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The play Romeo and Juliet encompasses many timeless themes, which make it appealing to any generation in any time period.

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#3 The play Romeo and Juliet encompasses many timeless themes, which make it appealing to any generation in any time period. This masterful work expresses important concepts and life lessons, which are vital to the upbringing of most humans. Of the concepts expressed in this work, Shakespeare perhaps stresses the ideas of teenage romance, forbidden love, and feuding families the most. Since these ideas do not appeal to one exclusive age group, this play can be appreciated by all ages. The feelings that Romeo and Juliet have for each other seem to be that of a mature, developed love, however it is questionable whether or not this is genuinely the type of love that they feel. More often than not, young people at Romeo and Juliet's age feel a love that they think is real, however it may be just a lust. True love is far too mature for them to fathom, although sometimes they do, however this case is of extreme rarity. In Romeo and Juliet's case, it is hard to tell. ...read more.


This feud causes many characters to act in an extreme manner, and these extreme acts eventually lead to the ultimate tragedy in the conclusion. #5 Throughout the novel, Lord Capulet and his daughter, Juliet, are constantly in conflict. There are several scenes where the seemingly ongoing conflict is clearly apparent. When Lord Capulet arranges for Juliet to marry Paris the conflict becomes evident. Also, Capulet's general insensitivity and irritability bother Juliet. Capulet's stubbornness is one of the factors in the feud between the families, which bothers Juliet. Because of her family's feud with the Montagues, she must see Romeo secretly. Capulet wants his Juliet to marry Paris. Because of his overwhelming desire for this, he is incognizant of Juliet's wishes or thoughts on the subject. He ignores most other people who are advising him about this issue, and ends up scheduling the wedding a day earlier than it was supposed to be. This is a sign of his impatience, stubbornness, and generally childish reasoning. These same qualities fuel the feud between he and the Montague family. ...read more.


Paris himself is a very wealthy and affluent person. If she were to marry Paris, it would link two very wealthy and affluent families together to form an alliance of great power. All great tragedies recount on important and causally related series of events, and this is done in Romeo and Juliet. There are many events in this play that are seemingly unrelated, however they play an important role in the larger picture of the overall plot. When the street fight breaks out, and Mercutio and Tybalt perish, a turning point occurs in the play. This causes Romeo to be banished from Verona, and ultimately causes the death of both Romeo and Juliet. When the friar gives Juliet the "sleeping potion," he does not realize that this will ultimately cause the death of Juliet's beloved Romeo. He thinks it will help bring the feuding families back together, which he is somewhat successful in doing, however he did not ever mean to sacrifice the life of Romeo and Juliet for this goal. By giving Juliet the potion, he causes the great tragedy that enables Romeo and Juliet to be classified as a tragedy. Liam Localio Period 4 Romeo and Juliet essay test 11/25/02 ...read more.

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