Romeo and Juliet

Romeo and Juliet

In Romeo and Juliet, Shakespeare creates a world of violence and generational conflict in which two young people fall in love and die because of that love. The story is rather extraordinary in that the normal problems faced by young lovers are here so very large. It is not simply that the families of Romeo and Juliet disapprove of the lover's affection for each other; rath...

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Title:Romeo and Juliet
Author:William Shakespeare
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ISBN:0743477111
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Mass Market Paperback
Number of Pages:283 pages

Romeo and Juliet Reviews

  • Bill  Kerwin
    May 12, 2007
    Two things struck me during this re-reading: 1) From the first scene of the play, the sexual puns are drenched in metaphorical violence (drawing your weapon, laying knife aboard, forcing women to the wall, etc,), creating a stark contrast with the purity of Romeo and Juliet's love and language, and ...
  • Madeline
    May 18, 2008
    Romeo and Juliet, abridged.ROMEO: 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...
  • Nate
    Aug 27, 2008
    I'm not sure what annoys me more - the play that elevated a story about two teenagers meeting at a ball and instantly "falling in love" then deciding to get married after knowing each other for one night into the most well-known love story of all time, or the middle schools that feed this to kids of...
  • Anne
    Nov 15, 2008
    THIS! This is what happens when you jump into a Rebound Relationship.So, when the story opens, Romeo is desperately in love with Rosaline. But since she won't give up the booty has sworn to remain chaste he's all depressed and heartbroken. Annoying emo style! His friends, tired of his constant whin...
  • Manny
    Feb 19, 2009
    Every emo fourteen year old's dream. In bullet-point form:• fall in love with hot boy/girl (delete as appropriate) that parents can't stand; • tender words and some sex - gotta find out what that's like; • major tragic incident that really wasn't your fault, you were provoked; • ...
  • Haleema
    Sep 26, 2010
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  • Catriona
    May 18, 2011
    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 wo...
  • Kiki
    May 21, 2011
    While Romeo and Juliet is impressive in some aspects, particularly the prose (though there is better prose out there, by better authors) it has been too badly beaten and neutered over the course of its life to matter at all any more. Don't expect to be able to convince anyone about the subliminal me...
  • Carol
    Jan 27, 2013
    Excellent! I can't believe I've waited so long to read this classic play! Having only surmised the story of ROMEO AND JULIET and not even seen the movie (yet) I now know Romeo was a Montague and Juliet a Capulet, two houses at odds. I know about the disastrous duels, the secret marriage, the surpris...
  • Bookdragon Sean
    Jul 07, 2016
    Why didn’t they just run away together? It would have saved a lot of heart ache. ...