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AWEJ for Translation & Literary Studies, Volume3, Number4. October 2019                                    Pp.86 -97

Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet: Maladjustment of Masculine and Feminine Traits as the True Cause of Tragedy

Department of Management, College of Business Administration, Prince Sattam Bin Abdulaziz
University, Al Kharj, Saudi Arabia. 

Department of Management, College of Business Administration, Prince Sattam Bin Abdulaziz
University, Al Kharj, Saudi Arabia

Department of Management, College of Business Administration, Prince Sattam Bin Abdulaziz
University, Al Kharj, Saudi Arabia

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The chief aim of this article is to bring about a better understanding of Shakespeare’s drama Romeo and Juliet by tracing the protagonists’ actions to the maladjustment of masculine and feminine traits. As per the accepted psychic gender principles, a man possesses more reason and less emotion, and a woman, more emotion and less reason. The context of a woman with more reason and a man with more emotion coming together in a peculiar relationship is the maladjustment of their psychic personalities.  Tragedy, from this point of view, is the portrayal of the unbalanced psychological natures of men and women, which has disastrous consequences. The paper seeks to prove that neither Romeo nor Juliet is responsible for the tragedy as individuals. It is the somewhat peculiar relationship between them that influences each other’s personalities and leads them to disaster. The paper also throws light on how a mere erotic sexual love metamorphoses into the sacrificial divine love.

Cite as:

Swam, C. B.,  Devi, P. M., & Venugopal, K. (2019). Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet: Maladjustment of Masculine and Feminine Traits as the True Cause of Tragedy. Arab World English Journal for Translation & Literary Studies3 (4)  .

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Chatta Bala Swamy is a lecturer in Prince Sattam bin Abdulaziz University, Al Kharj and has
15 years of experience in teaching English in various colleges and universities. He is an expert in
English literature, teaching LSRW skills and Grammar. He has twelve research papers published
in various international journals in the area of Shakespearean tragedy and ELT.
ORCiD: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7269-2649

Paturi Madhuri Devi is a lecturer in Prince Sattam bin Abdulaziz University, Al Kharj and has
20 years of experience in teaching English in various colleges and universities. She worked at
Eritrea Institute of Technology, Asmara, from 2006 to 2013. She is an expert in English Language
teaching. She has three research papers published in national and international journals in the area
of ELT. ORCiD: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-8183-942X

Koppada Venugopal is a lecture of English in Prince Sattam Bin Abdulaziz University, Al Kharj.
He received his Masters Degree in English from Acharya Nagarjuna University. He has been
working in this current position from 2014, and prior to that he worked as a Soft Skills Trainer /
NLP Trainer in Malla Reddy College of Engineering, Hyderabad.
ORCiD: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2545-4821