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 don't know what to put in my context paragraph. please can you help me?

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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:


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