I’ve dissed Romeo and Juliet before and I’m sure I’m not the only one. I mean its literally an instalove story which means its immediately a fail.
That was before I actually read it.
Forget all those movie adaptations. Except the Baz Lurhmann one because its amazing. The rest are literally wannabes. I’ve just studied Romeo and Juliet for a term and let me just say… it’s really quite amazing. The language and techniques are so meaningful. Guys, I think I get why people love Shakespeare so much.
I might be writing this in the middle of the night before my essay tomorrow but seriously, it’s some good stuff. It’s probably the first thing I’ve read in English class that actually made me excited to write about it. So many layers of characters and plot and like the dialogue is so lyrical. I have no idea where this sudden admiration comes from. Usually, I’m just like “Eh, it’s a story I have to study to get the marks” but for Romeo and Juliet, I actually feel invested in it.
I guess it’s kinda ironic how English class is meant to teach us appreciation for literature but it sometimes ends up doing the opposite. I mean, writing essays is no one’s hobby.
To be honest, I have a feeling its because Leonardo DiCaprio was in the film version and he literally played the role of Romeo so well. How can you not resist fetus Leo?
So, I’m actually really interested to know what you’re reading or have read in school that has really engaged you. Seriously, we probably read the best books in school and don’t realise it because we’re so focused on analysing it to the smallest detail. Leave your comments down below!
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