The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet

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The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet

The Tragedy of Romeo and JulietWilliam Shakespeare

Two households, both alike in dignity,In fair Verona, where we lay our scene,From ancient grudge break to new mutiny,Where civil blood makes civil hands unclean.From forth the fatal loins of these two foesA pair of star-cross'd lovers take their life;Whose misadventured piteous overthrowsDo with their death bury their parents' strife.The fearful passage of their death-mark'd love,And the continuance of their parents' rage,Which, but their children's end, nought could remove,Is now the two hours' traffic of our stage;The which if you with patient ears attend,What here shall miss, our toil shall strive to mend.

Capulets

Montagues

Star Crossed Lovers

THINK!!!!What does "star-crossed" mean?

Describe the role of the following characters:MercutioBenvolioTybaltNurseParisFriar Laurence

Short Essay:What makes a tragedy? What are the aspects of a tragedy? How is Romeo and Juliet's story tragic?

For Further Exploration:Pyramus and ThysbeHow is this story similar to Romeo and Juliet? How is it different?

O Romeo, Romeo! wherefore art thou Romeo?Deny thy father and refuse thy name;Or, if thou wilt not, be but sworn my love,And I'll no longer be a Capulet.

But, soft! what light through yonder window breaks?It is the east, and Juliet is the sun.Arise, fair sun, and kill the envious moon,Who is already sick and pale with grief,That thou her maid art far more fair than she:Be not her maid, since she is envious;Her vestal livery is but sick and greenAnd none but fools do wear it; cast it off.It is my lady, O, it is my love!O, that she knew she were!


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