Using your best academic prose, write a cogent, text-specific response to the following questions over Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet:
In what ways is patriarchy represented in the play? How is it challenged? Is it overcome or simply reinstated at the end of the play? Has the “ancient grudge” between the houses of Capulet and Montague really been healed at the play’s end? (Be sure to define the term patriarchy).
Your response should be in the form of a well-reasoned argument that makes specific use of the primary text as well as any other secondary materials you think necessary—e.g., Stephen Greenblatt’s essay on “Shakespearean Tragedy”; commentary on the play; and so forth.
LENGTH, FORM, AND RELATED MATTERS
two pages in length.
Your response does not need a title or Works Cited page.
Paper formatting instructions:
Quotations from Shakespeare’s plays and other sources should be cited parenthetically (i.e., internally). Important: All quotations must be introduced grammatically and given appropriate context.