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PinkMonkey® Literature Notes on . . .

Romeo and Juliet

By

WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE

Edited by Diane Sauder


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Contents

Key Literary Elements

Act summaries with Notes

Overall Analyses

Characters
Themes
The Play as a Lyrical Tragedy
Tragedy of Chance
Pun, Wit, and Humor in the Play

Questions

Study Questions

Comment

Comment on the Study of Literature


ROMEO and JULIET

Key Literary Elements

Setting

The play is set in the thirteenth or fourteenth century in Italy in Verona and Mantua. Much of the action takes place in Juliet's house. Two cities of Venice are also mentioned in the play. The Capulets and the Montagues, the main families of the play, are from noble lineage and wealth; they dress well, live in fancy surroundings, and are served by many attendants. The play's basic setting, therefore, is rich and elegant.

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