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  • Romeo and Juliet
    I think a lot of this answer depends on the reader. Personally, I think it's excessive; however, many of my students fiercely defend his response as completely understandable. I suppose it's both....

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    A brawl is defined as a rough or noisy fight or quarrel. The derogatory remarks by the Capulet servants Sampson and Gregory in Act I, Scene 1 are enough to provoke a brawl with the Montague...

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    This is an interesting question. Shakespeare's plays are sometimes thematically similar, but the ones you have selected are not unified by any one obvious factor. However, we can certainly draw...

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    Romeo shows impulsive behavior when he decides, after laying eyes on Juliet a single time, to go to her window. As Juliet points out, it would mean death if he is caught. Another example of his...

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    Hubris is having too much pride or self-confidence, to the point of being blinded to the full picture of reality or to other people's points of view. Romeo's hubris comes from his youth. Like a...

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    The biggest difference is that Brooke used Romeo and Juliet as a sort of cautionary tale. He sought to use the poem (another key difference: Brooke's Romeo and Juliet was a long poem) as a way to...

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    The feud between the Capulet and Montague families has led to violence in the streets of Verona. In act 1, we learn that three times in the recent past, the street fighting has gotten so bad that...

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    In Act I, Scene 5, Romeo approaches Juliet with the teasing statement that if he should "profane" with his "unworthiest hand," the "holy shrine" of Juliet's body, he will be fined for his...

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    In Act 5, Scene 3 of the play, Lord Montague enters the stage declaring that “grief of my son’s exile hath stopped her [Lady Montague’s] breath.” He also gives a time frame for the death,...

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    Romeo's age is not given in the play, but there are many hints he is a teenager. First, Juliet, his beloved, is not quite 14. Second, Paris, the man Juliet's father betroths her to, is older and...

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    The Friar's initial reaction is to chide Romeo for his fickle nature. Just a couple of days earlier, Romeo was weeping for Rosaline, but he is now informing the Friar that he is in love with, and...

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    Romeo and Mercutio are interesting characters to describe because they are foils to each other, which means that they display contrasting traits that work to emphasize the differences between...

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    Romeo and Juliet doesn't show people having the kind of control over their own lives to which we are accustomed in the twenty-first century. Both of the lovers are forced to act secretly, because...

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    The family feud between the Montagues and the Capulets is the foundation upon which this whole tragedy sits. Simply, without the feud, there would be no need for Romeo and Juliet to hide their love...

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    One way to approach this question is through an examination of Romeo and Juliet's specific dilemma. Thanks to the bitter long-running feud between their families, they are unable to be together in...

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    Romeo's great strength is his emotional energy and the way he throws himself 100 percent into living wholly in the moment. No one could ever accuse Romeo of doing anything halfway. When he is in...

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    Romeo's main flaw in Romeo and Juliet is his tendency to be unrealistically romantic. We can see from how he talks about his previous love, Rosaline, that he idealizes women and loves to wallow in...

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    The Prince breaking up the fight is a dramatic way for Shakespeare to tell us the recent backstory or history of the feud between the Capulets and the Montagues. When the Prince breaks up the...

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    Lord Capulet first appears in the play as a gracious and merry host at his own family masque. He encourages the men and women to take to the floor and even orders Tybalt to overlook the fact that...

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    How old is Tybalt? It is hard to say for sure, but the reader of Romeo and Juliet can perhaps make some assumptions based on the personality of his character: aggressive, fiery and ready to...

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    There are a number of threats to Romeo and Juliet's love in Act I. First of all, there is the feud between the Montagues and Capulets. This bitter divide between the two families, which frequently...

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    In Act 3, scene 1, Tybalt comes looking for Romeo to challenge him to fight because Tybalt is mightily offended that Romeo went to the Capulets' feast the night before. If you'll recall, Tybalt...

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    Romeo and Juliet's initial attraction seems to be founded on appearances. Before Romeo ever speaks to Juliet, he says, O, she doth teach the torches to burn bright!It seems she hangs upon the...

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    Although this is a tragedy, Shakespeare must have had fun writing this play. The young people in it, like many adolescents, are emotional, impulsive, and live intensely in whatever moment they...

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    It's Act II Scene VI, and Romeo and Juliet, the star-crossed lovers, are finally to be married by Friar Lawrence in his cell. The good friar sees the forthcoming marriage as a golden opportunity to...

