Should Romeo And Juliet Be Taught In Schools

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Shakespeare wrote his first play in 1590 and yet to this day in high school’s all around the world still explore his writings. In Shakespeare’s play, The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare is a great example of why these books should still be read in schools. The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet should be taught in schools because it is a good example of the theme, thinking and evaluating before you act.
A reason for the rash decisions is their age. Juliet, daughter of the capulets has asked Romeo to marry her the day after they meet because they are so in love with each other. “Three words, dear Romeo, and good night indeed. If that thy bent of love be honorable, Thy purpose marriage, send me word tomorrow, By one that I’ll procure
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Juliet misses Romeo so she goes to Friar Laurence to devise a plan. “Take thou this vital, being then in bed, … thou shalt continue two-and forty hours, And then awake as from a pleasant sleep. Now, when the bridegroom in the morning comes To rouse thee from thy bed, there art thou dead.. In the meantime, against thou shalt awake, Shall Romeo by my letter know our drift; And hither shall he come; and he and I will watch thy waking and that very night Shall Romeo bear thee hence to Mantua” (IV.i.103-127). This plan was made because of how desperate Juliet was to see Romeo again. He wanted to reassure Juliet that she would once again see Romeo but, this plan was made on the spot with evaluation in it. Once the plan of meeting up with Romeo does not go according and Romeo is dead, Friar Laurence has no backup plan with Juliet. .”Thy husband in thy bosom there lies dead; And Paris too. Come, I’ll dispose of thee Among a sisterhood of holy nuns”(V.iii.168-170). It is realized all the planning that Friar Laurence put into this plan he knows because now Romeo is dead and he wants to leave Juliet in monastery they are too deep into the plan to get out. Yet another demonstration of how much they thought about the plan. These quotes represent the rash decisions they made in The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet. Their age caused them to not think about what they were doing. It teaches the importance of evaluating
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