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FREE EBOOK ¼ EPUB An Excellent conceited Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet ã 9780743477116 ô WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE ↠ ➬ [Ebook] ➧ An Excellent conceited Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet By William Shakespeare ➸ – In Romeo anEt in an extraordinary world has become the uintessential story of young love In part because of its exuisite language it is easy to respond as if it were about all young love Happy 2018 everyone I thought I would get the year off on the right track by reading my first book for classics bingo in the group catching up on classicsand lots One of the suares on this year's board is to read a book published before the 18th century and because Romeo and Juliet is one of this month's group reads I decided to mark off this suare early Way back in ninth grade I read Romeo and Juliet I happened to have a teacher who assigned us outside of the box assignments such as writing letters between the primary characters or keeping Juliet's diary Thus this Shakespearean tragedy remains memorable to me than some of the other dramas I have read over the years Yet the play still warranted a reread through adult eyes so here I am beginning 2018 by reading ShakespeareI will be the first to admit that I although I enjoy reading through modern drama usually Pulitzer winners Shakespeare is tough for me The language I am able to slog through; however most plots are dull and leave me with much to be the desired The only dramas I enjoy enough to want to reread is The Merchant of Venice and MacBeth for their strong female protagonists Which brings me back to Romeo and Juliet Most people know the basis of the story one that has been retold so many times that it is part of western vernacular My favorite version of Romeo and Juliet is the musical Westside Story The song that begins when you're a Jet you're a Jet all the way sets the tone for the entire musical the Jets and Sharks just flat out don't like each other but they are loyal to members of their own gang until their last dying day This plot comes right out of Romeo and Juliet which features the Montagues and Capulets of Verona who have been feuding for time eternal Like its modern counterpart the Montagues and Capulets just flat out don't like one another no matter the circumstances It has always been thus and no member of the leadership of either family has done anything to lessen the feudAll these feelings of ill will change on one special night when young Romeo Montague is smitten with Juliet Capulet at a masked ball The two instantly fall in love and do everything in their power to hide their romance from their feuding family members parents included I can understand why this is the play often assigned to fourteen year olds because what young teenager has not been smitten and thinks that heshe is in love Combine this with the aspect of star crossed lovers who are going against the prevailing trends of society and there are many directions that a teacher can go in while discussing this with students Boys will like enjoy the dueling between members of the Montagues and Capulets and perhaps also the innuendo imagery that Romeo uses to describe Juliet whereas perhaps girls will swoon over the descriptions of Romeo and how he does everything in his power to marry and be with Juliet for all eternity Reading through adult eyes and admittedly 21st century eyes I enjoyed the plot myself as well as descriptions of Juliet The star crossed lover uniue aspect of this play allowed me to read it uicker than I would with other Shakespearean drama that I find tedious to get through at bestDespite the imagery and the storyline Shakespeare's language was still a bore for me to read The planning and plotting and long solilouies made for heavy reading The story of star crossed lovers Romeo and Juliet and the conseuences of their relationship could be completed in one to two acts Yet then the story would not be a Shakespearean five act timeless classic Perhaps because I am reading this drama during the 21st century where people need information before it happens makes plays with speaking than action too slow at times for modern readers Even with modern literature unless it is uality literary fiction I find it sluggish to get through slow moving novels with little plot movement and prefer those novels with shorter chapters After rereading a number of Shakespearean plays over the past few years I have come to realize that unless there is a lot of plot development feuding fighting falling in love illicit marriage fighting that it is a challenge for me to get through the text Lucky for me that Romeo and Juliet contains the elements of a uality story so it is only the text that challenges me not the story itselfShakespeare's story of star crossed lovers remains timeless classic that has been redone many times over Romeo and Juliet have made appearances in some form on Broadway plays to Hollywood movies including a modern version starring Leonardo DiCaprio as Romeo Without stretching one's imagination all that much Romeo and Juliet even resurface in the Star Wars story during the preuel trilogy Their imagery is everywhere in modern society and by telling of two feuding groups as a backdrop Shakespeare created a tale that could relate to people across many places and times from school groups to rival governments Now that I got through my first book of the year I am excited to get a jump start on bingo and my other challenges both in groups and personal ones Whether I read another Shakespeare remains to be seen because at the end of the day if there are no feuds fights star crossed lovers and other elements of a modern story Shakespeare's long solilouies are not really my taste375 stars

