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Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare

April 2, 2012
By Doves_and_Ravens SILVER, Orlando, Florida
Doves_and_Ravens SILVER, Orlando, Florida
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Favorite Quote:
"It is not in the stars that hold our destiny, but in ourselves."

-William Shakespeare

“Romeo, Romeo, where art thou Romeo?” I think everyone reading this knows those words and if they don’t, they’ve been skipping English class. Romeo and Juliet is hailed as one of the greatest romances in all of history, bringing countless parodies and love-based punch lines to follow in its wake. But is you sift through all of the Early Modern English and stage directions you can find themes and scenarios that are still found in sitcoms today.

Romeo Montague is in love with Juliet Capulet but she doesn’t even know he exists. To put some other obstacles in front of him: Juliet has been promised to another man named Paris and the Houses of Montague and Capulet feud over reasons long forgotten. (It sounds like a T.V. show already.)

Romeo and Juliet is written in the form of a play, making it slightly more difficult to read than your average romance novel, so I wouldn’t pick it up if I were a read-every-other-word-because-I-have-a-million-places-I-need-to-be kind of person. This is certainly a relaxing-in-bed-after-doing-homework kind of book.

Most know the rough storyline of the lovers, but Romeo and Juliet holds much more romance, many more fights, and much more tragedy than you would have ever expected. William Shakespeare transforms a mere love story into something so beautiful and timeless, you can’t put it down.

The author's comments:
This is the first of Shakespeare's plays that I read, and when I finished, I started reading more Shakespeare. It became very easy to read after a few pages. it improved my reading abilities a lot.

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Christy12323 said...
on May. 16 2016 at 1:30 pm
This book is very beautiful to read. I didn't understand it all at first but I read it, watched the movie then read it again and it made it a lot easier to read. I think it is such an impressive novel and that I'm definitely reading more Shakespeare in the future.

J'0907Always said...
on Jan. 9 2014 at 2:36 am
I really imprest with this novel... when were romeo kill owns self,, i realize maybe he just maked a mistake but if we analys detail,, now i know romeo do that because he didn't want to loast Julliet but he rally apreciate his Love that his giving to Julliet... And because of this bay the way I want to get a lovers with name Julliet.. Julliet is a beautifull Name...