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Catastrophes in William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet - Catastrophes in Romeo and Juliet Many characters in William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet invite the catastrophes they experience. These characters are Mercutio, Romeo, and Friar Laurence. Mercutio because he never thinks before he acts. He has a very big mouth and will say anything to create a joke. Romeo because of this fight with Tybalt. If this fight never occurred then the outcome of the story could have been better for Romeo and Juliet. Maybe there families could have set aside their differences for there children and live the rest of there lives in harmony....   [tags: Romeo and Juliet Essays] 550 words
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Dying in William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet - Fate plays a chief role in the tragedy of Romeo and Juliet. Romeo Montague and Juliet Capulet belong to feuding families. The family feud causes them to keep their love and marriage a secret, therefore only Romeo, Juliet, Benvolio, Friar Lawrence and the Nurse know of their love. Misinterpretations, misunderstandings, and wrong impressions lead to the death of two young adults and the mourning of two families. Romeo is a handsome young gentleman from the Montague family. He can sweep any girl off her feet with his charm and good looks....   [tags: William Shakespeare Romeo and Juliet] 752 words
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Themes of William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet - Themes of William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet The many different themes of Romeo and Juliet theme the test of time because what happens in the story Romeo and Juliet also happens in the world today. The many different themes of Romeo and Juliet which are Violence, religion, hate, love, youth, tragedy and jealousy are the things that also are still happening today and that's why so many people can relate to it. In the play two families have a feud with each other and I think that this is the main factor of the death of Romeo and Juliet....   [tags: Free Romeo and Juliet Essays] 1043 words
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Dramatic Effects in Romeo and Juliet III.1 - Romeo and Juliet is a sixteenth-century play written by William Shakespeare. Amongst the most renowned of Shakespeare's plays, Romeo and Juliet is a tragedy that focuses on the fated relationship of two star-crossed lovers. The play focuses on themes of love and hate, mostly concerning the feud between the two opposing families, the Montagues and the Capulets. This play came at a time when such social events like courting were not just accepted, but expected. Witchcraft and fate were also strongly believed to be real which makes aspects of the play seem somewhat surreal to a modern day audience....   [tags: William Shakespeare Romeo and Juliet] 2289 words
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Chance or Destiny in Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet - Romeo and Juliet, said to be one of the most famous love stories of all time, is a play anchored in time and fate. Some actions are believed to occur by chance or by destiny. The timing of each action influences the outcome of the play. While some events are of less significance, some are crucial to the development of this tragedy. The substantial events that inspire the conclusion of Romeo and Juliet are the Capulet ball, the quarrel experienced by Tybalt and Romeo, and Friar John’s plague. A servant to Capulet, who is illiterate, asks for Romeo’s assistance in reading the guest list....   [tags: Romeo and Juliet Essays]
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Imagery in William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet - Romeo and Juliet - Imagery Literary devices play a crucial and essential role in almost all works of literature. Literary devices are techniques used by the writer in order to conjure moods and ideas within the reader. Writers use different literary devices for different purposes. One very important literary device is imagery. In imagery, words are used to invoke an image in the reader's mind. One writer that utilizes a great deal of imagery is William Shakespeare. In William Shakespeare's tragedy Romeo and Juliet, Shakespeare uses images of poison and death to create moods of death and sorrow....   [tags: Romeo and Juliet Essays] 606 words
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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] 1554 words
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Imagery in William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet - Imagery in William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet "Romeo and Juliet" is one romantic tragedy you are sure to have heard of. Shakespeare wrote it towards the end of the 15th century from the original verse of Arthur Brooke named "The Tragicall Historye of Romeus and Juliet". From the very first sentence of "Romeo and Juliet" imagery is used - in the prologue "where civil blood makes civil hands unclean" helps you to imagine the fights between the two feuding families of the Capulets and Montagues....   [tags: Free Romeo and Juliet Essays] 709 words
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The Nurse in William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet - The Nurse in William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet Whilst the Nurse is not one of the main characters in the play, she is amusing and a vital character, larger than life, who plays an important role in furthering the plot. Her crude humour provides light relief in the midst of the tragedy. She keeps the scenes flowing and acts as a go between. Although the Nurse is not related to anyone she is a senior capulate servant and is the only one who Juliet can confide in. Juliet can trust the Nurse as the Nurse virtually brought her up and is her inspiration in life....   [tags: Free Romeo and Juliet Essays] 419 words
