A point of view on Romeo and Juliet by Livija Lukšaitė 7C

„Don‘t waste your love on somebody, who doesn‘t value it“

„Do not swear by the moon, for she changes constantly. Then your love would also change.“

„Love is a smoke made with the fume of sighs.“


I think you noticed that these quotes about love. Maybe you think that love is banal? Maybe. You have the freedom to choose by yourself.

These quotes are from a poem, which was written by one of the most famous playwright: William Shakespeare.

William Shakespeare  was an English poet, playwright, and actor, widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the world’s pre-eminent dramatist.

He wrote hamlet, midsummer night‘s dream, twelfth night and much more… but I decided to write about Romeo and Juliet. Why? Because it is his first work that I heard about. In this work is written about love, true friendship, self-sacrifice, falsehood and justice. About the most important things in life.

Romeo and Juliet. They are the main actors, who prove how strong love can be. They managed to reconcile the two families, which seemed to reconcile is impossible. They reminded us important things that we may have forgotten.

Capulet plans a feast to introduce his daughter, Juliet, who is almost fourteen, to the Count Paris who would like to marry her. By a mistake Romeo hear about the party and decides to go there. He hopes he will see his adore Rosaline but instead he meets and falls in love with Juliet. And from that moment his thoughts are only about her. He endlessly wants to marry her, but their parents will never support them. Well, this will not prevent them, they will try to achieve the purpose, they will try to implement it. Some people will help, others will try to preclude. Also it will reveal real people‘s face.

What would you do if you were in the situation like this? Would you runaway like they did? Yes, they ran away and then they married. After a while parents found them. Romeo was sent to jail. He remained in uncertainty.

The time has come when he got out of jail. He met Juliet. He saw something that surprised him. He drowned in the depths of grief.

Love can usurp life and much more. Love can hurt. But there is always the good side. Love is important. It makes us happy. I am not talking only about the girlfriends or boyfriends. Maybe you love your parents, maybe sister or brother. Maybe friends. I am sure you have the activity that you love, whatever it is. If you love it – you probably enjoy it too. That means you enjoy your life at least at that moment.

William Shakespeare. By Jogailė Čojūtė

William Shakespeare, was born in 1564 (April 26th), and passed away in 1616 (April 23rd). We celebrated his birthday just two years ago! He is now 450 years old. A little old, right?
However, his spent life time is very important to England and every other in the world. He introduced us to beautiful plays like dramas, tragedies and comedies, introduced us to his beautiful poems, books, and as I’m saying, have you ever read or heard “a Shakespeare”? He wrote lots of good things, no matter his parents were illiterate. William Shakespeare is believed to have influenced the English language more than any other writer in history. It’s interesting that he is also credited with inventing the names Olivia, Miranda, Jessica and Cordelia as well as others.
The most popular William Shakespeare play is the “Hamlet”, it’s longest play and the play responsible for the immortal lines “To be or not to be: that is the question”. The other one is “Macbeth” and “Romeo and Juliet”. And did you know, that Shakespeare invented the saying “Knock, knock! Who’s there?”
Shakespeare with his family at Stratford on Avon, reciting the tragedy of HamletHe was 18 when he married happily with a 26 year old woman, who in fact, was pregnant from him for 3 months. A baby girl was born, then the twins – a boy and a girl. But nobody knows what he did between 1585 and 1592, and those are happen to be called “the lost years”.
But in this year, In 2016, the 400th anniversary of the playwright’s death, celebrations will commence in the United Kingdom and across the world to honor Shakespeare and his work.