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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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Play: Romeo and Juliet, by William Shakespeare

- “Some shall be pardoned, and some punished, for there was never a story of more woe than of Juliet and her Romeo.” Romeo and Juliet: the story and characters that define “teenage love” and tragedy. But were the tragic misunderstandings and mishaps truly their fault. A question that has risen many a time has now been made the topic of this essay; who is really at fault for the unfortunate death of the 2 most deep lovers. Through pathetic fallacy for effect, foreshadowing, and an insightful prologue, Shakespeare gives us a preview of what was going to become of the two troubled lovers....   [tags: Character Analysis, Antagonist]

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Different Views of Love Presented in the Play Romeo and Juliet

- Different Views of Love Presented in the Play Romeo and Juliet Romeo and Juliet, Shakespeare's most famous play, is all about love. Several different aspects of love are presented in the play, including unrequited love, parental love, the love of friendship and romantic love. In this essay, I shall be examining the views Shakespeare expresses on these different forms of love. Romeo experiences unrequited love in his dealings with Rosaline. This form of love is not portrayed in the play as real love, the type experienced by Romeo and Juliet, but as something completely different....   [tags: Romeo and Juliet Essays]

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Mercutio as Catalyst in Shakespeare’s play, Romeo and Juliet

- Mercutio as Catalyst in Shakespeare’s play, Romeo and Juliet In Shakespeare’s play, Romeo and Juliet, the quick-witted character Mercutio “is a notorious scene-stealer” (Utterback 105). Mercutio’s major function in the play is to be a catalyst for the plot. Mercutio’s purpose as a character is most significantly revealed in his relationship with Romeo, his baiting of Tybalt, and his death. More importantly, Mercutio functions as the catalyst for the pattern of disasters in the play that follows his own tragic death, making him, as described by critic Stephen Greenblatt “a spirit that seems to challenge the very possibility of romantic love or tragic destiny” (856)....   [tags: Romeo and Juliet Essays]

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Importance of the Theme of Conflict in the Play Romeo and Juliet

- Importance of the Theme of Conflict in the Play Romeo and Juliet Conflict is used in all good dramas, for example the Mitchell family and the Watts’ family feud in Eastenders, is a good example of a popular soap with conflict used between the two families. Dramatists and script-writers have conflicts in their dramas, because it involves the audience by making it tense, this makes the audience want to keep watching and to find out what happens. Conflict is important in Romeo and Juliet because this is what the story is mainly about; the two families constantly fighting and in conflict....   [tags: Free Romeo and Juliet Essays]

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The Many Changes in Romeo Throught the Play Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare

- The Many Changes in Romeo Throught the Play Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare The play “Romeo and Juliet“, which was written by William Shakespeare conveys many different ways in which the character of Romeo changes during the tragic play of Romeo and Juliet as well as the ways this contributes to the tragedy. It is very clear that the character of Romeo changes for many different reasons, the main reasons being the way he speaks, they way in which the characters speak to him, the way he speaks with other characters, what others do to him and how this contributes to the tragedy along with any other factors that should be considered....   [tags: Free Romeo and Juliet Essays]

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Romeo and Juliet is a play about conflict

- Romeo and Juliet is a play about conflict. Discuss. Romeo and Juliet is a very complex and intriguing love story, with plenty of conflict. There are so many examples of clashes in the play that it is hard to determine whether Shakespeare intended it to be a romantic tragedy or a battling love story. The function of the conflict in this play is to make the audience realise how much love and hate are intertwined, we could say. The Montague and Capulet families have had ‘an ancient grudge’ for a number of years, and there does not even seem to be a reason at the beginning of the play for their hatred....   [tags: Free Romeo and Juliet Essays]

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The Death of Romeo and Juliet in Shakespeare's Play

- The Death of Romeo and Juliet in Shakespeare's Play In this piece of coursework I’m going to find out who is responsible of the death of Romeo and Juliet. I am going to focus mainly on Tybalt, Friar Lawrence, benvilio, the nurse, Romeo and Juliet themselves. I’m going to look in very deeply into the role of these people and come down to a conclusion of who is the largely responsible for the death, I agreed that every one in the play had at least something to do with the death of Romeo and Juliet....   [tags: Free Romeo and Juliet Essays]

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Figurative Language in William Shakespeare’s Tragic Play, Romeo and Julie

- In William Shakespeare’s tragic play, Romeo and Juliet, his skillful use of figurative language takes the reader on a roller coaster of emotions over a short period of time. Shakespeare’s rich character development illustrates how one’s affections can be dramatically altered in a matter of hours. Throughout the play, he uses the literary method of personification to show this change. When this method is used, it forces the reader to look at a character’s lines through different eyes, pushing them to see the deeper meaning....   [tags: personification, literary device]

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Romeo and Juliet in William Shakespeare's Play

- Romeo and Juliet in William Shakespeare's Play ‘O, I am fortunes fool.’ This quote is from the end of Act Three Scene One of Romeo and Juliet. Romeo, who is a Montague, after he has killed Tybalt, a Capulet, in an angry battle, speaks it. It means that he is blaming all of his problems on fate. In this essay I will discuss how much fate did play a part in Romeo’s downfall and how much of his downfall was caused by his own actions. When we first meet Romeo we can see that he is depressed, lovesick and that he likes to be alone....   [tags: Free Romeo and Juliet Essays]

