The plot of Romeo and Juliet is a tragedy play written based on an Italian story by William Shakespeare early in his career about the two young star-crossed lovers vividly poetical that every feeling, every sentiment is reflected whose deaths ultimately resolve their clashing families. The Shakespeare play especially effects such as switching between comedy and tragedy to accelerate the tension, his expansion of minor characters, and his use of sub-plots to embroider the story, has been praised as an early sign of his dramatic skill. The plays in where the young Romeo Montague and Juliet Capulet are teenagers who fall deeply in love but their families are bitter enemies and as a result the two lovers cannot contrive their grievances to the
William Shakespeare is one of the most famous play writers of all time. He has written a numerous amount of different famous plays. Some of his most famous plays are Macbeth, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, King Lear, The Tempest, Julius Caesar and a numerous amount of others but one of his most known plays is Romeo and Juliet. There is different versions of each play. There is the original version and then there is the modern version. Today we are going to talk about the similarities and differences of the original and modern version of Romeo and Juliet.
The scene that was most different between the play and the movie of Romeo and Juliet was how the two crossed lovers first met each other. In the play Romeo and the Montague boys find out about the Capulet party through a poor peasant who could not read the invitations. While in the movie the Capulet party is announced through a newscast over T.V. I think the director changed this so the invite can go more along with the time period of the movie. This could change how the viewers see it by making the invite less secret. Over a newscast anyone who was paying attention to the T.V. could of heard the invite. Another main difference in this scene would be Romeo and Juliet first seeing each other in the bathroom across a fish tank rather than across the ballroom in the play. This could take away from the romantic side of the two first seeing each other. In the play it seems Romeo and Juliet have more privacy when they first speak to each other. In the movie the two are getting on and off an elevator just not to be seen. This could add more suspense to the scene and make the viewers see the movie from a lofty viewpoint.
Romeo and Juliet’s families were fighting. There was three things and or people that got in the way of Romeo and Juliet. The two families named the Capulets and Montagues contributed. Mercutio taking Romeo to the Capulets party also contributed. The Friar and his three plans contributed to Romeo and Juliet’s passings too. The two families fighting, Mercutio taking Romeo to the party, and plus Friar Lawrence with his three plans contributed to the passing of Romeo and Juliet.
Henry Ford once said,¨My bestfriend is the one who brings out the best of me.¨http://www.ignitedquotes.com/cute-bff-quotes/ Everyone has a best friend who brings out the best of them and they have fun with their best friend.Help them out through tough times and even the good times when they can celebrate with them.And or they keep each other's secrets.Juliet Capulet is a girl who is very young and stupid sometimes who makes decisions sometimes without even thinking and or asking for another person's opinion.Therefore she found her true love and ended up marrying him one must think she finally made a good decisions for once.Samantha Kingston from Before I fall by Lauren Oliver would make a great best friend for Juliet Capulet from Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare.
Timeless Interpretations For A Timeless Play William Shakespeare’s timeless tragedy, Romeo and Juliet, has been put into two different yet similar interpretations by Franco Zeffirelli in 1968 and Baz Luhrmann in 1997. Though their interpretations are based off the same play, which is reason for many similarities within them, they tend to part ways quite often throughout their ways of recreating Shakespeare’s, Romeo and Juliet.
While watching and comparing Franco Zeffirelli's 1968 interpretation of Romeo & Juliet and Baz Luhrmann’s 1996 version there is a great difference between the two. When comparing the two the big change is not only the setting but the whole vibe with the characters. In the 1968 version it stays true to the play rather than just in the 1996 version where it is more modern. It is not only more modern in clothing but with their weapons, which in the movie they used guns instead of swords. Then in the 1968 version they had clothing you would see in the time of Romeo and Juliet and they used swords. The quality of the movies showed great improvement with the camera works. It also showed how much technology has improved in that amount of time. That is just a minor scratch in the surface on the many differences between the two movies but they also have things that are similar.
