Romeo And Juliet Character Analysis

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William Shakespeare’s play “Romeo and Juliet” is a tragedy love story of two teenagers amid the traditional feud of the Capulet and the Montague families. The play ends with the untimely demise of Romeo and Juliet and leaves the audience in doubt about the actual cause of their deaths. Throughout the play we see characters that directly and indirectly oppose Romeo and Juliet’s love. On the surface we see how a series of immature decisions made by Romeo and Juliet lead them to kill themselves, but an in-depth evaluation of certain character’s self-serving and establishing authority nature shows their contribution to the tragic climax of the play. Evaluating these factors, we will see how parental and surrounding characters influence combined …show more content…
Shakespeare was born in the year 1564 and was the third child to Mary Shakespeare and John Shakespeare. Shakespeare married Anne Hathaway in 1582 and they had three children together. He became an actor and playwright in 1594 for Lord Chamberlain’s Men which later changed to King’s Men under James I. Later, Shakespeare was also partner in the ownership of Globe theatre and Blackfriars theatre. Shakespeare’s retirement years were lived in Stratford. Most of Shakespeare’s work came with his awareness of Roman history, classical mythology and ancient history. Shakespeare wrote plays of comedies, history and tragedy. Some of his famous work include but are not limited to “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”, “Henry IV”, “Hamlet” and “Romeo and Juliet”. As stated in his biography, “The strength of Shakespeare's plays lies in the absorbing stories they tell, in their wealth of complex characters, and in the eloquent speech—vivid, forceful, and at the same time lyric—that the playwright puts on his characters' lips”(William Shakespeare), we can infer that his skills to work with complex characters were shown with soliloquies that portrayed mental words of characters to the audience. Shakespeare contributed new words and vocabulary in English language throughout his publishing time. Shakespeare died at the age of fifty-two but his works established himself to be the most influential writer in English

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