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  • Romeo and Juliet
    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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  • Romeo and Juliet
    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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    When examining the narrative of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, we can argue that most of the characters are, indeed, responsible for their own undoing or tragic outcome. Let's take a look at the...

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    To some extent, this is an opinion based question, so the most important part of your answer is going to be the defense of your choices. I do tend to agree with the statement. I don’t think...

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    First, let's identify what a "foil" is within this context. In literature, a foil is a character whose qualities directly contrast the qualities possessed by another character; in doing so, the...

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    William Shakespeare's romantic tragedy Romeo and Juliet has produced several modern productions. These productions have lovely soundtracks to accompany them, from which songs can be gleaned. Some...

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    With the conditions mentioned above, there could be a resolving of the conflict between the two families provided the Lords Capulet and Montague were agreeable to the union of Romeo and Juliet....

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    Romeo is banished in Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet after killing Tybalt in a street duel. In spite of the fact that Tybalt started this duel and killed Mercutio, one of Romeo's dearest friends, in...

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    In Act 1, Scene two, Lord Capulet tells Paris to wait two more years before he starts to think about marrying Juliet. Capulet goes on to tell Paris that his permission is only part of her decision....

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    Much has been made of the friendship between Bassanio and Antonio in Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice. Often, readers note that both Bassanio and Antonio go to great lengths to help each other....

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    Up until this point, Romeo has been mooning around, suffering from unrequited love (or lust) for Rosaline. His father is worried about him, because he wanders around at night and stays in his room...

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    In order to argue that Juliet is unjustified in her deceit the audience must make a positive assessment of Lord Capulet's intentions, both toward his daughter and toward Romeo. In Act I Capulet...

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    A good question. Actually, for all that the chorus calls Romeo and Juliet a "pair of star-cross'd lovers" in the prologue, just about all of the action in this play is due to human choice and...

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    In Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, the theme of hate is most prominently seen in the feud that exists between the Capulets and Montagues. It is because of this ongoing feud—and no one remembers...

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    A secondary character who serves to contrast the traits of a major character, often the protagonist, is called a foil. Rosaline, for example, serves as a foil to Juliet. Rosaline is, apparently...

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    Juliet feels that names ultimately have no real meaning. A thing is what it is, and nothing about a thing is bound up in its name; a thing still is what it is whether it is called by a particular...

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  • Romeo and Juliet
    William Shakespeare is widely regarded to be one of the best authors of English literature in history. His works have been translated into numerous languages and his plays are still being performed...

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  • Romeo and Juliet
    Romeo is smitten with both Rosaline and Juliet, but his love for Rosaline is unrequited. Thus, we find him at the beginning of the play pining for Rosaline, who has decided to remain chaste. His...

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  • Romeo and Juliet
    Without Juliet's decisions, the play never could have unfolded the way that it does. She decides to keep her relationship with Romeo a secret; had she not, perhaps her parents would have prevented...

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  • Romeo and Juliet
    Juliet consistently shows a maturity well beyond her age. Once she falls in love with Romeo, she becomes a determined woman willing to risk everything to follow her heart. In the famous balcony...

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  • Romeo and Juliet
    As a character, Romeo matures throughout the play in terms of finally accepting responsibility for his own actions. Throughout the play, Romeo makes many rash decisions that lead to deadly...

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  • Romeo and Juliet
    A good way to approach the assignment is to create a file in your word processor listing the elements of Shakespearean tragedy from your class notes. As you read through the play, look for each of...

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  • Romeo and Juliet
    Some would argue that, yes, Romeo and Juliet were simply infatuated with one another and not that they were truly in love. There are a few reasons for this. First, the fact that Juliet,...

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    When Juliet utters this line, she is referring to the fact that she feels herself to be in love with this handsome stranger she kissed at her father's party, but she has just learned that he is...

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    Juliet is a very bad role model for young women today for several reasons. First, her choice of romantic partners is terrible. Romeo was in love with another girl, went to the ball, saw Juliet, and...

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    In these lines, Romeo essentially says that two of the prettiest stars from the sky had to go away for some business and have asked Juliet's eyes to shine in the sky in their stead while they are...

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