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I wish I could be Romeo. Wait what am I saying, the both of them were naive, immature, love- struck children who fell in love. But doesn't Shakespeare so mightily convey the strength of love over hatred as these kids come from such different backgrounds and come to fall for one another? I admire Romeo's bravery. I think true bravery has been lost in time. To see it amongst us, and amidst this story, is a marvelous stroke of serendipity. Juliet and Romeo's devotion to one another is something I
OK, so this wan't the version I read but I am not going to trawl through the editions to find the edition I have which dates from the 1960s.One of the scandalous factors in possibly the greatest love story in British literature is, of course, the main age of the protagonists. Juliet is 13 and she and Romeo would definitely have been referred to Social Services and Romeo quite possibly locked up - and as for the Capulet mama and papa trying to marry her off - well. And the County Paris - what was...
Because as Shakespeare and his friends discovered, how it happens is the important thing...
So what does one of my favorite authors have to say about this book, well John Green basically says that the universe won't bend to your wishes, no matter how real your love, you can't avoid fate and you can't alter time. The way I see it, even though they knew nothing of each other I think they loved one another, because we always love the idea we have of a certain person, rather than the actual person, so they didn't need 10 years of marriage to truly love one another. John Green really helped...
If you can get past the language and read further into the text, the narrative truly is amazing. The concept of 13 year olds falling in love at first sight certainly seems outlandish and inappropriate in these modern times, but the notion of true love is so mysterious, and when coupled with tragedy certainly makes for a good adventure - even centuries later. And you can't deny that Mercutio and Tybalt are FIERCE.
I do not believe in tragic love. I read this my Freshman year and I would go head to head with my English Teacher about what a waste the ending is. I just thought they were probably like me; young, too young to know what is good for them, rebellious, and to young to be making such huge decisions. Sorry, I know this is a CLassic for some, but not for me.
good but not great. Unfortunately i actually read the play before i saw girls swooning of the Leo Dicaprio version and making references to "leo" rather than romeo.its ok. i found the main characters to be annoying and a little flat, lacking the usual depth of shakespeare's writing. the passion and exasperation of the lovers in some parts is touching though so its not a complete loss.
"For never was there a story of more woe than Juliet and her Romeo." That is perhaps the greatest line I've ever heard. I really enjoyed this story. For it being my first play that I've read, it made me not so intimidated by them. The love story was such a good one. There's not much to say about it besides that it's a love story, and it was good. So, The End.
ilovethisbook its about romance and how much two peoplelove each other i bet you seen the movie but yuo will love the book and you are just going to feel like reading it overand over agin i hope for you who havent read it that you like itand i bet that you who have read that you loved it
romeooooo and juliet...hmm.who cant like it?so orginal with dramaticcc ironicity xP
The most popular Shakespearan play. I classic tragic love story
Beautiful drawings. Nice refresher!
what a failed luv story...
that if you realy love someone then you will give up anything and everything for that person.
Romeo and JulietThe play begins with a large fight between the Capulets and the Montagues, two prestigious families in Verona, Italy. These families have been fighting for quite some time, and the Prince declares that their next public brawl will be punished by death. When the fight is over, Romeo’s cousin Benvolio tries to cheer him of his melancholy. Romeo reveals that he is in love with a woman named Rosaline, but she has chosen to live a life of chastity. Romeo and Benvolio are accidentally
In the play for Romeo and Juliet two crossed lovers fell in love. Before Juliet had met Romeo she didn't want anything to do with dating since she was only 13 years old at the moment. Except there was a guy named Paris, who wanted to marry her and her parents approved except her father had told him he must get approval from his daughter Juliet saying yes or no to the proposal. Romeo and Juliet met at her father's party and ever since hanged out together behind everyone's back because they knew n...
romeo and Juliet is a love and tragic novel. The characters Romeo and Juliet are both just bird lovers. One day romeo is getting his heart break the other is he's moving on to Juliet so fast. This book also takes pace during 16th century and the way they speak is very old timer. If you cant read old timer than I recommend getting a translated version of modern style. romeo and Juliet are separated by their family backgrounds which means they cant get married and talk to each other what so ever b...
This is another children’s-based retelling of Romeo and Juliet that I heard great things about. I liked it, but not as much as Bruce Coville’s William Shakespeare’s: Romeo and Juliet. Though, this book was much more ‘pure’ to the original play and had lots of original text. The drawings were ok and I really liked the intro and outro pages. I read this to my nine-year-old and here is his review (he’s kind of silly and thinks death in these plays is ‘funny’).Olsen’s rating: 3 starsOlsen’s review:W...
I absolutely loved this! I think this way of adapting Shakespeare's work makes it so much more accesible to a wider audience. The illustrations were gorgeous, and the selection of excerpts from the original script was used really effectively to maintain the integrity of the play, while condensing and adapting it for the modern reader. I will definitely be showing this to my Year 9s, who are currently learning about Romeo & Juliet!
I'm not gonna lie, I bought this for Jane Ray's sumptuous artwork. Her gorgeous illustrations feature a culturally diverse cast and bring out the impressionable youth of the lovers. While the text of the play has been shortened for young readers, the original Shakespeare has been mostly retained - most importantly the most beloved passages. Some reading notes are also included for ease of comprehension.
I read this book in my teen years and back than I loved it! I gave 4 stars based on my reading experience that I had many years ago :-) I love the writing style and the rich language used from this author in all his books but I am not sure if I read this book today I would have the same opinion. Shakespeare uses language that reflects the Idealized notions of romanticism and in this book he describes the emotional torment of two inexperienced lovers that reflect the chaos of the city that they l...
To be honest, Romeo and Juliet is such a beautiful book and if it weren't for the misfortune that lead to their tragic death, I genuinely don't think the book would've been a big hit as it is now. Although I do have to say that both Romeo and Juliet were immature and acted foolishly but that of course is what makes readers interested.
Two beautiful young souls in love and staying faithfully in love to their very last breath despite what hardships the society put on them. In the end they die tragically, perhaps not in the most usual way but they die faithfully therefore their love never dies. One can feel this love even when the book is done. There it is eternal and no living human could stop it. The power of love!
When we were going to perform Romeo and Juliet in high school, we read this to get a good idea of the play before reading the “real deal”. It was very helpful and entertaining, with beautiful illustrations.
2.5 StarsEven though I didn't like the story much and how it was worded, I did like the artwork a lot.
Read this as part of my GCSE English Literature many years ago - admittedly it is a hard slog but I have loved Shakespeare ever since but do prefer to attend a production instead of read the play!
A classic play
very entertaining! I loved reading and acting this out in school. :)
Great for teaching young children