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Classic Novels As Explained by the Characters from Romeo and Juliet

Do you understand classic literature? It’s okay if you don’t. Nobody else does, either. Nobody except the characters in the books themselves, that is. It’s why so far we’ve had novels as explained by the characters from Pride and Prejudice as well as novels as explained by the characters of The Great Gatsby, and it’s why today we’ll be letting the Montagues and the Capulets (and everyone in between) have their say.

So if you’re looking to understand Pride and Prejudice, Hamlet, and Jane Eyre, look no further because Romeo, Juliet, Mercutio, and Tybalt (ESPECIALLY Tybalt) have some thoughts on the subject.