Shakespeare's Play: The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet

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A Soundtrack piece for Shakespeare’s play, the Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet
The first act of the Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet is an act of love and hate. Like any play or story the first act introduced us to the main characters that we will be seeing throughout the play. We learn right in the beginning of the play about the long lasting rivalry between the Capulet’s and Montague’s. The prince comes into the scene to break up the fight between the Capulet’s and Montague’s. The prince tells you how many times the fighting has occurred when he says, “Three civil brawls, bred of an airy word, By thee, old Capulet, and Montague, Have thrice disturb’d the quiet of our streets”(1.1.76-78). This conflict between the Montague’s and Capulet’s is important to the play because there has been this long lasting fight between the two families for years and they are unaware why they are fighting. This also tells you that even though this battle has been going on between the families Romeo and Juliet still manage to have so much love for one other. When Romeo sees Juliet for the first time in the Capulet house he immediately falls for her. Romeo finds out that Juliet is a Capulet but still loves her just as much as when he knew nothing of her. Romeo begins to talk to Juliet and basically tells her that he loves her and wants her to kiss him when he says, “If I profane with my unworthiest hand, This holy shrine, the gentle sin Is this , My lips, two blushing pilgrims, ready stand to smooth that rough touch with a tender kiss”(1.5.91-107). Since this scene is about where Juliet and Romeo first fall in love with one another I decided to choose the song “Knock You Down”, by Keri Hilson because in her song she sings about falling in love with a man so fast that she is thinking about spending the rest of her life with him. Just like Romeo and Juliet they fall for each other instantly and want to spend their life together, they end up getting married in act 2. Keri Hilson sings, “ I...
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