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Summary of William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet - Romeo and Juliet, one of the most famous and acclaimed plays of William Shakespeare, recounts the romance of a couple whose lives destiny would at the end head towards tragedy. This play takes place in Verona in the late 1500’s. The play deals mostly with the fact that Romeo couldn’t be with Juliet since their families were such big rivals. However, though all of their family hated each other so much, Romeo and Juliet had never met before. It happened that in every certain time of the year the Capulets (Juliet’s family) made this great feast in which they invited all the townsfolk for except the Montagues, so as usual they sent their servants to invite the town’s people....   [tags: William Shakespeare Romeo and Juliet] 956 words
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The Nurse in William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet - The Nurse is Capulets servant, and she is a very good servant as she tries her hardest to please the Capulets and Juliet at the same time. She is also a very important character in the play and in the Capulets lives. Through out the play The Nurse is Juliet&#8217;s confidant. The Nurse is a crucial character who strongly influences Juliet&#8217;s thoughts and actions. The main reason why the Capulet employed her was to breast feed Juliet. The Nurse was perfect for the job because she had just lost her little baby Susan, and The Nurse will now have unwanted breast milk that is ideal for Juliet as Lady Capulet does not want the role of breast feeding....   [tags: William Shakespeare Romeo and Juliet] 1674 words
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Analyzing Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare - Analyzing Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare This play is about two star-crossed lovers caught in a family feud. Act 5 scenes 3 Romeo has come to commit suicide and be with Juliet but she isn't in actuality dead and Paris has come to lay flowers and perfumed water. She wakes up to see Romeo and Paris dead commits suicide to. It is the big dramatic climax of the whole play. It is dramatically important because of the setting and the language of the characters witch this essay will demonstrate....   [tags: Free Romeo and Juliet Essays] 472 words
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Fate In William Shakespeare's Romeo And Juliet - Fate In William Shakespeare's Romeo And Juliet In the Shakespearean play Romeo and Juliet; besides love and revenge, fate is one of the main themes in the play. The whole play revolves around the concept of fate, and Shakespeare makes his audience quite aware of this on the prologue at the start of the play. Fate is an uncontrollable power or thought that is said to make things happen, fate is destiny. It is predestination where everything in and around your life is set out for you....   [tags: Free Romeo and Juliet Essays] 819 words
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Fate in William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet - Fate in William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet The phrase “a pair of star-crossed” lovers first appears in the prologue of the story so you immediately get the impression of a love story. The Elizabethans were big fans of astrology and horoscopes and the idea of fate was a big part of the Elizabethan lifestyle. Throughout the story the characters mention fate, or how its God’s choice to make there decisions. The reader knows immediately that Romeo and Juliet are going to die after reading the prologue so the questions are asked why would two star-crossed lovers end up dying....   [tags: Free Romeo and Juliet Essays] 518 words
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The Tragedy in William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet - Romeo and Juliet - The Tragedy The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet is a play written by the well-known author, William Shakespeare. The setting of the play is the 1400's in Verona, Italy. This is a play based on two families who have had an ancient grudge for many years, and their children who fall in love. What makes the story of Romeo and Juliet such a tragedy are the various decisions made by the characters of the play such as Romeo. Romeo made many decisions, some good, some bad; his decisions have a great effect towards other characters in the play and the outcome of the events in this dramatic play....   [tags: Romeo and Juliet Essays] 745 words
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Love and Hate in Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet - 'Romeo and Juliet' is a play written by William Shakespeare. A prologue is included at the start of the play, which portrays the tragedy between 'star-cross'd lovers'. Elizabethans believed that their fate is in the stars and the prologue increases the anticipation as it shows the way they are destined. Shakespeare has also included devices to dramatise the themes of love and hate throughout the play. In Elizabethan times the audience were involved in the ongoing play. Shakespeare involves the audience in scenes such as the ballroom scene (Act 1, Scene 5.) In Act 1, Scene 5 Romeo enters an enemy?s ball where he and Juliet fall in love for the first time, which angers Tybalt....   [tags: Free Romeo and Juliet Essays] 2060 words
