GCSE English - Romeo and Juliet



In a prologue to Act 1, an actor called “the chorus” recites a sonnet in which he describes the bitter hatred separating the Montagues and Capulets (residents of Verona, a city in northern Italy about sixty-five miles west of Venice and the Adriatic coast) and identifies Romeo and Juliet as lovers who had the misfortune to be born into warring families.

Romeo and Juliet had a strong love for each which no one could separate even if they were apart.

Romeo and Juliet did their best to keep out of the violence but the people around them such as family friends and the local community that were making them unhappy.


Romeo and Juliet takes place in the 1500s in the city of Verona.

One of Shakespeare’s most prominent plays is titled The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet.

An example of this figure of speech occurs in the fifth scene of Act 3 (lines 72-111) when Juliet pretends to her mother that she hates Romeo for killing Tybalt and that she desires vengeance.


The love between Romeo and Juliet is sublimely beautiful.

So powerful is the love between Romeo and Juliet that it subjugates reason and common sense as guiding forces and causes the lovers to take dangerous risks.

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Romeo and Juliet fall in love upon first seeing each other at Lord Capulet's party.

So Romeo and Juliet marry in secret.

It is universal and modernizing it is not necessary. I think you can play it both ways, and I think Romeo and Juliet is a good example of this. The story still touches the lives of the audience whether they see it set in the Elizabethan time period it...

In deep despair, Romeo and Juliet committed suicide.

That person is Friar Lawrence, but as well I blame the power of love; Romeo and Juliet were so strongly in love and that love lead to both of their deaths....

But Romeo and Juliet seemed to be genuinely loving persons.


The hatred between the Montagues and Capulets it promotes constant tension and violence, resulting in street brawls, the deaths of Tybalt and Mercutio, and, of course, the deaths of their own children, Romeo, Juliet, and Paris.
Immaturity and inexperience can lead to tragic endings.