Romeo and Juliet Essay Topics

Romeo’s Diary about Juliet

At the youth of the day I stirred lazily from my deep, blissful sleep. Her warm and comfortable bed nestled me in lovingly, and with every breath I took, I felt more and more content. I didn’t need to worry about anything right now. I didn’t have a care in the world. Sleeping next to… View Article

Directing Act II – the balcony scene of Romeo and Juliet

Romeo and Juliet was originally a play written by William Shakespeare, who was a talented and popular playwright in the sixteenth and early seventeenth century. As there was no cinematography in his time, his plays were performed in theatres. As I am directing Act II – the balcony scene of Romeo and Juliet, I have many… View Article

Presented in Romeo and Juliet

During the Play of Romeo and Juliet, Shakespeare portrays a very strong relationship between Juliet and her father, Lord Capulet. His initial attitude shows him as a caring, protective father who wants what is best for his daughter. This caring manner continues until Scene 5 of Act 3, in which Juliet defies her father, who… View Article

Shakespeare’s & Romeo and Juliet

The two films are very different from each other even though they are based on the same play written by William Shakespeare From the beginning, the settings differ from each other. The Zeffirelli film, which was filmed in 1968 starts in a courtyard there is a market place, which looks like it represents Verona. The style… View Article

Bas Luhrmann’s Romeo + Juliet

Baz Luhrmann’s main aim from his Romeo and Juliet film was to create a film which would trickle the minds of youngsters, or what is also known as the MTV generation, who don’t enjoy watching Shakespeare’s plays. His main aim was getting the MTV generation to watch and ‘enjoy’ Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet without dieing… View Article

Juliet Character study

Juliet is 13 going on 14 on the first of August. Juliet is a Capulet, and Capulets hate Montegues. Juliet lives with her parents, Lord and Lady Capulet and is cared for by her Nurse, all of whom are very protective of her. Capulet explains to Paris “My Child is yet a stranger in the… View Article

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