The Importance Of Romeo And Juliet By William Shakespeare

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Register to read the introduction… what light through yonder window breaks? It is the east, and Juliet is the sun. Arise, fair sun, and kill the envious moon, Who is already sick and pale with grief...” Reading that for the first time, a student would being saying in his or her head, what the heck, have no clue what that means, but can envision Romeo saying these words and looking up at Juliet’s balcony. A simple translation of those few words would be: a light came on in Juliet’s window, Romeo believes it could be her, and that she lights the world like the sun. Now seeing how easy it was to read the translation, verses how Shakespeare wrote it, this is probably why most students hate Shakespeare week in school and “try” not to fall asleep in …show more content…
This is where you can find most students now a days with their butts planted on a seat, playing attention to nothing else. Movies are not common to the school zone, so it is always a relief to get away from the work, relax, and hopefully watch something interesting. Since the students read Romeo and Juliet the day before, now is their chance to get another perspective of it, and that is through a movie. Movies are a step up from the textbook because this way it gives students the chance to see and hear the emotions of the characters. They are able to get a sense of what Shakespeare wanted his audience to experience; however, with Hollywood, it isn’t always what people think. Sure, they make movies interesting, but they tend to be people-pleasers. They can change whatever they want, so it may not be what Shakespeare originally …show more content…
They had many different experiences and got to see Shakespeare at it’s best, through the text, motion pictures, and on the stage. The books, movies, and plays each have something unique to offer for students to learn from. But after going through all of the points, there is only one way students prefer and find most interesting to learn from, which is obviously watching it being performed on stage. Yes, books give students the words and the chance to have fun, by making the class become the characters, and movies give the students the chance to see the words from the books come to life. These are all great, but they will never have what the theatre has to offer, and that is a person connection. The students see it happening in front of them and begin to develop feelings for each character. They see the struggles, the pain, and the love happening and begin to feel what each character

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