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03-18-2008, 07:57 PM
Archetypes of "Romeo and Juliet"


Can anyone give me some (at least 3)archetypes in the play "Romeo and Juliet"?

P.S.--I know the star-crossed lovers are the Archetypal characters, but I am not sure how to explain it.....please help!!

*:idea: besides Archetypal criticism, what literature criticisms can apply in "Romeo and Juliet"?

03-19-2008, 12:35 PM
In or of. If you are looking at of, take a look at Shakespeare's sources, and also look at West Side Story and other derivative works. If you are looking for archetypes inside the story, take a look at the hero and heroine, as well as Paris.