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Characterization in William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet - In Act One of William Shakespeare’s play, Romeo and Juliet, we meet Romeo, Mercutio, and Tybalt. Right away, we get an idea of who these characters are and what kind of role they will play throughout the story. Romeo, Mercutio, and Tybalt share many distinctive characteristics and personalities in the story. We learn that Romeo is the romantic and handsome son of the Montagues. In the beginning of the story, he was depressed, but his mood quickly changed as the story went on. We also learn that Mercutio is Romeo’s closest and good friend who tries to make Romeo forget about his first love, Rosaline....   [tags: William Shakespeare Romeo and Juliet] 1182 words
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Fate in William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet - If the Titanic did not bump into the iceberg, a tragedy could have been avoided. Why did Hitler get elected. Maybe then the holocaust could have been avoided. If a plane flight was cancelled on 9/11, we might have avoided the deaths of thousands. Why did Romeo meet Juliet in the first place. Could Tybalt and Mercutio’s deaths been avoided. Last but not least, why did Juliet wake up in time to see dying Romeo. What exactly ties all events together. Fate. In the beginning of the play it is told, “A pair of star-crossed lovers take their life;” (Prologue.6) this sentence indicates that from the very beginning the fate of Romeo and Juliet is written in the stars....   [tags: William Shakespeare Romeo and Juliet] 746 words
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The Turning Point in Romeo and Juliet by Shakespeare - In this essay, I will be explaining how act 3 Scene 1 is a turning point. ?Romeo and Juliet. is a tragic love story based on two passionate lovers, Romeo and Juliet. However, their families dislike each other, forcing the young couple to only painful end. William Shakespeare made this story full of betrayal, love, jealousy, anger and death. In act 3 Scene 1, it shows the turning point of the whole account as one of Romeo?s best friend, Mercutio, is stabbed by Tybalt and died. Therefore, guilty Romeo decided to seek revenge and killed Tybalt....   [tags: Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet] 999 words
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Death in William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet - Death in William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet The Capulet’s and Montague’s have been fighting for many years, and there are many people to blame for the many deaths which occur in the play. First of all, when you begin the play there is a short prologue (chorus), it mentions anger and violence, but most of all death. “From ancient grudge break new mutiny, where civil blood makes civil hands unclean.” Also “Doth with there death bury there parents strife. The fearful passage of there death-marked love,” all indicates the anger and violence which is going to be the ‘traffic’ of the play....   [tags: Free Romeo and Juliet Essays] 848 words
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Fate in William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet - Imagine living a tragic existence, not even two entire decades long. Imagine being controlled by an invisible, yet limitless puppet string conducted by “the stars”. When fate is your enemy and time reveals each unraveling tragedy to your dismay, you understand how it feels to be the protagonist’s of Shakespeare’s most famous love story, The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet. Tradition, heredity, and ancestry symbolize the celestial psychology that is the stars. Controlling every miniscule detail of the play from human behavior to action sequences, to the ultimate climax of the tale....   [tags: William Shakespeare Romeo and Juliet] 881 words
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Fate in William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet - In modern times, and in the Elizabethan era, fate plays an important role in people's lives. Many people believe it to be written in stone, and unchangeable. Many others believe it to be controlled by a person's own actions. In Romeo and Juliet, fate is one of the main themes, described as having power over many of the events in the play. Fate is often called upon, wondered about, and blamed for mishaps. However, where fate is blamed in the play as the ultimate cause for a mishap, there is always an underlying action, or combination of them, on the part of human beings that decides the consequences....   [tags: William Shakespeare Romeo and Juliet] 985 words
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Petcharchen Love in Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet - The Petrachan lover has many characteristics. The Petrachan lover is attracted to beauty, and list physical characteristics. He idealizes his mate. He is normally infatuated with his lover. The Petrachan lover uses many metaphors and similes. He is smooth, fancy, and very flowery. Finally, he is blazon. All of the previous describe the main character in William Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet”. Romeo is an ideal Petrachan lover. And at times, being a Petrachan lover causes him more pain than joy....   [tags: Romeo and Juliet Essays] 536 words
