Romeo And Juliet Identity Analysis

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Love Can Not Shed Identity “It's challenging to find an identity as a young person if you don't have the sustenance of love” Mary J. Blige In the play Romeo and Juliet identity is a timeless theme that is related to a family name and the wealth of the family and the social status of the family. Even during our present-day, family status in Canadian society is quite important especially if you are from a very) wealthy family, the last name of that family is a very powerful contributing factor to a person's identity and who the person affiliates themselves with as friends and family associates, where individuals attend college and even careers one achieves and succeeds in. The problem with these two young love birds, Romeo and Juliet, their …show more content…

Clearly the idea of identity in Romeo and Juliet contributes to a great conflict within the famous play. Each family were in a different social class and Juliet's gender played a major role in the idea of Independence and privacy against her her own family! Juliet only being 13 or 14 was a major contributing factor to the theme of identity as a young female in the Middle Ages such a play would have been absolutely shocking during shakespeare's era because of her outright disownment of her wealthy family for a lover of a lower social class. We see this in other literature and movies such as mixed races where individuals have fallen in love with each other families disown each other because of societal pressure and societal norms of racism and discrimination. This play, Romeo and Juliet touches upon those societal problems that are timeless especially with individuals wanting to fall in love with a lower social class or an individual that is from a different wealth class. For most readers Romeo and Juliet of course is a tragedy but it's a tragedy that is upon the foolishness of societal norms and discriminations due to differences of wealth, prestige and/or

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