Romeo and Juliet Essay Topics

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Romeo and Juliet Literary Essay
Language Arts 4
Mrs. MacDonnell
Topics:
1. In the Prologue, Romeo and Juliet are described as "star-crossed lovers" and reference is made to their "death-marked love". They themselves speak like this. Do you think that Shakespeare wants to create the impression that their death is brought about by a cruel overwhelming Fate, by sheer accident or by their own willfulness — or by some or all of these?
2. Friar Laurence serves many dramatic purposes in the play. Examine the Friar and his role in Romeo and Juliet
3. Name the two other people in the play who know about the love between Romeo and Juliet and explain how they help the lovers achieve their goals.
4. At the end of Romeo and Juliet the Prince
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3) Henry thinks of the terrain of England as a thirsty mother perversely feeding on the blood of her sons: "No more the thirsty entrance of this soil / Shall daub her lips with her own children's blood" (1.1.5-6).
Note the use of the slash (/)--preceded and followed by a space--to separate lines of poetry in example #3. This is standard practice when you are quoting blank verse from Shakespeare into your own

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