Sometimes, a single personality trait can be a double-edged sword--both a strength and a weakness, depending on the circumstance or perspective. For example, the same confidence that propels an individual to great accomplishments might also blind that individual from recognizing realistic limitations.
For this essay on Romeo and Juliet, students write a short (2 body paragraphs) character analysis essay focusing on one character’s controversial trait. They examine how Shakespeare portrays this trait as sometimes helpful and sometimes harmful, depending on the situation or perspective.
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