Compare And Contrast Romeo And Juliet

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Romeo and Juliet is a play written by William Shakespeare, originally published in 1597. It is a tragedy of two star-crossed lovers, who fall in love with each other despite their families hate. The play is taught in many schools and it is often coupled with a movie adaption of the play. There have been many movie adaptations of Romeo and Juliet done and yet there are only a few out of the five I have watched that I would recommend. The top one that I would recommend is the 1968 version, directed by Franco Zeffirelli.

The ratings on Amazon for Romeo and Juliet (1968) are 4.7 out of 5 stars. The rating on Rotten Tomatoes is 97%. The 1968 version is forever going to be my favorite, it is something that brought the characters to life in a way that made sense. Unlike Gnomeo and Juliet in the sense of, well, Gnomes. While everyone in my class was either laughing or ew-ing the scenes, I was enthralled. To see such careful thought in changing the play into a script to make the characters more understandable. To see how it also worked so well in bringing out how the characters looked. Itś not something you can just imagine while reading the play. You need to see it and it was portrayed wonderfully. Of course I still object to the removing of Romeo buying the poison and killing Paris, yet it made him more loving and kind and not like a murderer. And seeing Tybalt freeze when he sees the blood on his sword, seeing him move towards Mercutio and being pushed away by his followers-itś

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