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Feminism in Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet

This solution generates 500 words of notes and MLA references about Romeo and Juliet and how it shows some examples of feminism.

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As you brainstorm a topic, I like the idea of exploring the possible title and creative topic, "Juliet as Jolie: Girl Power or Feminism in Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet." As you argue how Juliet exemplifies a strong female character, you might assert that scene 2.2, the balcony scene, portrays Juliet in a dominant role that asserts her free will and femininity. Although many critics deem Juliet as submissive, I see her as a feminist to a certain extent.

One critic agrees:

Mansour, Wisam. "The Taming Of Romeo In Shakespeare's Romeo And Juliet." Explicator 66.4 (2008): 206-208. Academic Search Complete. Web. 26 May 2014.

For example, Mansour affirms that this scene "illuminates Juliet's depth of personality and accentuates her struggle for selfhood. In this scene Juliet is conventionally perceived as happily and helplessly yielding to the tumults of juvenile ...

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500 words of notes and MLA references are offered to assert some examples of feminism in Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet.