Romeo and Juliet--A Parody

May 26, 2011
By CarrieAnn13 GOLD, Goodsoil, Other
CarrieAnn13 GOLD, Goodsoil, Other
12 articles 10 photos 1648 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by." --Douglas Adams

"The object of life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." --Marcus Aurelius


Summary:

Juliet Capulet is just your average teenage girl until a chance meeting at a community dance changes her life forever. She meets Romeo Montague, who immediately starts stalking her, claiming they are meant to be together. For Juliet, this is just too much; she calls the police. How did such a story inspire the great William Shakespeare? It's not how you think!


CarrieAnn13

Romeo and Juliet--A Parody


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Imagineer said...
on May. 5 2013 at 9:54 pm
Imagineer, Caldwell, Idaho
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Favorite Quote:
"If all my dreams are in the sky,
How am I to get so high,
If I don't have the wings to fly?"
-Me

That was awesome, great resolution.

on May. 1 2013 at 10:31 pm
Laugh-it-Out PLATINUM, Brooklyn, New York, New York
38 articles 0 photos 445 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Do not go gentle into that good night. Rage, rage against the dying of the light" --Dylan Thomas

We just finished Romeo and Juliet in school, so I know the play realy well, too well. Great job and really nice story. It was funny.

on Mar. 23 2013 at 3:00 am
CarrieAnn13 GOLD, Goodsoil, Other
12 articles 10 photos 1648 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by." --Douglas Adams

"The object of life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." --Marcus Aurelius

Thanks for the critique and for taking the time to comment. :)

on Mar. 16 2013 at 9:10 pm
subt1tl3 BRONZE, Port Motueka, Other
3 articles 0 photos 4 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Be like a turtle, at ease in your own shell" Bill Copeland

This is awesome! I love the 'mysterious stranger'! Just a thought I do have for him though, is that I think you could have gave him a bit more of a conclusion. Sure we can guess who he is, but I reckon it could've been extended a bit. Otherwise it was brillaint!

on Oct. 23 2012 at 8:46 pm
CarrieAnn13 GOLD, Goodsoil, Other
12 articles 10 photos 1648 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by." --Douglas Adams

"The object of life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." --Marcus Aurelius

Thank you!  But that's definitely wishful thinking.

on Oct. 21 2012 at 7:29 pm
Lobsterhead BRONZE, Salem, Indiana
3 articles 0 photos 7 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Walruses are not a toy"

But I want it to be longer! D:  

on Oct. 21 2012 at 7:19 pm
Lobsterhead BRONZE, Salem, Indiana
3 articles 0 photos 7 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Walruses are not a toy"

Lolol awesome job! You've got to make this into a movie! Or sell the story to a filmmaking company or SOMETHING because the world needs to see this!!!  

on Oct. 16 2012 at 9:16 pm
CarrieAnn13 GOLD, Goodsoil, Other
12 articles 10 photos 1648 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by." --Douglas Adams

"The object of life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." --Marcus Aurelius

Thank you! :)

on Oct. 10 2012 at 9:54 am
Killjoy_Parade GOLD, Scottsburg, Indiana
17 articles 4 photos 90 comments

Favorite Quote:
"You got killed. *explody sounds* Chuncks of s*** flying outta you." - Gerard

So funny

on Sep. 30 2012 at 3:11 pm
CarrieAnn13 GOLD, Goodsoil, Other
12 articles 10 photos 1648 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by." --Douglas Adams

"The object of life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." --Marcus Aurelius

That's good.  I'm glad I made you laugh! :)

on Sep. 29 2012 at 12:26 pm
Stella_Val_Illicia GOLD, Salt Lake City, Utah
13 articles 0 photos 248 comments

Favorite Quote:
"In the beginning, the universe was created. This has made a lot of people angry and been widely regarded as a bad idea."
--Douglas Adams

I had to read Romeo and Juliet in school, and since I am not big on that kind of romance, I didn't like it very much. Reading this parody made me laugh so hard! It made my day.

on Aug. 16 2012 at 9:21 am
CarrieAnn13 GOLD, Goodsoil, Other
12 articles 10 photos 1648 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by." --Douglas Adams

"The object of life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." --Marcus Aurelius

Thank you!  It helps that 'Romeo and Juliet' is such a cultural phenomenon that everyone knows the basic plot.

on Aug. 14 2012 at 5:50 pm
hedwigy13 PLATINUM, Piscataway, New Jersey
27 articles 2 photos 21 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Only in the dictionary does success come before work." -unknown

I meant your thing was funny. The only way mine was funny was if you actually read the play. I've never read Romeo and Juliet, but this was great. 

on Aug. 14 2012 at 5:47 pm
hedwigy13 PLATINUM, Piscataway, New Jersey
27 articles 2 photos 21 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Only in the dictionary does success come before work." -unknown

Reading this reminded me of when I had to take Shakespeare's The Taming Of The Shrew and rewrite it in the modern world a few months ago. I should put it up. It was so funny; in my taming of the shrew, no one ended up in a high speed chase. (Drat!) :D

on Aug. 14 2012 at 11:48 am
JustKeepSwimming, Woodmere, New York
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Wow, I was absolutely dying of laughter the entire time,... :) You are so incredibly talented.
Check out my work please? I'd love constructive criticism... thanks! :D
TeenInk.com/novels/realistic_fiction/book/101897/Jacobs-Angel/

on Apr. 12 2012 at 2:12 pm
CarrieAnn13 GOLD, Goodsoil, Other
12 articles 10 photos 1648 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by." --Douglas Adams

"The object of life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." --Marcus Aurelius

I forgot to mention that this was my first piece ever on Teen Ink.  A Letter to my Sister's Future Boyfriend was part of my much later work.

half.note said...
on Apr. 12 2012 at 12:01 am
half.note, Edmonton, Alberta
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Ah, okay. As long as you know it's unrealistic.

And, yeah. Reading or listening to something really is the best way to learn it (besides teaching it).


on Apr. 11 2012 at 1:12 am
CarrieAnn13 GOLD, Goodsoil, Other
12 articles 10 photos 1648 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by." --Douglas Adams

"The object of life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." --Marcus Aurelius

Obviously, the cop coming and initiating a car chase was meant to be over the top, as most parodies are.  I know it wouldn't happen like that.

 

As for my Old English, it's not real Old English.  It's just what I've picked up from movies and such.


half.note said...
on Apr. 10 2012 at 11:37 pm
half.note, Edmonton, Alberta
0 articles 0 photos 102 comments

I've only read the first chapter so far, but it's terrific. I only needed to read the first paragraph to be hooked. I liked the references to your other story "A Letter to my Sister's Future Boyfriend". Or was it the other way around? I can't tell which you wrote first.

I just have one criticism for this Chapter. I found it unrealistic that the police would come just because Juliet claimed there was a boy following her around. They wouldn't take a call like that very seriously, and I doubt they would arrive so quickly if, for some strange reason, they did respond to it. Also, following a girl into a women's bathroom is hardly an offence a cop would pull his gun for, and definitely not one worth a 150 km/h car chase.

Despite that, so far your story is really great. It's impressive how well you can write in old English. I wish I could, too. How did you learn to do that? I also like the humour you bring to the story. Great job!


on Apr. 4 2012 at 5:13 pm
CarrieAnn13 GOLD, Goodsoil, Other
12 articles 10 photos 1648 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by." --Douglas Adams

"The object of life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." --Marcus Aurelius

Thank you!  Cat was my second-favourite character to write.




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