Today, the title characters are regarded as archetypal young lovers.

The Chorus explains that Romeo has traded his old desire for a new affection, and that Juliet has also fallen in love.

Though their secret romance puts Romeo and Juliet at risk, their passion drives them to meet, regardless of the danger.

I learned a lot about how to properly analyze a play and make proper annotations.

I was taught how to look through the different layers of the characters and the writings—a helpful skill to have when you read any piece of literature.

Out in the street, Romeo escapes from Mercutio and Benvolio.

Mercutio calls to him, using lots of obscene wordplay.Others, including the Norton Shakespeare, which this note is based on, continue the scene as follows.)Meanwhile, Romeo has succeeded in leaping over the Capulets' garden wall and is hiding beneath Juliet's balcony.He wants to determine whether her attraction is equal to his own.What surprised me the most was that the class made Shakespeare's writings enjoyable, fun to learn, and easy to understand.I really enjoyed the student-to-teacher interaction. It really benefited me that in class I could ask a question right then and there—I didn't have to wait days for for my question to be answered by email.She soon appears and delivers her famous soliloquy, asking "Oh Romeo, Romeo, wherefore art thou Romeo? She wishes that Romeo’s name were different, so that they would not be enemies.