Romeo and Juliet – Shakespeare

Shakespeare creates a world of violence and generational conflict in which two young people fall in love and die because of that love. The story is rather extraordinary in that the normal problems faced by young lovers are here so very large. It is not simply that the families of Romeo and Juliet disapprove of the lover’s affection for each other; rather, the Montagues and the Capulets are on opposite sides in a blood feud and are trying to kill each other on the streets of Verona.  –


How could I not have read this until now?

I started this one a couple of weeks ago after drinking too much rum when I was upset about who knows what. TMI.

Classic tale of forbidden love gone astray. I know that it’s often taken as a bit of a stab at a couple of infatuated teens who killed themselves for nothing (spoiler alert…) but it’s difficult not to fall in love with the romance and the passion.

This may very well beat Othello to become one of my top two favourites, up there with Macbeth.


  • It’s Shakespeare
  • Witty, romantic
  • Quick read


PS. Has anyone else noticed I always tend to finish books on Tuesdays? That’s why I post twice some weeks!


2 thoughts on “Romeo and Juliet – Shakespeare

    • That film adaption is amazing! A really interesting take. Mercutio and Tybalt were great characters. I also quite liked the priest who was going to help them.


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