Romeo and Juliet English Literature Study Course Public

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This course covers the plot, themes, and characters of Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare. Romeo and Juliet is a famous Shakespearean text examined on the English Literature papers across the word.    Along with a detailed account of the plot, this course also includes an accompanying analysis to discuss key elements of the text in order to fully understand the exam topics.

Module Information

Our revision course begins with slides providing some background on William Shakespeare and the play Romeo and Juliet. The play was inspired by a poem from Arthur Brooks which depicted the story of two unlikely lovers.
Next we move on the first of our plot summaries detailing Act 1. Broken down into scenes, each plot summary revision note describes the main events, provides an analysis of these events and the highlights the key quotes from each scene.
The best way to ensure that you know all about Act 2 is to check out this comprehensive study note. All the events are described, including the famous "Balcony Scene", one of the most famous scenes in drama.
Act 3 sees the action head towards a climax as Romeo kills Tybalt and is exiled from Verona under the penalty of death. Explore the main events and analysis of each scene in Act 3 with this detailed study note.
In a bid to avoid marrying Paris, Juliet agrees to the Friars plan by taking a sleeping potion. The play draws upon the themes of birth and death to emphasize the way in which Juliet must die and be placed in the tomb in order to be reborn.
The final tragic scenes of Act 5 are explored and analysed in the final of our plot summary notes. For never was a story of more woe / Than this of Juliet and her Romeo...
Time to assess the main characters in a little more detail. These portraits on the 10 main characters examine the personalities and actions and chart their progression as the play unfolds.
Several themes emerge throughout the play that need to be identified. Our slide set provides an overview of the main themes in the play: fate, love, conflict and violence, gender and light and darkness.
Time to review what you've picked up along the way in this revision course. Our Romeo and Juliet revision quiz is perfect for making sure that you understand all the key facts around the plot and characters. Ideal for preparing for exams.