Creating Your Own Drama

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Reexamining Romeo and Juliet is realizing that you, as a reader, are part of the drama. This HTML giant essay considers how we complicate our lives and thereby, create a much more romantic conception of ourselves.

“[We] create our own tales of woe just to feel a little more alive. Like Romeo and Juliet, we may make our lives a lot more difficult, and needlessly so, but we’re like that, we lunatics, lovers, poets, and runners, we woeful yet merry band of humans.”


Sam Riley is an adult who works at McSweeney's. More from this author →