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Tragedy in William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet - Romeo and Juliet is one of Shakespeare’s most popular plays of all time, and also one of the most tragic plays of all time. It is about two lovers who commit suicide when their families prevent them from being together. They lived in a very complicated society, where they couldn’t see each other or share their passion for each other. They both had bad luck, by falling in love with a person that was your families’ enemy. Finally, they have so much love for each other that they are willing to kill themselves for the other....   [tags: William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet] 665 words
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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] 612 words
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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] 1022 words
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Summary of William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet - Summary of William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet Paris asks Capulet for his daughter Juliet's hand in marriage. Capulet replies that she is still too young to be married, but nevertheless invites Paris to try to woo her at a banquet he is holding that night. He gives a servant a list of guests and tells him to take an invitation to each of them. The servant is illiterate, and so goes about trying to find someone to read the list for him. He runs into Romeo and Benvolio, who are still discussing Romeo's unrequited love....   [tags: Romeo and Juliet Essays] 3521 words
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The Tragedy of William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet - Romeo and Juliet is a play by William Shakespeare. It takes place in Verona, Italy during the renaissance. The play is about two rich families during a long feud. Their children, Romeo and Juliet, fall in love and eventually take their own lives. Unable to marry each other in the open, they marry secretly. They only have a little time before things go wrong, and they are separated for eternity. As with many things it is difficult to lay the blame on one specific occurrence as even the slightest mishap, especially in the story, can amount to something far worse than ever expected....   [tags: Free Romeo and Juliet Essays] 1189 words
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No Possible Happy Ending for Romeo and Juliet - Romeo and Juliet Married Happily Ever-After. Many will speculate about this question, others may guess., but you have to look at the facts in order to correctly judge these two young lovers’ fate. Let us start with the basics in solving this equation and some information about the characters. Romeo and Juliet have married, but what are the chances that they will live happily ever-after. Romeo Juliet MONTAGUE- his father CAPULET- her father LADY MONTAGUE- his mother LADY CAPULET- her mother BENVOLIO- their kinsman NURSE to Juliet ABRAM- a Montague servingman TYBALT- kinsman to the Capulets BA...   [tags: Romeo and Juliet Essays] 509 words
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Friar Lawrence in Shakespeare's Romeo And Juliet - The story of Romeo and Juliet was filled with a tragedy caused by two feuding families with an end of death. But could the fatal demise of these two been averted if one character had played a better part. This character is Friar Lawrence a man of the church renowned for his power of healing. When the lovers turned to him he married them, gave both advice in their ties of need and supplied a plan to bring them back together. But was the Friar responsible for such a crime and when they both lay dead was the blood on his hands....   [tags: Shakespeare Romeo Juliet] 901 words
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Criticism of William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet - Criticism of Romeo and Juliet In Romeo and Juliet, love serves as the tragedy. According to critic Denton J. Snider, "love, the emotion of the Family, in its excess destroys the Family; though it be the origin and bond of the domestic institution, it now assails and annihilates that institution." The love of Romeo and Juliet for one another, not only destroys their families, but ultimately destroys them as well. Their love and devotion for one another causes them to rebel against the institution of family....   [tags: Romeo and Juliet Essays] 1612 words
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Love and Hate in Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet - Analyze the Portrayal of Love and Hate in ‘Romeo and Juliet’ The emotions of love and hate are at the forefront of the theme in this play by William Shakespeare. The Oxford Standard English Dictionary defines ‘love’ as ‘to have strong feelings of affection for another adult and be romantically and sexually attracted to them, or to feel great affection for a friend or person in your family’ and defines ‘hate’ as ‘a feeling of dislike so strong that it demands action dislike intensely, to feel antipathy or aversion towards someone or something’....   [tags: Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet] 3768 words
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Mercutio of William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet - Mercutio of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet Although the story of Romeo and Juliet does not focus on Mercutio, to many, he is one of the most interesting characters in literature. His name puns on the word mercurial which meansunpredictably changeable. His unsteady behavior makes him wise beyond his intentions. Arecurring trend in Shakespeare’s plays is the existence of a witty fool and many foolish wits. People such as Romeo, Friar Laurence, and Capulet are people who are made out to be wise, but,in the end, they make all the wrong decisions....   [tags: Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet Essays] 1384 words