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Romeo and Juliet Movie versus Play

- One of the most celebrated plays in history, “Romeo and Juliet”, was written by William Shakespeare in the late 16th century. It is a story about two lovers that have to meet in secret because of an ongoing family feud. Tragically, because of their forbidden love Romeo and Juliet take their lives so they can be together. In 1997, a movie was adapted from the play “Romeo and Juliet”, directed by Baz Lurhmann. However, as alike as the movie and the play are, they are also relatively different. Paramount aspect of the movie and the play, the theme, were the same, and the overall messages in both were the same....   [tags: Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet]

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The Dramatic Impact of Friar Lawrence in the play Romeo and Juliet

- The Dramatic Impact of Friar Lawrence in the play Romeo and Juliet The play "Romeo and Juliet" has many characters, each with their individual role in sustaining the plot. Although Friar Lawrence spends only a little time on stage, his role is fundamental to understanding the morals of the play. This essay explores the significance and dramatic impact of Friar Lawrence on the play and his influence on other characters. The essence of young love is expressed in no better play than in "Romeo and Juliet"....   [tags: Papers]

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The Significance of Tybalt’s Role in the Play Romeo and Juliet

- The Significance of Tybalt’s Role in the Play Romeo and Juliet In this essay, I will be discussing the role of Tybalt in Shakespeare play Romeo and Juliet to see whether he is a catalyst for tragedy. I intend to look at the significance of Tybalt's involvement in the events leading up to the suicides of the star crossed lovers Romeo and Juliet. By looking at this, I will be able to answer the final part of my question of whether Tybalt is a catalyst for tragedy. A catalyst is a substance that speeds up a chemical reaction, in the case the substance is Tybalt and the reaction is the tragedy....   [tags: Papers]

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The Themes of Love and Hate in the Play Romeo and Juliet

- The Themes of Love and Hate in the Play Romeo and Juliet The literary genius, William Shakespeare, was born in 1564 and throughout his life wrote a collection of plays, poems and sonnets. In the 16th century, the type of theatre was very different to that of today. Actors were only male, so any female parts had to be played by a boy whose voice had not broken. This also meant that intimate love scenes were not included as they were uncomfortable for the actors and would not be very realistic....   [tags: Papers]

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Examining How Act One, Scene One of Romeo and Juliet Raises the Audience's Expectations of the Rest of the Play

- Romeo and Juliet is a famous play that was first performed between 1594 and 1595, it was first printed in 1597. Romeo and Juliet is not entirely fictional as it is based on two lovers who lived in Verona. The Montague’s and Capulet’s are also real. Romeo and Juliet is one of the ten tragedies that William Shakespeare wrote. In this essay, I aim to investigate what act 1, scene1 makes you expect about the rest of the play. In act 1 scene 1, the characters are all individual and unique. Shakespeare has written this scene so that it starts from the lowest rank in the families, the servants, to the highest, the lords....   [tags: romeo and juliet]

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The Downfall of Romeo and Juliet in William Shakespeare's Play

- The Downfall of Romeo and Juliet in William Shakespeare's Play One of the many messages in the play, 'Romeo and Juliet', was if you follow a love that is not sensible, going against your family, it will lead to your downfall. In this essay I will show ways in which this is true, but also that there were some things leading to their downfall, which they couldn't control. William Shakespeare started writing this play in 1592, at the end of the Elizabethan period. Around this time he also fell in love with Anne Watley, aged 18 (same as him), although in the same year he married Anne Hathoway, aged 23....   [tags: Free Romeo and Juliet Essays]

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Romeo and Juliet’s Death in William Shakespeare's Play

- Romeo and Juliet’s Death in William Shakespeare's Play All types of Elizabethan people would go to the theatre. The upper class would sit in the galleries, while the poorer people would stand on the ground around the stage. Some men would be allowed to sit on the stage around the actors as they were performing. The audience would throw things and shout at the actors. The theatre would be built around a square or round courtyard. Different audiences may think that different people were to blame for Romeo and Juliet’s demise....   [tags: Free Romeo and Juliet Essays]

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Shakespeare in Love and Romeo and Juliet

- Shakespeare In Love, Romeo and Juliet the play, Romeo and Juliet with Leonardo DiCaprio            All these works display very different ideas from the original story and it's creation. Each one of them has it's own way of portraying the time, the characters, and the themes. Being shown a variety of opinions about what exactly was going on in Shakespeare's head when he was writing this magnificent play allows us to be open to our own ideas about it's creation. It gives everyone the chance to put on their own version in their head....   [tags: Romeo and Juliet Play Leonardo DiCaprio]

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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]

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Examining Shakespeare's Use of Act 1 Scene 5 to Set Up the Rest of the Play, Romeo and Juliet

- Romeo and Juliet is the tragic story of two young, “star-crossed” lovers from feuding families, destined for disaster. The Capulets and the Montagues have an ancient grudge on one another that has been passed down over generations. Unfortunately, Romeo and Juliet end up victims of their families’ vicious loathing. Romeo and Juliet’s story has several intertwining themes such as the aforementioned hatred between the Capulets and Montagues and the revenge Romeo strives for after his friend Mercutio’s death....   [tags: literary analysis, critical analysis]

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Romeo and Juliet - A Play About Hate or Passion?

