The following is an example of an essay using the above structure on the play. Colours have been used to highlight how TEEL was used in the body paragraphs. Quotations have been included also. Use these to help you learn how to quote effectively. Topic Sentence Explanation Evidence/examples Link
Juliet is partially to blame to for her own and Romeo’s deaths. Her first downfall occurs at the Capulet’s party when she falls for Romeo far too quickly. She asks Nurse whether he is married, dramatically stating that if he is then her ‘grave is like to be [her] wedding-bed’, concluding that she may as well die. Furthermore, it was Juliet herself who ‘purposed’ a sudden and secret ‘marriage’ between her and her family’s enemy, Romeo Montague. If it were not for the marriage, neither Juliet nor Romeo may have never taken their own lives. Lastly, Juliet can be blamed as no-one forced the dagger into her hand, it was her decision to take her own life as she exclaims ‘oh happy dagger’ and asks the knife to ‘let [her] die’. It is clearly evident that Juliet should take some of the responsibility for her death and for Romeo’s.