Review of Romeo and Juliet


Scholastic Books Romeo and Juliet Book Cover

Bethany Mason, Staff Writer

Romeo and Juliet is a play every freshman is required to read. The story is a tragedy written by Shakespeare, on forbidden love. The story starts about a feud between two households, the Capulets and the Montagues. The two are often fighting in the town of Verona. The Prince strongly discourages the fights, but they continue. Then, Romeo meets Juliet. Romeo, who is a Montague, sneaks in a Capulet party and meets the girl of his dream. The two fall in love, but because of the feud, they are forbidden to meet. The story is enticing, yet because it was written in the 1500’s, the English is poor and confusing. In all, it is a good story of what not to do.