Date of publication: 2017-09-05 10:59
The point we're trying to make is this: the pressure to be a "man" (which involves a lot of sword fighting in this play) eventually gets to Romeo. He caves in to the idea that masculinity and violence go hand in hand. And, we all know that when Romeo kills Tybalt his actions have some major consequences—Romeo is banned from Verona, which leads to him to seek out some pretty bad advice and guidance from Friar Laurence, which basically leads to the deaths of both Romeo and Juliet.
The tragedy is a catalogue of errors originating in Friar Lawrence’s ill-hatched plan, which was the brainchild of a well-intentioned and prudent mentor.
This final incarnation of Chiron is the character who plays Classic Man in the car. A gangster, who wears fake gold teeth — or grills — but remains a vulnerable, insecure person inside. Trevante Rhodes displays an astounding range to play him so subtly.
A velvety string score accompanies the visuals of ghetto houses and scrappy lawns. The harshness of this world is further softened and interrogated with effects like slow motion and shots of characters who look directly down the lens like they're sharing an intimate thought.
After Tybalt kills Mercutio, Romeo decides that he must defend his honour and no longer shows control and restraint. He imagines that his love has weakened him. He worries that Juliet’s “beauty hath made me effeminate” and is determined to change this. He says let “fire-eyed fury be my conduct now” and resorts to the patriarchal, feudal sense of loyalty and honour. Only when it is too late, he realizes how foolish he has been. Dubbed, “fortune’s fool”, he realises that the feud has claimed him as another victim. Sadly, Romeo also panics when he sees Juliet in the casket.
AQA GCSE English & English Literature. Printable student booklet on Shakespeare coursework - Macbeth. Prepares students for an oral or written coursework on Act II Scene 8.
Shakespeare compares their love with other versions of love in the play to show their superiority and maturity and the capacity for reconciliation: compare their love with Romeo 8767 s love for Rosaline which appears pretentious, affectatious and distant, the Nurse’s version of sexual love and the parents’ version of loved based on duty and obligation.
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