“Violent Ends”: A Chronological Summary of ‘Romeo and Juliet’

Many students and casual readers tend to overlook the rapidity of Romeo and Juliet's narrative, which is unfortunate given the heightened sense of anxiety -- and thus sublimity -- that this hurried pace adds to the reading or viewing experience. The lovers' courtship is explosively fast, so it follows that their demise should be explosively … Continue reading “Violent Ends”: A Chronological Summary of ‘Romeo and Juliet’