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What can I put in an essay, in context paragraph, to make it good? im asking you this...

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xxxrachxxx | Student, Grade 11 | eNotes Newbie

Posted February 18, 2007 at 2:37 AM via web

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What can I put in an essay, in context paragraph, to make it good?

im asking you this question because i have to write an assignment about romeo and juliet but the thing is i dont know what to put in my context paragraph. please can you help me?

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gbeatty | College Teacher | (Level 1) Educator Emeritus

Posted February 18, 2007 at 2:58 AM (Answer #1)

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Sure, we can help. In general, what you put in a paragraph about the context depends on where you are focusing. Are you looking at the play in terms of its historical context? If so, see that section of the enotes study guide (http://www.enotes.com/romeo/34725).

Or are you looking at the play in the context of Shakespeare's career? If so, you'd want to summarize elements of his biography and career (http://www.enotes.com/romeo/34572).

Or are you discussing the play in terms of its critical importance? If so, you'd want to summarize material like that shown here: http://www.enotes.com/romeo/17519

Finally, if you're discussing it as a tragedy (a specific tradition), you'd address the sort of stuff found here:
http://www.enotes.com/romeo/17521

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bitch | Student , Grade 11 | eNotes Newbie

Posted February 20, 2007 at 6:45 PM (Answer #2)

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just put how much you have learned through reading romeo and juliet and what you think other people will think about the story in hundreds of years and if you are still stuck just go to google and type in romeo and juliet study moes and go down until it says romeo and juliet essays and click on that and then click on the part that you need

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