Date of publication: 2017-09-06 03:23
9. How does Shakespeare treat death in Romeo and Juliet ? Frame your answer in terms of legal, moral, familial, and personal issues. Bearing these issues in mind, compare the deaths of Romeo and Juliet, Romeo and Mercutio, and Mercutio and Tybalt.
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Shakespeare, William. Romeo & Juliet (italicized). Name of anthology. Editor of anthology. Location of publisher: Publishing company name, year of publication. Page numbers of referenced material.
Anchorwoman : A glooming peace this morning with it brings. The sun for sorrow will not show his head. Go hence and have more talk of these sad things. Some shall be pardoned, and some punished. For never was a story of more woe than this of Juliet and her Romeo.
6. How does the suicidal impulse that both Romeo and Juliet exhibit relate to the overall theme of love? Does Shakespeare seem to consider a self-destructive tendency inextricably connected with love, or is it a separate issue? Why do you think so?
Romeo : I have night's cloak to hide me from their eyes, but thou love me, let them find me here. My life were better ended by their hate than death prorogued, wanting of thy love.
These are pretty big words coming from a teenager. All this abstract language—love as "smoke," as "fire," as a "sea," as "madness"—suggest that maybe Romeo knows more about love from books than, you know, actually being in love.
Juliet, on the other hand, is an innocent girl, a child at the beginning of the play, and is startled by the sudden power of her love for Romeo. Guided by her feelings for him, she develops very quickly into a determined, capable, mature, and loyal woman who tempers her extreme feelings of love with sober-mindedness.
A well written paper does not guarantee a good grade if the original text is not cited properly. A strong essay about Shakespeare's Romeo & Juliet requires thoughtful analysis of the text and citing the source material to establish your argument is often necessary. The Modern Language Association, or the MLA, has very specific standards for citing Shakespearean verse in academic papers. Quotes that are not properly cited could be mistaken for plagiarism, and it's important to learn how to reference the quotes properly.
Juliet : Good pilgrim, you do wrong your hand too much, which mannerly devotion shows in this. For saints have hands that pilgrims' hands do touch, and palm to palm is holy palmers' kiss.
As their families feud to the death, the two lovers are caught between divergent and volatilely disparate worlds. Fights, witty lines, secret marriages, and untimely deaths--the play is unforgettable!