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Romeo & Juliet

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This is the total number of profanity incidents in this 142 page book.

*Sexual and Violence incidents coming soon! We'll change this number once these incidents are included.

Author: William Shakespeare
Key Words: Classics, Fiction, Shakespeare, Plays, Romance, Literature, Drama

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Book Description:

This is one of the oldest and best loved stories in the world: two young lovers, little more than children, cannot understand the hatred of an older generation that keeps them apart, and choose to die together rather than live without each other.


Illustrations - 1 Incident

woman is topless and exposed.


Mild Obscenities & Substitutions - 3 Incidents

H*ll, d*mn*d, ancient d*mn*t**n

Anatomical Terms - 2 Incidents

c*ck-a-hoop, *rs*

Religious Profanities - 41 Incidents

Berlady, Marry, Jesu Maria, Faith, Mass, O heavens, i' faith, Lord, God, Jesu

Derogatory Terms - 2 Incidents

Young Abraham, whoreson

Violence - None

Conversation Topics - 9 Incidents

A man pretends to be a magician who can raise the ghosts of the dead.

Drinking and heavy drinking and getting drunk are mentioned.

A man is about to stab himself to commit suicide but is stopped.

A woman says if there's no remedy, she will kill herself.

Again, a woman says if there's no remedy, she will kill herself.

A woman keeps a dagger close by so that she can kill herself.

A man buys poison in order to kill himself.

A man talks about taking his life and then drinks the poison.

A woman kisses the poison off of the dead lips of her lover in order to die but then stabs herself to ensure death.

Sexual Content

Lust - 4 Incidents

It is mentioned that a man worshipped a woman for "sexual, not spiritual desires," meaning it was lust rather than love. Another man is described as only ever having lust towards women (sexual desires).

"By giving liberty unto thine eyes, examine other beauties," meaning look around at all the other beautiful women.

"Infection to thy eye," meaning look at the other girls.

"Young men's love then lies not truly in their hearts, but in their eyes."

Making Out/Sex - 18 Incidents

It mentions a man who kisses a woman.

"'Leap to these arms untalk'd of and unseen.' She is passionately in love, with a physical longing to possess Romeo and to be possessed by him in an ecstasy of impatience."

It mentions that Romeo goes to Juliet's bedroom and consummates the marriage.

It mentions the lovers kiss each other before dying.

GRAPHIC: "Women being the weaker vessels are ever thrust to the wall: therefore I will ... thrust his maids to the wall," and then continues with additional sexual references.

GRAPHIC: She will not "ope her lap to saint-seducing gold," ... so that "when she dies, with beauty dies her store." Meaning sex and fertility.

"Women grow by men," meaning become pregnant.

"Go, girl, seek happy nights to happy days," implying playing around and making love to secure a marriage.

GRAPHIC: "This is the hag, when maids lie on their backs, that presses them and learns them first to bear, making them women of good carriage." Referring to sex and having children.

A man says how he wants to kiss a woman and they talk about it and then kiss.

GRAPHIC: Full of sexual innuendo: a man is speaking crudely to his friend, implying he thinks he's exhausted from having sex the night before. He mentions a whore, mentions several loose women, harlots, an innuendo to syphilis, etc.

GRAPHIC: Full of sexual innuendo: the same man again is speaking crudely to his friend of prostitutes under the word "goose," as to have a play on words. Penis, orgasm, intercourse, etc. are all implied.

"If ye should lead her in a fool's paradise," meaning seduce her without thought to marriage.

Man and woman kiss at their marriage ceremony.

GRAPHIC: Juliet speaks of her wedding night, losing her virginity, etc.

"To live an unstain'd wife to my sweet love," meaning she wants to remain true to her first love and not marry another.

A woman mentions how the girl will not be sleeping on her wedding night.

A man is speaking metaphorically about how death instead has "lain" with the future bride and "deflowered" her.

Miscellaneous - 37 Incidents

A woman is described as being simple-minded in sexuality and that she breast-fed Juliet.

The word "bosom" is used to mean "chest."

The word "breast" is used to mean "chest."

"From forth the fatal loins."

The word "breast" is used to mean "chest."

The word "chastity" is used.

The word "marr'd" is used to mean spotted, no longer a virgin.

GRAPHIC: Sexual innuendo is made when a man refers to a yard[stick], implying penis.

"Kept without my food," is implying cannot see his mistress.

"Now by my maidenhead at twelve year old," implying she lost her virginity.

GRAPHIC: A woman refers to her "dug," meaning breast, and talking about breastfeeding

GRAPHIC: The word "cock'rel's stone" is used to mean testicle

GRAPHIC: "suck'd wisdom from thy teat."

"Sluttish hairs," referring to the dirty hair of slovenly wenches

The word "bosom" is used to mean "chest."

The word "breast" is used to mean "heart."

"Young Abraham Cupid," meaning half-naked beggars

GRAPHIC: A man is describing a woman, "fine foot, straight leg, and quivering thigh, and the demesnes [other body parts] that there adjacent lie."

GRAPHIC: "thou a pop'rin pear," slang for penis.

In the Notes for line 6 it uses the word "virgin."

The word "bosom" is used.

"Maiden blush," meaning a virgin's shyness

The word "breast" is used to mean "chest."

GRAPHIC: "Sleep dwell upon thine eyes, peace in thy breast! Would I were sleep and peace, so sweet to rest!" (with implied innuendo).

GRAPHIC: A man speaks of gardening and growing things with human anatomy terms such as "womb" and "sucking on her natural bosom."

The word "bosom" is used to mean "chest,"

GRAPHIC: Men are crudely jesting about whore's under the word "hoar" and "hare" as to have a play on words. They do this in front of a woman to insult/mock her.

The word "breast" is used to mean "chest."

The word "breast" is used to mean "chest."

A woman speaks about her virginity.

"They may seize on the white wonder of dear Juliet's hand, and steal immortal blessing from her lips, who even in pure and vestal [virgin] modesty still blush, as thinking their own kisses si.,"

The word "bosom" is used to mean "heart."

The word "harlotry" is used.

"Mouse-hunt" means woman-chaser.

The word "bosom" is used to mean "heart."

The word "bosom" is used to mean "heart."

The word "bosom" is used to mean "heart."

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