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University of California San Diego Romeo and Juliet Feminist Literary Criticism Essay

University of California San Diego

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Literary Criticism – Outline
Thesis statement: Therefore, feminist literary criticism allows readers to identify with female
characters, enhancing their knowledge on whether the story undermines or encourages their
existence and actions in the story, which can evidently be discovered in William Shakespeare's
"Romeo and Juliet."
I.

Introduction

II.

Feminist literary criticism portrays “Romeo and Juliet” in a different perspective.

III.

Feminist literary criticism draws great connection between women’s strengths and
struggles in their society

IV.

Conclusion


Running head: LITERARY CRITICISM

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Literary Criticism
Name
Institution

LITERARY CRITICISM

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Literary Criticism

“Romeo and Juliet” is one of William Shakespeare's earliest works which has received
constant criticism and different interpretations. It rediscovers the story of two young lovers with
a tragic ending which on the bright side, reunites feuding communities. The story focuses on two
young lovers whose love lead to their tragic end. It identifies with the society at that time leading
people through the love journey of Romeo and Juliet, the one thing that causes their death. Their
love represents everything wrong in their society since they come from feuding families, who
only reconcile once these lovers, Romeo and Juliet, die. It is a popular play even in the
contemporary world, focusing on issues that are relatable to people's normal inte...

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