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REVIEW- Romeo and Juliet by: William Shakespeare

Summary:

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 buried with the bodies of her slain relatives. In this violent, death-filled world, the movement of the story from love at first sight to the union of the lovers in death seems almost inevitable.

 

Overall Reaction:

Going into this book, I had a no opinion. Coming out, I realized that I HATE Shakespeare.

ALL SHAKESPEARE!

Calm down, calm down. I’m sure someone out their loves his writing just as much as you (the reader), unfortunately I’m not your someone.

One of the reasons I HATED this book, was the drama that filled this book.

Book in a nutshell: Two suicidal teens marry in an attempt to unite their families, unfortunately It doesn’t work. (Spoiler no spoiler)

Juliet and Romeo cried about everything, and it constantly got me frustrated, so much that I wanted to yell. After barely meeting each other they get married after a SINGLE scene (Without telling their parents), and expect everything to go okay.

That’s totally the right thing to do, right?????

The lack of communication was horrendous I feel like this happens in every book, A boy and a girl, (usually) fall in love, barely talk to each other in the process, and when things go bad they STILL don’t talk to each other. *SLAPS FOREHEAD ANGRILY*

EVERYTHING COULD’VE been prevented if they’d talked this out, and not used messengers to communicate with each other.

TOO MANY CHARACTERS! In between acts, I’d find that I would be flipping back and forth anxiously figuring who’s who. Why mention a character if they’re only in the book for saying a sentence?

That’s it, I know it’s a short review, but other than that I don’t really have any other thoughts about this book. All I know is that EVERYTHING about this book annoyed me, and I do NOT plan on reading any more Shakespeare. (Sorry, not sorry)

Thank’s for reading, I’ll have another post up soon so until then, BYE!!!