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User avatar #21 - theimmortalbeaver ONLINE (08/27/2013) [-]
This would be funnier if the original Shakespearean play wasn't so damn similar.
User avatar #37 to #21 - roflsaucer (08/27/2013) [-]
Wasn't it that Juliet pretended to kill herself, and Romeo thinking she actually died killed himself. Then when she woke up, saw him dead, also killed herself?
#53 to #37 - theawesomeguy (08/27/2013) [-]
this took me too damn long to figure this out
User avatar #54 to #53 - roflsaucer (08/27/2013) [-]
My bad, a comma might've been useful to have there.
User avatar #42 to #37 - theimmortalbeaver ONLINE (08/27/2013) [-]
Yeah, but it still basically boils down to stupid young people doing stupid things while swagging on YOLO.
User avatar #60 to #42 - awyissss ONLINE (08/27/2013) [-]
I would actually argue that the story is less about stupid, young ******** , but actually more about how discrimination between families can bring out the worst out of people and situations. The point of the play is less about romance but more about how because Romeo and Juliet were not allowed to flesh out their relationship because of the blind hate between the two families. It's actually a deeper story than just two teens who kill themselves. There's a reason why the play and the writer are so well known.
User avatar #72 to #60 - venoshto (08/27/2013) [-]
well, yeah, because there's a very easily-appliable moral to it. but still, i, myself, found the story pretty boring and the ending plot twist seemed really stupid to me.. you could argue that shakespeare was trying to bring back the whole "tragedy at the king's court" and hubris themes, but it just didn't seem to work with me. king lear was a really ****** badass play
User avatar #69 to #60 - fukkendragonite (08/27/2013) [-]
I like to that it is about the reader perception. There's always an air of that in Shakespeare. Is it a romantic tale and possibly the greatest love story ever told? Juliet was a much younger woman than Romeo remember? And it did end in tragedy.

Never take a Shakespearean tragedy at face value. Is Macbeth a story about following your dreams and making your wildest fantasies come true? Hell no, it's a story about how desire and jealousy for your fellow man will get people killed.

Maybe you're both right. Sure, they were stupid kids. He makes the reader well aware of this. But if it was not for their meddling families, nobody would have had to die. If they put their differences aside, things would have worked out for the better. Young people rebel against their parents, arguably that was all they were doing. Children don't know what's best for themselves, but their parents often don't know much better either. How can you know without being them anyway?

It's wonderful to think that one of the most famous love stories ever is actually very little to do with love. It's more about the decisions we make, and the psychology of the people involved.

THAT, my friends is the beauty of Shakespeare. So wondrously poetic and expressive, yet intensely complex in it's deeper themes. Makes me proud to be British- what a legend.
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