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Romeo and Juliet

Postby Cocoa » Tue Aug 19, 2008 11:13 am

Duscuss the parralles between Romeo and Juliet and New Moon
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Re: Romeo and Juliet

Postby BlueOrchid » Mon Aug 25, 2008 6:16 pm

I love the ties between New Moon and Romeo and Juliet. The whole part about how Edward thinks that Bella is dead is so remininiscent of Romeo and Juliet. I also think that the fued between the Capulets and Montegues is really similar to the seemingly inabilty for humans and vampires to live together. Any other thoughts.
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Re: Romeo and Juliet

Postby Saffron Sunset » Fri Aug 29, 2008 6:51 am

BlueOrchid wrote:I love the ties between New Moon and Romeo and Juliet. The whole part about how Edward thinks that Bella is dead is so remininiscent of Romeo and Juliet.

Definitely! I think that the New Moon ending (the same as the ballet version of R&J), with both of them still alive, is so much more satisfying, though. =] Also, Juliet trying to fake her death to her family and friends was a little foreshadow for later books, I thought ...

The ages of the characters are very relevant, too – many people associate R&J with true love, the real thing, no questions asked. Bella & Edward are also quite young, so by running the R&J parallel, it's like Stephenie is saying that this is possible, this can happen when you're still at such a young age. We can take the story more seriously; it helps to remove the "obsession" factor from our minds, I think. What does everyone else think?
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Re: Romeo and Juliet

Postby BlueOrchid » Fri Aug 29, 2008 4:59 pm

Nice! I didn't notice the foreshadowing of Bella faking her death.

There was also the bit og how Tybalt was a relation of Juliet that attemped to kill Romeo. Jasper was a relation to Edward who attempted to kill Bellla.
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Re: Romeo and Juliet

Postby inlovewithmyJasper54 » Sat Sep 06, 2008 8:17 pm

the ties between Romeo & Juliet and New Moon were perfect! I fell in love with the quote in the beginning of the book too :D
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Re: Romeo and Juliet

Postby BlueOrchid » Sat Sep 06, 2008 9:54 pm

That is a wonderful quote! I remember I read it in R and J and was only somewhat impressed; it wasn't my favorite quote. However, when used in connection to NM it was simply perfect!
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Re: Romeo and Juliet

Postby BreathelessVampire » Sun Sep 07, 2008 2:57 am

I think it was brilliant that Stephanie used some Romeo and Juliet theme to the second book.


It is pure genius.
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Re: Romeo and Juliet

Postby edward x lover » Sun Sep 07, 2008 9:14 pm

I love how the book ran parallel to R & J the whole time and I love that they were watching it in the beginning. I also like that Jacob was the "Paris" in love with Juliet/Bella but her heart is somewhere else.

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did anyone notice the typo in NM? Bella is thinking about what is Rosaline gave Romeo the time of day but it says Rosalind :D
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Re: Romeo and Juliet

Postby BecChild » Mon Sep 08, 2008 1:45 am

i love how well it works in new moon.

I thougth the whole comparison of the caps vs monts. with werewolves vs. vampirs.

AWESOME

That's the way i saw it fit cus Paris is Jacob right? mmhmm.
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Re: Romeo and Juliet

Postby debussygirl » Wed Sep 17, 2008 6:49 pm

I like that SM tied in R&J to NM, especially with the Juliet/Paris thing. It made me understand more where Bella was coming from.
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