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I am doing a literary research paper on Romeo and Juliet. I don't know a topic. Any suggestions???

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    This snippet from Wikipedia.... is full of themes that could be explored.

    <Shakespeare's use of his poetic dramatic structure, especially effects such as switching between comedy and tragedy to heighten tension, his expansion of minor characters, and his use of sub-plots to embellish the story, has been praised as an early sign of his dramatic skill. The play ascribes different poetic forms to different characters, sometimes changing the form as the character develops. Romeo, for example, grows more adept at the sonnet over the course of the play.>

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    My teacher is not a big fan of wikipedia. I am looking more into the topic of love. Any other susggestions you may have

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    What about star-crossed lovers. Maybe you could look at Romeo and Juliet and other star-crossed lovers in history.

    Also, the musical WestSide Story was an updated version with Tony and Maria.

    I don't know if you would want to make a comparison between the two.

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    "Star-crossed lovers" is a very hackneyed theme. Go into www.sparknotes.com/lit and find this play. Explore the essay suggestions there.

    In addition, if you keep turning YOUR nose up at Wikipedia, you'll be missing out on all sorts of good ideas. You don't have to research there. Just read through and then come up with your own ideas.

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