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Romeo And Juliet Essay Examples

William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet and Baz Luhrmann's Romeo + Juliet 1997

...William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet and Baz Luhrmann's Romeo + Juliet (1997) both have an emphasised concept of civil disruption and chaos. Luhrmann's Romeo + Juliet is a modern interpretation of Shakespeare's 16th century romantic tragedy play about two young star-crossed lovers whose untimely deaths reconcile their feuding families. It was written among Shakespeare's most popular plays during his lifetime and is one of the most frequently performed plays. Luhrmann's adaptation preserves the...

Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet", West Side Story and Baz Luhrmann's "Romeo and Juliet"

...Luhrmann uses many of Shakespeare's themes and motifs that come along with the script and was successfully able to alter them to relate to today's society. An example of this is his modern interpretation of Queen Mab as a tablet of LSD. Where Mercutio speaks of Queen Mab being 'no bigger than an agate stone/ on the forefinger of an alderman', Luhrmanns Mercutio holds out the tablet on his forefinger as he makes his speech. Where Shakespeare's Queen Mab was a fairy that brought dreams, Luhrmanns...

"Romeo and Juliet" by William Shakespeare and "Romeo+Juliet" by Baz Luhrmann

...Lord Capulet is dressed as Julius Caesar because he is in charge and shows that he has power. Romeo is dressed as a knight, because he is brave and courageous, and he is Juliet's "knight in shining armour". Tybalt is dressed as a devil, which shows him as being threatening and the "bad guy". The music Baz Luhrmann used in this scene was the upbeat song "Young Hearts Run Free", played when Mercutio who was dancing, and dressed as a drag queen. This song gave the scene a happy, party mood. When Ro...

Romeo and Juliet

...Not only is it untraditional, but in the era this work was written it was unheard of. Power comes with knowledge, and knowledge comes with experience, which can lead to the unfortunate demise of youth. Such was the case with Romeo and Juliet. Time and time again, their youth and inexperience are illustrated. As the great Dwight Schrute once said, “Information is power. ” Had Romeo and Juliet been more informed, they may have lived. But, then again, Romeo and Juliet are only works of Shakespe...

Romeo and Juliet

...Romeo arrives at the tomb just before Romeo sees Juliet waking up and kills himself think she is dead, which results in Juliet killing herself. In conclusion I believe that Friar Laurence is mainly to blame for this tragedy between Romeo and Juliet. Both Romeo and Juliet were just too naive to think about their actions full effect, when Friar Laurence who is a much older and should have been much wiser did not think of the consequences when he really should of and gave them both horrible advice....

Romeo and Juliet

...The repetition of ‘the cause’ emphasises the inevitability of his action, yet he cannot bring himself to name the cause which is Desdemona’s adultery, he cannot say the words because it is too distressing and painful to him. The harsh and almost cutting consonant sound of ‘cause’, stresses both the cold and clinical action he is going to perform, and the pain it will cause for Othello. He clearly believes that he is killing Desdemona for a justified reason, sacrificing her to an ideal ...

Romeo and Juliet

...Friar Lawrence's good intentions precipitate the tragedy- although it wasn't his fault and he was only trying to help the difficult situation. As for Old Capulet and Lady Capulet who do make the situation worse-and could in fact be blamed for the tragedy, this is something the audience think about after the play, which characters could be blamed for the tragedy, this therefore does affect the pathos in a great way. The language, setting, characters and build up all come together at the end to cr...

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Compare and Contrast "Romeo and Juliet" and "Gnomeo and Juliet"

...The book and movie as well, have many differences. In ‘Romeo and Juliet’ Romeo is killed with the poison that he drank. Therefore, Juliet also kills herself because she cannot live without the love of her life, Romeo. Tybalt ends up killing Mercutio. Romeo is fierce that his friend Mercutio is dead, so Tybalt and Romeo fight and Romeo kills Tybalt. Romeo also kills Paris. At the end of the story, Lady Montague also dies because of grief over the banishment of her son. However, in the film ...