- ‘Romeo and Juliet’ by William Shakespeare is a tragedy set in Verona, Italy in the fifteenth century. The play concerns two families, who from the start show a bitter feudal tradition. The Capulets and the Montagues persistently fight in the streets in the public eye. When the prince comes to break up the ‘fray’ he forebodes the tragic events to follow ‘if ever you disturb our streets again, your lives shall pay the forfeit of the peace’. Although the prince refers to the charge of death if the ‘quarrel’ is repeated the audience can sense the uncertainty and that somebody will die before this happens....   [tags: Shakespearean Literature]

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Act 3 Scene 1 as a Turning Point in the Play of Romeo and Juliet

- Act 3 Scene 1 as a Turning Point in the Play of Romeo and Juliet The tragicall history of Romeus and Juliet was the name of the narrative poem written two years before Shakespeare was born upon which he based the play 'Romeo and Juliet'. The poem was written by Arthur Brooke and published in 1562. It was translated from Italian prose by Bandello in 1554. A popular story in Shakespeare's times would be about two opposing families and these types of stories were mostly popular in France and Italy....   [tags: Papers]

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Comparison of William Shakespeare's Play Romeo and Juliet and Its 1996 Film Version

- Comparison of William Shakespeare's Play Romeo and Juliet and Its 1996 Film Version "Two households, both alike in dignity ====================================== In fair Verona ============== Where we lay our scene From ancient grudge break new mutiny, Where civil blood makes civil hands unclean From forth the fatal loins of these two foes A pair of star-crossed lovers take their lives." Often people say that William Shakespeare was and still is a legend....   [tags: Papers]

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The Opposing Themes of Love and Hate in the Play Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare

- The Opposing Themes of Love and Hate in the Play Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare Throughout the play Romeo and Juliet there are two very strong emotions which threaten their relationship. These two emotions are love and hate. The love that Romeo and Juliet have is threatened by there families full of hate (Capulet and Montague). These two emotions interweave throughout the whole play. In Act 2 Scene 2 Juliet makes a comment that displays both love and hate. ‘If they do see thee, they will murder thee’....   [tags: Papers]

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Comparing and Contrasting Shakespeare's Play Romeo and Juliet and the Movie Version

- Comparing and Contrasting Shakespeare's Play Romeo and Juliet and the Movie Version "[. . . E]mblems of mafia gang-land hostility: guns, fast cars, and tattoos [. . .]" (Walker 5) are not the usual images found in a Shakespearean play. Baz Luhrmann's 1996 production of William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet is: [. . .] told in a setting [. . .] that is modern and yet unfamiliar: a world where the youth might conceivably always go armed; a world where love can still be so thwarted and endangered; where the innocence and passion of the protagonists can be so out of step with the current mood....   [tags: Comparison Compare Contrast Shakespeare]

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Romeo and Juliet as a Violent Play

- Romeo and Juliet as a Violent Play Williams Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet" is often described as the story of "a couple of unfortunate lovers." Some of the story is written in the form of a sonnet (love poem with fourteen lines) which blends in with the theme of the play, a 'love tragedy.' The play was written back in the 1600's when Shakespeare was in his prime. Some other plays of his include Othello and the very famous Macbeth. The play displays many different themes including love, crime, confrontation and violence....   [tags: Papers]

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How the Character of Capulet Changes During the Play in Romeo and Juliet

- How the Character of Capulet Changes During the Play in Romeo and Juliet Romeo and Juliet is set in Verona and it is based on two families, the Capulets and the Montagues. The families are enemies and they have a longstanding rivalry. Capulet is the head of the ‘Capulet’ household. His daughter Juliet falls in love with Romeo, a member of the Montagues, and he feels the same way about her. Capulet has both his good points and his bad points and I am interested in how his character changes throughout the play....   [tags: Papers]

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Male Representation in the Two Film Versions of the Play Romeo and Juliet

- Male Representation in the Two Film Versions of the Play Romeo and Juliet The Opening The opening of both versions of this piece sets the president for what follows, the Luhrman version perhaps more so than Franco Zefferelli's attempt. They display glimpses of what is to come, drawing the viewer deeper into the story. The amalgamation of multiple 'Big Close Ups' and bird's eye shot, as well as the incorporation of a masterful music score, serve to create a genius piece of cinematic production for the opening scene....   [tags: Papers]

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Romeo's Change Throughout the Play

- Romeo's Change Throughout the Play I feel that Romeo does not change very much in this play. He has many sides to his personality; he can be happy, sad and depressed but what really causes him to die is his impulsiveness; he does not think of the consequences of his actions and thinks that everything is down to fate/destiny. For example, at the beginning of the play, Romeo feels miserable because the woman he admires does not return her love. Romeo knows that the woman he desires, Rosaline, will not fall in love with him, yet he is certain that he will not love anybody else....   [tags: Papers]

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Romeo's Change Throughout the Play

- Romeo's Change Throughout the Play Throughout this essay I am going to emphasize the key points as to how and why Romeo's character changes during the play. I will also show how in my opinion how he made me feel like he was a hero this will include frequent explanations to his actions and behaviour changes....   [tags: Papers]

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Romeo in William Shakespeare's Play

