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Romeo & Juliet

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Introduction

Romeo and Juliet In the first scene of the play, Romeo comments, "Here's much to do with hate, but more with love". How far do you consider this to be a fair assessment of 'Romeo and Juliet'? Romeo and Juliet is one of the most popular play it was ever written by William Shakespeare in 1595. It was set in Verona, Italy. This play is about how the two families, the Montague and Capulet have finally come to their realisation that envy is not everything by the sacrifice of their beloved children, Juliet Capulet and Romeo Montague, also known as "Star crossed lovers". In Verona, the climate is very hot during most times so its people will get tempered up easily because of the hotness. At the beginning of the play, it was said that Romeo was deeply in love with a lady called Rosaline. He was sad that she didn't love him back, but the only reason why he feels for her was because of her appearance, he didn't know her at all. ...read more.

Middle

Lord Capulet was never a good father by forcing Juliet to marry Count Paris, but because of her sudden death, he seemed to have shown a slight affection for his daughter, "death lies on her like an untimely frost, upon the sweetest flower of all field", here Juliet is being referred to the sweetest flower in the field. When Friar Lawrence found out the potion had worked and saw the family was grieving, he tried to make them see the good side of it. He tried to persuade the family into believing Juliet has gone to heaven, a place where they should be happy to see her in, a better place for her. "Heaven and yourself had part in this fair maid: now heaven hath all, and all the better is it for the maid", during this speech of his, he kept repeating the word 'heaven' to comfort the family. ...read more.

Conclusion

Even though Lord Capulet showed affection for Juliet when she was 'dead', he never treated her right or as his own daughter. He forced Juliet to marry Paris without consulting her first, but that doesn't matter because he would never care about her opinion on the matter. "The County Paris ... shall happily make thee there a joyful bride" Lady Capulet gave Juliet the message about the wedding to cheer her up from her grieving of Tybalt. But when Juliet objected to the idea, her father wasn't so keen. "He shall not make me there a joyful bride!" "Out, you green-sickness carrion! Out, you baggage! You tallow face!" To be honest, I think there is a lot more love than hate because if it wasn't for the love of Romeo and Juliet, the family would never come together even if it means sacrificing two people's lives. Also near the beginning of the play, we saw something was troubling Romeo and that was Rosaline. If there wasn't love, there wouldn't be hate. ?? ?? ?? ?? ...read more.

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