way that this meeting was a rare occurrence is the reason Romeo went at all. If Rosaline, the girl Romeo had feelings for at the time, had not been invited to the party or if Romeo did not like her then he would not have gone....   [tags: Romeo and Juliet, Characters in Romeo and Juliet]

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Romeo and Juliet a Tragic Love

- Romeo and Juliet, the tragic play by William Shakespeare, centers around the love story between Romeo, the young heir of the Montagues, and Juliet, the daughter of the house of Capulet. This story starts off with two opposing families of royalty, the Montagues and the Capulets. These families have a deep seeded hatred for one another that traces way back into their family’s history. Shakespeare takes his audience though a heart churning tale of two star crossed lovers. From the start Romeo and Juliet’s love seemed to be an uphill battle that they would never win even with help....   [tags: romeo, juliet, shakespeare, love story]

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William Shakespeare 's Romeo And Juliet

- ... Their fighting had prompted their loved ones to end up dying which was a heart-wrenching event for everyone. However, in this circumstance, the two families realized the error of their ways. Now they were able to end the opposition toward one another and improve their lives. Fighting and ignorance often leads to people being blindsided to what really matters. Once one receives the tragic consequences of her actions, she sees where she went wrong and how she needs to improve for the future. Her life will be changed for the better because of the realization that change is necessary to improve one’s quality of life....   [tags: Romeo and Juliet, Juliet Capulet]

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Who is Responsible for the Death of Romeo and Juliet?

- In the play Romeo and Juliet there are lots of events that lead to the death of the two main characters. There are many people responsible for the death of Romeo and Juliet and some of these characters are Tybalt, Capulet and Friar Lawrence. In the play, Tybalt has a large influence on the death of Romeo and Juliet. He helps contribute to their deaths because he kills Mercutio and Romeo in turn kills Tybalt which causes Romeo to be banished from Verona. Then Juliet tells “Romeo is banished!” “There is not end no limit, measure, bound....   [tags: Romeo and Juliet, Shakespeare, ]

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Who Is Responsible for the Death Of Romeo and Juliet?

- When there is news going around about the death of two dearly beloved teenagers, there will be fingers pointed across the way from person to person. Romeo and Juliet is a popular and classic tragic tale made by Shakespeare about two star-crossed lovers who end up taking their own lives for each other. Due with the teens’ deaths, Prince Escalus of Verona leaves off the audience with the most stressed quote, “All shall be punished”. This leaves everybody (from the audience to Prince Escalus, himself) wondering of who is responsible for the unfair deaths of Romeo and Juliet....   [tags: Romeo and Juliet Essays]

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William Shakespeare 's Romeo And Juliet

- ... Even before he agreed to go, Romeo had expressed how he had an ominous feeling about what they were about to do stating how his mind felt that there was “Some consequences yet hanging in the stars” (1.4.114). Romeo displayed a lack of maturity when he was willing to be convinced by his friends to go to a party hosted by his family’s enemy, Capulet, not only with a feeling that something bad was going to happen, but also without much if any thought as to whether or not doing so would have been a wise decision....   [tags: Romeo and Juliet, Romeo Montague, Suicide]

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Romeo and Juliet: Friar Lawrence is to Blame

- Youth and Age Should Friar Lawrence and the Nurse have been more careful about the way they encouraged Romeo and Juliet’s love. To what extent does Shakespeare present them as being to blame. Throughout the play Romeo and Juliet were aided in their love. It was according to Romeo and Juliet love at first sight and with the help of Juliet’s closest companion the nurse and Friar Lawrence it was made possible for the lovers to exchange vows and continue their relationship behind the twos houses backs....   [tags: Romeo and Juliet Essays]

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Minor Characters' Interest in Romeo and Juliet

- In the tragic love story Romeo and Juliet, by William Shakespere, although the major characters ultimately determine the fate of Romeo and Juliet, it is the minor characters whose decisions and behaviour throughout the story create the most interest. In particular, it is Tybalt’s irate character, the Nurse’s loving yet comic nature as well as the contrasting attitudes of both Romano and Juliet’s parents whose influences on the major characters generate interest; making Romeo and Juliet a very thought provoking play....   [tags: Romeo and Juliet, Shakespeare,]

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William Shakespeare 's Romeo And Juliet

