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Romeo And Juliet 1968 Vs 1996

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In act 3, scene 1 of Romeo & Juliet by William Shakespeare, there is a big fight going on. Tybalt walks in on Mercutio & Benvolio, asking to fight Romeo. Romeo comes in, bickers with Tybalt, and Mercutio gets mad. He fights Tybalt and dies. Romeo gets mad and decides to fight Tybalt. Romeo then kills Tybalt, and runs away. The Prince comes in and bns Romeo from Verona. While the 1968 version, and the 1996 version have their similarities, it is the differences the 1968 version has from the 1996 version that makes it a more effective version. Although both movies are different, they are also both similar to each other. One way they are similar is the time of day the scene takes place. They both take place mid-day or afternoon. They are also…show more content…
First off, the location of the fight is very different. In the 1968 version it takes place in the town square. In the 1996 version, the main location is the beach. In the 1968 version, they fight with swords, and use their hands. Contrary to that version, in the 1996 version they fight with guns, and broken glass. Another

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difference is in the 1968 version, Mercutio is stabbed under Romeo's arm, which kills him.On the other hand, in the 1996 version, Mercutio is stabbed with a shard of glass, under Romeo's arm. One more reason is how Romeo fights with Tybalt. In the 1996 version, they run through the town fighting with their swords. Tybalt charges Romeo, but romeo stabs and kills him. On the contrary, in the 1996 version, Romeo and Tybalt get into a car fight. They crash and they fight with guns. Romeo ends up shooting Tybalt and letting him die.

Both of these movies have lots of differences from each other. While the 1968 version, and the 1996 version have their similarities, it is the differences the 1968 version has from the 1996 version that makes it a more effective version. Ther 1968 version is way more accurate to the book with the weapons being used, and the location of the
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