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Comparing Movie Versions of Romeo and Juliet - Comparing Movie Versions of Romeo and Juliet Being faced with Baz Luhrmann’s version of Romeo and Juliet is, to be honest, a little disappointing. At first glance the film looks very promising – a classic love story, great actors and a modern twist. But unfortunately, it just doesn’t work. The opening scene of the film hardly grabs your attention, with a very dull scene in which a newsreader reads out Shakespeare’s original prologue but attempts to make it sound like a news-article....   [tags: Free Romeo and Juliet Essays] 710 words
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The Irrationality of the Lovers in Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet - In the play Romeo and Juliet ,by Shakespeare we are constantly bombarded with different meanings of words, contrasts, and characters who are quite irrational. They wish things upon themselves, and when they happen, are astonished. This piece of literature is filled with situations where the character intends one thing to happen, but his results are completely different. Throughout the following paragraphs the reader is to decide if the examples shown display opposite results from the original plan....   [tags: Romeo and Juliet Essays]
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Impulsiveness in William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet - Impulsiveness in Romeo & Juliet "Wisely and slow: they stumble that run fast"(Pg 91, Line 97) those words spoken by Friar Laurence. Words we must listen too. Impulsiveness leads to downfall, and therefore people must strike a balance between being impulsive, and being pragmatic. Time and time again Shakespeare showed us how impulsiveness leads to tragedy. First off, Capulet was a prudent, well-balanced person most of the time. When Paris told Capulet that he wanted to marry Juliet, Capulet said "Let two more summers wither in their pride/Ere we may think her ripe to be a bride"(Pg 27, Lines 10-11) because he wanted to look out for Juliet and wanted to ma...   [tags: Romeo and Juliet Essays] 967 words
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Directing William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet - Imagine you are going to direct this scene for a class performance. Explain how you want the parts of Juliet and Lady Capulet or Lord Capulet to bring out the tension of the scene, including comments to show how you want the audience to respond to the argument. This play Romeo and Juliet is set in the Elizabethan times, when Shakespeare was writing and producing plays. This particular play, ‘Romeo and Juliet’, is set in Verona, Italy. It is here; we meet the wealthy families of Capulet and Montague families....   [tags: William Shakespeare Romeo and Juliet] 2434 words
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Tybalt's Character in Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet - Although admirable qualities add to one's life, they can often lead to their death. One such example of this occurs in William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet where we are introduced to Tybalt, a fiery and prideful young relative of the Capulet family. In the play, In the play, Tybalt plays a prominent role in both the thematic scheme and in the ultimate outcome. Tybalt is the instigator of a chain of reactions which change the course of this tragedy, sending it into a headlong collision with fate....   [tags: Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet] 493 words
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Capulet of William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet - Capulet of William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet Overview Capulet displays a mixture of qualities rather than conveying a sense steady action. He is concerned with maintaining order in his own house, especially after the prince's promise to execute any disturbers of the peace. He is motivated by desire to fulfill Juliet’s needs, if she obtains his approval. However, he is also motivated by increasing the power and influence this marriage will create for his family and his line....   [tags: Free Romeo and Juliet Essays] 407 words
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Directing William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet - Directing Romeo and Juliet Being a director in a production such as Romeo and Juliet is no easy task, and I enter into this paper with that in mind. My goals are to be creative, and do things differently from the many versions of the play we have viewed in class. Each of those directors took the original text, written by William Shakespeare, and turned it into a unique version of their own; unique in the sense that they changed the tragedy by taking out lines, conversation or even entire scenes to better suit that particular director’s needs....   [tags: William Shakespeare Romeo and Juliet] 1458 words
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Directing William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet - Directing William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet This scene is important in the context of the play as this is the scene that marks the final appearance of Mercutio and Tybalt. This is a major turning point and will lead to more deaths throughout the play. For the setting for my play I have decided to set it in Los Angeles as it would be as hot and dry as in the original Verona. This scene would take place during the afternoon as everything would be visible and nothing would be disclosed from the viewer's eye....   [tags: Free Romeo and Juliet Essays] 602 words
