Comparative essay of Romeo and Juliet’s death scene in Baz Luhrmann’s adaptation of Shakespeare’s ‘Romeo and Juliet’

Introduction For this essay, I have selected the final scene between Romeo and Juliet in Baz Luhrmann’s Romeo and Juliet (1996) in which both characters die. I decided to choose this scene as I felt there was a lot of analysis that could be taken from things like the lighting, decorations/ props, and the costumes. … Read more

Was Shakespeare critical of sexism & anti-Semitism? (Merchant of Venice/Romeo & Juliet)

William Shakespeare as one of the greatest writers in English Language addresses many different problems which have only been exposed as major societal problems since the emergence of sociology. Sociological problems such as sexism and anti-Semitism are evident, common topics through Shakespeare’s plays. With specific reference to ‘The Merchant of Venice’ and ‘Romeo and Juliet’, … Read more

To what extent are Desdemona and Juliet responsible for and in control of their actions?

Introduction According to the classic definition given by Aristotle, “Tragedy is, then, an imitation of a noble and complete action, having the proper magnitude; it employs language that has been artistically enhanced by each of the kinds of linguistic adornment, applied separately in the various parts of the play; it is presented in dramatic, not … Read more

Romeo and Juliet / A Midsummer Night’s Dream – Shakespeare’s interpretation of love

William Shakespeare, is arguably the most influential writer in history. With his tremendous word play and thought process, William Shakespeare was able to bring many creative works to life. His thought process lives on through his works to this day featuring plays like Romeo and Juliet as well as A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Shakespeare was … Read more

Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet and the Tempest

Shakespeare’s work has always been one to influence and touch people around the world for years. The themes behind each of his writings are known for their deep meanings and applicability to a persons life. For instance, Romeo and Juliet and The Tempest both have themes and messages within them that are meaningful. The story … Read more

Society's Role in the Outcome of Romeo and Juliet

Every Action Must Have an Equal and Opposite Reaction: Society’s Role in the Outcome of Romeo and Juliet Newton’s third law states that every action must have an equal and opposite reaction, and while this statement references physics, it is a statement that can be applied to infinite situations and subjects, and rings particularly true … Read more