Essay about William Shakespeare 's Romeo And Juliet

1330 Words May 3rd, 2016 6 Pages
A Shakespearean tragedy of a drama or literature is where a noble protagonist, who is flawed in some way, has been placed in a stressful situation and ends with a fatal conclusion. In the play and movie, Romeo and Juliet written by William Shakespeare, this specific type of tragedy was portrayed clearly throughout the story. Although, the story leads up to create one major tragedy, there are also several tragedies which lead up to the death of Romeo and Juliet. Even though the play was created in the 16th century, there are many concepts that contributed to the tragedy such as love and hate, occur in today’s society where groups of people still hate each other for many reasons – race, religion etc. and the context between the Elizabethan audience and and contemporary audience. In the play, Act 5 Scene 3 is the death of Romeo and Juliet, and in which will be analysed to determine how the overall tragedy was constructed. The tragedy will be analysed through the literary devices, the characterisation and the themes that brought the play to be a tragedy.

In Romeo and Juliet, there are several literary devices that contributed to the stories tragedy. Romeo has come back from another town to find Juliet supposedly dead. He suffering and mourning over the fact that Juliet is dead and not knowing that she is alive. While Romeo is inside the tomb with Juliet, he says “Death, that hath suck 'd the honey of thy breath, Hath had no power yet upon thy beauty.” In this piece of text,…

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