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The greatest love story ever told

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How do I write a good essay on Romeo and Juliet?

First, you need to learn to PEEL properly: make a good Point, provide some valid Evidence, Explain your points/evidence with reference to the question, and then Link to other points. This video might help you:

Then you need to look carefully at the question, and work out what the question is requiring you to do.

You will need to learn how to structure a good answer…

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OCR coursework task for GCSE English: Act 2, Scene 2 of Romeo and Juliet

Remind yourself of Act 2 scene 2 in the text and in one or more performed versions of the play.

Explore the ways in which Romeo and Juliet are presented in this scene and elsewhere in Shakespeare’s play, and in the performed verisons.

You should consider:

  • the thoughts and feelings Romeo and Juliet express
  • the ways other characters react to them
  • what makes the relationship between Romeo and Juliet so moving.

Film: Baz Luhrman (1996)