Why don't I write up a review for the world's possibly most effed up play ever. As you can probably tell this will not be eloquently written and in fact, I do not give a flying purple monkey about the romanticism behind the idiocy that went down that one week in Verona, It all happened in on week! On with the review!
Thu Mar 19, 1: It is classed as a tragic play, therefore involves a protagonist that has a peak in his or her life involving good fortune, but then on after good fortune turns quickly into bad, ending up in sadness and misfortune for the protagonist.
All tragedies follow the same pattern, only changing the peak point and the speed of good fortune going bad. When mentioned, Shakespeare is often thought to be associated with romance and beautiful imagery, which in some cases is true, but this romance is a needle in a haystack amongst the violent, sexual, crude and malicious imagery.
This is a trick that is used to make the romance stand out more, Romeo and Juliet is a very famous piece of Shakespeare's work, but is often thought to be extremely romantic and 'lovey-dovey', however with a deeper look underneath the surface it involves a lot of sex, violence, back-stabbing and corruption and isn't so romantic.
William Shakespeare is an extremely well known and established writer to this day, despite his death centuries ago. This statement just shows the skill of Shakespeare, and also shows how good Romeo and Juliet is, therefore meaning that we still study it nowadays.
In Shakespeare's time, writers stole each others ideas, adapting them to their own. Shakespeare may have just done this himself, but written it better, therefore receiving the great praise he still gets long past his death.
At the time of Shakespeare, sonnets and particular rhyming patterns were extremely popular. Therefore Shakespeare has included some of these in Romeo and Juliet in quite clever ways actually.
For example, upon the first meet, Romeo and Juliet perform a traditional sonnet, separating it between characters in a very clever way. This is just one example amongst others that spread out over all of Shakespeare's established works and productions. From the very first scene in the very first act, it is clear the play will most probably include lots of violence and sex.
Gregory and Sampson, the characters that start off the play are very crude and violent: Surely if Shakespeare wanted to make it blatantly obvious that the play was completely love orientated he would have started it with something much less sexual and violent? The first act in which Shakespeare could be said to be establishing himself, he chose to use violence and sex, which signals to me the rest of the play may have love in it from reputation, but more orientated around violence and sex.
Gregory and Sampson also talk about 'maidens' and how they 'will cut of their heads'. This is another violent image shortly after the last, this one talking about stealing virginity as a maiden is a virgin and 'cutting of their head' would be taking their virginity.
So basically to follow a sexually violent image So if u didn't already expect the play to involve lots of violence and sex, then you definitely should now.
Shakespeare has cleverly made certain characters more crude and violent and others. He has done this because it accentuates the other characters, making the seem much better instead of just a little. This is a trick that Shakespeare seems to have used throughout the whole play and as the main theme also.
The fact there is a large amount of Joseph, you deserve to be blown by me, anger, violence and sex, when love actually does occur it appears stronger, sticking out amongst the bad, much like a rose on a compost heap for example.
In many cases lewd characters are used just for humour, for example the maid.
Juliet's nurse, the woman who breast-fed Juliet when she was a baby and has cared for Juliet her entire life. A vulgar, long-winded, and sentimental character, the Nurse provides comic relief with her frequently inappropriate remarks and speeches. But, until a disagreement near the play's end, the Nurse is Juliet's faithful confidante and loyal intermediary in Juliet's affair with Romeo.
She provides a contrast with Juliet, given that her view of love is earthy and sexual, whereas Juliet is idealistic and intense. The Nurse believes in love and wants Juliet to have a nice-looking husband, but the idea that Juliet would want to sacrifice herself for love is incomprehensible to her.
The audience knows that she is an innocent character and therefore does not find her crudeness offensive, but instead funny.
Whereas in the case of the males like Gregory and Sampson, the audience if following the play intentlywill understand that these characters should be seen as a threat. Therefore Gregory and Sampson may not be found as funny as the maid due to the fact the audience may actually believe what they are saying.
Amongst the romance and sex there are also some deaths which help to emphasise the romance but are also a vital parts of the story. Romeo has reformed, therefore not wanting to fight: I am no villain.
Unfortunately it seems that Tybalt is not going to forgive Romeo: So now turn and draw your sword. Juliet is shocked to see that her cousin has been murdered, but is even more shocked to discover it was her husband that did it.
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Friar Lawrence in this play is Romeos father, and is portrayed by Shakespeare as a very wise and noble man, who wants peace between Montague's and Capulets once and for all. This is part of the reason why he chose to marry Romeo and Juliet, thinking it may end the fighting.
He often talks about love, but talks about it in a delicate way, describing it well, which is a good influence to have on Romeo, which is clearly shown.Lets Talk About Love in William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet PAGES 7.
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