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Romeo and Juliet Romeo and Juliet is still relevant because Shakespeare has created a unique play which involves love, violence deception, humour as well as issues currently going on. The language Shakespeare has used to describe the characters was extraordinary. This story was a love story, but not any love story but that of "star crossed lovers" this script was filled with love, hate, passion and deception. The hate scenes were between the families, this was because the families were archrivals. The passionate part of the play was the love scenes between Romeo and Juliet. The parts that were deceiving were the love at first sight, young, good looking and vulnerable youth madly in love but the most beguilement thing about Romeo and Juliet relationship was that their names were Montague and Capulet. Shakespeare explains all with just a few, extraordinary scripts and made it free from obscurity and easy to understand (clarity) Romeo's character is impetuous, decisive, immature, manipulative, rash and violent. When he is impetuous he keeps changing his mind, an example of this behaviour is when he falls in love with Juliet and forgets about Rosaline. ...read more.


He uses the sonnet to prove Romeo and Juliet love is pure and true "The holy shrine the gentle sin in this My lips, two blushing pilgrims, ready stand" Romeo uses the words "holy shrine" to describe Juliet. It is as she is to be worshipped like a holy shrine thus his love for her is true and that their love is beyond physical. He uses many religious words such as "saints", "prays", "pilgrims" and "sin". This showed that they were asking each other if their love was a sin. Is it natural? Is this a sign that things are doomed? "Star-crossed lovers" Shakespeare uses the language to give the reader signs of love which will be against all odds. Is it all to do with fate? "Sin from my lips? O trespass sweetly urged! Give me my sin again" The scene at the balcony starts when Juliet comes out onto the balcony above Romeo9 not knowing Romeo was there). This leads itself to the type of comparisons that Romeo starts to use such as "sun", "moon", "stars" and "heaven" all to do with him looking up to her. ...read more.


The two of them start to brawl and Romeo tells his friends to fight. This chaos results in Mercuito getting stabbed by Tybalt and he tells everyone it is just a scratch although he wanted to be helped. No one takes him seriously as he is always joking around and they do not now that Mercuito is dying. As Mercuito helps himself for a last few breaths of air he curses the families "Help me into some house, Benvolio, Or I shall faint. A plague o' both your houses!" After this Romeo finds out that Mercuito is dead and this triggers him and he goes after Tybalt they then start to fight and with rage Romeo kills Tybalt. After this Benvolio tell Romeo to run away and the prince banishes him form Verona. This shows that Romeo character keeps on changing. From a boy in love rushing things to a raging beast full of anger. Romeo has the ability to change and show different forms of emotion. Following this Romeo complains about banishment saying that the banishment was worse than death. He moans that he will not see his family and friends but not forgetting that his life was spared. He thanks no-one and weeps as well TESHEEN ENGLISH COURSEWORK ROMEO AND JUILIET ...read more.

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