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Gemma620
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Re: Romeo and Juliet


ConnieK wrote:

emilyMD wrote:
The more you read, the smarter you'll get!

 

 

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Welcome, emilyMD!  I tend to agree with you, though I do wonder if it's possible to be a big reader and still be un-smart?

 


You can read a lot of classic novels and big books and still be un-smart. It all depends on if you understand what you are reading, or if you are just skimming over the lines. 
 
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Gemma620 wrote:
You can read a lot of classic novels and big books and still be un-smart. It all depends on if you understand what you are reading, or if you are just skimming over the lines. 
Gemma

Welcome, Gemma!  I think you're right, though I'd like to think that something would seep in from reading, even if not a full understanding.  It seems like it's still better to try and get a little bit out of books rather than give up reading and lose out entirely.

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Re: Romeo and Juliet

i agree that around age 15 is the right age to read Romeo and Juliet. It is required for school this year in 9th grade, and any age younger I and most of my classmates most likely wouldn't understand the entire concept of it. Of course this is discluding the people who are more avid readers.
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yeah when i was in 9th grade we read this play, a lot of us didn't totally understand it and i don't think everybody liked it either, this is the first shakespeare play i read so far and i didn't really like it i mean come on two strangers kissed at a ball before they even knew each other and then they fell in love then finally found out each others name then got married then had this plan so juliet would't have to marry paris by having her drink a poison/potion making her sleep for a day and two hours or so anyway romeo finds her looking as if shes dead so he kills himself then juliet wakes up sees romeo kills herself and all this happens in like two days i think WOW.
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Unique33 wrote:
yeah when i was in 9th grade we read this play, a lot of us didn't totally understand it and i don't think everybody liked it either, this is the first shakespeare play i read so far and i didn't really like it i mean come on two strangers kissed at a ball before they even knew each other and then they fell in love then finally found out each others name then got married then had this plan so juliet would't have to marry paris by having her drink a poison/potion making her sleep for a day and two hours or so anyway romeo finds her looking as if shes dead so he kills himself then juliet wakes up sees romeo kills herself and all this happens in like two days i think WOW.

 

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umm no sadly i haven't see it performed i think that would be really cool to see but i have seen the movie the one with clare danes
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umm no sadly i haven't see it performed i think that would be really cool to see but i have seen the movie the one with clare danes

 

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it was okay, my friend watched it too and she told me it was a crappy version and that i should watch an older version
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Most kids read it in High School
Awesometastic ^ =.= ^
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yup, they do but i hope i can read more shakespeare plays in class
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