Essay on How Luhrmann Portrays the Meeting of Romeo and Juliet

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How Luhrmann Portrays the Meeting of Romeo and Juliet In this essay, I will denote and connote the hidden messages within Baz Luhrmanns modern day version of Romeo and Juliet. I will explain what the messages mean, and what things are the hidden messages. I will analyse the images and shots within the party scene that Romeo and Juliet first meet in. In the opening shot, we hear diagetec sound. This sound is a woman singing a love song. This indicates that there is some hidden love story within the film in which is about to be revealed to us. We see Romeo trying to shake off a drug in which he has just taken, we see him in a very similar shot to one in which we see Juliet from during the first …show more content…

We can see that the fish tank actually acts as a barrier between the two of them. It stops them from standing next to each other, from fully connecting. It symbolises the walls between their two families, the war that keeps them apart, and eventually ends in tragedy. During the party, we see many different costumes, the most obvious being Romeo and Juliet’s. They both show compatibility between the two of them. Juliet is wearing an angel costume showing her innocence and purity. Romeo is wearing a knight’s costume, showing nobility and honour. Juliet’s Mother comes to get her to dance with a man called Paris; Paris wants her to marry him. Her family think he would be a perfect match for her, but his costume definitely says differently. He is wearing an astronaut’s costume; this costume shows that he is slightly out in space, away from the rest of the world, possibly even self centred. Tibalt does not want Romeo in his families’ house at all, especially not in his family; where as Romeo does not want violence! This shows more of Romeos’ nobility and honour. It also illustrates more of the barrier between Romeo and Juliet. It shows the side of their love that is forbidden. As

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