Romeo and Juliet Analysis Grade 9

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Romeo & Juliet Essay

Romeo and Juliet were not responsible for their own deaths


Reasons: Friar Lawrence's failed plan, the family feud and fate (they were destined to die)


Thesis introduction

Blueprint of essay - what argument am I choosing, what themes am I going to talk about

Make it brief

Should be around 5 to 6 paragraphs and I should introduce the body paragraphs

Body Paragraph 1

Topic sentence

Choose 1st theme

3 D analysis of theme 1

Synthesise (link to the question)

Body Paragraph 2 & 3


Another, more summative, version of introduction

Link everything to the question (therefore……)

120 - 150 words, not too short

3-D analysis:

Quote from text, identify technique

Explain the quote ONLY

Link it back to the theme

Key points:

Read the language techniques

Have clarity in your essay


Quotes don't have to be in linear order!

Use better vocabulary

Romeo and Juliet were not responsible for their own deaths

In William Shakespeare's 'Romeo and Juliet', the two protagonists, Romeo and Juliet, were not responsible for their own deaths.

The play contains more than enough evidence to support the statement above. The themes of feud and fate played a major role in their deaths. Friar Lawrence's unsuccessful plan also had a huge impact on the death of the two. These three reasons ultimately led to the tragic death of Romeo and Juliet.

The theme of fate had a huge role in the death of the two protagonists. William Shakespeare has included several quotes and linguistic techniques in the play to support this argument. Juliet foretells her death when she uses irony in the line 'My grave is like to be my wedding bed' since her grave does later become her wedding bed. By saying this,