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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; rather, the Montagues and the Capulets are on opposite sides in a blood feud and are trying to kill each other on the streets of Verona. Every time a member of one of the two families dies in the fight, his relatives demand the blood of his killer. Because of the feud, if Romeo is discovered with Juliet by her family, he will be killed. Once Romeo is banished, the only way that Juliet can avoid being married to someone else is to take a potion that apparently kills her, so that she is burried with the bodies of her slain relatives. In this violent, death-filled world, the movement of the story from love at first sight to the union of the lovers in death seems almost inevitable.What is so striking about this play is that despite its extraordinary setting (one perhaps reflecting Elizabethan attitudes about hot-blooded Italians), it has become the quintessential story of young love. Because most young lovers feel that they have to overcome giant obstacles in order to be together, because they feel that they would rather die than be kept apart, and especially because the language Shakespeare gives his young lovers is so exquisite, allowing them to say to each other just what we would all say to a lover if we only knew how, it is easy to respond to this play as if it were about all young lovers rather than about a particular couple in a very unusual world. (When the play was rewritten in the eighteen century as The History and Fall of Caius Marius, the violent setting became that of a particularly discordant period in classical Rome; when Leonard Berstein rewrote the play as West Side Story, he chose the violent world of New York street gangs.)...

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ISBN : 9780743477116
Format Type : Mass Market Paperback
Number of Pages : 283 pages
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Romeo and Juliet Reviews

  • Ariel

    It is always so satisfying to read a book you've heard so much about throughout your life. You should have seen how excited I got when Juliet started saying "Romeo, o Romeo"!

  • Nayra.Hassan

    يعني انت عامل فيها : روميو؟

    سؤال استنكاري مرح..لا يعني عبر العالم كله سوى انك عاشق بجنون

    نادرة هي الشخصيات الادبية التي تقفز خارج السطور..لتتحول إلى أساطير واقعية..نلفظ باسمها بدلا من جمل تملأ مجلدات

    و سر خلود شخصية روميو.انه احد الرجال القلائل في الأدب ..و في الواقع".ممن ضحوا بحياتهم من أجل الحب."

    الحب هو مفتاح شخصية ذلك الشاب الذكي...حاد اللسان..المفتقر إلى الوسطية

    زاده حبه لجولييت نزقا..و ليس نضجا

    و على النقيض نجد جولييت..فرغم سنواتها ال 14تتبلور شخصيتها بعد وقوعها في الحب..و تتحول لفتاة ذات إر

  • James


    As I looked over my previously read books and searched for one that was missing a review, Romeo and Juliet stood out to me. But then I thought about it... who doesn't know about this play? Who hasn't read it in school sometime in the past? Who hasn't watched a movie version or seen some sort of take on the classic tortured romance story? And why on earth would anyone care to read another review, let alone my review, on it? Exactly. So... don't look for much here as I'm sure most everyo

  • Haleema

  • Angela

    Okay so I just watched the "new" Romeo and Juliet movie (the one with Douglas Booth and Hailee Steinfeld) and thought "you know what I could really use a re-read of this".

    Ha such a good idea; one of my best. First off all I could think about the whole time I was reading it was Douglas Booth staring at me like this while he told me I smelled like roses and was the sun...

    (accidentally saved this picture as Romeow and I'm laughing so much harder than I should be about it)

    So the whole time I'm ...more

  • Brina

    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 classics...and lots more. One of the squares 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 square 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 ...more

  • Tadiana ✩Night Owl☽

    True confessions time: I've read Romeo and Juliet at least once, maybe more (probably it was in one of my college English courses) and mostly thought, great poetry, but GAH! silly kids! idiotic people! I've seen it on stage once or twice -- one production cast Romeo's family entirely with black actors and Juliet's family with white ones, to bring the feuding a little closer to home, I guess. It was interesting, but still, didn't really move me. Though I'm sure I teared up during the final scene, ...more

  • Maddie


    Currently free at Amazon link below:

    I had to read this novel in school – now let me tell you I hated this book with passion in school – BECAUSE I HAD TO! I was quite a rebellion in my time, well nothing changed I am still a rebellion ;-)

    Many school kids back in my day didn't appreciate this tragedy because Shakespeare used a lot of bizarre arguments to our ears. I'm delighted to understand it know, but I think main reason is I wanted to underst

    Background on Shakespeare: (again wiki)

    William Shakespeare 26 April 1564 (baptised) – 23 April 1616) was an English poet, playwright, and actor, widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the world's pre-eminent dramatist. He is often called England's national poet, and the "Bard of Avon". His extant works, including collaborations, consist of approximately 38 plays, 154 sonnets, two long narrative poems, and a few other verses, some of uncertain authorship. His plays have been translated into every major living language and are performed more often than those of any other playwright.

    Prologue OR Chapter 1

    Guiltless young love condemned due to inevitable environments:

    "From forth the fatal loins of these two foes, a pair of star-crossed lovers take their life; whose misadventure’s piteous overthrows, doth with their death bury their parents' strife." This is part of the opening prologue from William Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet." From this opening you can get a strong portrait of the events that take place in this play

    Two adolescents from conflicting clans fall in love, marry in secret, and take their own lives rather than live without each other.

    Despite the teenage melodrama, "Romeo and Juliet" remains one of Shakespeare's most durable and widespread plays, even if it wasn't his best -- lots of demise, teen lovers and captivating dialogue.

    Type of Characters and my choices according to pictures :

    Relationship development

    In the city of Verona, the Montagues and Capulets are protected in a lethal grudge. Then a Montague youth named Romeo, besotted with a Capulet girl named Rosaline, sneaks into a party to see her.... but instead meets another Capulet lass named Juliet, and the two instantly fall in love. Since their families hate each other, their love must be articulated in top-secret.

    Chapter Development

    Expecting to unite the two families, the kind-hearted priest Friar Lawrence assists the two in marrying in secret. But then Juliet's cousin Tybalt challenges Romeo to a duel, leading to the demise of two men -- and Romeo's outcast from Verona. Even worse, the Capulets have decided to marry Juliet to Count Paris -- leading to a frantic plan that goes extremely askew.


    If I profane with my unworthiest hand

    This holy shrine, the gentle fine is this:

    My lips, two blushing pilgrims, ready stand

    To smooth that rough touch with a tender kiss.


    Good pilgrim, you do wrong your hand too much,

    Which mannerly devotion shows in this;

    For saints have hands that pilgrims' hands do touch,

    And palm to palm is holy palmers' kiss.


    Have not saints lips, and holy palmers too?


    Ay, pilgrim, lips that they must use in prayer.


    O, then, dear saint, let lips do what hands do;

    They pray, grant thou, lest faith turn to despair.


    Saints do not move, though grant for prayers' sake.


    Then move not, while my prayer's effect I take.

    Thus from my lips, by yours, my sin is purged.

    My feelings while reading this: → Will I read it again?→

    Above all, fear not; and dare to dive into this torrent of love!


    Then have my lips the sin that they have took.


    Sin from thy lips? O trespass sweetly urged!

    Give me my sin again.

    “Parting is such sweet sorrow that I shall say goodnight till it be morrow.”

    ― William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet

    To the Author

    “Don't waste your love on somebody, who doesn't value it.”

    ― William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet

    “These violent delights have violent ends

    And in their triump die, like fire and powder

    Which, as they kiss, consume”

    ― William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet

    “My bounty is as boundless as the sea,

    My love as deep; the more I give to thee,

    The more I have, for both are infinite.”

    ― William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet