Romeo and Juliet Book ReviewRomeo and Juliet is set in Verona, Italy, where there is an ongoing feud between the Montague and Capulet families. The play opens with servants from both houses engaged in a street brawl that eventually draws in the family patriarchs and the city officials, including Prince Escalus. The Prince ends the conflict by issuing a decree that prohibits any further fighting at the risk of great punishment. Meanwhile, Romeo , a young man from the Montague house, laments his unrequited love for a woman named Rosaline, who has vowed to remain chaste for the rest of her life. Romeo and his friend Benvolio happen to stumble across a Capulet servant, Peter , who is trying to read a list of invitees to a masked party at the Capulet house that evening.
book review "Romeo and Juliet" by William Shakespeare
Book Review: “Romeo and Juliet” by William Shakespeare
Topics: Review. It was first published in an unauthorized quarto in and authorized quarto appeared in The play begins with a large fight between the Montagues and the Capulets, two prestigious families in Verona, Italy. Romeo is a Montague and Juliet is a Capulet. They fall in love at a dance and agree to get married secretly the next day. He will be banished from the city.
Hunter Brown , Life Editor February 25, Believe it or not, this is a story that can relate to us all. There is no other way to get around this inevitable book. Literally, Romeo just laid eyes on her about 3 minuets ago, and this is the problem with this play. It builds this fragile meeting between the two into something that is strung out between obstacles that the two have to overcome to be together.
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.
Detailed plot synopsis reviews of Romeo and Juliet Romeo Montague , who is in love with Rosaline, goes to a party in an effort to forget her or to ease his broken heart. At this party he met Juliet, and immediately fell in love with her. He later finds out that she is a Capulet, the rival family of the Montagues. He decides that he loves her anyway and they confess their love for each other during the very famous "balcony scene" in which they agree to secretly marry the next day. Friar Lawrence agrees to marry them in an effort to end the feuding between the families.
I enjoyed actually reading Juliet's melodramatic expressions of love That I shall say good-night till it be morrow. Oh Boy! Franco Zeffirelli's movie version of Romeo and Juliet is excellent! Just like reading the screenplay. Loved it! Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.