Chong Boon Secondary School
English Language Department
Book Review 2014
Name : Dylan Mok Xuan Wei ( 22 ) Class : 1E1 Date : 13th June 2014
The title of the book that I am going to do a review on is Romeo & Juliet by Shakespeare.
The plot of the story is about two families, the Montagues and the Capulets, having rivals with each other but this boy from the Montagues, named Romeo is in love with this girl, Rosaline but does does not get loved back as she vowed not to love anyone then, one day he saw a man and the man asked him to read out the name of the people that would attend a Party on the piece of paper and came across his love Rosaline . So he decided he would go to get close to his love and then met Juliete which he then fall in love with. He would then sneek out at night just to see her, he would clm the window just to have a chat with her and then not long after they decided to get married secretly. Then because of a fight that happened along the street, the prince that declard that a Montague and Capulets who decides to cause trouble would have serve consequences to deal with. And the person who fought was Romeo and Juliet’s cousin, Tybalt. So Tybalt got exiled and Romeo got banished from the Kingdom. Then Juliet forced to marry Paris Chris but her secret marriage was unknown so she asked the Friar Lurance to help her so he gave Juliet a sleeping potion that would make her death-like for 42 hours. So with his help, she managed to skip the ceremony with ease. In the end Romeo and Juliet both died as Romeo thought that Juliet was really dead so he requested a poison and on the spot poisoned himself and for Juliet seeing her husband dead thought that she had no reason to live anymore and took Romeo’s spear and killed herself.
I liked the book as it was interesting. My favourite part of the book was when Juliet actually wanted to get her husband back as it was very touching and interesting.
If I could change a part of the story that would be the ending as instead of both of them dieing maybe I could change it so as to Juliet waking up before Romeo took the poison and they lived happily ever after.
I would recommend this book to a friend who likes romance and tragedy.