Review: Romeo and Juliet

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Romeo and Juliet
Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Review
As I looked over my previously read books and searched for one that was missing a review, Romeo and Juliet stood out to me. But then I thought about it… who doesn’t know about this play? Who hasn’t read it in school sometime in the past? Who hasn’t watched a movie version or seen some sort of take on the classic tortured romance story? And why on earth would anyone care to read another review, let alone my review, on it? Exactly. So… don’t look for much here as I’m sure most everyone has read it already. And I’m not that funny to even make reading my opinions worth it. That said… a few shared thoughts about what I’ve learned from this play:

1. Parents exist to torture their children. It’s a simple fact. If your child wants X, it is your responsibility to keep X away from him/her.

2. Love will always end in disaster. Don’t attempt it without proper back-up.

3. Even though someone looks dead, they probably aren’t. Kill them again just to be sure.

4. Your bros or girls don’t always have your back.

5. Magic powders are the cure for everything. Always trust what you don’t understand. And just inhale it like the world is about to end.

In all sincerity, I do like the play a lot. I’ve enjoyed countless interpretations. I think parts of it are brilliant and parts of it are pure illogical nonsense. Every TV show and movie has their own re-appropriation to tell. Not everything can be perfect when it comes to love. But this play certainly teaches a lot of lessons and provides a lot of bumps. And this reader still goes along for the ride…

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8 thoughts on “Review: Romeo and Juliet

    Nel said:
    May 3, 2017 at 5:07 PM

    The Romeo and Juliet version starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Claire Danes is one of my fav interpretations of this story! I love your memes accompanying your takeaways 😁

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      James J. Cudney IV responded:
      May 3, 2017 at 5:11 PM

      I haven’t seen that one yet. I was in a funny mood this morning, felt like taking a humorous approach. Thx.

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    lghiggins said:
    May 4, 2017 at 9:21 AM

    A humorous review of R & J! I like it–your review. I also love the play. Is there anyone who doesn’t know at least one quote from Romeo and Juliet? Well, these days, with Common Core State Standards emphasis on nonfiction, I guess it is possible and a shame!

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      James J. Cudney IV responded:
      May 4, 2017 at 9:26 AM

      Hi. Thank you. I felt R&J needed something different, especially how familiar it is to most.

      As for common core… I need to read up on it a bit more. I originally went to college to get a teaching degree, but I finished everything except a formal student teaching period. I taught in several classrooms with some classes, but changed majors last minute. I have so much respect for anyone in the education field.

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        lghiggins said:
        May 4, 2017 at 1:47 PM

        I loved teaching, but by the end I was so disappointed in what it had become. Big business combined with politicians for a very sneaky takeover of education. They are sucking all the creativity and fun out of learning and teaching through administrative mandates and overtesting. If they can create a failing system, then they will have a reason to take over schools and turn them into profit centers. I hope this can be reversed–soon, before we lose a whole generation.

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        James J. Cudney IV responded:
        May 4, 2017 at 1:53 PM

        Some things should not be profit-based. Education is the foundation for being able to survive. I can’t imagine what it was like in the last few years before you left it.

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