A tragedy is one of the
main two types of drama. In it, the main characters suffer either from
difficult external circumstances or from a personal flaw or weakness. The tone
is somber and serious. Usually the plot resolution in a tragedy is sorrowful,
and the hero or protagonist dies. While full of sadness and conflict, a tragedy
will often have a uplifting theme or moral lesson.
"For never was there a tale of more
woe/Than this of Juliet and her Romeo." The last lines of William
Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet" perfectly sum up the story of the
star-crossed young lovers. Perhaps the most approachable of the Bard's plays,
"Romeo and Juliet" is a masterpiece of hope, love, and sorrow.
Included in this Reading Set are some of the most notable scenes of the play.
Reading Set: 4 Passages
by William Shakespeare from Romeo and Juliet
Act I, Scene 5 passage: In this passage from "Romeo ...
218 Words, 8th-10th Grades, Figurative Language, Rhythm & Rhyme, and Summary
Act IV, Scene 1 passage: This passage from "Romeo an...
565 Words, 8th-10th Grades, 740L - 1050L, Story Elements
Act II, Scene 2 passage: This passage is from the ba...
262 Words, 8th-10th Grades, 420L - 730L, Character Traits, Figurative Language, and Summary
William Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet" is the clas...
114 Words, 8th-10th Grades, 1300L +, Story Elements, Summary, and Theme
by William Shakespeare from Macbeth
Act V, Scene 5 passage: This passage is a speech fro...
189 Words, 10th-12th Grades, 740L - 1050L, Figurative Language, Main / Central Idea, and Theme