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In Romeo and Juliet Shakespeare creates a violent world in which two young people fall in love It is not simply that their families disapprove; the Montagues and the Capulets Romeo and Juliet abridgedROMEO I’m Romeo and I used to be emo and annoying but now I’m so totally in luuuuurve and it’s AWESOME MERCUTIO Okay three things One there’s only room in this play for one awesome character and it’s me bitch Two you’re still emo and annoying Three didn’t you say that exact same stuff yesterday about Rosaline?ROMEO Who?meanwhile Juliet prances around her room and draws hearts on things and scribbles “Mrs Juliet Montague” in her diary over and over Because she is THIRTEEN How old is Romeo supposed to be? Let’s not talk about that k?CAPULET Good news Juliet I found you a husbandPARIS Hello I’m a complete tool JULIET Daddy I don’t want to marry that apparently decent and unflawed guy I’m in love with Romeo Montague – we met yesterday and it was HOT CAPULET I WILL BE DAMNED IF I SEE MY ONLY DAUGHTER MARRIED TO THE ONLY SON OF THE MAN WHO IS MY MORTAL ENEMY FOR REASONS TOO UNIMPORTANT TO SPECIFY IN THIS PLAYJULIET stamps foot runs off to her room to watch High School Musical again and sulkTYBALT Hey Romeo your mother was a hamster and your father smelt of elderberriesMONTAGUE POSSE Oh snapMERCUTIO YOU TAKE THAT BACK TYBALT MAKE ME ROMEO No You can’t fight him Mercutio because I already married his cousin TYBALT I KEEL YOU Romeo attempts to stop the fight and fails miserablyMERCUTIO FUCK YOU ALL diesROMEO Okay forget what I said about not fighting I KEEL YOUTYBALT diesPRINCE I’ve had enough of your shit Emo McStabbypants You’re banished ROMEO Waaaaaahhhhhh I’m banished and Juliet is going to marry another guy and it’s not fair WHY DOES GOD HATE ME?FRIAR LAURENCE Jesus Christ not this again Okay if you promise to grow a pair I’ll help you and your wife out Here’s the plan she takes a potion that’ll make her go into a coma and then she’ll get put in the family tomb and then you’ll sneak back into town break into the tomb wait until she wakes up and then the two of you escape and live happily ever after It’s perfectAUDIENCE the hell?Shockingly the plan fails Romeo goes back to the tomb pausing to kill Paris just for good measure but he thinks Juliet’s dead and drinks poison and dies and then like two seconds later she wakes up and sees that Romeo isn’t mostly dead like she was he’s dead so she stabs herselfMONTAGUE Wow we are awful parents CAPULET I have an idea – let’s make solid gold statues of our dead children to commemorate their love and serve as a constant reminder of the fact that our only children killed themselves because we were such uncaring parents they actually do thisSHAKESPEARE Beat that Stephenie Meyer THE ENDRead for 9th grade EnglishBONUS courtesy of The Second City Network Every Shakespeare heroine needs a sassy gay friend

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An Excellent conceited Tragedy of Romeo and JulietAre engaged in a blood feudIn this death filled setting the movement from love at first sight to the lovers’ final union in death seems almost inevitable And yet this play s The people who dislike this play are the ones who view common sense over being rational and prefer to view the world in a structured way One of the main arguments that come across is the 'meeting falling in love and dying all in a weekend when Juliet is but 13' We all must die in the end so wouldn't you want to in the name of love than of an awful disease? Perhaps the two lovers weren't truly in love but their last living moments were spent believing so so what does it matter? How can one truly know if one is in love? Is it a feeling? In that case what is a feeling? If you believe you are in love then you may as well be contrary to what others might sayThe argument with the 'weak' plot; Shakespeare didn't invent Romeo and Juliet It was infact a poem which is constantly being adapted over time Shakespeare did add in some aspects but the meeting in the ballroom Tybalts death the sleeping draught and such were already in the poemI personally love this play purely because it's an escape from this modern world I'm not saying I like the treatment of women nor the fighting but it's like a different world that i'm never going to experience and reading it through Shakespeare's gorgeous writing makes Verona seem all the romantic