Romeo and Juliet is a Shakespearean tragedy, depicting the harrowing love story between the two central teenage characters, Romeo and Juliet. The tale is a classic, its title known across the world as an example of a love story, however many people who have never given it a read do not know the story’s dark end. This play is the blueprint for many literary and film works with forbidden love as their main plot. It is a perfect introduction to Shakespeare and his many works, as well as introduction to prose and blank verse as a whole.
Many students, however, find Shakespeare’s works difficult to read, and his tragedies are rather depressing, making Romeo and Juliet a delight for some, and a chore for others. Regardless of reader’s personal preferences and opinions on Shakespeare’s works, Romeo and Juliet is a must read and a world renowned classic.