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Romeo and Juliet

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GCSE Shakespeare Assignment Romeo and Juliet Romeo and Juliet is one of the most famous love stories in the world. It was written in the late fifteen hundreds. It was written by Shakespeare who was a famous for his love stories and also tragedy's. It all starts when Benvolio and Romeo decide to gatecrash the Capulet's party, so that they can gawp at girls. When they get to the party he spots Juliet and he likes her a lot. The nurse calls for Juliet and finds her with Romeo and she takes Juliet away. Romeo clearly realises that Juliet's a Capulet and Juliet finds out that Romeo's a Montague. They remember that their two families' are enemies and are at war, and that both Romeo and Juliet should also be against each other. They have only been seeing each other for a little while and they both decide to get married. Romeo then gets banished for killing Juliet's cuisine Tybalt. Juliet takes a poisonous potion that Friar Lawrence has made, to make her seem dead so that she doesn't have to marry Count Paris. ...read more.


He behaves like a typical rejected lover. "But he, his own affections' counsellor, is to himself'. Once he sees Juliet he forgets Rosaline, "So shows a snowy dove trooping with crows, As yonder lady o'er her fellows shows". Romeo's friends Benvelio and Mercutio encourage him to gatecrash the Capulet's party because they think he will meet a prettier woman than Rosaline. "At this same ancient feast of Capulet's sups the fair Rosaline whom thou so loves, with all the admire beauties of Verona"(Act 1 Scene 2), Mercutio says In Act 1 Scene 4, "If love be rough with you, be rough with love; Prick love for pricking, and you beat love down". Here Mercutio is teasing Romeo's lovesickness over Rosaline he says he's too self-absorbed. Mercutio thinks that loves ridicules and those who allow themselves to be dominated by it. The nurse portraits love as a physical and sexual satisfaction not romance. But she represents another kind of love in the play a warm unconditional lover. There is a contrast between the nurse and Juliet's mother Lady Capulet. ...read more.


Friar Lawrence attitude to be caring, comforting and advising. (Romeo) "And bad'st me burry love'. (Friar Lawrence) "Not in a grave, To lay one in, another out have. The Friar can see how madly in love Romeo and Juliet are in, he thinks that their love for each other might solve the feud between the Capulet's and Montague's. "For this alliance may so happy prove, To turn your households rancour to pure love". Capulet (Lord) is very angered and annoyed about Juliet's refusal to marry Paris. But he doesn't know that she is already married to Romeo. He explains that he is wealthy, very good looking and the family are at a high status. "Gods bread, it makes me mad! Day, night, work, play, alone, in company, still my care hath been to have her matched; and having now provided a gentleman of noble parentage, of fair demesnes, youthful and nobly ligned, stuffed, as they say, with honourable parts, proportioned as one's thought would wish a man. Romeo and Juliet is about romantic passionate love. The two young lovers are unable to contain the force of their affections. Their love is very quick and unforeseen, the moment they catch sight of each other they don't let go. ...read more.

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