Macbeth and Romeo and Juliet

Drama and Theater / April 23, 2015 / No Comments /
The following paper examines Shakespeare’s history and critically analyzes two of his plays, `Romeo and Juliet` and `Macbeth.`

The following paper explores Shakespeare’s genius at communicating how people relate to one another. It examines how his enduring reputation and literary achievements are based on the strength and popular appeal of his stories as well on the clarity and elegance of his language. This paper reveals how he had the ability to describe the essence of human experience and understood the continuum of human emotion and through his writings brought life to states of mind and feelings.
“The story opens with a family feud between the Montagues and the Capulets. That night Romeo Montague attends a party at the Capulet home in search of Rosalind, the woman he loves. He is distraught because his love for her is not reciprocated. Meanwhile, Juliet Capulet has been informed by her mother that Count Paris, a nobleman, will be at the party and has asked for her hand in marriage. When Romeo and Juliet see each other they fall in love.

“Later, Juliet speaks to herself on the balcony, unaware that Romeo is listening below, “O Romeo, Romeo, wherefore art thou Romeo. Deny thy father and refuse thy name…” (2, iii, 37). They profess their love for each other and she tells him to arrange their marriage for the next day. Romeo then asks Friar Laurence, a monk, to marry them. The Friar thinks their marriage may help to end the feud. Juliet’s nurse helps the young couple to elope and the Friar secretly marries them.”


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