Romeo and Juliet: Movie vs. Play Essay

936 WordsFeb 4, 20084 Pages
Of all the treasures in the world, true love is of the most valued. They say that when you are truly in love, the universe around you simply stops, and no one else matters except you and your love. Love has the mesmerizing beauty of a stunning red rose, but it also has spiteful thorns surrounding it. But between friends and family, love can quickly go from black and white to shades of grey and can become fatal and suspenseful. William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, portrays how an attraction between two strangers can also attract stupefying danger. With selfishness and greed love can turn sour and stray from its original, adoring passion. Love is as unpredictable as the raging sea beneath the silver moon‘s delicate rays. In an…show more content…
Romeo and Juliet seemed quite nonchalant in both the movie and play begin to comprehend the reality of who the other is. But Juliet in the beginning of act two, scene two, Juliet conceals her frustrations from the nurse and proves how her father's feud with Montague has brought her to hate those who she had never met. "JULIET My only love sprung from my only hate! Too early seen unknown, and known too late! Prodigious birth of love it is to me, That I must love a loathed enemy." (Shakespeare, 70) As he creeps out from hiding (in the movie) a frightened Juliet screams and falls into a pool, whereas in the play, it seemed like she had only slightly jerked forward because she was startled by his sudden appearance. Romeo and Juliet's relationship was based on infatuation since the moment they met. The two hadn't even known each other for more than a few hours and foolish Romeo had requested for her hand in marriage. His passion, haste, lust, and obsession shows that he was infatuated with Juliet, and her actions prove the same as well. Next, in act three, scene one, after Romeo and Juliet are secretly married, Romeo watches his best friend, Mercutio, die at Tybalt's enraged hands. Tybalt is Juliet's faithful cousin who had gotten angry with Romeo because Romeo and his friends had gone to the Capulet Masquerade Ball without permission and had also gotten away with it. The movie had shown Mercutio collapsing on a flight of
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