Romeo and Juliet Essay Topics

Film versions of Romeo and Juliet

My aim of this essay is to compare the two versions of Romeo and Juliet that are directed by Baz Lehrman and Franco Zeffirelli. Lehrman set his in modern times with modern clothing and buildings. He still uses early modern English but with some lines changed, so the modern audience can understand the story a… View Article

An essay considering whether Romeo and Juliet

‘Romeo and Juliet’ was a play written by William Shakespeare in 1595. William Shakespeare died on St. George’s day, 23rd April, 1616, making ‘Romeo and Juliet’ one of his earlier plays; written in what is now described as his second period, from his joining the Lord Chamberlain’s men in 1594 to the opening of the… View Article

Back in Shakespeare

Back in Shakespeare’s days courtly love was a fashionable tradition. What happened was the men saw the women as Goddesses but their love was more often unrequited. But the men would send them love letters in the form of sonnets in order to win the woman’s love, however it usually failed leaving the man feeling… View Article

Masks and Disguise

In William Golding’s novel ‘Lord of the Flies’ and Shakespeare’s play ‘Romeo and Juliet’ masks and disguises are used to serve different purposes. Both texts use masks and disguise to allow characters to behave in ways that they usually would not or could not. For example, in Lord of the Flies, the boys go from… View Article

Who Is Most to Blame for the Deaths of Romeo and Juliet

Who was the greatest contributor to the death of Romeo and Juliet? In this essay I will be writing about William Shakespeare’s play Romeo and Juliet, I will be doing an in-depth analysis as to who I think is most to blame for the sad eventual deaths of Romeo and Juliet, analysing each character in… View Article

Conflict in Romeo and Juliet

The play that I have studied is Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare. Act three, scene one, the climax of this play, is a scene where much conflict occurs. This scene opens with two of Romeo’s friends, Benvolio and Mercutio, talking. Tension and suspense is established when Benvolio says, ‘The day is hot, the Capulets… View Article

Romeo and Juliet

Capulet in the Classic Shakespearean play of Romeo and Juliet displays a mixture of qualities rather than conveying a sense of consistency of action. When the audience first sees him, in act 1 scene 1, we find we find a Capulet who wants to straight away jump in a fight with younger members of his… View Article

The Examination of Friar Lawrence’s Role in Romeo and Juliet

Romeo and Juliet is a remarkable play. Besides it being magnificently written, it is also exceptional because of its enduring relevance and fascinating characters. As the tragic story of two young lovers unfolds, the importance of each character’s role in the play becomes noticeable; especially that of Friar Lawrence. Friar Lawrence provides the pathways which… View Article

Romeo & Juliet Impulse

Have you ever been impulsive and then regretted it? Romeo and Juliet, by William Shakespeare, contains many such tragedies. It is about sworn two enemies who fall in love but cannot be together, and in the course of their love story many of their friends also die. Mercutio is a friend of Romeo, the male… View Article

Who Is the Blame for Romeo and Juliet’s Death?

In William Shakespeare’s play Romeo and Juliet, most of the events that happened, led up to the death of Romeo Montague and Juliet Capulet. Many, if not all, of the characters played an ultimate role in the tragic death of the ‘star crossed lovers’, but Friar Lawrence was certainly the biggest contributor. At first glance,… View Article

Compare and Contrast “Romeo and Juliet” and “Gnomeo and Juliet”

The book ‘Romeo and Juliet’ by William Shakespeare is about two opposing families with much hatred for each other. It shares many similarities, as well as many differences to the movie ‘Gnomeo and Juliet’ directed by Kelly Asbury. In both the film and the play, both families have extreme hatred for each other. For that… View Article

Romeo and Juliet

Topic Sentence: Who, in your opinion, is most to blame for this tragedy? One of Shakespeare’s most known plays is the love story between Romeo and Juliet, which ends up as a tragedy. There are many different reasons and causes to why this tragedy occurred between the two young lovers, Romeo and Juliet, Friar Laurance,… View Article

Character Analysis of Romeo

The play Romeo and Juliet is a tragedy written by William Shakespeare in which Romeo is a tragic hero, who is the son of Montague and falls in love with Juliet from his feud family, Capulet, at their first glance of each other. Shakespeare uses several rhetoric devices in Romeo’s lines to suggest that Romeo… View Article