Meeting Scene Romeo and Juliet VS Gnomeo and Juliet

...In the Asbury’s version of Gnomeo and Juliet the camera angles are used to show that the film is humorous. The camera angle that has been used in the meeting scene Gnomeo and Juliet is an eye level angle; this is shown when Gnomeo and Juliet climbing up the glasshouse and when they both reach for the Orchid. The purpose behind using eye level angle is used to create the scene romantic when they touch for the first time. The camera angle is used to make the audience think that the two are in lo...

Conflict 'Romeo and Juliet'

...The theme of conflict is important in this play because it reflects the type of social conditions that existed at the time that Shakespeare wrote his play. It is interesting that although our social conditions have changed, the underlying themes and circumstances here could apply to our society today. Young, violent, men fighting over territory/honour and (like Tybalt) being killed in the crossfire. Shakespeare’s decision to talk about the unfairness of Juliet’s father’s insistence that sh...

Romeo and Juliet Essay

...Certainly the principle of haste is well demonstrated in the tragedy of Romeo and Juliet since most of the characters act in haste without carefully thinking their decisions through. Romeo, Juliet, and Lord Capulet all determine their fates by their actions, which result directly from the flaws of their own natures. The concept of haste is a key element in the successful conclusion of a tragic play, since it emphasizes the playwright's belief that the characters choices affected their destinies....

Romeo and Juliet Composition

...Why? Because if they thought about what they were doing, they would have known that their decision was wrong and would have probably came up with a decent solution. For instance, the common war the world is facing as we speak. Because of the quick-thinking that took place, more death is occurring than peace. The main goals of this war are not being completed. This is all because of quick-thinking, and actions that come out of anger. This is exactly what Shakespeare, hundreds of years ago, was s...

Romeo and Juliet Story

...Additionally, preceding the fight with Tybalt, Romeo attempts to placate him with “I see thou knowest me not… I do protest I never injured thee, but love thee better than thou canst devise till thou shalt know the reason of my love” (3.1.63-69). Romeo withholds his attachment to Juliet because of the perceived opposition to such a match. Yet, because Tybalt “knowest [Romeo] not” nor knows “the reason of [his] love,” the conflict still escalades into a lethal brawl. Had Tybalt known...

Romeo and Juliet Compare and Contrast

...In the animated film Gnomeo and Juliet the gardens that both Gnome families reside are being attacked by a bulldozer. The bulldozer then explodes, which causes chunks of debris to come flying at Juliet’s tower. Gnomeo and Juliet both stand there, hand in hand, awaiting their deaths. The tower is crushed and both of the Gnomes families believe that their children are dead. Romeo’s mother tells Juliet’s father that she is sorry for his loss, and he does the same. All of a sudden a hand pops...

Romeo and Juliet - Zeffirelli and Luhrmann

...The relationship between Romeo and Juliet is very passionate and lustful as opposed to how the relationship was portrayed in Lurhmann. When Juliet decides it's time for Romeo to leave, the pace of the film slows once again. The voices become romantic instead of sexual. As Romeo and Juliet part, the camera pans out to show their hands drifting further apart from each other in a slow lethargic movement showing the separation and isolation of Romeo and Juliets character. Zeffirelli's film was very ...

Romeo and Juliet: Heroes and Villains

...Finally, this quote shows Paris to be heroic in two ways. Firstly, he did not call for the immediate removal of Romeo or his execution as a banished citizen, which he should have rightly done, especially being Prince Escalus’ son. Secondly he talks of his love for Juliet and nothing else even as he dies. The use of commas, shows his last breaths, as Shakespeare breaks up the sentences to show that he can barely speak, because of the near presence of his death. The fact that Paris does not look...

Romeo and Juliet -- Actions and Consequences

...If the hatred between the Montagues and Capulets had not existed, then certain actions in the play would have been different. Taking action happens everywhere, everyday: making laws in the parliament buildings around the world, protesting in the streets against war, striking at the workplace for better working conditions, and standing up for what you believe at anyplace, anytime. Unfortunately with action comes consequence: the new law could be very unpopular with the public and the government m...

Romeo and Juliet comparison paper

...In addition, the birds-eye shot helps us relate to the intensity and hussle and bussle of the location, although Luhrmann also uses extreme close ups to sum up the emotion and passion in the characters eyes. However Zeffirelli’s shots are of a slower tempo and a gentler pace. One of the main reasons for this is that they couldn’t access the same editing software; nevertheless it contributes to traditional renaissance of Shakespeare’s powerful play scripts. To conclude both films were enjo...