- Romeo in William Shakespeare's Play Throughout the play Romeo’s character develop, as he is able to mature and gain a two-way love. I sympathies for Romeo to a certain extent as he is a tragic young man in many places; he tries to protect himself as well as others. Although Romeo tries to protect lives he annoys me as he is moody throughout the first act and is not able to come out of his depressing mood. Romeo is madly in love with a woman called Rosaline but as soon as he sets eyes on Juliet falls in love with her, this shows Romeo is not a strong young man as his emotions and feelings change suddenly....   [tags: Papers]

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Romeo and Juliet as a Play About Love

- Romeo and Juliet as a Play About Love 'Romeo and Juliet' is a story about love, hate and death. It is a romantic play but also contains sexual and slightly comedic aspects. From all these themes there are two of them that carry more importance than any other, love and hate. Romeo and Juliet initiated as a play by Arthur Brooke, which was intended to tell children not to disobey your parents. Shakespeare took the book and changed it so it had more sympathy towards young people and made it more complex....   [tags: Papers]

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The Portrayal of Romeo and Juliet's Relationship in the Play

- The Portrayal of Romeo and Juliet's Relationship in the Play In my opinion, the relationship between Romeo and Juliet is portrayed in lots of different ways. It is portrayed as tragic, united, shows signs of true and untrue love, and also shows signs that the couple are a victim of fate. In the prologue, we learn that the play will end in tragedy. 'The fearful passage of their death marked love' This quote is a good summary of their relationship; they are in love but this love leads to death at the end of the 'passage'....   [tags: Papers]

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Romeo and Juliet's Emotional Development in the Play

- Romeo and Juliet's Emotional Development in the Play In the play, both characters change dramatically. Shakespeare conveys this well and throughout the play he devises different confrontations and conversations which indicate the 2 main characters' personality change. In the beginning, Romeo loves after a woman he has not even had a meaningful conversation with. He sulks and complains about his emotional misfortune with Rosaline. Courtly love is not true love. Courtly love is arranged love, where people marry for status, and love is controlled....   [tags: Papers]

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The Importance of Act 1 Scenes IV and V and Act 2 scene ii in the play Romeo and Juliet

- The Importance of Act 1 Scenes IV and V and Act 2 scene ii in the play Romeo and Juliet Act 1 scene iv and v and act 2 scene ii are important scenes in the play Romeo and Juliet because they set the play in motion and set the audience up for a tragic ending. When Romeo, who is a Montague and Juliet who is a Capulet first meet at the ball held by Lord Capulet held in the Capulet household it is love at first sight for the pair. However we are soon reminded of the danger of their love for each other, due to the long-lived family feud, for which there is no known reason....   [tags: Papers]

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William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet as a Play Of Opposites

- William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet as a Play Of Opposites In the play Romeo & Juliet, William Shakespeare utilizes opposites in both the thoughts and actions of the characters in Romeo and Juliet. Outlined are contrasts of crime and violence versus peace and law, love versus hate, and young versus old. The uses of crime & violence versus peace and law are demonstrated in Act 3, Scene 1. Tybalt and Mercutio exchange remarks back and forth, when Benvolio steps in and encourages them to stop....   [tags: Papers]

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The Love Between Romeo and Juliet in William Shakespeare's Play

- The Love Between Romeo and Juliet in William Shakespeare's Play Romeo and Juliet was written between 1594 and 1596 by William Shakespeare. The play is set in medieval times in the town of Verona. There is a possibility that this play was written for Queen Elizabeth as she experienced many of the difficulties of forced marriage and managed to avoid it. At this time rich girls were virtually powerless in everything they did. They were their fathers property until they were married off and then they were their husbands property....   [tags: Papers]

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The Love Between Romeo and Juliet in William Shakespeare's Play

- The Love Between Romeo and Juliet in William Shakespeare's Play I think that the love between Romeo and Juliet is genuine, and that they are not merely infatuated with one another. I have come to this conclusion from the way that Romeo and Juliet interact with one another; such as their actions towards each other, and their language used while speaking. The prologue is what leads me to think that the love between Romeo and Juliet is genuine, because Shakespeare is informing us about them and their love for each other....   [tags: Papers]

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The Deaths of Romeo and Juliet in William Shakespeare's Play

- The Deaths of Romeo and Juliet in William Shakespeare's Play Romeo and Juliet was written in 1595 for an Elizabethan audience. It was set in Verona and Mantua in Italy. People of Shakespeare's time thought of Italy as immoral and famous for it sexual affairs and crime. The audience would have expected Romeo and Juliet to include affairs and violence but would still react shocked to the actions going on in the play, as even though it would be normal, because of the notorious rumours of Italy, the audience would be used to have a happy ending....   [tags: Papers]

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Fate and the Deaths of Romeo and Juliet in William Shakespeare's Play

- Fate and the Deaths of Romeo and Juliet in William Shakespeare's Play Before judging to what extent Fate was responsible for the deaths of Romeo and Juliet, we must first answer the question: what is fate. According to the Oxford English Dictionary, fate is the 'inevitable destiny or necessity destined term of life; doom.' On a more basic level, fate can be described as a preplanned sequence of events influencing one's life. In Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, is it true to say that Fate was the sole contributor to the deaths of the young couple, or was their demise brought about by the mistakes of others....   [tags: Papers]

