In both stories, this tool was used to emphasise the themes and the tragedy itself. In West Side Story, Maria sings to her friends about her new love, without knowing that this new love just killed her brother (Bauch 95). With the audience knowing this information, the scenes leading up to Maria finding out, builds climax and more drama to the scene (Gale). Similarly, in Romeo and Juliet, the audience is aware that Juliet has taken the sleeping potion but Romeo isn’t, and they also know that the letter Romeo receives isn 't the letter the Friar sent to him, rather a fraudulent one. The climax scene is also the death scene in Romeo and Juliet.
Furthermore Romeo and Juliet is a play about love in the midst of war. And it is set in Verona, Italy. The town is distress by civil violence, and the result of a bitter and long standing fight between two families, the Capulets and the Montagues. In Romeo and Juliet everybody fights, from the heads of the families, Montague and Capulet, and down to the servants of the individual families. However against this background of civil conflict, something wonderful happens, two young people fall in love.
Romeo and Juliet is a tragedy about two young star-crossed lovers who come from opposing families that are constantly feuding. Romeo is a Montague whilst Juliet is a Capulet. Although the most obvious theme in the play is love, there are several scenes which contain conflict. This essay considers some of the ways that conflict is presented in Act III scene 1. At the start of the scene, Shakespeare creates conflict by using pathetic fallacy.
This play, Romeo and Juliet touches upon those societal problems that are timeless especially with individuals wanting to fall in love with a lower social class or an individual that is from a different wealth class. For most readers Romeo and Juliet of course is a tragedy but it's a tragedy that is upon the foolishness of societal norms and discriminations due to differences of wealth, prestige and/or
Although both the play and the movie is dramatic, the movie was more dramatic. When Mercutio died, it was a lot more dramatic than in the play, when Tybalt killed him he looked like he regretted it a little and Mercutio didn’t want help from Romeo when he tried to help him walk, he kept pushing him away. The love between Romeo and Juliet was more immature than in the play, even the movie made it seem more immature than in the play. Even though they both cared for each other greatly, their love seemed a bit childish. Their love is more of a flight of fancy than serious, they tried to be serious but that didn’t work well.
The language was probably the most loved part as barely and props and no scenery was used. The audience was supposed to by focusing on the “richly evocative Language.” The performances were accompanied by music and costume though to add the “effect” From there on Shakespeare’s great story of lovers Romeo and Juliet, many people got they’re inspiration. As mentioned above, there were several film adaptations, however also many musicals are based on the timeless play. A few very successful musicals which were inspired by the original piece were composed by Berlioz, Gounod, Bellini and Tchaikovsky. “Kenneth MacMillan choreographed a ballet to Prokofiev 's music and this was premiered at Covent Garden in 1964, with Rudolph Nureyev and Margot Fonteyn in the title roles.
Romeo and Juliet versus West Side Story Literary Analysis Essay Human are impulsive. Sometimes we do things without thinking. Acting without without taking time to think car have tragic consequences is a theme to both Shakespeare's play Romeo and Juliet and the 1961 movie West Side Story;however, It is more shown in Romeo and Juliet. The impulsivity is shown strongly in both of these topics. In Romeo and Juliet Romeo is already acting without thinking of the consequences by the end of act one.
In the play, Romeo and Juliet, William Shakespeare uses juxtaposition to indirectly characterize the main characters of the play. By doing this, Shakespeare adds depth to his characters as well as foreshadow the tragic events at the conclusion of the play. Shakespeare adds complexity to his characters when he uses juxtaposition to indirectly characterize Romeo, Juliet, and Friar Laurence. Through terms of contrast, Shakespeare adds complexity to Romeo showing how his romanticness hides his destructive actions. After Juliet was informed about the death of Tybalt, she describes Romeo as a “beautiful tyrant”( 3.2.75).
“Romeo and Juliet” by William Shakespeare entertains the audience through use of character, language and drama. The plot focuses on the theme of conflict and consequences, using deep characterisation, descriptive language and high drama to entertain. Act 3 Scene 1 focuses on a brutal feud between two enemies and Act 3 Scene 5 follows the patriarchal society’s approach to women marriage and societal expectations. Shakespeare forces the audience to engage with the idea of conflict and what it must have been like to live through this time. Shakespeare cleverly utilises a changing atmosphere in Act 3 Scene 1 to expertly entertain his audience.
Throughout the play Romeo and Juliet show many tragic flaws. The love for each other takes the title of the greatest one of these flaws. Mr. Andrews agrees with this flaw as he says that, “the playwright intended to have his earliest theatergoers see Romeo and Juliet as protagonists whose tragic flaw derives from the same source as their strength