Topics: Romeo and Juliet, William Shakespeare, Love Pages: 3 (1231 words) Published: January 13, 2013
The most influential writer in all of English literature, William Shakespeare was born in Stratford upon Avon in 1564 and died 1616. Shakespeare is a famous play writer. Romeo and Juliet is about two young star-crossed lovers from two families which are enemies, and how their love took them to their graves. It is generally believed that the play is based on a real Italian love story from the 3rd Century. The ‘real families’ are the Capeletti and the Montecci families. Shakespeare wrote his version in 1594 which was based on Arthur Brooke’s poem The Tragical Historye of Romeus and Juliet' in (1562). . In this essay I will be analyzing how Shakespeare shows the importance of anger through the tragedy of Romeo and Juliet and its historical background Romeo and Juliet is set around conflict and chaos. Shakespeare shows that this “ancient grudge” which was born many years back, and that, although it may not have anything to do with the current generations, it is still carried on. It seems impossible for this grudge to be destroyed as 'new mutiny' seems to explode all the time ."Where civil blood makes civil hands unclean” Shakespeare uses a bit of a play on words here. First, when Shakespeare describes the blood as civil, he means within one group, or one people who should be united. When he uses civil to describe hands, he means that the hands would otherwise be kindly and innocent, if they hadn't killed. Shakespeare has also used the literacy technique of foreshadowing, this is to let the audience imagine or guess of what might come next. This was done through the use of symbols. And in the prologue which states that "star crossed lovers take their life” ,here Shakespeare hints that Romeo and Juliet were meant to die together because it was their destiny. Therefore this is what fate had planned for their lives, as it was crossed through the stars. So the audiences recognize even further that the tragic death of Romeo and Juliet was something which was definitely...
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