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For your Romeo and Juliet paper, you’ll be writing about


Liminal imagery and how it how it’s use reenforces the concept of Romeo and Juliet being

For this essay, you will need to delve deep into the subject, to both explain what liminality is, where
it occurs, and how Shakespeare uses this to his advantage in showing his audience the inevitable
failure of R&J’s relationship.

I’ll be expecting not less than 5 typed pages (12pt, Times New Roman, double spaced, 1” margins...)
on the subject. In that length, you’ll need at least 15 quotes and specific examples, along with
copious analysis and explanation of how/why those quotes show liminality, as well as how these
examples speak to the larger theme in the play.

Due Thursday, November 19th at the start of class.