Wednesday, February 4, 2009

For Thought - Love Story?

Do you think that Romeo and Juliet is a love story? What is the central conflict in the play? Who are the main characters? Think about the main action of the play. Which parts do you remember? Do you think the conflict in the play is about love? Could there be something else going on?

Assuming for a moment that Romeo and Juliet is a love story, what do we think of as the elements of a love story? Don't we see a story about the boy winning the girl (or vice versa)? Don't we see the lovers struggling with their feelings for one another? Isn't there a conflict between them as they try to overcome the obstacles in their relationship?

Question: Do you think Romeo and Juliet actually have any obstacles between them? Do they struggle with their love for one another?

What is Romeo and Juliet about? Do you think there is a better example of a romance in Shakespeare's works?

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