Romeo and Juliet

This is the exclusive - in-depth analysis of the tragedy that plagued the city of Verona. Three noble families discover their children have died a wicked death in the catacombs. The death of Romeo, Juliet, and Paris cast a gloom upon the people of Verona. With more investigation of the sudden death of Romeo and Paris and Juliet's curious second death, evidence suggests a forbidden love affair between the children of the feuding families.

The love between a Capulet and Montague, go against gender roles and prove the duality of feminity and masculinity. Evidence from eyewitness accounts and eavesdropping reveal the unusual dynamics of the scandalous love of Romeo and Juliet.

Romeo and Juliet first met each other at the Capulet costume ball as stated by record statement of an eye witness. At first glance, Romeo falls madly in love with Juliet and kisses her on that fateful night. Later, after the party dismissed, Romeo disappears toward the outside of Juliet’s room. He glorifies Juliet as an angel, as stated by one of the guard men on Capulet grounds, “O, speak again, bright angel! For thou art/ As glorious to this night, being o’er my head.” Viewing her as an object of beauty and idolization rather than an object of sex, Romeo juxtaposes with Sampson and the majority opinion of women. Furthermore in the discussion, Juliet's calls herself the falconer, the person of power, and Romeo as the falcon, “Hist! Romeo, hist! —Oh, for a falconer’s voice, To lure this tassel-gentle back again!” Juliet holds the dominant position on the relationship breaks the stigma that women can't hold a position of power.

Furthermore, Romeo gives up his name for his love for Juliet, which women traditionally do, “Call me but love, and I’ll be new baptized; / Henceforth I never will be Romeo.” Romeo takes the submissive side of the relationship considerably conflicts with the ideals of man. Both of these examples show the scandalous dynamics of Romeo and Juliet's relationship, revealing the fluidity of gender roles.