Dont Assume Anything Essay

1408 Words Jan 27th, 2016 6 Pages
Anna Current
Mrs. Nelson
1st Honors 9th Lit
Oct 23rd, 2015
Don’t Assume Anything
The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet Research Paper “The world is such a scary place. Sometimes it seems like it's nothing but anger. And violence. And hurt. It can be terrifying when you're out there in it. But if you know where to look for it... the world also has warmth. And love. And forgiveness. The world has joy in it. When you find a place that allows you to experience that joy, when you find people that make you feel safe and loved, like you belong... you don't walk away from it. You fight for it.”( Espenson). In The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare a lot of violent and scary things happen, but the characters somehow find a way, in
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At the same time Lady Capulet says to Juliet, “Well, think of marriage now. Younger than/ you/ Here in Verona, ladies of esteem, / Are made already mother. By my count/ I was your mother much upon these years.” (I. III. 70-74) She is informing her daughter that when she was her age she was already married and had a kid. Lady Capulet is very eager for her daughter to get married, even though Capulet might think the opposite. Another way Shakespeare creates this theme is by the actions of Romeo in comparison to Juliet. Back in their day men were the only ones who had power. Men were the ones who worked and provided money while the women stayed at home being obedient. Romeo tends to act more feminine in many cases in the story. The friar calls him out and says, “Art thou a man? Thy form cries out thou art. / Thy tears are womanish, thy wild acts denote”(III. III. 113-114) In this part in the story Romeo had just been banished from Verona and has gone to Friar Lawrence for support and advice. Friar yells at him to stop crying since he is acting like a woman and that he needs to man up. The nurse also comes in and comments on this topic. Another thing is that the stereotype for men versus women is that women tend to be more affectionate and desperate for love than men are. Romeo is actually the more

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