Romeo And Juliet Compare And Contrast Troius And Cressida

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Shakespeare’s Love Shakespeare wrote stories that make us think about what it is like to be human and how foolish humans can really be. When it comes to love, humans can do crazy things. In Romeo & Juliet, Anthony & Cleopatra, and Troilus and Cressida this lovers find themselves fighting against the world in order to end up with there loved one. Romeo and Juliet begins talking about the misery of Romeo for unrequited love, while hatred between the two families, the Montagues and the Capulets is told. Romeo's friends learn of a costume party at the house of the Capulets, and force Romeo to attend. There, he meets Juliet, who falls in love with him without even knowing the family he belongs to nor his name. But later that night they learn the identity of the other, but despite their family differences, they still do not give up their love and decide to marry.…show more content…
Trollius, the Trojan prince, the youngest son of King Priam, woos Cressida, the daughter of a Trojan priest, who has spent the enemy side. Trolius burns with love for Cressida, who does not reject it, and has sex with him. They swear eternal love to each other, but things turn out differently from what they had planned. Antenor, a leader of the Trojan army, is captured by the Greeks. Agamemnon proposes switch to Antenor with Cressida. At the beginning of Anthony and Cleopatra, the Roman general Mark Anthony is in Alexandria captivated by the beauty of the Egyptian queen, Cleopatra. But he receives news of the death of his wife Fulvia and leaves for Rome. Romeo and Juliet’s wedding occurs in secret because both of their families were rivals. After this there is a dispute between Juliet's cousin and a friend of Romeo’s, which dies in the dispute. Then, Romeo avenges his friend by killing Juliet's cousin, which gets him banished from the

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