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Romeo and Juliet: A Novel
Romeo and Juliet is a tragedy written by William Shakespeare early in his career about two young star-crossed lovers whose deaths ultimately reconcile their feuding families. It was among Shakespeare's most popular plays during his lifetime and along with Hamlet , is one of his most frequently performed plays. Today, the title characters are regarded as archetypal young lovers. Romeo and Juliet belongs to a tradition of tragic romances stretching back to antiquity. Shakespeare borrowed heavily from both but expanded the plot by developing a number of supporting characters, particularly Mercutio and Paris. Believed to have been written between and , the play was first published in a quarto version in
No. Romeo and Juliet was written before the novel came into being in Europe. Also, it was written as a play, one intended to be performed. Romeo and Juliet.
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Romeo Montague and Juliet Capulet are two Verona teenagers, but the noble Montague and Capulet families are locked in a bitter feud. Romeo sees Juliet from a distance and instantly falls in love with her. As Romeo watches Juliet, entranced, a young Capulet, Tybalt, recognises him. Soon, Romeo speaks to Juliet, and the two experience a profound attraction. In a rage, Romeo kills Tybalt and flees the scene. Soon after, Romeo is banished forever from Verona for his role in the crime. Morning comes, and the lovers bid farewell, unsure when they will see each other again.
It has been referred to as the greatest love story of all time, or perhaps the most tragic. Romeo and Juliet serves to satisfy both anyway, which for a play has obviously stuck around for a very long time, which points to how good a book can turn out to be centuries after its author graced our good planet. In Romeo and Juliet, Shakespeare employs several dramatic techniques that have garnered praise from critics; most notably the abrupt shifts from comedy to tragedy. Romeo, a Montague is infatuated with Rosaline, a niece of Capulet. Romeo is banished by the prince from Verona for violating his edict but consummates his secret marriage. While Romeo is away, the Capulets unaware of the secret marriage try to marry off Juliet to Paris, a cousin to the Prince. She obtains a drug that makes her seem dead for forty-two hours.