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Romeo and Juliet is an excellent example of Shakespearean tragedy

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Romeo and Juliet is an excellent example of Shakespearean tragedy April 7, 2002 Romeo and Juliet is an excellent example is a Shakespearean tragedy I decided to write about Romeo and Juliet as great example of Shakespearean tragedy because I think that Shakespearean tragedy is most popular in whole world. Shakespearean tragedy lives 400 years and it will probably live much more. After Shakespeare wrote his tragedies, it became standard for writing among world writers. That standard got name Shakespearean tragedy. Shakespeare was original and unpredicted. You never knew what is going to happen at the end of the book. Shakespeare's heroes have a lot of same characteristics. His heroes tend to ennoble and glorify humanity or infect it and destroy it. They make free choices and they are free time after time to turn back. ...read more.


Pressure of surroundings In case of Romeo and Juliet pressure of surroundings is pressure of family. This pressure leads to conflict that ends tragically, with death of main characters. Pressure was from Juliet's parents who wanted Juliet to marry count Paris. Juliet didn't like him so conflict evolved. Quotes that support this argument are: " I tell thee what: get thee to church o' Thursday, or never after look me in the face. Speak not, reply not, do not answer me." (III, v, 159-161Capulet) In this quotes Lord Capulet ordered Juliet to marry Paris. Need for love After need for food and freedom every men or women has a need for love. Shakespeare was famous in writing tragedies about love. In beginning of play Romeo was in love with Rosaline, but when he saw Juliet he changed in moment saying: " Did my heart love till now? ...read more.


Whole play is filled with free choices that characters make. I think that only situation where someone is advised was when Tybalt sees Romeo at party and asks Lord Capulet for advice. Quotes that support this argument are: "I should have been more strange, I must confess," (II, i , 144, Juliet) In this quote Juliet says that she will confess, which means that they are going to get married. "Here's to my love.[Drinks the poison] O true apotechary! Thy drugs are quick. Thus with a kiss I die." (V, iii, Romeo) Romeo drinks a poison and dies. Shakespeare choose universal theme for his plays. That is the reason why he lives in each of us, more or less, for more then 400 hundred years. His plays are about emotions, specifically about love. Love is one of human's basic need and it will be always actual. There is never going to be enough of love. 1 1 ...read more.

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