A comprehensive study guide offering in-depth explanation, essay, and test prep for William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, a romance characterized by love sonnets, rhyme, and imagery of light and dark. As a tragedy of the late-sixteenth-century, Romeo and Juliet displays Elizabethan belief in astrology and fate as it applies to the two star-crossed lovers. Moreover, the story explores themes of romantic and courtly love, especially the expectations of young lovers and the conventions to which they are confined. This Bright Notes Study Guide explores the context and history of Shakespeare’s classic work, helping students to thoroughly explore the reasons it has stood the literary test of time. Each Bright Notes Study Guide contains: - Introductions to the Author and the Work - Character Summaries - Plot Guides - Section and Chapter Overviews - Test Essay and Study Q&As The Bright Notes Study Guide series offers an in-depth tour of more than 275 classic works of literature, exploring characters, critical commentary, historical background, plots, and themes. This set of study guides encourages readers to dig deeper in their understanding by including essay questions and answers as well as topics for further research.