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The Deaths of Romeo and Juliet in William Shakespeare's Play

- The Deaths of Romeo and Juliet in William Shakespeare's Play Romeo and Juliet are portrayed as innocents stuck between two warring families. Through studying the play we have looked deeper into the relationships between characters and therefore the part played by each character in the deaths of Romeo and Juliet. From this I have been able to decide that Friar Lawrence, Nurse and the parents of the two lovers have most blame. Lord and Lady Capulet have a large part to play in the deaths of the children because they didn't have a close relationship with Juliet....   [tags: Free Essay Writer]

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Romeo and Juliet: Interpretation of Play and Movie

- The environment surrounding the star-crossed lovers in the tragedy of Romeo and Juliet can influence audiences who may interpret the scenes in different ways. The audience can be greatly affected in their interpretation of the story by the mise-en-scene, costuming, and the hidden symbolic meaning. This great piece of literature was edited in two unique and intriguing forms, one Zeferelli directed which was filmed in 1968, and the modern version produced in 1996. The different scenes throughout the length of the party were the most influential to me in that I saw how different these movies were directed, and the different meaning I experienced from watching these movies....   [tags: Movie Film comparison compare contrast]

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The Opening Scene of Romeo and Juliet as a Satisfactory Introduction to the Play

- The Opening Scene of Romeo and Juliet as a Satisfactory Introduction to the Play I think that the opening scene of “Romeo and Juliet” is a very satisfactory introduction to the play for many reasons. It introduces most of the characters involved in the play including Romeo, and also we discover the themes of the play, love and violence. William Shakespeare gradually introduces the characters of the play to us as it progresses. I was firstly introduced to Sampson and Gregory, who are livery of the house of Capulet....   [tags: Papers]

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Romeo as a Sympathetic Character in William Shakespeare's Play

- Romeo as a Sympathetic Character in William Shakespeare's Play Romeo Montague is the main male character in "Romeo and Juliet". We can see his importance in the title of the play; he is named in the title of the play. In act I scene V, the Capulet Ball Scene, he gate crashes his great enemy Capulet Ball to see the girl he loves. In the Capulet Ball, he wears mask and stands aside. He does not dance. This scene marks the first meeting of Romeo and Juliet. Romeo is attracted by Juliet's beauty and falls in love with her without knowing who she is....   [tags: Free Essay Writer]

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Friar Lawrence's Advice

- Friar Lawrence’s Advice Romeo and Juliet both trust Friar Lawrence for his advice throughout the story; the advice he gave both of them on occasion could be said to have led to their unfortunate outcome, as it may have at times not been totally accurate and could have been misleading. Friar Lawrence’s, first entrance is alone, in act two, scene three. This is when we, as an audience get our initial impression of him; here he is introduced as a man who see’s good in all. “Virtue itself turns vice being misapplied and vice sometimes by action dignified “....   [tags: Romeo and Juliet, Play Analysis]

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Historical Context for Shakespeare's Plays

- Arguably the greatest playwright of his time, perhaps in all of history, William Shakespeare's literary works have had a tremendous impact (see Appendix 2). Reaching into the pop culture of the modern world through movies and quotes used in everyday conversation, Shakespeare's influence is astounding (see Appendix 1). One rarely stops to think, however, about events that had an impact on Shakespeare's life, particularly his writing. The outbreak of the plague, social disparity, political unrest, just a few of the historical happenings that impacted Shakespeare's plays, including Macbeth, Romeo and Juliet, Othello, and Henry IV Macbeth The basic setting of Macbeth is a man named Lord Macbe...   [tags: Macbeth, Romeo and Juliet, Play Analysis]

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Romeo and Juliet: Act 1 Scene 5 is a Microcosm of the Entire Play

- Romeo and Juliet is a tragedy about a pair of lovers, from two opposing families, fated to their death, Act 1 Scene 5 is a microcosm of the entire play, it contains a rollercoaster of emotions and many different themes such as love, hate and death but they are all expressed at their best in this part of the play. The build up to the scene creates tension and expectation for the audience. The prologue, said by the Chorus who have no character or emotion, gives the overall structure it tells the audience they will meet, fall in love and then die, it briefs them as to what is going to happen but does not let them in on too much information....   [tags: literary analysis, shakespeare]

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The Role of Act 1 of William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet in the Entire Play

- The Role of Act 1 of William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet in the Entire Play ‘Romeo and Juliet’ is an example of a Shakespearean tragedy, which is the polar opposite of a comedy (This means its totally different in every way). In other words, it is a drama with an unhappy ending. The play was also intended for the Elizabethan theatre, which was arranged in a different way to our theatres nowadays. The stage used to be set out with three different levels, which was perfect for some of the scenes in Romeo and Juliet (e.g....   [tags: Papers]

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Taking Responsibility for the Deaths of Romeo and Juliet in William Shakespeare's Play

- Taking Responsibility for the Deaths of Romeo and Juliet in William Shakespeare's Play 'Romeo and Juliet' is a romantic tale written by William Shakespeare about two individuals from separate families that fall in love and knowing the hatred between the families. Set in Italy, Verona both Capulets and Montagues have had a long-standing conflict between each other, this reflects upon how Romeo and Juliet's tale ended in tragedy. The play that meant to have love and fate within becomes a dark, hatred war....   [tags: Papers]

