1. How does the suicidal impulse that both Romeo and Juliet exhibit relate to the overall theme of young love? Does Shakespeare seem to consider a self-destructive tendency inextricably connected with love, or is it a separate issue? Why do you think so?
2. Discuss the relationships between parents and children in
3. Apart from clashing with Tybalt, what role does Mercutio play in the story? Is he merely a colorful supporting character and a brilliant source of comic relief, or does he serve a more serious purpose?
4. How does Shakespeare treat death in