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  • Shakespeare's Romeo And Juliet
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    Why Romeo and Juliet was so popular in Shakespeare's time and why even today it is still so popular? William Shakespeare was born on April 23, 1564 in the town of Stratford-upon-Avon, England to Mary Arden and John Shakespeare. He was the third of eight children. He went to a local grammar school, where his studies included Latin and Greek (Debnam). At the age of eighteen he married Anne Hathaway who was eight years older than he. Their marriage was hurried because Anne was already pregnant (The...
  • Zeffirellis Romeo And Juliet
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    Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare and Romeo and Juliet interpreted by Zeffirelli are two versions of a classic tale of two young lovers. In reading Shakespeares Romeo and Juliet and viewing Zeffirellis Romeo and Juliet one becomes aware of many differences between them. Although the basic storyline remains the same, the differences are obvious. These differences can be found in the setting, characters and their speeches, and the culmination of the story. These differences between the versi...
  • 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...
  • Shakespeare's Play Romeo And Juliet
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    Contrast Essay: Romeo and Juliet Often times people say that William Shakespeare was and still is a legend. The yare correct. It is amazing how Shakespeare's play Romeo and Juliet written centuries ago can be better than Franco Zefferelli's movie production of Romeo and Juliet, which had much better technology to work with only decades ago. Although the movie appeared better, it left out some major parts. The play had better mood and plot details which made it much more dramatic and by far abett...
  • Romeo Juliet
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    Shakespeare wrote many entries based on his feelings at that moment. The basis of many of his female characters was brought about by these certain emotions. The women in Shakespeare's writings emphasize many of the characteristics that reflect his own personality. Shakespeare bases many of his plays and poems on his moods. It is often said when writers write of what emotional state they are in, their words form the essence of their works. Shakespeare's moods, whether dark or romantic, have broug...
  • Zeffirelli's Film Of Romeo And Juliet
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    Franco Zeffirelli and Baz Luhrmann's Romeo and Juliet Sex, drugs, and violence are usually a potent combination, and only William Shakespeare could develop them into a masterful, poetic, and elegant story. In the play, 'The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet,' all these aspects of teenage life absorb the reader or watcher. It is understood that Hollywood would try to imitate this masterpiece on screen, and it has done so in two films: Franco Zeffirelli's 1968 'Romeo and Juliet' and Baz Luhrmann's 1996'...
  • Capulet Ball In Shakespeare's Romeo And Juliet
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    Three Hundred Fifty Years of Blind Love: A Contraposition of Shakespeare and Robbins' Romeo and Juliet Andy Warhol once said, 'They say that time changes things, but actually you have to change them yourself. ' Two hundred fifty years passed between the original Romeo and Juliet and the premiere of West Side Story on Broadway in 1957. However, time did not change the message of the story, simply the creators' unique visions evolved. Shakespeare's delivery of the timeless tale of desperate love i...
  • Fate In Romeo And Juliet
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    Bibliography Critical essay - Michelle McNally Romeo and Juliet Do you agree that Romeo and Juliet are star-crossed lovers; that is to say victims of fate or do they contribute to their own demise Two households, both alike in dignity. In fair Verona, where we lay our scene. Form ancient grudge break new mutiny, Where civil blood makes civil hands unclean. From fourth the fatal lions of these two foes. A pair of star-crossed lovers take their life. Whos misadventure piteous overthrows. Doth with...
  • News Of Juliet's Death To Romeo
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    The Death Motif in Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet Often times, authors use the theme of death throughout their works. This seems to be true of William Shakespeare in Romeo and Juliet. Throughout his play, Shakespeare uses death to move his story along. He does this with actual deaths, which cause problems for the lovers, and through premonitions and dreams of death. Both Juliet and her Romeo exhibit these premonitions / dreams. The use of death is immediately seen in the prologue of the play: "T...
  • Evident In Romeo And Juliet
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    Romeo And Juliet: Shakespeare And The Use Of Farce By Jackie Harry Sensuality was a favorite theme of William Shakespeare. Unfortunately, Romeo And Juliet is absolutely witless in terms of Shakespeare's usual conservative politics. In this paper, I will show that Romeo And Juliet is the most brilliant example of reactionary writing ever created. This claim is buttressed by three points: (1) the Surrealist theme of loss of innocence in Romeo And Juliet, (2) Shakespeare's adversarial relationship ...
