The essence of Romeo & Juliet. The Tragedy of Romeo & Juliet is the classic play written by William Shakespeare that follows two star-crossed lovers, Romeo and Juliet, who are mortal enemies that fall in love with each other. The protagonists try to keep their love hidden from their families, but not forgotten by themselves. This play of love and passion has been prototyped countless times on the silver screen, as it is the greatest love story ever told. The most well-known movie versions of Shakespeare’s The Tragedy of Romeo & Juliet are Franco Zeffirelli’s (1968) Romeo and Juliet, and Baz Luhrmann 's (1996) Romeo + Juliet. Both versions captured the main essence of the original play with Zefferelli 's staying true to its source while …show more content…
Zeffirelli’s Romeo and Juliet captured the whole essence of Romeo & Juliet, but both versions included detailed parts that were portrayed both convincingly and truthfully. One detailed part that both versions portrayed convincingly and truthfully were the characters of the original play. In the original play of The tragedy of Romeo & Juliet, Tybalt, (Juliet 's cousin), is this violently aggressive jealous man with a hot-tempered attitude, which causes him to amuse certain events at the annoyance of his relatives. This can be seen at the feast, as Tybalt automatically amuses Romeo has come to dispute the party based on him being a Montague. “This, by his voice, should be a Montague...What! Dares the slave come hither covered with an antic face, To fleer and scorn at our solemnity? Now, by the stock and honor of my kin, To strike him dead I hold it not a sin,” (Act 1, Scene 5, Lines 53-58 ). This scene shows that Tybalt will take any chance he has to kill a Montague, as long as it 's not a sin; thus also showing that he has such a strong sense of honor towards his family. Seeing how Tybalt is described in the original play, both directors made sure that Tybalt’s performance would be as similar to how he’s depicted in the play, to establish Tybalt as the main antagonist in their films. In Luhrmann 's Romeo + Juliet, Tybalt overreacts in an almost menacing vengeful way when he hears Romeo, as he begins to bang his chest and threaten him with death for the sake of his family. In …show more content…
In order to capture the complete essence of Romeo & Juliet, both movies must have first capture the essence of the original play 's prologue as it sets up the scene, tone, and mood. Without capturing the essence of the original prologue, then both movies can forget about capturing the complete essence of Romeo & Juliet, as its prologue is essential to it. Both Luhrmann and Zeffirelli knew how important the prologue was to the play, so they made sure to keep it as similar to the original prologue; despite this, there were still a few noticeable differences in both movies. In the original prologue of Romeo & Juliet, a chorus read the prologue in its entirety and states that they’ll clarify anything confusing to the audience. Instead of having a chorus read the prologue to its’ audience, Zeffirelli’s version had a man read the prologue. The man did not inform the audience that he’ll clarify anything confusing to them, neither did he read the complete prologue, as he only read half of it ending at “...death bury their parents strife.” Luhrmann’s version also has some noticeable differences in its prologue. As mentioned before, Luhrmann’s version of Romeo & Juliet took a more modern, updated look than Zefferelli 's. So with that in mind, Luhrmann’s version had a newscaster read the prologue as headline news, and she also wore a modern piece of clothing, (a blazer), instead of those centuries-old garments. Another difference was that she read the “news prologue” in a very
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Romeo and Juliet is a well-known play, which was written by William Shakespeare in 1594. A lot of different actors have performed this play throughout the years. One the most important characters in the play has to be Romeo because if wouldn’t have come up to Juliet the play would have been really different. Romeo is romantic, impulsive, and brave.
“For never was a story of more woe than this of Juliet and her Romeo.”, is a line that was very important to the history of literature. It tells of the inevitable fate of two star-crossed lovers that were bound to death because of each other. There have been many movies and plays preformed with this story line, but two in particular are the Baz Luhrmann film and the original play’s text. Both the Baz Luhrmann film and William Shakespeare’s play of Romeo and Juliet may be compared by focusing on the following scenes: the party scene, balcony scene, fight and death scene of Tybalt and Mercutio, and the suicide scene.
/Fetch me my rapier, boy. What, dares the slave… To strike him dead I hold it not a sin.” Tybalt is expressing his hatred for the Montagues by saying that killing him wouldn’t be a sin, that’s how bad the Montagues are. This rivalry between the two families has become so nasty that Tybalt is willing to create havoc at a party in front of many guests just because the boy is a Montague.
One of the first instances of Tybalt's reckless and arguable behavior is when he gets into a heated argument with Romeo at the Capulet party because Romeo has come uninvited, and he declares, "What, dares the slave come hither, covered with an antic face, to fleer and scorn at our solemnity?" (Rom 1.5.60-62). Tybalt's aggressive behavior and insults towards Romeo only serve to escalate the tension between the Capulets and Montagues. Tybalt has
His hatred for the Montagues is shown in the quote, Jones 3 TYBALT: “It fits when such a villain is a guest. I’ll not endure him.” ( 1.5.73-74). Tybalt’s hatred for Romeo is eventually the death of him. Tybalt’s temper and rage is shown in the quote, TYBALT: “Patience perforce with willful choler meeting Makes my flesh tremble in their different greeting.
