"Romeo and Juliet" Essay by Smoothie

"Romeo and Juliet"
An analysis of the themes evident in Shakespeare's play "Romeo and Juliet", including but not exclusively LOVE.
# 45611 | 1,448 words | 1 source | MLA | 2003 | AU
Published on Nov 16, 2003 in Drama and Theater (English) , Literature (English) , Shakespeare (Romeo and Juliet)

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This essay explores the prodominant themes in "Romeo and Juliet" based on the statement by Prince Escalus, 'For never was there a story of more woe, Than this of Juliet and her Romeo'. Keeping that quote in mind, the essay questions whether love can be counted as the only theme in Romeo and Juliet. The essay discusses in detail three major themes of hate, fate and time, using three scenes in detail, using quotes to support the argument.

From the Paper:

"In the tragedy of "Romeo and Juliet" by William Shakespeare, the main theme of the play is love but it is not the only one. The play explores other themes that revolve around love such as the fate of the two lovers, the speed and time of their love and the hatred between their families. When Prince Escalus stated " for never was a story of more woe than this of Juliet and her Romeo" (Act V, Scene III, line 308-309), the purpose of his statement was to illustrate the presence of a wide variety of themes which all contributed to the tragic story of Juliet and her Romeo."

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