  • Shakespeare's Romeo And Juliet
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    Romeo and Juliet, Lovers for All Times For: English 442 Purdue University 1998 Christan L Matrix Ever since the publications of the good quarto, published in 1599, Romeo and Juliet, by William Shakespeare, has been one of the classics of Western literature (Evans 1093). In being this, it has been produced many different times, in many different ways. I will be discussing how the production of this great play has changed over time. First, though, I will supply a little background for the play. Th...
  • Shakespeare's Romeo And Juliet
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    The fall of Romeo and Juliet is a culmination of many factors. A controlling father, an ongoing feud and a gullible friar all contribute to this catastrophe, but, for the most part, it was Romeo and Juliet themselves that lent a hand to their own doom. The two lovers were fated to meet and die, but this never could " ve happened without their help. Had they been patient and rational, perhaps the situation would " ve worked itself out, but what can one expect from a couple of thirteen year olds w...
  • Same Play As Romeo And Juliet
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    Known as one of the most renowned writers of all time, Shakespeare told the universal truth. Emotions are not something that changes over any amount of time. Some emotions like love, hate, revenge, and envy, are key players in most of Shakespeare's plays. Romeo & Juliet was such a successful play that many other movies have imitated the plot such as the very successful "West Side Story". Even though 400 years has past and the world has changed drastically, the emotions and feelings in the play R...
  • Shakespeare's Romeo And Juliet
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    Apart from the two protagonists, the people of Verona, or rather those that Shakespeare has presented to us, may be arranged in two groups. The first of these, by far the larger, includes all the supernumeraries, such minor characters as Peter and the Apothecary, and a few relatively important figures like Tybalt, the Capulets, and the Nurse, Paris, and Benvolio. These are the static or "flat" characters, who are "by nature" what they are; and their functions are to present the limited range of ...
  • Romeo And Juliet And Antony And Cleopatra
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    Love and desire has existed in many forms throughout time. William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet and Antony and Cleopatra, are two good examples of how love can be beautiful and pure yet destructive and fatal. This essay will explore the two plays mainly considering the relationships of Antony and Cleopatra and Romeo and Juliet and how Shakespeare treats the issue of love within each of them. It could be suggested that Shakespeare was influenced by the Italian theatre, 'Characters meet and fall...
  • Romeo A Montague And Juliet A Capulet
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    Romeo and Juliet written by William Shakespeare, talks closely about Romeo and Juliet being victims of bad luck. They are victims of an unkind fate, they happen to be in the centre of ill fateful events. This is true because, Romeo a Montague and Juliet a Capulet are from feuding families, Romeo also tries to avoid a fight but two people ended up dying anyway. Romeo and Juliet's secret marriage was also in doubt after Capulet agreed to marry Juliet to Paris. A message cannot be delivered to Rome...
  • Nurse's Care For Juliet
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    Romeo and Juliet - The Nurse In Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet the minor but important character of The Nurse can often be viewed by the readers as ridiculous. However, more often than not we find ourselves sympathizing with her in spite of this flaw in her character. Our first impression of the Nurse comes when she is speaking with Juliet and Juliet's Mother, Lady Capulet. From this scene we can clearly see many important sides of the Nurses' character. Immediately we notice that when she is gi...
  • Shakespeare's Romeo And Juliet
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    Act 3 Scene 1 In William Shakespeare's 'Romeo and Juliet', I believe that the major turning point in the play is in Act 3, Scene 1 - the death of Mercutio and following conflict between Romeo and Tybalt. This can be seen to be of great magnitude by looking at the numerous techniques Shakespeare employs to emphasise the importance of the scene. The first of these techniques is through the characters themselves and how they have developed in relation to earlier in the play. Tybalt is seen to be ag...
  • Six Of Aristotle's Elements Of A Tragedy
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    Professor Aristotle Jeffrey Bass Professor Willis English 250, Section 1 21 November 2001 According to Aristotle, a tragedy is "an imitation of an action that is serious, complete, and of a certain magnitude; in language embellished with each kind of artistic ornament, the several kinds being found in separate parts of the play; in the form of action, not of narrative; with incidents arousing pity and fear, wherewith to accomplish its catharsis of such emotions' (Nahm 7). Aristotle categorizes t...

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