How does William Shakespeare create rising action in his play Romeo and Juliet? Direct quotes from the text would be lovely :)! Thanks!
Shakespeare wastes no time in establishing the tragic nature of the story that is to come, writing in the opening lines of the feud between the families and how it will ultimately end only with the death of a beloved member of each family.
From forth the loins of these two foes
A pair of star-cross'd lovers take their life;
Whose misadventur'd piteous overthrows,
Doth with their death bury their parents' strife
Thus readers and/or viewers of the play are drawn immediately into the soap-opera like story...
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