Respond to the following in the form of a literary essay. Your essay
should consist of at least five paragraphs.
William Shakespeare incorporates a number of important themes into
Romeo and Juliet. Some of the most
prominent themes in the play address love’s power, the power of fate, the
danger of haste, and the collision of opposites. Shakespeare conveys his
message about these themes through the words of the characters, the events of
the plot, and the various motifs that recur in the work. Choose one of the
central themes of Romeo and Juliet
and trace it throughout the play, explaining not only what message Shakespeare
conveys but how he manages to convey it.
Cite specific examples from the play in your response. Use the
notes you take in the Student Guide and the questions you answer as you read
and complete the lessons to help you formulate your response.