… ROMEO AND JULIET
The purpose of this paper is to introduce, discuss, and analyze the play “Romeo and Juliet,” by William Shakespeare. Specifically it will discuss what Milly Barranger says, “Theatre’s best achievements lead us to discoveries and reflections about our own personalities, circumstances, desires and anxieties,” as it relates to the play.
ROMEO AND JULIET
“Romeo and Juliet” is the ultimate romantic tragedy. It embodies life, in that life is not always fair, or even understandable, as Shakespeare makes clear from the first. “From forth the fatal loins of these two foes / A pair of star-cross’ …
… , and only in death could they accomplish peace. This is so unselfish, and yet so undeniably tragic, that the play cannot help but touch a cord with people. Who would not like to be as selfless as Romeo and Juliet, and know a love so strong that they would die for it, and die willingly? These two young lovers embody what viewers would like to be, and that desire for perfection and pure love live in almost everyone, which is why the play has remained such a classic for so many years.
This play was so memorable not only for …