- ... According to “The Teen Brain: Still Under Construction,” the teenage mind does not resemble that of an adult’s until they are in their twenties. Juliet is fourteen and unable to make rational decisions because her brain has not fully matured yet. Another piece of evidence from “The Teen Brain,” states, “top-down” control, controlling impulses, and planning ahead—the hallmarks of adult behavior—are among the last to mature.” Romeo gives into his impulses and pushes Juliet for sex, a decision that they later regret when Juliet could not marry Paris because she is not a virgin....   [tags: Romeo and Juliet, Love]

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William Shakespeare 's Romeo And Juliet

- ... “Love give me strength, and strength shall help afford” (1V.1.125) This quote shows how Shakespeare handled an emotion, then translating it into something that gave Juliet strength to continue the Friar 's plan to be with Romeo. The love between Romeo and Juliet makes them forget about their commitments to the world and everyone around them, they both get consumed in a self centered world of their own, overlooking their commitments to everyone else. In their lustful bliss Romeo and Juliet forget about the consequences to their actions....   [tags: Romeo and Juliet, Love]

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William Shakespeare 's Romeo And Juliet

- ... In the play, Romeo and Juliet married in secrecy, they met each other before and Juliet’s parents didn’t have any opportunity to approve of the marriage. Friar Lawrence married them in secrecy: “In one respect I’ll thy assistant be” (Act 2, Scene). This quote basically means “I’ll help you with your secret wedding”. Plus in Act 3, scene 2 Juliet cannot hold back her excitement for the wedding and mentions how no one will know: “That runaways ' eyes may wink, and Romeo Leap to these arms, untalked of and unseen”....   [tags: Marriage, Romeo and Juliet]

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Love in Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet

- What is love. Is it an object. Is it a feeling. Is it even attainable. Love is everything, it is an object, it is an emotion, and it cannot be bought, stolen, given. Love can only be found. Love is discovered in the most unthinkable places during the most unimaginable times. It can never be predicted who you fall in love with or when you do but all you do know is that you are in love and you would give anything for that person, and for your love to always stay resilient through all other obstacles and distractions....   [tags: Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet]

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Examining the Theme of Conflict in Romeo and Juliet

- Conflict has many different meanings for both physical and verbal abuse. Conflict could be a viscous feud or a full on physical fight. These days in television soap dramas we intend to see more verbal conflict than physical violence. But over the last couple of years new television programmes have been released which contains a lot of action-packed fighting and physical conflict of some kind. Some programmes include physical and verbal conflict including, “Eastenders”, “The Bill” and other programmes similar to these....   [tags: Romeo and Juliet, Shakespeare]

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William Shakespeare 's Romeo And Juliet

- ... Romeo’s perception of ‘true love’ differs from the accustomed apprehension. He is a petrarchan lover, essentially meaning that he is in love with the idea of being in love, neglecting any acquired emotional pain and accepting it as love. Romeo takes the risk of deciding to fully engage in a relationship with Juliet, tying their bond closer than it initially was at first sight. This essentially means that the sacrifices Romeo would be willing to commit for the sake of their love will be furthermore extreme, blurring his sense of reality to a greater extent....   [tags: Romeo and Juliet, Love]

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William Shakespeare 's Romeo And Juliet

- ... In which case the audience in the period of the Elizabethan era did react the way Shakespeare wanted as they were concerned about fate due to the build-up of dramatic tension. The prologue lets us know that Romeo and Juliet are doomed from the beginning as Shakespeare states “A pair of star-cross’d lovers take their life.” Inevitable love is being expressed which informs the audience that the lovers are destined to die disastrously, this heightens tragedy. Also, the contrast between positivity and negativity refers to the destiny and the inevitability of Romeo and Juliet’s paths crossing each other which foreshadows the devastating ending....   [tags: Romeo and Juliet, Love]

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William Shakespeare 's Romeo And Juliet

- ... This quote shows Romeo thinks she is beautiful. This way of talking about a person’s appearance, appears in Shakespeare 's poem Sonnet 18 because that poem is about someone’s good looks and Shakespeare preserving that. The poem states “ shall i compare thee to a summer 's day. thou art more lovely and temperate” which means that the person Shakespeare is writing about is beautiful. So beautiful in fact that they are better than a warm and beautiful summer’s day. Shakespeare continues in the sonnet to state that the “eternal summer shall not fade” which means that the person he is writing about will always be beautiful, even when they become older or when they die (as shakespeare is prese...   [tags: Romeo and Juliet, Love, Sonnet]

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