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Romeo & Juliet Essay Topics & Criteria

Essay Topics

Mercutio is considered to be one of Shakespeare's great creations. What makes Mercutio so memorable a character? Provide at least two points, supported by evidence. 

Why is Romeo and Juliet one of the most popular works of literature still today? What themes continue to resonate with its readers across generations and continents? Provide at least two points, supported by evidence. 

Analyze the personality traits of one of the characters in Romeo and Juliet and explain how their unique traits contributed to the tragedy of the play. Provide at least two points, supported by evidence.

Who is responsible for the tragedy of Romeo and Juliet? Explain, providing at least two points supported by evidence. 

Does the 1996 movie represent the play effectively for modern viewers? Explain, providing at least two points supported by evidence. 

Taylor Swift's song Love Story is based on the play Romeo and Juliet. How effectively do the lyrics represent the play? Explain, providing at least two points supported by evidence.

Your Choice!

PLEASE SUBMIT TYPED WITH 12 POINT FONT AND HAVE AN INDENT OR SPACING TO INDICATE PARAGRAPHS

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TEXT UNDERSTANDING

Level 1: limited understanding 
Level 2: some understanding 
Level 3: considerable understanding 
Level 4: a high degree of understanding

COMMUNICATION EFFECTIVENESS (Writing Traits: ideas, organization, voice, word choice, sentence fluency, conventions)

Level 1: limited effectiveness
Level 2: some effectiveness
Level 3: considerable effectiveness
Level 4: a high degree of effectiveness

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