Because of the intensity of the relationship between Romeo and Juliet and the complex development of events during the few days of the play’s action, the story can certainly seem to take place over a time span much longer than the one it actually occupies. By compressing all the events of the love story into just a few days, Shakespeare adds weight to every moment, and gives the sense that the action is happening so quickly that characters barely have time to react, and, by the end, that matters are careening out of control. This rush heightens the sense of pressure that hangs in the atmosphere of the play. While it may not seem plausible for a story such as Romeo and Juliet to take place over a span of only four days in the real world, this abbreviated time scheme makes sense in the universe of the play. Romeo is a passionate, extreme, excitable, intelligent, and moody young man, well-liked and admired throughout Verona. He is loyal to his friends, but his behavior is somewhat unpredictable. At the beginning of the play, he mopes over his hopeless unrequited love for Rosaline. In Juliet, Romeo finds a legitimate object for the extraordinary passion that he is capable of feeling, and his unyielding love for her takes control of him.
Juliet, on the other hand, is an innocent girl, a child at the beginning of the play, and is startled by the sudden power of her love for Romeo. Guided by her feelings for him, she develops very quickly into a determined, capable, mature, and…
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William Shakespeare’s (author) Romeo and Juliet (title) is perhaps one of the best known love stories of all time. The play (form) follows the two “star crossed lovers” (quote) from the beginning of their passionate relationship through to their tragic (reference to tragedy) deaths. Shakespeare intends for the audience to sympathise with its central characters, in particular Juliet. Responsibility…
Romeo and Juliet Romantic Love Essay
Submitted to: Ms. Saplys
Submitted by: Joey McGuire
Wednesday, May 22nd, 2013
The play of “Romeo and Juliet” is truly a tragedy that is based by the romantic love these two characters share and how this acts as the compass for all the other events that. Firstly, once Romeo and Juliet meet for the first time their moods completely change surrounding their hatred of each other’s families. Next, when Romeo and Juliet become split…
Who is responsible for Romeo and Juliet's death
I think many people believe in Fate,but in this condition I don't think Romeo and Juliet's death can be simply explained by fate. We need to take into account everything around them, like their parents,Romeo himself.....and if their love was not a secret would it have ended in tragedy?
I am going to declare why Romeo and Juliet's death can not simply explain by fate,
and these are my point
-Romeo is responsible for his own death.
The play “Romeo and Juliet,” is written by famous British playwright William Shakespeare. It begins with a large fight between the Capulets and Montegues in Verona, Italy. Two individuals, Romeo Montegue and Juliet Capulet go through struggles in order to be together. Romeo is one of the main characters in the play and comes from a rich family by the name of Montegue. Throughout the story Romeo shows a variety of personalities. Romeo is a handsome man who matures to adulthood at a young…
English 1 Honors
29 January 2015
Romeo & Juliet Metaphors
William Shakespeare’s The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet includes countless metaphors and similes that are used to describe the relationship between Romeo and Juliet. Act 2, Scene 2 also known as the balcony scene portrays the complex relationship between the “two star crossed lovers”(6). There is no absolute definition of love and everyone finds out his or her interpretation differently. William Shakespeare uses…
My example of an antagonist is Tybalt compared to Romeo. Tybalt is constantly trying to start fights with Romeo and, eventually, he succeeds. Because of Tybalt, Romeo is banished from the city Verona, where his beloved wife Juliet lives. Another example of an Antagonist is, Paris compared to Juliet. Paris is the main reason that Juliet deems it necessary to take a potion to fake her death. This ultimately leads to the death of both Romeo and Juliet in the end.
A foil in a story is a character…
How important is act 1 scene 5 of Shakespeare Romeo and Juliet the play as whole?
Romeo and Juliet were written by William Shakespeare around 1595. This play has been written among many other tragedies by Shakespeare such as, "Macbeth" and "Hamlet". However Romeo and Juliet is one of the most tragic Shakespeareans plays of all time. This play is about hate, tragedy and most importantly Love. It’s about two young lovers, Romeo from the Montague and Juliet from the Capulet’s who both fall in love when…
Keayr Griffin My compare and contrast on Romeo and Juliet the new version and the older version.
4 th hour
I personally like the newer version of Romeo and Juliet myself because of the more modern themes. The character are not so dull and the setting of the move isn't so medieval time. The action in the movie do not look fake like the first movie. The character who plays Romeo to me is more like us teens nowadays. LIke the way they dress in the old movie you could…
On the way back from a Romeo and Juliet play in the car, It was at least midnight. The sky was dark but there were still little beams of light from the moon that lit up the street so they could still find where the car was when the couple exited the theatre.
‘Well that was a load of crap, what a waste of my time’ said Joe angrily.
‘I thought it was lovely it has really opened my eyes about love’ said Jenny with joy.
‘What? As if! It was utter crap, totally fake! No-one could fall in…
death of Romeo and Juliet?
Almost all of the events that occur throughout the play lead up to the final conclusion of the death of Romeo and Juliet. Many, if not all of the characters could be argued to play a role in their deaths, some more than others. Equally, some people may argue that it was no one’s specific fault and therefore it was fate or society’s fault. These are the aspects of the play that I am going to consider throughout this essay.
In the opening sonnet in Romeo and Juliet, the chorus…