Considerations about Shakespeares "Romeo and Juliet"
There are only loneliness and emptiness in his soul. The senselessness of life is haunting him. Chasing the illusion he finds her. And then their eyes meet and they understand - this is the only love of their lives… this is how Shakespeare presents the story.
In fact this is more like this: he is a romanticist who, when his former dream is at an end, finds a new love, with beautiful words mutilates a young woman's head and imagines her his ideal…
"Romeo and Juliet" is one of the brightest examples of classic, which, when read with a critical sight, turns out to be worse than it is believed to be. Although it is unpleasant to find out that the greatest love story ever is actually just nothing, it does help to fight with stereotypes. In this case - with the one that says the classic is the best and nothing better and even half as ingenious can be created in art, literature and music nowadays. Broken illusions about "Romeo and Juliet" can help being more critical to decide oneself is the peace of art (literature, music) the masterpiece, a good one or something senseless and stupid in ones own opinion.…
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