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Who Is to Blame for the Tragic Deaths of Romeo & Juliet

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English Essay Romeo and Juliet Who is to Blame for the Deaths of Romeo and of Juliet
Romeo and Juliet
Who is to blame?
Romeo and Juliet' tells the story of 'a pair of star-crossed lovers' and sends the reader into a whirlwind of love and passion of the timeless love story. Torn between the families, in what seems to be a never ending family feud Romeo and Juliet is one of the most romantic stories ever told, filled with forbidden and undeniable love. The play 'Romeo and Juliet' was written around 1594-1596 and perhaps William Shakespeare's most famous play. It's so famous in fact that people are still reading it over 400 years later. It has had many interpretations over the years, one of the most recent, 'Romeo and Juliet', was a film and released in 2007, it was a modern interpretation yet with the same script text as the original. The play is still loved and has been used and altered in many forms for example ballets, musicals and there have been many plays and film editions of the beloved Shakespearean classic. In the play there are two main families the Capulets and the Montgues, who are sworn enemies and hate each other deeply each family has a child. Juliet, from the Capulets and Romeo from the Montgues, the pair fall in love and throughout the play the reader sees the desperation of the characters and their longing to be together. They marry, with help from Friar Laurence their trusted ally. Unfortunately, Shakespeare was fond of tragedy s and this was one to, the lovers take their lives. The reader or the watcher already knows that by the start of the play because in the prologue it tells the grisly events to come though it interests thee audience to understand how such a grave circumstance could occur, not only that but it is a world famous play so most already know the story, if not in detail then at least the plot. Also in Shakespeare's time the population isn't as educated as it is today and as a result it was harder to grasp their attention so...


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