Romeo and Juliet Annotated Biboliography

...This play will keep the reader interested while including characters you grow to love despite their ignorance and often terrible decisions. Although the story is well written and contains a good blend of humor all readers must be warned, it is not a “light read” but instead stays completely true to its devastating genre. The levels of depth in personality applied to all characters involved gave it the romantic story line modern classics like Stephanie Myer’s Twilight dream of achieving. Al...

Romeo and Juliet Movie Comparison

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Romeo and Juliet Movie Analysis

...Many people will have their opinions on which movie version they liked better, which movie told the better story, which movie had the better plot, but Romeo and Juliet, the original 1968 version not only follows the plot and theme, but also gives you the way many people would’ve imagined it before they saw the new 1996 version. But if you are to see any Romeo and Juliet version first, I’d suggest the 1968 version so that you can understand better how things were back when Romeo and Juliet we...

Romeo And Juliet Friendship Essay

...I think that both friendships are good friendships to have, nut Romeo and Benvolio’s friendship was best because he was a more emotional friend and he cared more for Romeo’s emotions. Benvolio also shows the audience that he cares a lot for Romeo in a better way than Mercutio does and is more reliable than Mercutio. I think the audience feels that Mercutio doesn’t take Romeo’s feelings seriously sometimes even though he cares a lot but isn’t a friend you would rely on. The audience thi...

Romeo And Juliet Persuasive Essay

...Finally Friar Lawrence is responsible for the tragedy because he came up with the whole death potion plan to Juliet, but it failed and killed Both Romeo and Juliet (IV, i, 70-78 and whole of Act V). Friar Lawrence has to take a big responsibility for this tragedy, because the plan didn’t go as though he did. Addition to that, if he sent the letter faster, Romeo would’ve carried out the instruction and Romeo and Juliet wouldn’t be dead (V, ii, 5-12). The letter had instruction for Romeo to ...

Revenge in Romeo and Juliet

...Revenge is the key to the advancement of the complex plot in Romeo and Juliet. It causes events to happen that would never have happened otherwise, and creates a suspenseful mood as well as several other themes and morals to be incorporated into the play. However, this ageless vengeance can only be stopped by the deaths of both family's children, and in the process of that, several others suffered the vile consequences of revenge. The definitive central idea of Romeo and Juliet characterizes ho...

Romeo and Juliet vs Antigone

...Plot structure, conflict, life lessons, and fatal flaws can all sway in entirely opposite directions, depending on how these three themes are used. In Romeo and Juliet and Antigone, these three themes also show the many similarities and differences that we often times tend to overlook. These similarities and differences not only reveal agate themes that the settings can often times conceal, but overall add emphasis to messages of both the stories, and can make the meaning stretch much farther th...

Romeo and Juliet blame essay

...The Friar is not very observant because he keeps causing destruction and still \ makes mistakes. Friar John to deliver a letter to Romeo that was supposed to inform him of Juliet’s death plan. Friar Lawrence is an expert in the use of seemingly mystical potions and herbs, so he insists that Juliet would use this potion/remedy for her death plan. “If rather than to marry Paris/ I’ll give thee remedy” (ROM VI l 71-72) She drinks this to fall into a coma and pretend to be dead. Romeo, becau...

Opinion Piece Romeo and Juliet

...To define it more specifically, it is when you obsess over someone or something, saying you love it and adore it but you really don't, you just don't know it. You strongly admire that thing or person, and you love the idea of it being yours. So basically it's a sense of possession you feel when you really want something and all you care about is having it. You become completely obsessed and that's all you care about. So, evidently, Romeo was definitely infatuated with Rosaline, and he was infatu...

Themes in Romeo and Juliet

...Authority is illustrated and explored in Romeo and Juliet. In Shakespeare’s time, authority was very closely linked in people’s minds to the natural order of the world and to the will of God. For example, the authority of the king or queen was believed to be given to them by God. Therefore, anyone who went against the authority of the king or queen would be considered to be committing a crime or sin against the wishes of God. People who went against authority were seen as going against the ...

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