Gender Role Norms In Shakespeare's Romeo And Juliet

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Juliet was portrayed by a young male when the play was first being performed. This could explain why in Romeo and Juliet, Juliet is so stronged willed, so it won’t emasculate the actor. The first lines spoken by Romeo depicts a young man in love, but has his heart was broken. Juliet thirteen year old girl headstrong working toward finding her love in due time. The two star crossed lovers meet and fall madly in love with antagonism between their two home. In Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet the concept of love is challenged changing conventional gender role norms. In William Shakespeare’s play, “Romeo and Juliet” Romeo shows a deep love for Rosalinda, Juliet’s cousin,” Why, such is love’s transgression, griefs of mine own lie heavy in my