Romeo & Juliet


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Romeo & Juliet

  1. 1. ROMEO & JULIET William Shakespeare
  2. 2. --FACTS-- <ul><li>This play is called Romeo and Juliet. Romeo and Juliet belongs to a tradition of tragic romances stretching back to antiquity. Its plot is based on an Italian tale, translated into verse as The Tragical History of Romeus and Juliet by Arthur Brooke in 1562, and retold in prose in Palace of Pleasure by William Painter in 1582. Shakespeare borrowed heavily from both, but developed supporting characters, particularly Mercutio and Paris , in order to expand the plot. Believed to be written between 1591 and 1595, the play was first published in a quarto version in 1597. The Author of this new version that we hold so famously is none other than William Shakespeare. It's a story of tragic loss and pain and two lovers. There young but nothing can keep them away from there love for each other. </li></ul>
  3. 3. --PLOT-- <ul><li>In more simplier terms this play is about two lovers, Romeo and Juliet. Romeo walked into Juliets life and fell in love with the fair maiden. I think is was more lust than anything. Seeing that they were very young in the story I would say very much lust was in Romeo's eye's when he fell in love with her. She was just as guilty as the boy. But there love was something that most adults would only dream of. Romeo was forbidden to talk to associate himself with this girl much less fall in love with her. Since their familes wouldn't let them fall in love with each other they found a way to be together. Run away. Romeo though didn't kno juliets plan to get to him after he was banashed away from there land. Romeo couldn't stay away from her so he came back to find Juliet faking to be dead from a drink that made her have the apperance of death. Romeo at the end killed himself seeing that there was nothing to live for. At the end the family fued was at an end seeing what had happened. to there children and the pressure the put on them. </li></ul>
  4. 4. --CHARACTERS-- <ul><li>I'm going to be focusing to the main characters of this play write. Juliet and Romeo. </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Juliet: Chapulet's daughter. She is presented as a young and innocent adolecent, not yet 14 years old. Her youthfulness is stressed throughout the play to illustrate her progression from adolescence to maturity and to emphasize her position as a tragic heroine. Juliet's love for Romeo gives her the strength and courage to defy her parents and face death twice. </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Romeo: Montague's son, who is loved and respected in Verona. He is initially presented as a comic lover, with his infated declarations of love for rosaline. After the meeting juliet, he abandons his tendency to be a traditional, fashionable lover, and his language becomes intense, reflectiong his genuine passion for Juliet. By avenging Mercutio's death, he sets in motion a chain of tragic events that culminate in suicide when he mistakenly believes Juliet to be dead. </li></ul>
  5. 5. --SETTING-- <ul><li>The play is set in the thirteenth or fourteenth century in Italy in Verona and Mantua. Much of the action takes place in Juliet's house. Two cities of Venice are also mentioned in the play. The Capulets and the Montagues, the main families of the play, are from noble lineage and wealth; they dress well, live in fancy surroundings, and are served by many attendants. The play's basic setting, therefore, is rich and elegant. </li></ul>
  6. 6. --CONFLICT-- <ul><li>Romeo and Juliet is based on external conflict and portrays the long-standing quarrel between the two established families in Verona, the Capulets and the Montagues. The climax occurs when Romeo kills himself by drinking poison, preventing the young couple from experiencing happiness on earth. Some critics point to the death of Tybalt as the climax, for at that point Romeo's life is already in danger from the Capulets, who will seek revenge. The outcome of Romeo and Juliet ends in tragedy. Because they cannot profess their love openly, fate intervenes and causes Romeo to kill himself, believing Juliet is dead. When Juliet discovers the death of her husband, she kills herself, wanting to be with her lover through eternity. Their deaths, however, bring to a final close the age-old quarrel between the Capulets and Montagues. </li></ul>
  7. 7. --Theme-- <ul><li>True love can conquer all, as shown through Romeo and Juliet who defy unbelievable problems to be married, to consummate their marriage, and to live united for eternity. There love for each other was amazing. </li></ul>
  8. 8. --MY OPINION-- <ul><li>I liked the play. In fact I took my girlfriend to see the play in action with me. The actors did a very good job of potraying the feeling behind each and every word. I like the play because not only did Shakespear write it but it's about true love. I love stories like this. I guess you can say I'm a sucker for plays and novels like this when I'm in a wonderful relationship. I've been with my girl for a year and a half now. So I've been reading a couple stories that potray the love thing like me and my Ashley. This story is very much so a classic. The author as you can see is a very famous one. Shakespeare is very poetic. </li></ul>