How Does Shakespeare Mature In Romeo And Juliet

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During the late 1500s, Queen Elizabeth ruled over England during its golden age. In this period, poetry, music, and literature flourished from authors, musicians, and poets like William Shakespeare. Shakespeare, in his time, was a distinguished poet, playwright, and actor throughout the Elizabethan Era. The Bard of Avon wrote many plays in his time such as Hamlet, Macbeth, Othello, and King Lear. A prominent example of a popular play he was wrote was Romeo and Juliet, a tragic romance between two star-crossed lovers. In Romeo and Juliet, Shakespeare establishes his opinion of adolescents as immature and dramatic numerous times throughout the script.
Immaturity is seen throughout Romeo and Juliet as a major theme in the play. For instance, Shakespeare uses young and fair Juliet’s longing for Romeo in Act I scene v. After her encounter with Romeo at the ball, Juliet laments to herself and says, “ If he be married, my grave is like to be my wedding bed” ( Shakespeare 74). Shakespeare illustrates a teenager’s behavior as immature by showing how fast Juliet falls for a mysterious man. Another example is when Shakespeare uses Romeo and Juliet’s love as a demonstration for an adolescent's immaturity. In Act I scene iii, Friar Lawrence states, “ Is Rosaline, that thou didst love so
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Similar to Romeo and Juliet, Shakespeare displays his opinions in several of his plays like Hamlet, Macbeth, and Antony and Cleopatra. Because of these plays, England’s national poet became renowned for his work made during the Elizabethan era. The esteemed Bard of Avon along with many other playwrights, poets, and musicians allowed England to prosper in theatre and the arts. The period of Queen Elizabeth's reign was a true golden age thanks to the captivating arts such as the plays written by Shakespeare, Christopher Marlow, and Francis