Reviews by Tag: tragedy

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Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare

The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet

By William Shakespeare
5
Rated by
Isabel P.
Jul 2, 2022

One of the classic romantic plays that everyone knows about, even if they haven’t read it yet, The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet is a lyrically written tragedy that revolves around two forbidden lovers whose families despise each other. You read about how Romeo Montague and Juliet Capulet find desperate ways to allow them to be together, even though they aren’t supposed to. I wasn’t disappointed by this classic tragedy written by William Shakespeare.

Teen Review
Macbeth by William Shakespeare

Macbeth

By William Shakespeare
5
Rated by
Colin K.
Jun 2, 2022

William Shakespeare's Macbeth is a great tragedy showcasing how easily power can corrupt. Its heavy-driven plot and well-written characters keep you on your toes as you continue through the acts. Shakespeare's execution of character development is flawless all the more. The only downside to Macbeth is its challenging language as it's written in verse.

Teen Review
Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer

Into the Wild

By Jon Krakauer
3
Rated by
Aubrie C.
Apr 7, 2022

The book begins with the finding of Chris McCandless’ body by Alaskan hunters. Chris McCandless changed his name after college and traveled to Alaska to start his journey. In Alaska he gets rid of all materialistic things such as money. He goes to Alaska to explore and be present with nature. The book gets accounts from the people he met while in Alaska and his family back home. The book poses a debate about if he was suicidal going on his journey to Alaska or not.

Teen Review
Dead Mountain by Donnie Eichar

Dead Mountain

By Donnie Eichar
4
Rated by
Parker R.
Mar 21, 2022

The Soviet Union was known for its many incidents and tragedies. Just one such commonly known one is the Chernobyl Incident, in which potentially hundreds of thousands were killed.

So when just nine young hikers suddenly disappeared in the Northern Ural Mountains, not many questions were asked. Yet when the group was found by search parties weeks after their disappearance, investigations showed that all 9 had cut their tents open and fled, poorly dressed in subzero temperatures.

Teen Review
Hamlet by William Shakespeare

Hamlet

By William Shakespeare
5
Rated by
Taylor E.
Nov 5, 2021

William Shakespeare’s Hamlet is a masterpiece of chaos .After Hamlet’s father is killed by his uncle, Claudius, Hamlet must try and avenge his father’s death. After several secret plots come into play, a lot more people end up dead than Claudius. No one in Hamlet makes the most straightforward choice; all of the characters make emotional, rash decisions.

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