DEAR ABBY: My son was required to read "Romeo and Juliet" in his freshman year of high school. It has always bothered me that this play is considered good for teenagers to read, much less required reading. The story ends with Romeo and Juliet committing suicide, which is considered "romantic."
Teen suicide is on the rise. I believe we don't need teens seeing this in literature as a romantic way out of problems. What do you think?
Abby's answer posted below as a comment. Timely because of this, though Korean teens certainly don't need a movie to remind them of suicide.