Anderson 1 Anna Anderson Zeroski English 9 Honors, Period 3 2 December 2015 Romeo and Juliet Analytical Paragraph (AXES) In Romeo and Juliet, the infamous tragedy written by William Shakespeare, two star-crossed-lovers from feuding households (Montague and Capulet) meet a grim end. Throughout the text, a dramatic foil is developed between the character, Romeo, and Mercutio, his best friend. Romeo is extremely passionate about everything in his life while Mercutio is more of a skeptic, meaning he takes time to think about things before believing them. Shakespeare makes their differences evident through their contrasting views on life that are displayed in scene four of act one. Romeo, who is deeply in love with a maiden named Rosaline, expresses
Romeo got banished after killing tybalt after tybalt killed romeo's friend. Romeo is punished for murder and may never enter the city again. Juliet, romeo's lover hears this news and begins to panic. Romeo is determined to see juliet again but juliet thinks she won't see him ever. What will romeo and juliet do after hearing this news.
One difference between the movie Romeo + Juliet and the story Romeo and Juliet is that the movie takes place in Verona beach, Florida, and story takes place in Verona, Italy. In the story Romeo and Juliet all of the story takes place in Verona Italy, but in the movie Romeo + Juliet it takes place in a city in the United States. An example is in the story in the prologue it reads, “Two households, both alike in dignity(In fair Verona, where we lay our scene),From ancient grudge break to new mutiny,Where civil blood makes civil hands unclean” that shows that the story is in Verona(Shakespeare). A reason the director could have put the story in Verona beach, Florida is that he wanted the scene for the movie to be a more familiar place rather than
In a world where advancement is occuring at an accelerating rate, traditions are constantly being broken, but is the American education system still holding onto the past? There is a dispute among educators as to whether or not Romeo and Juliet is a necessary classic to teach their students. The new modern English writing has remained a staple in the high school English class for years, and fans argue that if it has worked there for so long there is no reason to change the system. On the other side of the disagreement teachers say that there are more useful books that classes could read besides the monotonous writings of a man from five-hundred years ago. Romeo and Juliet being taught in schools today is drudgery that students bear simply for tradition.
The original setting for Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet was the fair city of Verona located in Northern Italy during the 1300’s. Shakespeare chose this location due to it being well known for being for being a passionate as well as exotic city. This choice of setting allowed Shakespeare to convey both the violent and passionate tones of his play. Luhrman's adaptation of the play however is situated in modern day Verona beach which is said to be a variation of Venice beach. Verona beach appears to be a gloomy yet dramatic city accompanied by it’s run down amusement park on the beach and litter filled streets with a warm sun behind it all. All of these aspects of the settings helps to showcase the passion and violence of the play as the sketchiness
A strange tune my heart is playing, Today seems much known to me! Romeo breeze has been playing, All day long with my tresses, my skin, I love sitting in my balcony, Staring long the view outside, The moment of nothingness, The moment of be, That fragrance still lingers, Of thy love, thy romance, I feel nostalgic, melancholic heart, Today
The French version, written in 1559 by Boaistuau, added more exciting details. Interestingly, Boaistuau changed the manner of the lovers' deaths from his Italian predecessors, where the lovers have a short time together in the tomb before they die. Boaistuau chooses to have his Romeo die before Juliet wakes, as Shakespeare will do in his later version. Brooke's poem is a faithful translation from the French and Brooke is the immediate source for Shakespeare's play. Shakespeare, of course, makes his own changes, not least the change from a leisurely period of several months, throughout which the lovers enjoy their relationship, to the desperate haste and headlong energy of his action, crammed into a few days.
I decided to choose the fight scene for my creative assignment. Choosing this scene was a product of the influential nature of it. This scene was the basis of Romeo’s banishment which then led to the confusion between Romeo and Friar Laurence which resulted in not only the death of Romeo, but also Juliet along with him. This scene also resulted in the deaths of the Prince’s kinsman, Mercutio, and Tybalt, whom was slain by Romeo. It has so much meaning and influence on the story that I thought it would make a perfect subject for a visual representation.