Romeo and Juliet

It’s easy to get caught up deconstructing and criticizing the largely shallow and, frankly, often times idiotic romance between the two titular characters, but to do so would be a disservice to Shakespeare’s poignant messages about dedication, violence, communication, and more. If not for the actual plot, which gets exponentially better in the second half when comedy turns into tragedy, the play is worth reading (or, preferably, watching) just to enjoy the immense amount of work Shakespeare put into the form and meter of the prose.


 

Author: William Shakespeare

Release Date: 1597

GoodReads Score: 3.7/5

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