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    Our class is going to start Shakespeare. We can choose, out of Romeo and Juliet and Macbeth, which play we can study. I know the plots of both but I haven't studied either. I was wondering if you guys can recommend the better text to be studied
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    (Original post by _ajjie)
    Our class is going to start Shakespeare. We can choose, out of Romeo and Juliet and Macbeth, which play we can study. I know the plots of both but I haven't studied either. I was wondering if you guys can recommend the better text to be studied
    My personal preference was Macbeth. I just didn't like Romeo and Juliet that much because it was to much based on romance.

    I'd go with Macbeth if I had a choice. But hey you go research each play and see which you prefer
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    The shortest. When I did mine, we did Macbeth, and one of Chaucer's Tales then some idiot in the class chose Jane Eyre. At that time we weren't allowed to take the books into the exams, we had to memorise everything. It's a lot easier to recall a shorter book then a long one, and something which is over 300 pages long is insane.

    I was lucky I passed my English lit first time, but I am sure there was a high fail mark in my class because one student followed her 'parents' advice to use JE just because it was a 'classic'.

    As for story Macbeth is easy to remember but it is so depressing, as is Romeo and Juliet.

    Good luck to you with either of those ones.
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    Macbeth vs Romeo and Juliet sounds like a really badass play in which the Montagues and Capulets have to set aside their differences to fight off a Scottish invasion.
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    I did Romeo and Juliet, and actually really liked it! In our school, one top set (my class) did Romeo and Juliet, and everyone else did macbeth, and I think our class complained about it the least, so I guess Macbeth wasn't very fun.
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    I have studied both and I would say Macbeth, I found that there were more themes to talk about and it was just more interesting to me.
 
 
 
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