Tybalt is hot headed and rash. In the first act of Romeo and Juliet he is already starting fights as stated by him “What, drawn, and talk of peace? I hate the word / As I hate hell, all Montagues, and thee.”(1.1.63-64). Tybalt’s hate of peace is the most blatant example of his hot headed and rash actions. He is trying to get the Montagues riled up so that he can have a fight.
Zeffirelli has made a very nice version of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet Act 2 Scene 2, and it’s the one I enjoyed the most. Zeffirelli portrayed Juliet very well with the actress Olivia Hussey. Although older than Juliet’s age of 14 in Shakespeare’s original play, Olivia Hussey successfully interpreted Juliet’s youthful and lively nature. Olivia Hussey also delivered the role of Juliet with great emotion and gestures. Her tone changes as she is saying her deep thoughts of Romeo’s name to her love for him.
In William Shakespeare’s timeless play Romeo and Juliet, two star crossed lovers are faced with great adversity as they hide their romance from their feuding families. As author James Lane Allen once said, “Adversity does not build character, it reveals it”. Romeo, a Montague, struggles to hide his love for the Capulet daughter, Juliet, from his family and friends. The challenge of lying to his closest companions, and going against his family’s ways to secretly marry Juliet causes Romeo to act erratically and carelessly. Throughout Act 3 Scene One, Shakespeare exposes the lovestruck Romeo’s mercurial nature and impulsivity through his thoughtless actions.
Romeo and Juliet is a classic play by William Shakespeare, In 1968 it was adapted in a full movie, and later on in 1996 was again adapted into the big screen, both movies have so many similarities and so many differences, in the 1968 movie it is a more realistic, more true to the script, but the 1996 movie takes place in verona beach in the US, in modern times, the sword fights are actually guns, both use shakespearean english, but the most important part of any Romeo and Juliet performance, is to show their love was never meant to be, both movies do an excellent job in portraying this concept, in this essay I will explore that Romeo and Juliet’s relationship is starcrossed is portrayed by the 1968 and 1996 version through the first time they meet in the party, the balcony scene, and the scene where they are in bed. The first time Romeo and Juliet meet is at the Capulet party, this is portrayed in both movies differently, in the 1996 version Romeo is walking by an aquarium, looking at the fish, when he sees juliet, their eyes meet and follow each other, but just as they were going to come face to face, Juliet’s nurse grabs her, and takes her away to dance with Paris her future husband. In the 1968 version Romeo is far away from Juliet, and he hides behind a column, she is dancing with some people, but she is too far away, and has lots of people between Romeo and Juliet.
“Happiness is good, sadness is bad but together, they create a good story” These words from Luna Adriana Ardiansyah fit excellent for describing the erratic story of Romeo and Juliet. This story goes up and down with deaths, bad situations and plot twists. All these events led to different tragic events and Tybalt's death was one of them. In the tragic love story of Romeo and Juliet, by William Shakespeare, Tybalt is liable for his own death because he makes irrational decisions, he has anger issues, and he always has held a grudge against the Montagues.
There was a feud going on between the two families that lead to a series of tragedies. In the play and movie of Romeo and Juliet there were two young teens. One was named Juliet, her mother was forcing her to marry a guy named Paris. However she did not want to marry Paris. Then there was Romeo who was from a different household; that happened to be enemies with the Capulet household.
Romeo is a Montague, the rival family to the Capulets. The hatred that would lead to his own death started with this grudge. Romeo didn’t do anything to hurt the Capulets, but Tybalt didn’t like his presence. Tybalt got angry at a party over nothing. Tybalt sent a letter to Romeo’s home challenging him to quarrel.
Without this prologue the audience would spend majority of the film trying to fill in the missing pieces of the story. In Romeo and Juliet the prologue is the news presenter’s presentation followed by a montage of events of
Tybalt illustrates passionate hate which makes him very impatient with the Montagues and leads to his own death and causes emotional distress to the Capulet family. Accordingly this can be seen when Romeo goes to the fest at the Capulets and Tybalt wants to kill him solely because he was present at the fest. This, by his voice, should be a Montague. — (to his PAGE) Fetch me my rapier, boy.
A book shows an imaginary world to a reader and gives a reader a platform to create an imaginary world out the story on a book. William Shakespeare 's greatest love story truly touches its readers heart by the way whole story is structured. The book is written in the way the it flows in the unprecedented scenes that it creates in the readers mind and the piteous end of the true lovers are the elements that made it the greatest love story ever told. Furthermore, this extraordinary story of a true love written in a book has been filmed which suited with then the time and generation.