One-sentence summaries of every single Shakespeare play!
1. How does the suicidal impulse that both Romeo and Juliet exhibit relate to the overall theme of young love? Does Shakespeare seem to consider a self-destructive tendency inextricably connected with love, or is it a separate issue? Why do you think so?
2. Discuss the relationships between parents and children in Romeo and Juliet. How do Romeo and Juliet interact with their parents? Are they rebellious, in the modern sense? How do their parents feel about them?
3. Apart from clashing with Tybalt, what role does Mercutio play in the story? Is he merely a colorful supporting character and brilliant source of comic relief, or does he serve a more serious purpose?
4. How does Shakespeare treat death in Romeo and Juliet? Frame your answer in terms of legal, moral, familial, and personal issues. Bearing these issues in mind, compare the deaths of Romeo and Juliet, Romeo and Mercutio, and Mercutio and Tybalt.
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List Of Creative Essay Topic Ideas For Romeo And Juliet
One of the rites of passage for every student going through their educational career is to complete an assignment on Romeo and Juliet. This classic Shakespearian classic presents many writing opportunities for students of all levels so when you are faced with this task consider these potential topic ideas for a creative piece of writing to complete your assignment.
- Examine and discuss all of Romeo’s relationships within the book and determine if his feelings for other female characters reduce his feelings for Juliet
- Look at the role the friar plays within the entire story and how his role is essential to creating drama within the piece
- Look at the supporting characters within the work and determine how they bring value to the story and influence the main characters
- Review the role that women play within the story and look at what that says about the role of women in society during that era
- Review the love affair between Romeo and Juliet and determine if the description of star crossed lovers means they were destined to come together
- Review the poetic merits of Juliet’s soliloquy in Scene 2 of Act 3 of the work and how it relates to the overall piece of writing that has become so popular
- Examine how Shakespeare accounted for the passage of time within the play and how the work references time
- Show examples of how this classic work stands apart from other similar yet less dramatic and influential writings from that era
- Look at the actions and words of the supporting characters and how they add substance to the work as a whole, determine in particular how the words of Mercutio impact the overall play
- Discuss how the battle between the two families may create an environment that encourages the romance between Romeo and Juliet
- Look at how the names of Romeo and Juliet have come to mean tragic love affairs in society
- Review the role of Juliet’s suitor, Paris and how there are similarities between him and her love interest Romeo
- Review the structure of the entire writing and how Shakespeare defined the writings of that era with his great works including Romeo and Juliet
No matter what type of writing you must do, these creative topics will give you the inspiration you need to complete this assignment.