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  • Lives Of Romeo And Juliet
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    Sabina GajimuradovM. McCullough 2150 DG 13 C / MQ 13 B February 19, 2002 A play about Romeo and Juliet, by Shakespeare, is a fateful tragedy about two star- crossed lovers who were destined to be both together and apart from the beginning of the play. From the beginning of the story, a fateful chain of events lead Romeo and Juliet to each other. The drive and the force that was leading them to fall in love with each other, in an extraordinary circumstances, and to be apart in life and death, was...
  • Character In Shakespeare's Romeo And Juliet
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    Romeo and Juliet: Imagery of Love William Shakespeare's play, "The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet", is the story of two "star crossed" lovers who both meet a tragic end. Romeo and Juliet is a tragedy; however, the poetic and vivid manner in which Shakespeare engages the viewer or reader make this a beautiful play. The story of Romeo and Juliet is timeless, and it has provided a model for many other stories. The story line or plot in Romeo and Juliet is well loved by many around the world, but that ...
  • Shakespeares Romeo And Juliet
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    ROMEO AND JULIET AS A TRAGEDY Shakespeares Romeo and Juliet is his eleventh play. It is with no doubt a tragedy. Shakespeare has included all the necessary elements for a tragedy. The play has a tragic hero of high standing who dies. The hero opposes some conflicting force. The hero has a tragic flaw and this flaw will lead to his downfall and the downfall of others. Good is always wasted driving out evil. Indeed, Shakespeares Romeo and Juliet is a tragedy. In Romeo and Juliet, Romeo is the trag...
  • Shakespeare's Play Romeo And Juliet
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    Think how boring life would be if all humans only demonstrated one personality trait. In literature, characters are made more interesting by being developed as round characters, people with more that one personality trait. In Shakespeare's play Romeo and Juliet, Romeo demonstrates being lovesick, impulsive, and sneaky. One of the personality traits that Romeo demonstrates in the play is being lovesick. First, when Romeo falls in love with Rosaline, she does not respond. As a result he forces him...
  • Events Of Romeo And Juliet
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    The events of Romeo and Juliet are heavily influenced by fate, as oppose to the actions of the characters. To be precise, occurrences in the play are not always as a result of conscience choices that characters make. Rather, chance occurrences (or predestination, depending on one's opinion) cause events to take place; these events seriously alter the course of the play. Fate affects us all every single day, but the sheer number of occurrences related to fate, as well as the powerful affect these...
  • Tragedy Of Romeo And Juliet
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    Fate's Role in "Romeo and Juliet " In William Shakespeare's play, "The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet", fate plays one of the largest roles in the plot. In order to understand how fate plays a role it is important to examine how the story begins, when Romeo meets Juliet, and when Romeo fights Tybalt after Tybalt kills Mercutio. One reason why fate plays a big role is that the play begins by hinting that Romeo and Juliet will be affected by fate. The chorus begins the play by giving the general idea...
  • Romeo And Juliet And Claudio And Hero
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    Romeo and Juliet vs. Much Ado About Nothings illustrated by the two plays Romeo and Juliet and Much Ado About Nothing, William Shakespeare was a true romantic. In each play, his characters suffer great hardship, but in the end, he delivers them to a life of eternal love. Characters plot against each other in each play. The relationships of the people in his plays are not always what they seem. Whether it be a tragedy or a comedy, Shakespeare encompasses three elements into his plays: love, intri...
  • Romeo And Juliet's Love
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    Has Shakespeare convinced you that Romeo and Juliet are in love at the end of act one? What is love? Love means a warm liking or affection for a person, affectionate devotion. Does the way Romeo describe Juliet sound like love to you? In my opinion love does not occur at first sight, it is something that you need to work towards. Romeo just describes Juliet's beauty and not her inner-beauty. "Beauty too rich for use, for earth too dear!" Romeo is just saying how beauty like that is too good for ...
  • Very Lively Presence Throughout The Play
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    Over the past four hundred years, the famous play, Romeo and Juliet, has inspired many readers across the globe. The classic play, written by famous playwright William Shakespeare has captured and will continue to capture people's minds. The main question that rises is why this play has been read for so long. The story consists of two's tar- crossed '; lovers who fall in love at first sight. One of the main reasons why this play has been so popular is because stories in those times relied more o...
  • Bandello's Version Of Romeo And Juliet
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    There were many other written stories of Romeo and Juliet before William Shakespeare first wrote his version of Romeo and Juliet (Watts 13). The earliest rendition of the play Romeo and Juliet dates back to the third century AD. Then the story reappears in the fifteenth century in a more detailed form. Luigi da Porto publishes a version of this story in 1530. De Porto's play version is where Shakespeare gets the plot of his version of Romeo and Juliet (Bentley 138). Then in 1544, Matteo Bandello...
