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…
Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet is often hailed as the greatest literary example of romantic tragedy, but the aspect of tragedy became obscured over time through a variety of popular culture iterations of the play. Now, the play represents a generally accepted model for the ideal romance, so much so that the artist Taylor Swift wrote a song titled “Love Story” that rewrites the plot of Romeo and Juliet to conclude with a happy ending. This essay attempts to address how Shakespeare’s Romeo and…
Romeo and Juliet is a tragic love story between two young people. The two family 's, Montague and Capulets are sworn enemies/rivals. The the young Romeo and Juliet fall in love, at first they have no idea of who they truly are. When they find out their whole world is flipped upside down. The next day the Romeo and Juliet get married but only in secret they can for they would never be allowed to be together. Only a little later that day Mercutio and Tybalt get into a…
‘Compare how the theme of love is presented in ‘Romeo & Juliet’ and a collection of poems in the literary heritage’
Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare is a tragic story about two teenagers destined for love whose untimely deaths ultimately unite the feuding households. The story reveals two characters (Romeo and Juliet) that are prohibited from seeing each other. Eventually it led to Romeo and Juliet taking their lives. Whilst there are many people to blame for the deaths of…
The Blame for the Deaths of Romeo and Juliet
Romeo and Juliet the ‘star crossed lovers’ seem to be doomed the first
day they meet each other. The play concludes with Romeo and Juliet
taking their lives just days after meeting. Shakespeare closely
tangles the play so every character and event plays an important role
in the tragedy of Romeo and Juliet.
To begin, the most apparent factor in the tragedy of Romeo and Juliet
From before the moment Juliet and Romeo meet, their love is entwined with death. Romeo senses a fatal end approaching as he considers going to the party at Capulet’s house where he will meet Juliet for the first time. Likewise, as she sends her nurse to discover Romeo’s identity, Juliet thinks of her death. The feud between Montagues and Capulets creates a world where the lives of the members of the houses revolve around fights and deaths that make it impossible for…
functions as a central theme in Shakespeare’s famous romantic tragedy, Romeo and Juliet. This strategy serves two purposes: it allows the power of fate introduction over people’s lives by declaring the fate of Romeo and Juliet at the beginning of the play. It also creates tension throughout the play.
In the opening prologue the chorus informs the audience that Romeo and Juliet are star-crossed lovers. Which in other words means that Romeo and Juliet are dominant by fate, a force that is often…
The Importance of Setting and Context in Romeo and Juliet
In spite of the fact that Romeo and Juliet is ostensibly the most original romantic tale in the English language, it depicts just a particular sort of affection: youthful, nonsensical, enthusiastic love. In the play, Shakespeare eventually suggests that the sort of affection that Romeo and Juliet feel drives lovers to institute a selfish segregation from their general surroundings. Romeo and Juliet shun their duties to any other…
Focusing on Romeo and Juliet to what extent do the main characters succeed in self-fashioning?
Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet depicts the struggle of two young lovers undertaking a process of self-fashioning in an attempt to escape the identities imposed upon them in the restrictive society of the 16th Century. According to Stephan Greenblatt, Romeo and Juliet came about in an era where there was an “increased self-consciousness about the fashioning of human identity as a manipulable, artful…
Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet
Romeo and Juliet is play written 400 years ago by the well known
William Shakespeare. Although the play was written 400 years ago it’s
still a very popular play today. Theatre was a very popular form of
entertainment during Shakespeare’s time (Elizabeth England). Between
theatre companies to produce the best and exciting plays. In this
essay I will show and explain a short summary of the play, how