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    This question is unclear as to whether it is asking about Romeo's initial interest in Juliet or his continued interest by the end of the play. I will focus my answer on his initial interest. I...

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    In addition to Romeo and Juliet being a play about young romance, it is also a play that deals with angry young men and the destructive qualities of masculine aggression. This fact is most evident...

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    Mercutio, Romeo's best friend, is related, by blood, to Prince Escalus. We learn of their connection after the fight in which Tybalt challenges Romeo. Romeo refuses to fight (because he's literally...

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    The fight scene in act 1, scene 1 immediately introduces us to the background of the play. The bitter feud between the two warring families, the Montagues and the Capulets, has broken out on the...

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    Mercutio is Romeo's dearest and closest friend. Though he holds a more skeptical, much bawdier view of love than our hero, he's still fiercely loyal to his boon companion. He doesn't take Romeo's...

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    Mercutio, Romeo's loyal friend, is also something of a foil to our hero. He acts as a mirror to Romeo, highlighting his myriad character traits. In this particular piece of dialogue, Mercutio's...

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    Romeo hears Juliet confessing her feelings when he is standing in her garden and she's speaking to herself on her balcony. After Romeo sneaks into the Capulets' ball and sees Juliet, he finds...

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    The tragic outcome of this hasty marriage is foreshadowed by Friar Lawrence's statement to Romeo that These violent delights have violent endsAnd in their triumph, die, like fire and powderWhich,...

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    Romeo is a tragic hero for two reasons. First, his situation is tragic. He is a Montague and he falls in love with a Capulet. The two families, bitter enemies, have been feuding for many years. His...

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    What constitutes a good father is notoriously difficult to pin down with any degree of accuracy. Furthermore, in examining this question, we need to acknowledge the huge cultural differences...

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    Tybalt comes to challenge Romeo because Romeo went to the Capulets' party the night before. When Romeo arrives, he refuses to fight Tybalt because he is now related to Juliet's cousin by marriage,...

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    It looks like the answer to your question is located in act 3, scene 5. Here, Lady Capulet completely misunderstands Juliet's grief. It is clear that her distorted perception is occasioned by her...

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    Juliet, especially, seems to be mature beyond her years. At only thirteen years old, Juliet is the one who really moves the plot of the drama forward by making some big decisions: it is she, for...

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    A pun is a comedic device that capitalizes on the different possible meanings of a word or on two words that sound alike but have altogether different meanings (which is the case in the example...

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    In the play, we can see that a series of human errors led to unintended consequences and the couple's fatal end. First, Friar Lawrence's note to Romeo never reaches the young man. Thus, Romeo...

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    This is a fascinating question. I am going to say they are not a good match for each other. This is because they are too alike. They are both impulsive, impatient, and far too attracted to the...

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    To answer this question, take a look at act 2, scene 3. In this scene, Romeo tells Friar Lawrence that he is no longer interested in Rosaline. His new love is Juliet, and he wishes to marry her. At...

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    Juliet is 13 years old. We know this because it is mentioned at several points in the play. For example, here is an exchange between Lady Capulet and the nurse: LADY CAPULET This is the...

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    Yes, I would agree with the statement that love is a major theme of the play. When we first meet Juliet, her parents have just been approached by Paris, asking for their permission to woo her and,...

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    Romeo's friends try hard to talk him into going to the Capulets' party. Mercutio tells him, "we must have you dance" (1.4.13). He accuses Romeo of being a spoilsport, as well as being overly...

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    When Romeo sees Juliet on the balcony overlooking her garden after the big party at the Capulets' house, he tells her, With love's light wings did I o'erperch these walls,For stony limits cannot...

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    Juliet has a strained relationship with her parents, who are depicted as callous and unsympathetic to their daughter's feelings. Juliet's mother is portrayed as a distant parent, who does not...

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    Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet is described as a tale of two young people whose lives have been preordained by fate: Two star-crossed lovers fall hopelessly in love despite the heated feud between...

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    Shakespeare announces in the Prologue that Romeo and Juliet are ill-fated because of the unfavorable position of the stars and that they will ultimately commit suicide: "A pair of star-crossed...

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    The three characters that I would choose for this question are Tybalt, Romeo, and Mercutio. All three characters have the same negative/tragic circumstance. They all die. I'll start with...

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