  • One Of The Most Popular Plays
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    Casting of the Romeo and Juliet William Shakespeare, sixteenth century poet, is present in almost all aspects of our society. He can be found in our textbooks, on television, and in our theaters. His plays portray our life and our culture. They are performed around the world in many different languages, and even to this date are one of the most popular plays performed in modern theaters. To show how much influence his plays have on our society today, other writers have modernized his works to at...
  • Romeo Julliet
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    Romeo & Julliet I. Pick one character who could at some point, have changed the whole chain of events of the play. Rewrite the scene at that point, and project the events that would follow. The character in which I feel who could have changed a whole chain of events in this play is Romeo. Romeo's actions contradict many chain of events in this play. Some even lead to his suicidal death. If in this play, Romeo would have circumscribed his actions he probably would have been around to run off to s...
  • Most Recent Romeo And Juliet Film
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    Romeo and Juliet is a well known play, which was written by William Shakespeare in 1594. Different actors have performed this play through-out the years and it has been adapted in many different ways. When comparing the narrative elements of the most recent Romeo and Juliet film, directed by Baz Luhrmann, to the original play, written by William Shakespeare, there are many similarities and differences to be noted. The first narrative element to be compared is the setting. The film and play's set...
  • Main Characters In Romeo And Juliet
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    Notes: Study Guide Plot: Synopsis Setting: Verona, Italy Theme: Falling in Love Characters: A. Montagues Family B. Capulet Family (old capulet) C. Romeo Montagues D. Juliet Capulet E. Tybalt cousin of Juliet F. Rosa line (Romeo in love with her) G. Prince / orders all fights between the Montagues family and Capulet family to cease under penalty of death Conflict: (problem facing main character (s) A. Juliet falls in love with her energy Romeo (her only love has sprung from her only hate) B. Rome...
  • Love In Romeo And Juliet
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    Love and Hate in One William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet convey many themes that deal with human strengths and weaknesses. Two such themes that are evident throughout the play are love and hate. Love and hate appear to be twins of the same mother, who were separated at birth. They are very different in action, but are of the same element. This ambiguity is sustained throughout the entire play. One such rhetoric that Shakespeare uses to highlight the ambiguity of love and hate is oxymoron, for...
  • Romeo And Juliet
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    ! ^0 Romeo and Juliet were an immature pair of teenagers who deserved their fate! +/- Romeo and Juliet were an immature pair of teenagers who deserved their fate. Romeo and Juliet were immature yet mature at times. Love drove them to a cruel fate leading to only to devastation. Romeo and Juliet may be seen as a pair of immature teens making immature decisions because of a simple crush but can also be seen as a loving couple willing to do anything for one another. Romeo was a simple young man who...
  • Love Between Romeo And Juliet
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    Shakespeare's 'Romeo and Juliet' is initially perceived as a tragic love story between "a pair of star-cross'd lovers". I will show how Shakespeare portrays the different types of love with different characters. I will also explain how Shakespeare influences the audience in believing in the first impression of the character; this then changes since the character's true feelings are forced out from within them because of how some of the extreme situations of the feud have affected them. This will...
  • Movie And The Play
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    When writing a comparison between a Shakespeare play and a play that has been made into a movie, one must remember something: Shakespeare never saw a movie, nor did he intend for his plays to become movies. You can tell this by the language of his plays. Since in a play, you cannot show the weather or the scenery, Shakespeare's language is very descriptive. In Romeo and Juliet, love is depicted in several ways. Both the movie (1996) and the play (1597) represent love in different ways and in dif...
  • Responsible For Romeo Juliet Deaths
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    Friar Lawrence although by no means the main character, played never the less a key role in the tragedy of Romeo & Juliet. In this essay I'm going to write about whom the Friar is, what his role is in the play. The issues of how his character influences the play, if he was responsible for Romeo & Juliet deaths, and whether he could have prevented the tragedy will also be discussed. Among other points will be how fate played a part in the play, what the other characters thought of him, and what w...
  • Romeo's And Juliet's Deaths
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    ? It is not so much the central characters of the play, Romeo and Juliet themselves, as the minor characters that are responsible for their tragic end.? I agree with this analysis to a high extent, but have also considered the other possible reasons why they died. The most commonly seen reason for Romeo's and Juliet's downfall would be the feud between the Capulets and the Montague's. However, the over-looked, minor characters play an important role in the downfall of Romeo and Juliet. They were...

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