In the following pages, we help you analyze William Shakespeare’s play Romeo and Juliet.
First, you can find a detailed analysis of the dramatic structure of the play where we use Freytag’s plot pyramid to break it down to you. In connection with this, we discuss the ending - does love triumph or not?
Second, you can read thorough characterizations of the two protagonists, Romeo and Juliet, their parents, Friar Lawrence, the Nurse, and other characters such as Mercutio. On top of that, we include a section of the role of surrogate parents in the play where you can read more about the specific functions of Friar Lawrence and the Nurse.
Third, you can read about the setting of the play. We cover both the physical and social setting.
Fourth, we help you tackle Shakespeare’s language and style. We show you how the play is full of literary and dramatic devices, such as metaphors, personifications, foreshadowing, or dramatic irony. We explain the different types of meter in the play, such as iambic pentameter.
Curious? You can read the entire analysis of Romeo and Juliet in the following pages.
Here, you can read an extract of our analysis.