Saturday, February 15, 2014

Sidekick Showcase [63] - Oh Romeo

Sidekick Showcase, previously known as Sidekick Saturday, is a weekly bookish meme, hosted here by Jaclyn at JC's Book Haven. There are many secondary characters that are as great as the primaries. In some cases, the sidekicks actually steal the show and you like them better than the heroine or hero. Maybe they didn't have enough page time for how great they were. Anyone can play along! I will post my Sidekicks on Saturday, then whichever day during the week that you would like to post yours, you can put your link in on my page. Just do the following:

• Choose a sidekick *or someone other than the hero or heroine* that you would like to put in the spotlight that fits in the week's topic
• Share a picture (if you can) and information about the character
• Give the title and author of a book the character can be found in
• Please don't include too many spoilers when describing why the character is such a great sidekick
• The day of your post, put your link in below and grab the code for your post so you can see the others that post their's throughout the week as well

For the month of February, we're gonna go down the romance path and select characters that are romantic or just plain hot. Let's celebrate our book boyfriends and the protagonist's love interests.

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This is not the one that I was lost in the other day BTW - I will be working on him the next couple of weeks. I want a really awesome picture.

My choice is Romeo Montague
Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare
Romeo picture created by Jaclyn Canada as portrayed by Leonardo DiCaprio

I really wanted to celebrate a character that inspired so many other characters and romantic scenes throughout literature and in movies for Valentine's weekend...Romeo Montague from Romeo and Juliet. Pretty much everyone has heard the quotes (and most can quote some back to you), know the tragedy, and refer to them as star-crossed lovers. Romeo was basically fickle about love until he met Juliet, and then all bets were off. He was willing to give up everything (even good sense in my opinion) to be with her.

I read the play when I was in AP English in high school. I'm curious to know if anyone else has read it. I really enjoyed getting to watch Leonardo perform as Romeo so that's the version I chose for my picture :D


“Good night, good night! parting is such sweet sorrow,
That I shall say good night till it be morrow.”

“For never was a story of more woe than this of Juliet and her Romeo.”

“See how she leans her cheek upon her hand.
O, that I were a glove upon that hand
That I might touch that cheek!”

“My only love sprung from my only hate.”

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  1. LOL, I just saw a funny picture about Romeo and Juliet saying that it's not a romance but a story about a 13 year old and a 17 year old knowing each other for 3 days and their relationship resulting in 6 people getting killed. It's messed up when you think about it this way but I still love the story.

  2. Now, why didn't I think of Romeo?!? I am a HUGE Shakespeare fan, Jaclyn! (yes, I'm a complete Eng Lit nerd!) Great choice - and I love, love, love Leo & Claire's version! :) I have a story...James took me to see it when it came out and when we got the the ticket counter he said "2 adults for *whispered* Romeo & Juliet" I laughed at him for being embarrassed for seeing this movie. And when it was over, he was a total convert! LOL He LOVED it!

    Oh, and you should hear my oldest daughter's thoughts on this particular play! LOL Not what you'd expect from a teenaged girl. ;)

    Anyway, great choice and fantastic drawing, girl! I'm glad y'all are warming up and hopefully the bad weather is over for you this year. Have a wonderful weekend, Jaclyn!!

  3. Perfect choice for this weekend! I had to read Romeo and Juliet as a high school freshman, and I totally did not appreciate it at that age. We watched the Zeffirelli movie version from the 60's in class, and let's just say that I didn't appreciate that at the age of 14, either, lol.

  4. I agree...the story is completely crazy when you break it down to brass tacks. I really enjoy the characters that are modeled after it and how often we see the theme of 'forbidden love' retold though.

  5. HA! I say that to you all the time don't I? Leo and Claire were so great. I can totally picture him whispering to go watch it :D That's hilarious!

    We always go back and forth from cold to warm so I think we will probably have some cold spells until April then we should be done. I think we do have warm for the next week at least though. Have a great weekend <3

  6. Oh, I haven't seen the 60's version! The only one I've watched is the one with Leo and Claire in it. I'll admit that the two of them in it had a lot to do with why I enjoyed it :D Have a great weekend!!

  7. Great choice! :)
    I too read it as a freshman in high school, and though it's not one of my favorite works of Shakespeare (that goes to Julius Caesar and Twelfth Night :)), I did enjoy the poetic nature of it. My favorite scene is Romeo and Juliet's first meeting! :)
    I have watched both movies, but I have to say I prefer the 60's version. ^.^ It was a bit weird hearing old English in a present day setting.
    Hope you had a wonderful Valentine's Day! <3

  8. Now I want to choose some tragic romance, but you know I don't like those! I loved Leo and Claire's rendition. It was amazing! Your drawing rocks. It's just so good! That is Leo! I hope you have a wonderful week, Jaclyn.

  9. I agree that it was very strange to hear the old English turned on it's head in a modern day setting. I love that you are so familiar with all the aspects of the story though having seen both movies and more of Shakespeare's work. I haven't read Twelfth Night, but I do know Julius Caeser. Hamlet and Macbeth are a couple of the others that I know that I've read. Thank you so much for stopping by!!! I hope your Valentine's was fantastic :D

  10. Right! I think my favorite so far to see redone was Warm Bodies, but there have been so many. Thank you so much for stopping by!

  11. Thank you! I love getting to look at Leo's face :D I have a review to write but it's not making itself easy.

  12. You know.. I have never read this. Shocking!! I love that you drew Leonardo!! He is so much better looking to me now that he is older. When he was young he was such a baby face to me. Like Orlando Bloom!

  13. Aaah, Romeo. :) Nice pick.


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