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Presentation of the First Meeting of Romeo and Juliet in William Shakespeare's Play

- Presentation of the First Meeting of Romeo and Juliet in William Shakespeare's Play When Shakespeare wrote Romeo and Juliet times were very different. Religion was viewed with a lot more importance than it is today. At the time England was a Christian country. Attending the divine service was compulsory and absences could be punished by fines. Religion was taught better than ever before due to The Book of Common Prayer now being used in every church and English translations of the Bible being read in public....   [tags: Papers]

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Friar's Link to the Death of Romeo and Juliet in William Shakespeare's Play

- Friar's Link to the Death of Romeo and Juliet in William Shakespeare's Play Romeo and Juliet a tragedy-play by William Shakespeare, tells the sad and heart-rendering tale of two lovers – mainly Romeo and Juliet, which there families are engaged in a perpetual and ever wondering feud – that makes it impossible for Romeo and Juliet to be peaceably united. However, in deepest of love they nevertheless marry. The consequences that are destined to follow lead to a violent and bloody outcome, for which circumstances, more than the action of one character-would seem to be responsible....   [tags: Papers]

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The Play Act 2 Scene 1 Of William Shakespeare 's ' Romeo And Juliet '

- In act 2 scene 1, there is a lot of jealousy, and a sense of selfishness. In contrast to a way that a couple generally behaves, Oberon and Titania are feuding over a child that Titania has taken as her own. Because of their disagreements, there is a disturbance in the nature of things. Nature needs the both of them in order to keep its balance. I see this as an unspoken comparison to the events that take place between two human lovers. Speaking generally, I’ve come to understand that the ongoing conflict between them represents the reality of lovers....   [tags: Love, Interpersonal relationship, Marriage]

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How Romeo and Juliet Speak and Behave in William Shakespeare's Play

- How Romeo and Juliet Speak and Behave in William Shakespeare's Play Romeo and Juliet is one of William Shakespeare's most famous plays, but have also been adapted into films and musicals. The director of the musical 'West Side Story' has taken the basic storyline of Romeo and Juliet, twisted it slightly, written a new script and transformed the setting into 1940s New York. Other directors have simply turned the play into a film, and kept the script and storyline the same. Two film directors, Baz Luhrmann and Franco Zeffirelli have made such film adaptations of Romeo and Juliet - Zeffirelli's was made in 1968 and Luhrmann's in 1997....   [tags: Free Essay Writer]

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Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet Versus Baz Luhrmann's Version of the Play: Relationship Between Juliet and her Parents in Act 3 Scene 5

- Romeo and Juliet is a play created by a famous playwright called William Shakespeare. Baz Luhrmann adapted the play to create a modern version of Romeo and Juliet in 1996. There are many similarities and differences in how Baz Lurhmann and Shakespeare portray the relationship between Juliet and her parents. There are many times in the scene how Shakespeare uses language, structure and form to present the relationship between Juliet and her parents, while Baz Luhrmann reveals this relationship using different camera angles and diegetic and non diegetic sounds and shot types....   [tags: literary analysis]

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Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet

- ... At the Capulet’s party, Juliet is talking with the nurse when she asks “What’s he that follows there, / […] / Go ask his name” (I.V., 146-147). Juliet is asking the nurse to go get more information on Romeo, even though she has a fiancé. She is showing some interest in Romeo. One-way we know Romeo and Juliet fate is predetermined is shown through Shakespeare’s use of foreshadowing through out the play to let the ready know about their impending deaths. At the beginning of the play, the prologue says, “fearful passage of their death mark’d love […] is now the two hours’ traffic of our stage” (William Shakespeare, Prologue, 7)....   [tags: play analysis]

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Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet

- Act one Scene five 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: Play Analysis]

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Commentary on Theatrical Production of Romeo and Juliet

- For my LIP assignment I went to see Romeo and Juliet at the Sacramento Theatre Company at the 6.30pm show on Wednesday night with a friend. The venue is in Downtown Sac and has a nice little array of shops around it. There’s a parking lot right by it and there was plenty of street parking also available so it was all very convenient. It has three ‘Stages’ and since Romeo and Juliet was the main production of the season, it was located on the MainStage Theatre. The ticket cost around $20 all in all with the student discount which I thought reasonable enough, I’d planned on going since a week before so I’d bought the ticket online and there was a reserve and convenience fee but it was negligib...   [tags: Theater, Play]

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Positive Thinking in Romeo and Juliet

- ... When they were married they were both “on cloud nine” because they were so happy and in love with each other. And it showed extremely when Juliet cried and cried for days because of Romeo's exile. Then Romeo got to see her the day before he had to go and when morning came they both didn’t want him to leave because they were so in love and would be heartbroken when he did. On pg. 882 lines 1-2 Act III scene v. on the morning of Romeos departure she says, “ Wilt thou be gone. It is not yet near day....   [tags: Shakespeare play analysis]

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Romeo & Juliet: A 'Dramedy' to Remember

