Romeo and juliet is considered a classic. Why do you believe it is a classic and is still taught today? What theme are relevant?2 quotes( Uses…

Romeo and juliet is considered a classic. Why do you believe it is a classic and is still taught today? What theme are relevant?2 quotes( Uses…

Romeo and juliet is considered a classic. Why do you believe it is a classic and is still taught today? What theme are relevant?2 quotes( Uses…

Romeo and juliet is considered a classic. Why do you believe it is a classic and is still taught today? What theme are relevant?2 quotes( Uses…

There are several qualities that enter into a literary work’s being considered a classic, one that lasts the test of time.  Among these are the following:Universality – themes and language appeal to people of different cultures as well as different time periodsEffective language – the language has a beauty and appeal of its own. Value – a classic explores existential and worthy ideasCertainly, William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet meets the criteria of what makes a classic.  For, its appeal is universal, its themes are forever pertinent, and its language is aesthetic and profound.The theme of youthful impetuosity vs. the wisdom of age is, indeed, universal:These violent delights have violent ends,/And in their triumph die, like fire and powder/Which as they kiss consume.  The sweetest honey/Is loathsome in his own deliciousness,/And in the tast confounds the appetite./Therefore, love moderately, long love doth so,/Too swift arrives, as tardy as too slow. (II,vi,9-15)That the language of Romeo and Juliet is exquisite is clearly evidenced in the meeting of Juliet and Romeo as they speak to each other in a beautiful sonnet:If I profane my unworthiest hand/This holy shrine, the gentle fine is this,/My lips, two blushing pilgrims, ready stand/To smooth that rought touch with a tender kiss….(I,v,88-102)
Romeo and juliet is considered a classic. Why do you believe it is a classic and is still taught today? What theme are relevant?2 quotes( Uses…