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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 ...

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

  • 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

  • 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


  • Anne


    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 whining, give him a Beyoncé mixtape.

    He takes her words to heart, and her lyrics begin to mend his broken soul.

    His boys drag his sad ass to a party, and across a crowded room, Romeo spies his next victi

  • Sarah

    The first time I read Romeo and Juliet (my freshman year of high school), I hated it. I had always heard it built up as a great love story, a great romance- and I didn't see it at all. To me, it seemed a pretty pointless story about a couple of idiotic teenagers in lust. The ridiculous essays I was forced to compose about it certainly didn't help.

    My senior year of high school, however, my drama teacher selected it as our spring play. I was stage manager, and I was horrified when he told me. I pl

  • Henry Avila

    "Never was a story of more woe than this of Juliet and her Romeo "...........The ultimate love story, 400 years old, you may ask why? William Shakespeare's narrative , the poetry, a tragic saga drenched in beauty, the words are magical , a reader will be entranced by its imagery , no one could be better...really a long exquisite poem disguised as a play set in the 14th century of the Renaissance, in Verona, Italy during the turbulent age of petty kingdoms , fierce wars and passionate times. The ...more

  • 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

  • فهد الفهد

    روميو وجولييت

    أصبت بحالة جفاف كتابي الأسبوع الماضي، صرت اتجنب الجلوس للكتابة، أؤجلها كل يوم إلى اليوم الذي يليه، أفسر هذه الحالة عندما تأتي بأنها قلق داخلي سببته مواقف صغيرة متفرقة، تجمعت معاً فصارت سداً أمام المزاج المؤاتي الذي يجعلك تكتب.

    وها أنا الآن يوم بعد الفالانتاين – حيث يفترض أن العشاق حول العالم تبادلوا الهدايا والوعود -، أجلس لأكتب عن الحب، لأكتب عن روميو وجولييت، قصة الحب الأشهر، صحيح أنه لكل ثقافة قصة عشق تغنيها، ولكن روميو وجولييت اكتسبت القوة الدافعة للحضارة الغربية، فصارت قصة الع

  • Manny

    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;

    • everyone's mad at you;

    • die beautiful death in loved one's arms;

    • parents finally understand how much they cared about you and are sorry they didn't treat you better when you were alive.

    So how did Shakespeare manage to