Essay on The Tragedy Of Romeo And Juliet By William Shakespeare

1981 Words Mar 14th, 2016 8 Pages
Where art thou love All good stories revolve around some sort of theme or motive. The story illustrates a message to the reader through the installment of themes and distinct character motives. Themes, because they aren’t often directly stated, can be very deceiving. A motive for the story is to be blended throughout the plot. The Tragedy of Romeo & Juliet is a very complex yet simple piece of literature. Romeo & Juliet has many interpretations making it complex, yet all containing some essence of true love making it simple. The motive of true love is embodied in the work. As well as motives and themes, there is history in the composition between the love of Romeo and Juliet. Originally, the piece was composed by a Greek historian Xenophon in the fifth century B.C. (Pritchard). However William Shakespeare retold the story as he saw it in 1595(Pritchard). “Story of the two lovers embodies a certain well known traditional conception of tragedy”(Wilson xvi).The story of Romeo & Juliet is considered a tragedy because it is known to have a very unsatisfying end having been in existence under Shakespeare for over 400 years; Shakespeare’s version is considered a classic. The motive of The Tragedy of Romeo & Juliet by William Shakespeare is the true love between Romeo and Juliet. In order for the tragedy to be understood there are key factors that should be noted. Romeo and Juliet are from feuding families, which is a major setback for the demonstration of their love. Their love…

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