William Shakespeare 's Romeo And Juliet Essay

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Juliet and Juliet (Romeo Really Doesn’t Matter)
Traditionally, it has always been true that the male lead in any form of entertainment, may it be a book, movie or play, has held the most important position, regardless as to whether or not there are dual protagonists featuring a man and a woman. Now, this was truer in the past than it is in the present where the female leads have been elevated in stature and significance comparable to that of their co-lead male actor. Hermione Granger, Katniss Everdeen and Diana Bishop have held a significant role in their respective books and movies. Their characters are strong in their morals, skills and power. Now, there are the older tales written by women authors, whose female leads were the stronger of the coupled male-female protagonists, both emotionally and mentally. Elizabeth Bennet and Jane Eyre were two of those very same characters, but in the works of male authors, men usually have the more predominant role.
William Shakespeare has written a number of plays, each carefully contexted, witty and controversial as the next. However, there may not be a single play written by him that is as much loved as it is hated than that of Romeo and Juliet. Now, Romeo and Juliet has constantly been portrayed on the big stage and the big screen. Traditionally, between the two lovers, Romeo Montague is usually portrayed as the leader of the duo, the main protagonist of the story, and has a higher count of lines in the play. As a result, a greater…

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