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  • Importance Of Friar Lawrence - 747 words
    Importance Of Friar Lawrence The Importance of Friar Lawrence Even though he was not actually on stage for most of the play, he was the most important character in the play. There was basically three major parts that lead to the tragedy; marriage, the plan and the deaths. In all three of these parts Friar Lawrence played a vital role. His attempts to make the marriage of Romeo and Juliet was very admirable but were poorly planned. It these attempts that make his role the most significant one in the play. This is why Friar Lawrence is the most powerful character in the play. The tragedy of their deaths could not have happened if Romeo had received the message in time. This is due to Friar Law ...
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  • Romeo And Juliet: Starcrossed Lovers - 854 words
    "Romeo and Juliet:" Star-Crossed Lovers? After reading Shakespeares "Romeo and Juliet" I noticed something that everybody must had noticed: their immaturity. Romeo and Juliet see each other and instantly fall in love. The next day they get married and two days after that they die for each other. I think that nobody is capable of doing such thing for someone you have less than a weeek of knowing. The haste of this play is what shocked me the most. I really dont know what Shakespeare was trying to transmit through it. Maybe he was warning people so they could take decissions more calmly, or maybe he was trying to critizice the youth of that time. What I do know about "Romeo and Juliet" is that ...
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  • Does Romeo Behave Rashly While Juliet Shows Superior Judgement - 616 words
    Does Romeo Behave Rashly While Juliet Shows Superior Judgement? I do not totally agree that Romeo behaves rashly while Juliet shows superior judgement. It does seem as though Romeo is more confident and quick to make decisions, and Juliet takes her time and thinks it over first. Both Romeo and Juliet make some good decisions by showing good judgement but also some mistakes by acting hastily without thinking. Juliet behaves in a careful and thoughtful manner in different stages of the play. An example of this is when Lady Capulet talks to her about marrying Paris. She declines the offer, "It's an honour that I dream not of." She does not think that she is ready to marry yet, and has not thoug ...
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  • Fate - 694 words
    Fate The only theme that tragedy reveals is that the noble and good must suffer. There is no lesson we can draw from tragedy that will help us avoid the fate of the protagonist. It is known that in Shakespeares tragedies the main characters die in the end. Romeo and Juliet being a tragedy, sets up a situation where we know that Romeo and Juliet are going to die in the end. There are many events that lead to their deaths. The Capulets and Montagues share the responsibility for the deaths of Romeo and Juliet because of each familys stubborn refusal to end an enduring feud. If their feud could have been resolved the children of each family would not have shared this terrible fate. Friar Lawrenc ...
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  • Fate In Romeo And Juliet - 1,926 words
    Fate In Romeo And Juliet Two households, both alike in dignity, / In fair Verona, where we lay our scene, / From ancient grudge brakes to new mutiny, / Where civil blood makes civil hands unclean. / From forth the fatal lions of these foes / A pair of star-crossed lovers take their life; / Whose misadventured piteous overthrows / Doth with their death bury their parent's strife. / The fearful passage of their death-marked love, / And the continuance of their parent's rage, / Which, but their children's end, naught could remove... -The Prologue, Romeo and Juliet Fate plays a major role in the tragedy of Romeo and Juliet. The prologue describes Romeo's and Juliets fate, which we see come up ma ...
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  • Midsummer Nights Dream And Romeo And Juliet - 976 words
    Midsummer Nights Dream And Romeo And Juliet Certain parallels can be drawn between William Shakespeare's plays, "A Midsummer Night's Dream", and "Romeo and Juliet". These parallels concern themes and prototypical Shakespearian character types. Both plays have a distinct pair of 'lovers', Hermia and Lysander, and Romeo and Juliet, respectively. Both plays could have also easily been tragedy or comedy with a few simple changes. A tragic play is a play in which one or more characters have a moral flaw that lead to his/her downfall. A comedic play has at least one humorous character, and a successful or happy ending. Comparing these two plays is useful to find how Shakespeare uses similar charac ...
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  • Romeo - 667 words
    Romeo And Juliet In the play Romeo and Juliet, Shakespeare reveals a complex character, Juliet, who has a multifaceted personality. Even so, the essence of Juliet's identify is her youth. Her inexperience gives her a lovable freshness. This is first demonstrated in the famous balcony scene when she is talking to herself. Her question, "What's in a name?" suggests a very childlike quality. It's her way of paraphrasing the question, "Why?" Children often ask this question without even thinking about it. As the scene progresses, she proposes to Romeo. She is so artless and untraditional in this regard. Nowadays, society has given women more freedom and independence. Back then, a woman proposing ...
