Analysis Essay: Too Little, Too Late
In both William Shakespeare’s tragedy Romeo and Juliet and the short story “The Interlopers” by Saki, members of feuding families reconcile too late after tragedy strikes.
Your task: After reading the prologue to Romeo and Juliet and “The Interlopers”, construct an essay in which you support the controlling idea of regret and reconciliation.
Audience: those who hold grudges even though the original conflict may have been long forgotten
Purpose: to persuade those who may be holding grudges to make an attempt at reconciliation before tragedy strickes; use the fate of characters from the above as support for your argument
Style: Be sure to analyze the authors’ use of literary techniques that help to express the idea of regret and reconciliation