Contrast Essay: Romeo and Juliet

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Contrast Essay: Romeo and Juliet Often times people say that William Shakespeare was and still is a legend. They are correct. It is amazing how Shakespeare's play Romeo and Juliet written centuries ago can be better than Franco Zefferelli's movie production of Romeo and Juliet, which had much better technology to work with only decades ago. Although the movie appeared better, it left out some major parts. The play had better mood and plot details which made it much more dramatic and by far a better presentation. One major difference between the play and the movie occurs in mood. An example of this is the marriage scene. In the marriage scene of the play, Romeo and Juliet act very serious. The reader can tell this by the way the two…show more content…
Since the movie was once again unrealistic, the play is the better production in this scene as well. Some other major differences between the play and the movie occurred in the plot details. One example of this is in the beginning of the story. In the play, Romeo is just getting over Rosaline "rejecting" him (Act I, Scene 1, Line 155). This means that he could have just been very upset. Resulting in him just grabbing the first thing he could find which just happened to be Juliet. If he had never even met Rosaline he probably would have never met Juliet either. Although in the movie version of this part, all that the viewer knows is that Romeo is extremely upset from something that was never brought up. If Franco Zefferelli had added this to his production it would probably make more sense that him just leaving it out and having the viewer guess what was the matter with Romeo. Due to this difference, the play once again is better because the plot is more thought out then the movie where the viewer has to guess. Another difference between the play and the movie in plot details is at the ending of the entire story. In the play, the families are finally at peace as Romeo and Juliet's real funerals take place . The Montague's even decide to erect a gold statue of Juliet and the Capulet's shake hand's with them which are very good signs that the long and bitter feud of the two families is over (Act V, Scene 3, Line 295). On the other hand, the
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