“Relationship between Romeo and Juliet and Annie and Helen” Romeo and Julietis a tragic play written by William Shakespeare. It is a love story between tworival families, the Montagues and the Capulets. Romeo who is a Montague falls inlove with Juliet who happens to be a Capulet. It is love at first sight, but iftheir parents find out there will be no way that Romeo will ever see Julietagain. The Miracle Worker is another play that we read.
It is about a littlegirl named Helen Keller who is both deaf and blind. Her parents pity her and lether do whatever she wants. They want to be able to communicate with her so theywrite a doctor in Baltimore for help. The doctor sends Annie Sullivan to helpHelen, which is worth it because she finally gets Helen to be polite and talk. Three people from Romeo and Juliet compare to three people in The MiracleWorker. To begin with, the Montagues and the Capulets along with Mr.Order now
and Mrs. Keller and Annie are the first similar group of people. Because the two familiesdisliked each other so much, it kept their children from being able to date eachother openly. It forced their children to keep secrets from their parents andmade it hard to see each other.
The parents in The Miracle Worker are prettymuch the same. Mr. and Mrs. Keller didn’t like the way Annie was handling andtaking care of Helen. They almost made Annie quit teaching because of that. Annie made Helen eat with a fork instead of her fingers.
When she wouldn’thold the fork Annie forced her to hold it. The Kellers didn’t like this andtold Annie to let Helen eat however she wanted but Annie wanted Helen to learnthe proper way to eat and behave. Annie was very strict and made disciplinedHelen well. Next there are two people who were dependable and friendly to Romeoand Juliet and Annie and Helen.
For example Friar Laurence knew all about themarriage between Romeo and Juliet because he is the one who married them. Hethought that if they got married it would end the feuds between the families. Inaddition he also came up the plan for Juliet to drink the potion to make it looklike she was dead and when Romeo came it would look like he save her so theCapulet family would like him. James, Captain Keller’s son by his firstmarriage was the only one who believed in Annie at first. For instance he wasthe first to see Annie teach Helen the alphabet and also got the ladder forAnnie when Helen locked her in the room.
Also James lets Annie take Helen to thepump by telling Mr. Keller to let Annie teach Helen her way and that for once heis wrong and Annie can successfully teach Helen. Finally the last two peoplethat influenced the relationships are the Nurse and Doctor. The Nurse knew aboutthe relationship between Romeo and Juliet and could have told someone but neverdid.
If she told someone of their marriage she could have saved the two kidslives. Even though the nurse tried to get Juliet to like Paris she couldn’tget her to because she loved Romeo. The doctor told the Kellers that he’snever seen a baby with more vitality, which was untrue. However he tells them itwas only acute congestion.
After he leaves, Mrs. Keller tries to get Helen’sattention, but she can’t because Helen can’t hear or see. If the doctor hadbeen better he would have noticed she was mute and told them before or try tosave her. Although two different authors wrote the plays in two different timesthey still have qualities that can be compared. They all have plots, climaxesand settings.
Shakespeare’s words and way of writing was more advanced thanWilliam Gibson’s but they both have good work. Romeo and Juliet’s endingwasn’t happy like Annie and Helen’s but in the end they both got what theywanted. Romeo and Juliet were finally together and the families got over theirdifferences, and Annie got Helen to understand that words have meanings and howto communicate.