- During the English Renaissance, William Shakespeare, wrote plays within three distinct genres: tragedy, comedy, and history. While his historical plays occasionally borrow dramatic elements from his tragedies, Shakespeare set a clear division between the lighthearted ambiance found in A Midsummer Night's Dream and the heart wrenching despair that pervades Hamlet. However, Folger Theatre has cleared this divide with fervor. Romeo & Juliet, a play that was once the epitome of tragic theatre, is no longer pigeonholed to the tight confines of tragedy in regards to mood and tone....   [tags: Shakespeare play analysis]

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The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet

- The vial brushes fingertips, one snatching the glass bottle. Contained within the crystal clear barrier dances the liquid with the property of fleeting death, and enchants two naïve lovers to an early parting in "The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet" by William Shakespeare. Two star crossed lovers take the stage, bound by their endless love but separated by the ancient hate of their two families. In desperate endeavors to be able to spend their days together, terrible communication distorts their arrangements, and the horror of living without the other ends the lives of Romeo and Juliet....   [tags: William Shakespeare, Play Analysis]

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Juliet's State of Mind in Shakespeare´s Romeo and Juliet

- ... As she contemplates, she only begins to grow more fearful of the possibilities and outcomes. Juliet’s fear of being “stifled in the vault,” where she will be surrounded by pitch darkness, contradicts her earlier desire of the night and its blackness (IV, iv, 20). The concept of night plays a crucial role in revealing Juliet’s developing character as well as her relationships with her loved ones. In earlier events, Juliet wished for the night; the night was a time of love and intimacy for the two lovers....   [tags: Decision, Play]

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The Message Hidden Within: Romeo and Juliet

- ... In the play, The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet, by William Shakespeare, there’s three positive messages about the human spirit that this tragic play offers, such as the quest for independence, rebellion, and love. To begin, the couple who loved each other so much only wanted one thing from their feuding families, and that was to be accepted, and could only be sought out by independence from their cultures. As it is obviously stated in the Prologue, the Montagues and the Capulets are “...From old grudge, which makes civil hands unclean, breaks to new mutiny......   [tags: Shakespeare play analysis]

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Romeo and Juliet

- The tragedy of Romeo and Juliet, by William Shakespeare, is about two star crossed lovers dreadful fate. Each act of Romeo and Juliet is carefully crafted to provide the audience or reader with dramatic tension, mainly by foreshadowing and creating a suspenseful sensation. In the play, the theme -- some things aren’t meant to be -- has a major role in the development of the plot, and is represented in each act with foreshadowing. Shakespeare does this by making symbolic references, displaying the characters thoughts, and his use of tone....   [tags: Shakespeare, Literary Analysis, Play Analysis]

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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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William Shakespeare 's Romeo And Juliet

- Food becomes stale, clothes go out of fashion, even houses can deteriorate and yet Shakespeare’s play ‘Romeo and Juliet’, written in 1595, is still captivating countless amounts of people today. The play ‘Romeo and Juliet’, written by famous playwright William Shakespeare, is a tale that evolves around the everlasting themes of Identity, Impulsivity and Fate. In Act 3 Scene 1, all of these themes are prominent to advance the story line and ultimately lead to both Romeo and Juliet’s death. The scene is comprised of a fight between Tybalt and Mercutio after Tybalt taunts Romeo....   [tags: Romeo and Juliet, Romeo Montague]

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William Shakespeare 's Romeo And Juliet

- Romeo and Juliet is widely known to be a tragedy, but what caused the atrocity for which it is so renowned. Some may argue fate was to blame for Romeo’s and Juliet’s deaths, that the situations these young lovers faced were depicted as being out of their control. Could Romeo have refused to attend the Capulet masque. Was Romeo destined to duel the raging Tybalt. Did Romeo and Juliet truly have to kill themselves. If one considers the specific circumstances and causes of these situations, the fact that all scenarios are the result of choice rather than chance, and the notion that the characters were never left without options, only one conclusion can be determined....   [tags: Romeo and Juliet, Romeo Montague]

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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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The Adaptation Of Romeo And Juliet By Baz Luhrmann

- The Adaptation of Romeo and Juliet by Baz Luhrmann In 1996 an australian film director Baz Luhrman introduces the new adaptation of the ageless love story – “Romeo and Juliet” by William Shakespeare. The action is moved to America and happening in the end of 20th century. In an imaginary city Verona Beach the two powerful clans Montague (Anglo-Saxon) and Capulet (Latinos) brutally rival. The swords are substituted with the guns, the ancient costumes with jeans and shirts. The art director Catherine Martin didn’t have any lack of materials, since the 20th century brought a great variety of heels, lighters, shirts, bikers, rockers, leather, tattoos, piercing, etc....   [tags: Romeo and Juliet, Romeo + Juliet]

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William Shakespeare 's Romeo And Juliet

- When it comes to Shakespeare, if one asks a young adult with which play they are most familiar, the answer is likely to be Romeo and Juliet. As the play unfolds, readers learn of two families, the Montagues and the Capulets who are mortal enemies. A young Juliet Capulet is smitten for Romeo Montague. While their love is forbidden, they are determined to go to the greatest extent to make their relationship work, including dying together in the name of love. Many adaptations of Shakespeare’s popular play have been done, and they have different target audiences....   [tags: Romeo and Juliet, Romeo + Juliet]

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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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Shakespeare 's Romeo And Juliet

