It sold out in three weeks. They used profits to print another 20,000 copies that also sold out. Afterwards an interested publisher called them. Her first book Down In The Garden was published in 1996 and led to Anne being on the Oprah Winfrey Show. Anne has sold over 19 million books and 13 million calendars in 83 different countries and in 25 different languages.
In the play Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet’s love comes to a quick end when they both die. They were both from rival families making it harder for them to be together. Friar Lawrence is responsible for their deaths because he puts together the plan for Juliet’s fake death. This plan fails and ends with Romeo and Juliet dying. The death of the star crossed lovers, Romeo and Juliet was caused by Friar Lawrence.
After being the senior fashion editor at Vogue for over 15 years she began working with Ralph Lauren. Vera Wang made this drastic move after not receiving the promotion she had hoped for to editor in chief to the publication, the position was given to Anna Wintour. At Ralph Lauren Wang was the design director of Women’s Accessories. Then Vera got proposed to, and this changed her career path completely. According to (Ferguson, 2012) the name Vera Wang is synonymous with weddings and bridal wear.
Fist of all Olivia is a character present in both play and movie but is portrayed very differently. For example, Olivia is heartbroken after breaking up with her college boyfriend in the movie while in the play she is heartbroken by the death of her brother, and mourns for him. She also acts upon her feelings more with Cesario in the play, where she professes her love for him openly. Whereas in the movie, she is shyer about her feelings, trying to get him interested in her by making him jealous with Duke. Olivia is similar in the way that she falls for Cesario/Sebastian and causes him difficulties with Duke by showing her interests in him.
For example, the Friar married Romeo and Juliet in his selfish hopes that it would cause forgiveness and stop the quarrelling families. Friar Lawrence had a brilliant plan, or so he thought, he gave Juliet sleeping potion so she could fake her death, but failed at getting Romeo the letter explaining the plan. Finally, he left Juliet alone with Romeo’s lifeless body unaware that she would also take her life. The Nurse, although not majorly, deserves some of the blame for the tragic deaths of Romeo and Juliet. For instance, she was a messenger between the two lovers, Romeo and Juliet, only causing more heartbreak in the long run.
She was taking a very high risk in taking the potion because Friar Lawrence did not even know if it would work and she herself questions if he wanted to poison her. In the end of Scene 3 she cries: “Romeo, I come! This do I drink to thee.”(Line 59) She was so completely dedicated to Romeo that she risked her life and the possibility of marrying Paris in taking the drink. Juliet decided to do this because she was attempting to secretly run away with Romeo, abandoning her family. This was a brave action on behalf of Juliet because disobeying Sir Capulet, her father, was considered a sin.
Romeo and Juliet had to be sneaky about seeing each other. The risk of getting caught was a big worry especially when Romeo spends the night. The power of Juliet’s love for Romeo makes her refuse to marry Paris but she still was forced into it. Juliet drinks a potion just so she could fall asleep so she would look dead and with the help of Friar Laurence run away to Romeo. A big misunderstanding leads to Romeo believing Juliet is dead and therefore Romeo kills himself.
After falling in love with each other and kissing they both find out their love is forbidden due to the fact their families are enemies, so in order to stay together they risked everything and got married by Friar Lawrence. And as things were getting better everything was ruined after Juliet’s cousin Tybalt gets into a fight with Mercutio and kills him filling Romeo up with rage and he killed Tybalt which got him banished. So as Juliet finds out the news she fakes her death to escape from marrying Paris but nobody told Romeo this. He poisons himself and dies next to Juliet who so happened to awake after he dies and affected by Romeo not waking up, she stabs herself next to him. They died together in each other’s arms and the parents after finding out the secret love decide to make peace although they lost their only kids.
Author Study: Nicholas Sparks was born on December 31, 1965 in Omaha, Nebraska. He graduated from the University of Notre Dame in 1988 and is one of the most popular authors. He has written seventeen books that have been published since he began his career. As a child, he lived in Minnesota, Los Angeles, and Grand Island, Nebraska, finally settling in Fair Oaks, California, at the age of eight. His father was a professor, his mother an optometrist’s assistant.
| REBECCA | BY DAPHNE DU MAURIER | | Introduction: "Last night I dreamt I went to Manderley again." This opening line from Rebecca is one of the most powerful, most recognized, in all of literature. For more than sixty years, audiences around the world have praised Daphne du Maurier's novel as a spellbinding blend of mystery, horror, romance, and suspense. In this book, readers can see the traditions of romantic fiction, such as the helpless heroine, the strong-willed hero, and the ancient, imposing house that never seems to unlock its secrets. Using elements familiar to audiences of romances through the ages, from the moody and wind-swept novels of the Brontë sisters in the 1840s to the inexpensive entertainments of today, Rebecca stands out as a superb example of melodramatic storytelling.