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Re: Questions
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 14.0396  Thursday, 27 February 2003

From:           L. Swilley <
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Date:           Wednesday, 26 Feb 2003 08:21:45 -0600
Subject: 14.005 Re: Questions
Comment:        Re: SHK 14.005 Re: Questions


>>Romeo & Juliet:  The final line of the play reverses the name order
>>of the title to Juliet & her Romeo. Might it be because she has finally
>>won power over a patriarchal society?

Since Juliet is the main character in this tragedy, the one who is most
seen 1) insisting on taking her position in the adult society, then 2)
trying to conceal it, it seems most appropriate that she should be the
focus of the last line of the play, a line that identifies her as the
principal subject of the play, Romeo her "charge".

L. Swilley

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