- By Lauren Huston Luhrmann has brought Shakespeare to our modern day youths with his artistically uncomplicated film, Romeo and Juliet, the traditional Shakespearean love story. Luhrmanns movie uses imagery of bold crucifix tattoos, blaring billboards, vibrant pink hair, blowing up gas stations, and Rosencrantzky’s hot dog shack at Verona Beach to capture the gritty city landscape. This classic Shakespearean romantic tragedy, Romeo and Juliet has been updated by director Baz Luhrmann to a modern day Verona Beach where swords are simply a brand of gun and bored youths are easily spurred toward violence- but yet he still remains true to the original Shakespearean language....   [tags: Romeo and Juliet, Characters in Romeo and Juliet]

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William Shakespeare 's Romeo And Juliet

- One of William Shakespeare’s most well-known plays, Romeo and Juliet, tells the story of two star-crossed lovers from opposite families that are victims to tragic circumstances. Romeo and Juliet meet each other for the first time at a party and they fall in love and eventually decide to get married. Mercutio is the closest friend to Romeo and plays an important role in his life. Mercutio 's concern is always for Romeo and for peace between the two families, the Capulets and the Montagues. Mercutio is the first to see that Romeo is deeply in love....   [tags: Romeo and Juliet, Characters in Romeo and Juliet]

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William Shakespeare 's Romeo And Juliet

- The movie Romeo and Juliet and the play centers on two youths from feuding families who, upon falling in love, attempt to defy social custom, patriarchal power, and destiny. The efforts meet with devastating ending, including the deaths of Mercutio and Tybalt, as well as the tragic demise of Romeo and Juliet. Romeo -n- Juliet, is one of the most glorious love stories of all times, is the play anchored on destiny and time. Some actions are believed to occur by destiny or by chance. The timing of each behavior influence the outcome of the play....   [tags: Romeo and Juliet, Characters in Romeo and Juliet]

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The Tragedy Of Romeo And Juliet By William Shakespeare

- The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet, a play written by William Shakespeare, is set in Verona where two families, Montague and Capulet, have a long feud between them. This conflict causes a dilemma for the two lovers, Romeo and Juliet that are secretly married, and they take their lives to be together. Romeo, a Montague, is a teenage boy that in the beginning of the play, loves Rosaline and he is depressed because she doesn’t love him back. After talking to Mercutio, Romeo’s friend, he goes to a Capulet’s party and falls in love with the daughter of Lord Capulet, Juliet, and they secretly get married....   [tags: Romeo and Juliet, Characters in Romeo and Juliet]

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William Shakespeare 's Romeo And Juliet

- Have you ever fallen in love with the wrong person. How about falling in love with your family’s worst enemy. This tragedy happened to Romeo and Juliet, two adolescents that were doomed to unhappiness since the moment they were born. Two powerful and respectable families that have had hatred for each other for so long that the reason for how their hatred began is forgotten. Romeo and Juliet were the ones who had to pay the consequences for their families’ feud. Baz Luhrmann’s Romeo and Juliet adaptation is both faithful and unfaithful to mise-en-scène in the beginning, middle, and end of the scene....   [tags: Romeo and Juliet, Romeo + Juliet, Mercutio]

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William Shakespeare 's Romeo And Juliet

- Topic: ‘A pair of star-cross’d lovers take their life.’ Discuss the part fate plays in Romeo and Juliet. The classic idea of the fate that is embodied in the famous play “Romeo and Juliet” has an exceptionally crucial force, pulling the characters into an emotionally heightened state. The fate that is portrayed in the play becomes tremendously suspenseful which undoubtedly superintends the two young lovers to meet in the first place. The evident aspects of the play which unravel the role fate plays in the lives of Romeo and Juliet include the young lovers finding that they are from different families, the unfortunate death of Tybalt due to a misunderstanding and the unpredicted failure of F...   [tags: Romeo and Juliet, Characters in Romeo and Juliet]

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William Shakespeare 's Romeo And Juliet

- In the play of Romeo and Juliet the main characters are a young teenage boy named Romeo and the only daughter of his family’s enemies, named Juliet. These two teenagers fall in love with one another but their love is strictly forbidden by fate. There are two families in the story; the Montagues and the Capulets, who had been rivals for many years. As two servants of the Romeo’s household walk, they see two servants of Juliet’s household biting their thumbs towards them. The two argue in public then fight....   [tags: Romeo and Juliet, Characters in Romeo and Juliet]

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William Shakespeare 's Romeo And Juliet

- William Shakespeare’s play, Romeo and Juliet was written in 1597 and has gained worldwide fame for its renowned way of portraying themes, such as love, hate, responsibility and family. One of the most prominent themes in the play is fate. Readers learn in the prologue, before the play has even began, that the play is set to end in tragedy. Readers learn that Romeo and Juliet are a pair of “star crossed lovers” who “take their life”. Events in the play lead up to the tragic ending for the pairing....   [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

- Romeo and Juliet was written in the late 1500’s, but it does not take place during that time period. The play takes place in the 1300’s it has a few situations that don 't make sense in our time or in Shakespeare’s time. An example of a situation is Paris who is thirty wants to marry Juliet who is only thirteen. In the 1300’s that is normal but, at this time of age it’s not right. William Shakespeare married an older woman which, might of have caused his way of thinking while writing Romeo and Juliet....   [tags: Romeo and Juliet, Characters in Romeo and Juliet]

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