Olivia Orr Romeo And Juliet

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Olivia Orr The play "Romeo and Juliet" is a tragedy written by William Shakespeare early in his career about two young star-crossed lovers whose deaths ultimately reconcile their feuding families. "Romeo and Juliet", which ranks among Shakespeare 's most popular and well-known plays, is considered by some critics to be the first and greatest example of romantic tragedy written during the Renaissance. The play is studied by almost every high school student across America. "Romeo and Juliet" has been adapted numerous times for stage, film, musical and even operas. More recent versions, including those on film, have adapted the play for a modern audience, often placing the action in a familiar context. "Romeo and Juliet" is filled with symbolic…show more content…
Because of her parents and their thoughtlessness towards Juliet she was inevitably led to her suicide. For Romeo, it wasn 't so much his parents as in Juliet’s case, although they would have not approved of him marrying a Capulet, it was more society. Because of his banishment from Verona, Romeo was unable to talk to Juliet directly, and the message she sent to him was unable to get to him in time, and this led to Romeo 's suicide. No matter what or who was the cause of Romeo and Juliet 's death, the outcome is always going to be the same. Some say that every love story written since owes at least a little something to this story of Juliet and her Romeo. There are probably a hundred reasons why the play is so famous. Any love story needs an obstacle, something that keeps the lovers apart, at least temporarily. Shakespeare 's version of an obstacle, the feud between the two families, has been imitated so often it is now cliché. Yet, the formula still continues to…show more content…
As the two lovers fight against their families, the audience 's sympathies deepen. The tougher the obstacles, the better the love story. Of course, the play is a tragedy and contains much more than just the love story. And perhaps it 's the mix of romance and tragedy that makes the play so popular. The Story tells how much a couple is willing to go for each other. The twist of the story has to be the ending. If you never heard of the story you probably think this would be an ordinary
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