Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Romeo And Juliet by William Shakespeare, reviewed by Megha Nanda

Romeo And Juliet by William Shakespeare

Reviewed by
Megha Nanda
School: Gyan Mandir Public School

About the author:

Most famous play begins with a prologue which establishes that the play will be a tragedy and that the children of two feuding families – Romeo of the Montague and Juliet of the Capulet family, will both love and die in the course of this play.

Main Characters : Romeo, Juliet

Sampson and Gregory, servants to the Capulet ad Abraham and Bathasar, servants to the Montague family start a street fight, which is joined by Benvolie (Montague) and Tybalt (Capulet) Escalus, the Prince of Verona who angrily learns of this fight, declares a death penalty for further feuding between the two families. Rome we learn is lovesick; Rosaline, the object of his affections will not return his love. His friend Benvoliq tells Romeo to look at other girl.

Meanwhile Capulet is keen for Paris to marry his daughter Juliet and plans a party to be held later that night. Romeo and friend decide to turn up uninvited, Romeo hoping to see, Rosaline, whom he still pines for.

Lady Capulet, discusses the idea of marriage to Paris with Juliet. Juliet keeps her options open. The Nurse wishes Juliet every possible happinss.

Meanwhile Mercutiq attempts to cheer a love stick Romeo up, telling him to be rough with love do if need be.

At the Capulet’s party, Romeo, who is disguised by a masque (mask), falls in love with Juliet on sight. Caplet stops Tybalt from attacking. Romeo at his party, telling him there will be other opportunities. Both Romeo and Juliet learn that thy are enemies of the each other’s family. A prologues sung by a choir dramaizer the conflict both Romeo and Juliet feel between their love for one another and their loyalty to their respective families.

I really liked this book and I also recommend it to all the book lovers of this world.

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