A World-Famous Book대한민국청소년영어뉴스/KOREAN YOUTH ENGLISH NEWS
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  • 기사등록 2021-08-07 07:37:57

There are many different kinds of authors and books all over the world. William Shakespeare is one of the most famous authors, and his books are loved by many people. William Shakespeare's early plays include "Romeo and Juliet." It was estimated to be around 1595, and its first edition came out in 1597 by Shakespeare. The book, "Romeo and Juliet", is one of Shakespeare's most acclaimed works for their beautiful lines and dramatic effects.

▲ Romeo and Juliet

In Romeo and Juliet, there are two main characters. Romeo, an immature son of Montagues family, and Juliet, an only child of the beauty of the Capulet family. Romeo and Juliet is a story about Romeo and Juliet, born into families that are enemies and falling in love with each other, and their tragic death reconciles their families. It is a type of play, and it has been performed most frequently since Shakespeare's time and is still performed today.

The story begins in Verona, a city of passion, showing two families, Montagues and Capulet family that fight endlessly. One day, Romeo, who sneaked into a Capulet party met beautiful Juliet and fell in love at first sight. Romeo and Juliet held a wedding without their parents knowing. The priest who believed that their marriage would bring reconciliation blessed them. However, Romeo, who got into a fight and killed Juliet's cousin, Tybalt, was expelled from Verona. Juliet pretended to be dead from sleeping pills to avoid her parents who forced her to marry her into a good family. Romeo entered Verona unaware of this plan. Romeo sneaked into the grave and was disappointed because he thought Juliet is dead. Romeo thought the world was not worth living without Juliet and drank the poison he brought. Juliet woke up again and stabbed herself with the knife when she saw Romeo was dead. The story finishes with reconciliation of Montagues and Capulet family after seeing Romeo and Juliet's death.

▲ Romeo and Juliet`s first encounter

Romeo and Juliet not only expressed tragic and beautiful love but also was loved by many people for their beautiful lines. A lot of people who read the book were impressed by the scene where Romeo and Juliet first met at a party and kissed and with Romeo's beautiful lines. The lines, "If I profane with my unworthiest hand. This holy shrine, the gentle fine is this: My lips, two blushing pilgrims, ready stand. To smooth that rough touch with a tender kiss." are famous lines of Romeo and Juliet. This is because these lines show that Romeo and Juliet's love was full of anxious excitement and sudden encounter.

The book, "Romeo and Juliet", by William Shakespeare is still being played in many places. In addition to the Romeo and Juliet plays, the book influences many dramas and movies, and such stories can be seen in dramas and movies. So, I recommend you to read it at least once in your life.

By Dahye Jeong


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