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Romeo and Juliet V Bridget Jones's diary

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Essay, Romeo and Juliet V Bridget Jones's diary I am going to compare two great novels called 'Romeo and Juliet' and 'Bridget Jones's diary' and explain the differences between them. Bridget Jones diary is a comedy tale in a modern time like today. She is a blousy, winningly inept size-12 heroine, London-based publicist who divides her free time between binge eating in front of the TV, downing Chardonnay with her friends, and updating the diary in which she records her negligible weight fluctuations and romantic misadventures of the year. Romeo and Juliet is a tragic tale in the late 1500's period. It's about a pair of star-crossed loving teenagers who pursue their love for each other despite the fact that their families have been at odds with each other for decades. The story combines sword fighting, disguise, misunderstanding, tragedy, humour and some of the most romantic language found in literature all in the same of true love. ...read more.

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The mothers and fathers in Romeo and Juliet resent a Montague to be married with a Capulet because of the past feuding between them. Bridget's friends are Jude, Sharon and Tom, who give her, less than useful, advice. They might have met and became friends at work. Juliet's friends are the Nurse was supposed to be one of Juliet's best friends but betrayed her by asking her to marry Paris, and Friar Lawrence, who was also a friend of Juliet met by Romeo. Mark has a pseudo-girlfriend called Natasha who is a stylish sort of person like him. Romeo's friends are Friar Lawrence, Benvolio, and Mercutio. Mercutio dies for Romeo and the others assist him. Helen Fielding is the author who tells the story and gives her viewpoints, as Bridget providing ideas, such as a Cosmo girl, that should be living this great, independent life, full of friends and having glamorous dinner parties. ...read more.

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The crises in Romeo and Juliet are at the time when Romeo is banished by the Prince of Verona and forced to leave Juliet because he kills her cousin Tybalt, but the worse is when both individuals sacrifice themselves for each other in the dramatic mix up of an ending. Because of this, Bridget Jones's diary has a happy ending given that everyone survives and Bridget gets what she wants but Romeo and Juliet have a depressing ending as both characters pass on and seeing this, both families agree to never fight again. To complete this essay, I think these two novels are exceptionally different as how the writers have written them in the sense of setting, words, viewpoints etc. Old stories in Shakespeare's time are known to have a slow, steady way of speech in writing with old English as in the modern age English is a very fast, swift way of language. This counts on the previous stories studied and hopefully, answers my essay title comparison. Rameez Sheikh 11KXE ...read more.

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