• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

Overview of characters

Extracts from this document...

Introduction

An epic story of a pair of star-crossed lovers whose love ultimately ends in a tragic affair, Romeo and Juliet is a play written by English playwright and writer William Shakespeare. Through the years, the story of this maligned couple has influenced pop culture, paving the way for movies and other television shows that feature a similarly constructed plot. Romeo and Juliet paints a picture of love in its purest and most passionate form. Love between a couple who were victimized by circumstances and factors beyond their control. ...read more.

Middle

Hence, given the intensity of her love towards Romeo, Juliet transformed into becoming an independent person capable of doing anything just for the sake of her feelings. Analyzing the characters in a much bigger perspective, Romeo is a perfect paradigm of unpredictability. Romeo's personality is very complex but at times his actions and decisions are predictable - a representation perhaps of the peculiarity of men. At the start of the play, Romeo isn't immediately in love with Juliet. He's into someone else named Rosaline, but the latter was not interested in Romeo. ...read more.

Conclusion

Now comes Juliet, who was supposed to marry Paris. However, in a rare night when the stars aligned for our two star-crossed lovers, Juliet met Romeo and in an instant, the purest form of love was in fruition. Juliet is quite an enigma. She personifies the typical woman who can be as nice or fierce depending on what's on the line. In the end of the story, both protagonists take their lives due to their undying love for each other. However, the scene of Juliet's death shows greater courage as she stabbed herself directly in the heart - a scene that I think makes her love for Romeo sacrificial to a far greater extent. ...read more.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our GCSE Miscellaneous section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related GCSE Miscellaneous essays

  1. Romeo & Juliet

    Is she not proud? doth she not count her blest, Unworthy as she is, that we have wrought So worthy a gentleman to be her bridegroom?' Here Capulet shows his apparent displeasure that Juliet isnt thankful for her fathers arranging of this marriage, saying that she should be proud and count herself as blessed

  2. Romeo and Juliet

    In my opinion, Shakespeare's quote captures the true principle of love, as love should be a bond between minds and not based on looks. My opinion may be biased; as I am a modern audience that is raised in a different society where love based on looks is viewed as shallow.

  1. Romeo and Juliet

    as in letting her know that he is serious about what he is saying, he is also repeating his command about getting to church on Thursday which could mean that he's reminding her that he is not backing down and that he will have the last word and that she will do as he says.

  2. A FRACTURE IN FICTION

    SISTER SANDRINE Jesus had a message. I cannot see that message in Opus Dei! Silas brings the candlestick up and lashes it at the woman. At that instant, Dan enters the room. DAN BROWN Silas no! Silas turns and strikes Dan with the candlestick. The forces throws him several feet.

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work