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  • Romeo And Juliet - 398 words
    Romeo And Juliet Romeo and Juliet began as an ancient ritualistic tale. It was chanted or spoken in unison by a stage full of monks. When Shakespeare was alive and writing his plays, the church was openly opposed to theatre. Sometimes, it could manage to have theatres shut down merely because they believed it was wrong. The church also disallowed female participation in the theatre. So, in Shakespeare's time, Juliet would have been played by a young boy. Shakespeare used astrological terms in many of his plays. A good example of a astrological term in Romeo and Juliet Is in the Prologue: "star-crossed lovers". The two main characters, Romeo and Juliet both came from different families. That ...
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  • Romeo And Juliet Chain Of Human Actions - 541 words
    Romeo and Juliet - Chain of Human Actions In the play Romeo and Juliet, by William Shakespeare, two teenagers are controlled by a chain of human actions. Act 4, scenes 1,3 and 5, are a good representation of the web of human actions that cause tragedy between the pair of star crossed lovers (prologue). One example of human actions being dominant in those particular scenes is Friar Lawrence. His actions, while being in good intent, caused much of the pain for the other characters in the book. His first action was to offer his help to the depressed Juliet, thinking that maybe he could spy a kind of hope (Act 4, sc i, ll 68). His actions then led him to think of the fake death which he tells to ...
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  • Romeo And Juliet Details - 1,132 words
    Romeo And Juliet Details Romeo and Juliet William Shakespeare is generally regarded as one of the greatest writers of English literature. Romeo and Juliet is considered one of Shakespeares most popular plays of all time. It is a compelling and timeless drama about innocent, young lovers separated by their feuding families. In Romeo and Juliet, Romeo Montague is the tragic hero. As the play develops, Romeo grows from boyhood to manhood through his change from lust to love. In the beginning of the play, Romeo is a little boy moaning over love. Sad because he is not with the women he believes he loves, "Bid a sick man in sadness make his will. Ah, word ill urged to one that is so ill!" . Never ...
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  • Romeo And Juliet Mood - 528 words
    Romeo And Juliet Mood The mood illustrated in William Shakespeares "Romeo and Juliet" changed drastically from the beginning of the play to the end. This is shown throughout the story through the physical, emotional, and philosophical changes that take place. When Romeo and Juliet met each other, they were so ecstatically in love with each other, but their joy was soon crushed. At the beginning of their love they thought nothing could separate them, but Romeos banishment changed that. The Capulet and Montague families had always believed that hatred towards each other was an indestructible, acceptable thing, however, that soon changed. Both the Capulets and Montagues were emotionally scared ...
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  • Romeo And Juliet With West Side Story - 390 words
    Romeo And Juliet With West Side Story William Shakespeares Romeo and Juliet and Arthur Laurents West Side Story are very similar in comparison. The characters in both these tragic stories are almost symmetric in what kind of role they play and how they interact. Even the plot is generally the same except for the changes made due to the setting. Because of my fascination of middle age Europe, I enjoyed Romeo and Juliet more. Romeo and Juliet is a story of star-crossed lovers whose tragic end show their families the extent of damage that hate can do. They setting of this play is 14th century Verona, Italy. Two wealthy families, Montague and Capulet, have a growing hate for each other. Romeo an ...
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  • Romeo And Juliet: From Play To Big Screen - 1,745 words
    Romeo And Juliet: From Play To Big Screen Romeo and Juliet: From Play to Big Screen In 1596, William Shakespeare published the tragic tale of two star-crossed lovers, Romeo and Juliet. The origins of this story are uncertain but Shakespeare's chief source for his adoption of the story was from " ... The Tragicall Historye of Romeus and Juliet, a poem by Arthur Brooke (1562). He also knew the story from Palace of Pleasure, by William Painter, which appeared in several editions prior to 1580."(Boyce 563) Shakespeare's classic tale is about "two young lovers caught in the crossfire of a senseless family feud."(Shakespeare 3) This feud between the two families ultimately is the cause of the two ...
