Book Review: Romeo and Juliet

I just finished reading Romeo and Juliet and I must say every time that I pick this book up I get something new out of it. The first couple of times, I was more into the draw of the story; however, this time I was more drawn to the language of how the characters spoke.

Shakespeare’s langue is so beautiful and it is used quite often with every adaptation that is in a Romeo and Juliet adaptation except for a few. But for the most part, the language is there, as well as the feelings for the characters.

Yes, we all know that the story takes place over the course of 3 or 4 days and during that time period we learn about the relationship between the parents and how it conflicts with their growing affection for each other. But more than that we get the sense that based on Romeo’s tendency to rush things that the relationship was not to last and furthermore this rashness that comes from Romeo is the reason why he took the poison, granted there were other factors that came into play but the biggest one is his character flaw of rushing things.

Granted, Juliet is young and she is sort of put into this spot also by Romeo but she went into it willingly but at the same time she was failed upon by not only Romeo, her family but the people that she put her loyal trust into like Friar Lawrence. Friar Lawrence, we could argue also put this trust into the wrong clergymen, for if he had chosen someone else then Romeo could have received the letter and he would still be alive and so would Juliet. But however, that is not the case.

However, but so it is that some at the end are pardoned and others punished and therefore, there is no greater story of woe than this of Juliet and her Romeo.

2 thoughts on “Book Review: Romeo and Juliet

  1. I also loved the language used in Romeo & Juliet. The entire opening scene is one of my favorites.

    “I strike quickly, being moved” & “But thou art not quickly moved to strike” are some of my favorite lines.

    Thanks for sharing 🙂

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