The Ordinary Extraordinary In Shakespeare's 'Romeo And Juliet'

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The Ordinary Extraordinary civ·il ˈsiv(ə)l/ adjective relating to ordinary citizens and their concerns, as distinct from military or ecclesiastical matters.” “courteous and polite.” When the word “civil” is mentioned, the information that forms in the mind comes from all directions, from literature, history, and present times. A word mislead by a past negative associations and false accusations, but upheld by its exceptional relations to positive times in the world. Civil is a broad word that can specify to any and everyone. For this word has been around for ages, and has been used to identify with government matters, a basic saying “for the people.” To travel back in time, to Kings, to Queens, to royal family feuds, to 1597. “Where civil blood makes civil hands unclean,” a classic line from a classic love story. Shakespeare's, Romeo and Juliet is the poster child for civility, or per se, incivility. In the raging lives of parties and ancient family rivalries, the Capulets and the Montagues were in the midst of an unjust war over something so insignificant, it doesn't even make an appearance in the play itself. Romeo and Juliet, the beloved children of the two families, caught in the crossfire. Unsure of their destiny, the two make the ultimate decision, a decision that perhaps was the opposite of a “courteous or polite” gesture. At the cost of two beating hearts, They have taken their lives to be together. Both families meaning no harm to anyone other than the other

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