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  • Romeo Juliet Friar Lawrences - 627 words
    Romeo & Juliet - Friar Lawrences Romeo and Juliet is one of Shakespeare's plays about tragedy. It is about two lovers who commit suicide when their feuding famillies prevent them from being together. The play has many characters, each with its own role in keeping the plot line. Some characters have very little to do with the plot but some have the plot revolving around them. Friar Lawrence does not have very much time on stage but the time he does have is crucial to the plot line. Through his words Friar Lawrence demonstrates the he is a good intentioned, yet sometimes short-sighted, man who is not afraid to take risks to help others One of Friar Lawrences most favourable traits is how good ...
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  • Shakespeare, William: Romeo And Juliet - 424 words
    Shakespeare, William: Romeo and Juliet Essay #3 In many dramatic plays there are many points in the story that could have prevented the tragic ending. Such as shown in the play of Romeo and Juliet, by William Shakespeare. The ending of Romeo and Juliet was very tragic. In all there were six deaths. Including that of the star-crossed lovers, Romeo and Juliet. They killed themselves to show their undying love and their desire to be together without the hatred of their parents keeping them apart. This tragic ending could have been prevented if Friar Lawrences plans had worked. In one part of the play, Friar Lawrence gives Juliet a sleeping potion, and he wrote a letter that was supposed to get ...
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  • Shakespeares Comedy Vs Tragedy - 974 words
    Shakespeare's Comedy vs. Tragedy Certain parallels can be drawn between William Shakespeare's plays, "A Midsummer Night's Dream", and "Romeo and Juliet". These parallels concern themes and prototypical Shakespearian character types. Both plays have a distinct pair of lovers', Hermia and Lysander, and Romeo and Juliet, respectively. Both plays could have also easily been tragedy or comedy with a few simple changes. A tragic play is a play in which one or more characters is has a moral flaw that leads to his/her downfall. A comedic play has at least one humorous character, and a successful or happy ending. Comparing these two plays is useful to find how Shakespeare uses similar character types ...
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  • Shakespeares Comedy Vs Tragedy - 974 words
    Shakespeare's Comedy vs. Tragedy Certain parallels can be drawn between William Shakespeare's plays, "A Midsummer Night's Dream", and "Romeo and Juliet". These parallels concern themes and prototypical Shakespearian character types. Both plays have a distinct pair of lovers', Hermia and Lysander, and Romeo and Juliet, respectively. Both plays could have also easily been tragedy or comedy with a few simple changes. A tragic play is a play in which one or more characters is has a moral flaw that leads to his/her downfall. A comedic play has at least one humorous character, and a successful or happy ending. Comparing these two plays is useful to find how Shakespeare uses similar character types ...
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  • Shakespeares Comedy Vs Tragedy - 974 words
    Shakespeare's Comedy vs. Tragedy Certain parallels can be drawn between William Shakespeare's plays, "A Midsummer Night's Dream", and "Romeo and Juliet". These parallels concern themes and prototypical Shakespearian character types. Both plays have a distinct pair of lovers', Hermia and Lysander, and Romeo and Juliet, respectively. Both plays could have also easily been tragedy or comedy with a few simple changes. A tragic play is a play in which one or more characters is has a moral flaw that leads to his/her downfall. A comedic play has at least one humorous character, and a successful or happy ending. Comparing these two plays is useful to find how Shakespeare uses similar character types ...
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  • Shakespeares Comedy Vs Tragedy - 975 words
    Shakespeare's Comedy Vs. Tragedy Certain parallels can be drawn between William Shakespeare's plays, A Midsummer Night's Dream, and Romeo and Juliet. These parallels concern themes and prototypical Shakespearian character types. Both plays have a distinct pair of 'lovers', Hermia and Lysander, and Romeo and Juliet, respectively. Both plays could have also easily been tragedy or comedy with a few simple changes. A tragic play is a play in which one or more characters have a moral flaw that lead to his/her downfall. A comedic play has at least one humorous character, and a successful or happy ending. Comparing these two plays is useful to find how Shakespeare uses similar character types in a ...
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  • Shakespeares Comedy Vs Tragedy - 974 words
    Shakespeare's Comedy vs. Tragedy Certain parallels can be drawn between William Shakespeare's plays, "A Midsummer Night's Dream", and "Romeo and Juliet". These parallels concern themes and prototypical Shakespearian character types. Both plays have a distinct pair of lovers', Hermia and Lysander, and Romeo and Juliet, respectively. Both plays could have also easily been tragedy or comedy with a few simple changes. A tragic play is a play in which one or more characters is has a moral flaw that leads to his/her downfall. A comedic play has at least one humorous character, and a successful or happy ending. Comparing these two plays is useful to find how Shakespeare uses similar character types ...
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