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Transformation of Juliet in Shakespeare's The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet -    In William Shakespeare's The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet, love transforms Juliet. Early in the play, Juliet is a young girl who is very faithful to her family. After this young girl meets Romeo Montague, she begins to change. By the end of the play, Juliet is changed into a woman who is now very faithful to her husband, instead of her family. In the beginning of the play The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet when Juliet is first introduced, she is introduced as a young girl who is very faithful to her family, the Capulet family....   [tags: Romeo and Juliet Essays]
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Juliet's Emotional Currency in William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet - In an attempt to push away from medieval love conventions and her father's authority, Shakespeare's Juliet asserts sovereignty over her sexuality. She removes it from her father's domain and uses it to capture Romeo's love. Critic Mary Bly argues that sexual puns color Juliet's language. These innuendoes were common in Renaissance literature and would have been recognized by an Elizabethan audience. Arguably, Juliet uses sexual terms when speaking to Romeo in order to make him aware of her sexuality....   [tags: Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet] 452 words
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The Pressure on Juliet in William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet - The Pressure on Juliet in William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet In the play Romeo and Juliet written by William Shakespeare pressure builds up Juliet. This is caused by a number of reasons. Because Juliet is the only surviving daughter , the only child of the Capulet´s , there there is a big expectancy on Juliet of the Capulets , because everybody expects her to make a marriage with a noble man . Lady Capulet introduces the idea of mariage to Juliet: “ Tell me daughter Juliet, how stands your disposition to be married ?” Juliet is still a child ....   [tags: Free Romeo and Juliet Essays] 714 words
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Comparison of Romeo and Juliet Movies - Comparison of Romeo and Juliet Movies Franco Zeffirellis ‘Romeo & Juliet’ was the most popular film in the box office in 1968, eight years after he directed it on the stage in the West End. Baz Luhrmann created his version thirty years later, in a modern style. There are many differences and similarities between the films, but each does not change the tale. They use young actors and actresses to appeal to the younger audience at the time that they were released, but it is obvious to see the generation gap between them....   [tags: Romeo and Juliet William Shakespeare Film Essays] 1249 words
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Romeo Monologue from William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet - Romeo Monologue from William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet This is a monologue by Romeo out of Romeo and Juliet: Is this really worth it. I mean, I am the man. I am the player to end all players, the mack of all daddies. But there's something about her. Her hair. Her eyes. Her tits. And that's where it ends. If this gets out then I'm finished. I need to get into her pants, and soon. I don't think I can really take all this waiting. Then again why am I waiting. I know I keep asking, but I don't know the answer....   [tags: Free Romeo and Juliet Essays] 632 words
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Capulet's Treatment of Juliet in William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet - Capulet's Treatment of Juliet in William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet During the time that Shakespeare was writing Romeo and Juliet, the roles of people in society and the family were very different. Men were superior to women in every way; the father had full control over every aspect of his marriage and family. Children, especially girls, would have been expected to everything their father bid them – from chores to marrying a suitable husband. Men controlled every aspect of his family....   [tags: Free Romeo and Juliet Essays] 837 words
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A Futuristic Interview With Romeo of William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet - A Futuristic Interview With Romeo SCENE I: Setting: On the set of ‘Time Voyager', a new television series. Characters: ANN - Announcer ROMEO - Romeo ANN: Ladies and Gentlemen, welcome again to this week's edition of Time Voyager. In case this is the first time you have tuned in and are unfamiliar with the concept, let me explain it to you. Modern technology today allows us to go back in time, as you probably know already. We do just that - go back and visit those times and places that had so much mystery, so much darkness, and so little knowledge....   [tags: William Shakespeare Romeo and Juliet] 1251 words
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Conflict in William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet - Conflict in William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet Conflict meaning 'a state of opposition or a fight or struggle' is used in all good dramas, old and new. It makes the drama interesting. Conflict is mostly used by dramatists and script writers to make audiences interested in the drama, tense and wonder what will happen next. The play 'Romeo and Juliet' has to have a conflict because; it is one of the main themes in the play. The disagreements and fight between the two family, that is Capulet and he Montague, their children Romeo and Juliet who truly were in love with each other end up dying....   [tags: Drama Shakespeare Romeo Juliet Essays] 1365 words
