William Shakespeare's "Romeo & Juliet" Analytical Essay by The Research Group

William Shakespeare's "Romeo & Juliet"
This paper discusses William Shakespeare's "Romeo & Juliet": Roles of character, accident, family and fate in lovers' tragedy.
# 21886 | 1,125 words | 1 source | 1995 | US
Published on Mar 11, 2003 in Literature (English) , English (Analysis) , Shakespeare (Romeo and Juliet)

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"William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet is a tragedy motivated by the forces of faith, accident, and character, and the reason the play is a tragedy is that these motivations are all bound with the overriding force of fate. The motivations noted here operate on the human level, but on a higher level the characters are doomed from the beginning because of forces greater than themselves. These forces include the long-running feud between the Montagues and the Capulets, something from which these lovers cannot escape no matter how hard they try. The inevitable downfall of the hero in a tragedy derives as a rule from some character flaw over which the individual has no control. For Romeo and Juliet, the "flaw" is their love for one another, a love which is not allowed given the antagonisms that exist between their families. They are living out their ... "

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