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Another Romeo And Juliet Essay Research Paper

Another Romeo And Juliet Essay, Research Paper

The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet Author: William

Shakespeare Genre: Play Orig. Pub. Date: 1596 . Setting:

Verona, Italy. Mantua, Italy. Theme: Always tell the truth.

Plot Summary: The play starts off when the Montagues and

the Capulets are fighting. The Prince of Verona stops the

quarrel and tells the two families that he is fed up with the

feud. He says it has gone on too long and that this is the last

of it. He says that the next person who fights will die. Later

on that day, the Capulets have a costume party. Romeo

goes to the party looking for Rosaline but instead finds Juliet

and falls in love with her. Tybalt notices that Romeo is not a

Capulet and wants to fight him, but Lady Capulet stops him

so Tybalt tells Romeo that he will regret coming to the party.

Romeo and Juliet get married secretly and no one knows but

the Nurse. Tybalt sees Romeo and tries to fight him, but

Mercutio fights instead. Romeo inadvertently kills Mercutio

by getting in the way. Romeo then kills Tybalt. Juliet finds

out that Tybalt is deceased and begins weeping hysterically.

Even though she knows Tybalt is dead, she is still glad that

Romeo is alive. The Nurse then announces that Romeo has

been banished and Juliet begins weeping again. Capulet

arranges Paris to marry Juliet on Thursday, but Friar has a

plan to keep this from happening since Juliet is already

married to Romeo. Friar gives Juliet a potion to drink the

night before the wedding. The potion makes Juliet look dead

but she really will be alive. Friar?s plan is to fool everybody

into thinking that she is dead, except that he will write to

Romeo telling him the plan, and they will bury her and when

the potion wears off. She will get out of the tomb and run

away to Romeo and no one will ever know. The plan works

great except that Romeo doesn?t get the letter about the plan

and he thinks that Juliet is dead. He is so in love with her that

he goes to Juliet?s tomb and kills himself. The potion wears

off and Juliet comes out of her sleep and sees Romeo dead

and then kills herself. Characters: Romeo-Impulsive, blind

(love-stricken), romantic, caring. Juliet-Loyal and devoted

to Romeo, defiant towards parents. Prince-Strict, mean.

Montague-Strict, smart. Lady Montague-Nice, strict, peace

maker. Rosaline-Romeo loved her, became a nun.

Capulet-Strict, wise. Lady Capulet-Nice, strict, stuck-up.

Friar Lawrence-Wise, old, bright. Paris-Proud, lonely, nice.

Nurse-Helpful, loving, caring, not educated well.

Mercutio-Loyal, willful, strong. Tybalt-Mean, strong, a

fighter. Benvolio-Peace maker, friendly. Symbols or

Allusions: Phoebus-sun god, Dian?s wit-the mind of Diana,

goddess of chastity, Echo-in classical mythology the nymph

Echo, unable to win the love of Narcissus, wasted away in a

cave until nothing was left of her but her voice. Distinguishing

Characteristics: Tragic, romantic, exciting. Personal

Response: I thought this plat was very confusing at first, but

after about 2 acts I started ?catching some lines? and

learning how to interpret Shakespeare. I thought that this

play was extremely downhearted yet exciting.