Essay on List of Books

Submitted By iamsocool1
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Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare
Characters: Romeo Montague, Benvolio, Mercutio, Lady Montague, Montague, Rosaline
Juliet Capulet, Tybalt, Nurse, Lady Capulet, Capulet, Paris, Friar Lawrence (marries them)
Genre: Tragic drama
Setting: Verona, Italy; Renaissance period
Foreshadowing: continuous thoughts of death and suicide; star crossed lovers doomed to die
Themes: inevitability of fate
Symbols: Night symbolizes dark fate

Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare
Characters: Caesar & Calpurnia, Brutus & Portia, Antony, Cassius, Octavius, Casca (1st stab)
Genre: Tragic/Historical Drama
Setting: Ancient Rome
Foreshadowing: bleeding statue, lions in the city, walking dead, storm, beware Ides of March
Themes: problems too much power can bring, rivalry among men
Symbols: blood???

Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck
Characters: Lennie Small, George, Candy, Curley & wife, Crooks, Slim
Genre: fiction
Setting: Soledad, California 1930s
Foreshadowing: Candy killing dog – George killing Lennie
Themes: American dream, friendship
Symbols: mice, Candy’s dog

Macbeth by William Shakespeare
Characters: Macbeth, Lady Macbeth, the wyrd sisters (witches), Macduff, King Duncan, Banquo, Malcolm & Donalbain,
Genre: tragedy
Setting: Scotland/England
Foreshadowing: apparitions ( none of woman born, burnam wood moves to Dunsinane Hill)
Themes: greed, destructive nature of power
Symbols: blood, dagger, Banquo’s ghost - guilt

The Crucible by Arthur Miller
Characters: Abigail Williams, John & Elizabeth Proctor, Reverend Paris, Reverend Hale, Mary Warren, Tituba, Betty Paris, Putnams, Rebecca Nurse, Giles & Martha Corey, Danforth
Genre: Tragedy
Setting: Salem, Massachusetts