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Theme of Fate and Choice in Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet - The Theme of Fate and Choice, in William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet In William Shakespeare's tragic play Romeo and Juliet, there are four quotes about fate and choice. The characters in the play choose their own fate, it happens because of their choices or actions. First, in the beginning of the play Romeo and Juliet are referred to as 'a pair of star-crossed lovers' (Romeo and Juliet, Prologue). Second, Romeo explains to Mercutio how he has a dream that if he goes to the Montague party he will die, but Romeo chooses to go to the party anyway....   [tags: Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet] 780 words
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The Role of the Friar in William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet - The Friar directly and indirectly took part in suicide, murder, and other tragic happenings. The Friar is an honored man, who sells herbs and medicines to the people of Verona. He is a type of ancient pharmacist, who has potions for both causes of good and evil. There are three specific instances of the Friar playing a major role in Romeo and Juliet: the impossible marriage of Romeo and Juliet, Juliet's "death" plan, and Romeo's death. Without the Friar many crucial and tragic events would not have happened in Romeo and Juliet....   [tags: William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet] 1029 words
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Role of the Friar and Nurse in William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet - In William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, the nurse and Friar Laurence play an enormous role. Not only does their advice aid Romeo and Juliet but their actions and the decisions they make throughout the whole play affects the whole outcome of numerous situations. Had the nurse and the friar not made the decisions they did, the tale of Romeo and Juliet might have not ended in tragedy. Friar Laurence is a Franciscan friar who aids both Romeo and Juliet throughout the whole play. Choices he made determined the outcome of the play and had he made different choices, the play may not have ended the way it did....   [tags: William Shakespeare Romeo and Juliet]
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How Shakespeare Uses Dramatic Devices in Act 3 Scene 1 of Romeo and Juliet - Romeo and Juliet is a tragic play about two young star crosses lovers, ‘A pair of lovers whose relationship is said to be doomed from the start’, which unites their families of sworn enemies together. It fits into the tragedy genre, as it’s a play that contains many distressing scenes, which involves many deaths of characters. Furthermore, during the time this play was written, Italy was stereotyped as a very rough place where many fights take place. In addition, this play is set in Verona, Italy, which somewhat relates to the play in a way, due to the fighting between the two families that takes place....   [tags: Shakespeare, Dramatic Devices, Romeo and Juliet, ] 998 words
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Friar Laurence is the Culprit in Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet - I think that Friar Laurence was to a large extent responsible for the deaths of Romeo and Juliet. However, several other factors contributed and we can not solely blame one person. The circumstances, time period and characters need to be taken into consideration. The Friar is introduced half way through the play, and his role is a vital one. In his first scene we see him with the poison, and this scene links up with his last two scenes and the consequences of that same poison.  His entrance breaks the pace of the previous balcony scene, and gives the audience time to absorb what has occurred between Romeo and Juliet....   [tags: Romeo and Juliet Essays] 495 words
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Aspects of Love in Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare - Aspects of Love in Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare There are many different views on love in the play. Love portrayed by different characters at different times in the play, some characters show more than one type of love. The first type of love shown is sexual or physical love. It is the most basic form of love; this is shown by Sampson and Gregory it reduces everything to sex. Sampson says, "I will push Montague's men from the wall, and thrust his maids to the wall"; this means that he will rape them because of his hate for the Montague's not for the love of the woman....   [tags: Free Romeo and Juliet Essays] 766 words
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Three Characters with Good Intentions in Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet - Based on the impulsive, irrational Veronese society, many of the characters in Romeo and Juliet believe that they are doing everything “all for the best.” Three characters which exemplify this fully are Lord Capulet, Tybalt and Friar Lawrence. All the characters are products of their own society, Veronese society. Status is everything, money buys anything. Woman must marry well and produce many offspring. Men believe strongly in defending their honor by any means available especially violence. When there is a fight in the market place, Capulet rushes to fight for his honor, “my sword I say, old Montague is come...” Capulet denies Paris’ request to marry Juliet “ and too soon marred are those...   [tags: Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet] 615 words
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