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Re: Romeo and Juliet
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 13.1115  Wednesday, 24 April 2002

[1]     From:   L. Swilley <
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        Date:   Monday, 23 Apr 2001 11:35:42 -0500
        Subj:   The Tragic Flaw of Romeo and Juliet

[2]     From:   Emily Winerock <
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        Date:   Tuesday, 23 Apr 2002 13:48:23 -0700 (PDT)
        Subj:   Re: SHK 13.1102 Happy endings (Romeo MUST Die)


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From:           L. Swilley <
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Date:           Monday, 23 Apr 2001 11:35:42 -0500
Subject:        The Tragic Flaw of Romeo and Juliet

Jimmy Jung wrote,

> I was looking at David Wallace's response and thinking about a paper I
> wrote, probably back in 11th grade, where I tried to resolve if in fact
> Romeo and Juliet are in fact "star-crossed," or to blame for their own
> tragedy....

These two are indeed to blame for their own tragedy.  They have elected
to enter the world of adults by their public act of marriage, but agree
to continue in the hidden, private world of children instead of
announcing and living their adult decision.

I am waiting for the production that will make that very point
abundantly clear.

L. Swilley

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Date:           Tuesday, 23 Apr 2002 13:48:23 -0700 (PDT)
Subject: 13.1102 Happy endings (Romeo MUST Die)
Comment:        Re: SHK 13.1102 Happy endings (Romeo MUST Die)

Jimmy Jung's post script commented, "I am left to wonder why we tend
towards tragedies as "more romantic," is there something unromantic
about a happy ending.  I want to nominate the mature love of "Much Ado
..." or the insane love of "Midsummer ..." but it just doesn't feel
right."

How about 

 

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