Romeo and Juliet and Juliet Persuasive Essay

Topics: Romeo and Juliet, Characters in Romeo and Juliet, Juliet Capulet Pages: 2 (514 words) Published: March 21, 2013
Romeo and Juliet Persuasive Essay

Choose ONE of the following prompts and compose a persuasive essay arguing your belief. You must use direct evidence from the play in your essay. You should include direct quotes from the play and they must be properly cited. Your essay should be double spaced, 12 point Times New Roman font (MLA format) and should be between 2 and 4 pages long. Your essay must be submitted to by Sunday, April 1 by 11:59 PM. No late essays will be accepted!! If you have any questions, concerns, difficulties, or would simply like me to proofread your essay, please email BEFORE the due date! This essay will serve as the final assessment for Romeo and Juliet and is worth 100 points.

Prompt 1:
Throughout the play, Romeo and Juliet blame fate for all of the misfortune they experience. While some scholars agree with the tragic couple, others believe Romeo and Juliet’s poor decisions make them responsible for their own misfortunes. Choose a side and argue your viewpoint using evidence from the play to support your claim.

Prompt 2:
In the final scene, Prince Escalus says some will be punished and others will be pardoned for the fate of Romeo and Juliet. Obviously, Romeo and Juliet cannot be punished because they are already dead. Who do you believe should be punished for Romeo and Juliet’s fate? Possible choices include but are not limited to: Friar Lawrence, the Nurse, Lord and Lady Capulet. Using evidence from the play, write an essay which proves who should be punished for the tragic fate of Romeo and Juliet.

Prompt 3:
Many see Romeo and Juliet as an example of true love. Others believe Romeo and Juliet were infatuated but not truly in love. Using evidence from the play, prove whether they were truly in love or were merely infatuated.

Helpful hints:
• Your essay should be a minimum of 5 paragraphs with both an introduction paragraph and a conclusion. • Your introduction paragraph should have a hook...
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