Allusions In Shakespeare's Romeo And Juliet

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Romeo and Juliet was one of the most memorable play and novel written by William Shakespeare. It follows the story of two star-crossed lovers named, Romeo And Juliet. Unable to be wed or even talk or see each other due to their parents rivalry, the Montagues and the Capulets. Throughout the play, Shakespeare makes allusions that the reader can make connections to the allusions which are love stories, mythical beings, etc. These allusions made by the writer can also help the reader understand the overall main focus of the story, not just make connections. These connections can also be used to relate to most, if not, all people. These are just a few examples that the techniques a writer uses are intentionally chosen to enhance and enrich their own writing.…show more content…
Throughout Romeo and Juliet, William Shakespeare make several references about stories of love and tragedy to Greek or Roman mythological people or beings that has some sort of relationship to the story. For example, the story of Helen of Sparta or Troy. In Greek mythology, Helen was considered to be the most beautiful woman in the world before her abduction by Paris, Prince of Troy, from her husband, King Menelaus, which had started the Trojan War. The story can be related to Juliet when it comes to who they have to be married to and to whom the fall in love with someone but ultimately, having them reject you in return or having to
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