History YMMV / RomeoAndJuliet

18th Apr '16 3:31:17 AM WolfThunder
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* ClicheStorm: Even when it was ''written'', the story had been told in various other forms.

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* ClicheStorm: Even when ''when it was ''written'', written'', the story had been told in various other forms.
14th Mar '16 7:17:19 PM Eagal
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14th Mar '16 7:16:24 PM Eagal
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* SomeAnvilsNeedToBeDropped: A very short one in ''Theatre/RomeoAndJuliet'', but Romeo drops an important point when he's at the apothecary and is paying the poor shopkeeper-money makes more people die than poison, and is just as bad, if not even worse, than poison.
-->There is thy gold, worse poison to men's souls,
-->Doing more murder in this loathsome world,
-->Than these poor compounds that thou mayst not sell.
-->I sell thee poison. Thou hast sold me none.
** And of course one could say the play is basically pointing out that the StarCrossedLovers and LoveAtFirstSight tropes don't really work in RealLife and that getting into an irresponsible relationship can end pretty badly.
29th Feb '16 7:35:31 AM ArcaneAzmadi
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-->I sell thee poison. Thou hast sold be none.

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-->I sell thee poison. Thou hast sold be me none.
5th Feb '16 10:12:29 AM Fogelogel
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* BigLippedAlligatorMoment: Mercutio spouting gibberish at the beginning of Act 3, scene 1 in the Franco Zeferelli version.

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* BigLippedAlligatorMoment: Mercutio spouting gibberish at the beginning of Act 3, scene 1 in the Franco Zeferelli Zeffirelli version.



* DracoInLeatherPants: Tybalt sometimes receives this treatment. In the Zeferelli version, he's played by a young Michael York. Creator/AlanRickman has also played the role.

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* DracoInLeatherPants: Tybalt sometimes receives this treatment. In the Zeferelli Zeffirelli version, he's played by a young Michael York. Creator/AlanRickman has also played the role.



* MoralEventHorizon: Tybalt crosses it by killing Mercutio with a cheap shot, thus setting off a chain of events leadig directly to the DownerEnding. This is softened in some adaptations, including the Zeferelli version, where Tybalt kills him ''accidentally'' while trying to knife Romeo (who was trying to intervene) and is somewhat horrified upon realizing who he had wounded.

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* MoralEventHorizon: Tybalt crosses it by killing Mercutio with a cheap shot, thus setting off a chain of events leadig directly to the DownerEnding. This is softened in some adaptations, including the Zeferelli Zeffirelli version, where Tybalt kills him ''accidentally'' while trying to knife Romeo (who was trying to intervene) and is somewhat horrified upon realizing who he had wounded.
3rd Feb '16 9:36:38 AM AnnieLeonhardts
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* MisaimedFandom: A ridiculous number of people with bad reading comprehension skills [[CompletelyMissingThePoint think that this is the way to have a relationship,]] ignoring the fact that the couple ''dies'' at the end.

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* MisaimedFandom: A ridiculous number of people with bad reading comprehension skills (or that haven't actually read the play) [[CompletelyMissingThePoint think that this is the way to have a relationship,]] ignoring the fact that the couple ''dies'' at the end.


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** On the other hand, there's people who assume it's not actually a love story and that Romeo and Juliet are just stupid teenagers who should have listened to their parents, even though those parents are too busy being locked in a completely pointless feud to really do any sort of parenting (which is a big cause of why Romeo and Juliet's relationship is doomed) and even though their lines about being in love are some of the best poetry Shakespeare's written. Romeo and Juliet mishandled their love for each other, but they were in love.
10th Nov '15 7:42:40 AM Deblin
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** The "unintentionally" is the YMMV part. Very few of Shakespeare's protagonists are written as particularly heroic or worthy of emulation, so it's entirely possible that you're not really [[ComedicSociopathy supposed to]] 'feel' for them, necessarily.
4th Nov '15 6:03:25 PM ange1eye5
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* BigLippedAlligatorMoment: Mercutio spouting gibberish at the beginning of Act 3, scene 1 in the Franco Zeferelli version.
19th Sep '15 1:56:11 PM CorporalPie
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* ValuesDissonance: Juliet is ''only thirteen and already getting married'', not to mention her parents are trying to push her into an ArrangedMarriage (whether she wants it or not). Whilst the brawls and murders is treated with some gravity, the idea that characters would be easily carrying swords around and killing each other off at the drop of a hat would, likewise, be ''unthinkable'' today.

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* ValuesDissonance: Juliet is ''only thirteen and already getting married'', not to mention her parents are trying to push her into an ArrangedMarriage (whether she wants it or not). Whilst the brawls and murders is are treated with some gravity, the idea that characters would be easily carrying swords around and killing each other off at the drop of a hat would, likewise, be ''unthinkable'' today.
25th Jul '15 12:06:01 AM vifetoile
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** Juliet's death by stabbing. Shakespeare was very fond of the double meaning of ''le petit mort''/the little death/orgasm.
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