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Romeo And Juliet Critical Essay

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Romeo and Juliet Critical Essay “Two households, both alike in dignity. (In fair Verona, where we lay our scene) From ancient grudge break to new mutiny, Where civil blood makes civil hands unclean.” (Shakespeare, Prologue page 7) William Shakespeare wrote the play Romeo and Juliet, which is about the star-crossed lovers Romeo and Juliet. Romeo and Juliet are forbidden to see one another, due to their families’ feud. The Capulets, Juliet, and Montagues, Romeo, are the enemies in this feud. The question is, were the parents against them? Or were they just trying to protect and make them happy? Shakespeare was born on April 26, 1564 and died on April 23, 1616. When he was eighteen years old, he married Anne Hathaway and has three children, Susanna, Judith, and Hamnet. Shakespeare was inspired by Arthur Brooke and William Painter but added more to the plot of Romeo and Juliet, including characters Mercutio and Paris. While writing Romeo and Juliet, along with his other books, he made many of the words we use today. Some of these include eyeball, fashionable, and uncomfortable. My thesis is the parents were against Romeo and Juliet’s love. Romeo and Juliet are from feuding families, therefore not allowed to see one another. Juliet’s father has control over her, and decides when and who she will marry. Juliet is told she will marry Paris, not Romeo, though she already has married Romeo. Romeo and Juliet eventually end up killing one another for their love. In Romeo and
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