Romeo and Juliet
In the play ‘Romeo and Juliet’ by profound writer William Shakespeare, there is a tragic outcome to the story due to the various acts of the characters, whether it was intentional, because of pride or simply in their nature to do so. I believe there is no true culprit due to the fact that everyone had a part to play even if in the end you could say it was Romeo’s fault for being impetuous or Juliet’s for being too ignorant. The story starts with a prologue making the reader aware of the fact that Romeo and Juliet will die in the end. The structure was made to be tragic so that the aim was not for the audience to be happy with the ending but learn from the mistakes made through the duration of it and that is why the middle parts are more important. Firstly it’s a build up in spirits as Romeo and Juliet are in love and go off together unaware of their consequences and when Mercutios death arrives it is a sign that from here on no good will come and so the atmosphere turns bad. "A plague o' both your houses!” this is a curse in which indicates the turning point. When Romeo dies it indicates that the worst has gone but yet the act is the finalisation of the tragedy which is the only way for the enmity to be uplifted. “In fair Verona”. The story is set in a town called Verona in Italy, beautiful and peaceful but yet the fighting between the two families takes place here. The contrasts between the peaceful nature of the land and the disruptive damage both the Montague’s and the Capulet’s makes the story a bit odder. The settings of all the events are made so that all the good things happen in the darkness whilst all the bad things happen during daylight. Romeo and Juliet sneak around in the darkness so that no one can see what they are doing until its consequences are revealed in the daylight. The main character in the play is Romeo, son the Montague’s and is very much what you would expect from a leading male; good looking, charming but the twist...
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