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The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet

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The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet

Post by Kingkool » March 7th, 2012, 10:01 pm

Do you think this story of star cross'd lovers each born to families of ancient hate cpuld happen today? Would such violence ever be allowed anywhere? Does the fact that each family is rich make a difference?

On a side note, there is evidence that Mercutio could have been gay, and in love with Romeo. Do you think think this is true?
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Re: The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet

Post by Johannes Climacus » June 10th, 2012, 11:13 pm

Yes, Yes, Yes, Hell Yes.

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Re: The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet

Post by Kingkool » June 13th, 2012, 7:31 pm

Johannes Climacus wrote:Yes, Yes, Yes, Hell Yes.
Would you care to elaborate on these answers?
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Re: The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet

Post by Alias » November 27th, 2012, 7:58 pm

Yes. It happens all the time. The kids don't usually die, but they always suffer, and they are very often separated.

Yes. Violence happens all the time, everywhere. Private violence barely makes a ripple in the 10 o'clock news.

In a way. Had they been badly dressed, inarticulate or homely, nobody would have put them on stage. But the story could just as well - indeed, more likely - take place among the middle or working class. The conflict is most likely, today, to be over religion than a feud.

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