Watching the movie John Q after reading the play Antigone by Sophocles, at first glance the two look completely opposite. But digging deeper into the storyline and themes can prove they have many similarities! Some of these similarities are the characters in the stories, the conflicts that take place, and the themes throughout both the movie and the play.
Shakespeare has a way of making his plays have a whole array of themes and perspectives to see the story from. One can argue that the main theme can usually be something along the lines of Love or Deception or even Honor. In particular, looking at Much Ado About Nothing, you can apply the same. I would argue that shakespeare chose to develop the theme of deception throughout this play. In particular, the way that Beatrice and Benedick end up falling in love is all thanks to deception.
“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.
In William Shakespeare’s play, Much Ado About Nothing, he spins a tale of misunderstandings leading to terrible consequences, but truth prevails in the end. He sets the scene in the mansion of the Messinan Governor Leonato. Don Pedro has just won a huge battle and has decided to pass through Messina. As he arrives, accompanied by Claudio and Benedick, Claudio quickly falls in love with Leonato’s daughter Hero, and Beatrice engages Benedick in a battle of wit and insults. As the play unfolds, the audience learns that Don Pedro’s brother, Don John the Bastard, will try to destroy Don Pedro’s plans no matter the cost or consequence. Claudio asks Don Pedro to win him Hero’s favor, At the Masquerade Ball and convince Leonato to approve a marriage
The setting of the movie is the first obvious difference that can be seen. The movie was set in New York City, New York in 2000 while the play was set in Elsinore, Denmark in the late middle ages. This greatly affects the way the movie is viewed because it is essentially an entirely different world. In the movie there are video cameras, cars, phones and skyscrapers, all things that obviously weren’t around during Shakespeare’s time. Even if the movie and the play had been based in the same year, the story still would have been slightly different. The United States of America didn’t even exist during Hamlet 's lifetime. But if Hamlet had been alive in 2000 in Elsinore it would still be a different story. New York City is the second largest city
The other differents with Shakespear’s work are the setting. In this movie, the Montagues and Capulets are two humans who live side by side as neighbors that share a duplex on Verona Drive in present day Stratford-Upon-Avon. Nevertheless, they live in feuding. Mr. Capulet and Miss Montague do not like each other so naturally.Their backyards are landscaped with so many flowers and filled beautifully with colorfull garden ornaments, and especially gnomes. There the gnomes are, live inthe garden of Mr. Capulet and Miss
Much Ado About Nothing is a timeless tail about two soldiers who fall in love with nobles daughters, and the hardships they face to be together. The play emphasizes the theme of pride and jealousy, and accentuates the ramifications of the character 's actions. When comparing different versions of plays, you have to consider many aspects including the setting, language, and film techniques of the play. After watching both the Branagh version and the modern versions of the Shakespeare 's play, Much Ado About Nothing, I would have to say that the Branagh version was by far the best, after considering these components. For example, in the Branagh version the director did an excellent job of matching the language and costumes to the setting.
A Christmas Carol is full of many twists and turns, and has been written in many different versions. Writers have taken artistic liberties and have added or taken away to the beloved Christmas story to make it their own. No two versions are going to be exactly similar, and most definitely are going to have many differences.
“We conclude that in the field of public education the doctrine of ‘separate but equal’ has no place.”
When comparing these two works, the time difference in which each was produced makes the largest impact. In the play the time takes place during the Elizabethan Age or the Renaissance Era. The clothes are very outdated to today 's modern fashion. In the Renaissance Era women dressed to “attract men” and especially unmarried women. Whilst
The movie, which gave me great impression was the “The Tempest” directed by Julie Taymor in 2010. “The Tempest” is based on the Shakespeare 's very last play “The Tempest”. Taymor has generally portrayed the Shakespeare play’s amusement and touching moments into her film, so although I’ve already known the whole plot I still entreatingly watched the movie. The genres of “The Tempest” are comic and drama, so I laughed, but also I held my breath during the movie. From the film, there are several characters who leads the film. Their names are; Prospera (Helen Mirren): a sorceress and Miranda 's mother, Miranda (Felicity Jones): Prospera 's daughter who falls in love with Ferdinand, Ferdinand (Reeve Carney): king Alonso 's son, Antonio (Chris Cooper): Prospera 's brother, and stole her dukedom, Ariel (Ben Whishaw): a spirit who aids Prospera, and Caliban (Djimon Hounsou): Prospera 's slave, and who along Alonso’s servant to the plot
Shakespeare’s play, Much Ado About Nothing, is a play about multiple relationships. Hero and Claudio are the first relationship, and Beatrice and Benedick are the other relationship. The play talks about the ideal traits of a couple in the Shakespearian time period. Times have changed, as couples have evolved and have generally become less “traditional”. Back in the day, the female would submit to the male. It was a set up marriage and she would just try to make the male proud. Relationships, in the modern day, are more egalitarian than they use to be. This allows Benedick and Beatrice to represent more of a modern time ideal couple, than Claudio and Hero.
What is a relationship without love? It isn 't something that can last forever. It can not overcome the issues that arise in everyday life. It is a business deal that 's as fragile as the bonds it was built around. Only relationships that are completely based in love can survive the turmoils we encounter. In Shakespeare 's Much Ado About Nothing, there are example of both loveless marriages, like Claudio and Hero 's, and marriages based on true love, like Benedick and Beatrice. The relationship based around fake love has encountered many problems and barely held on, not setting a bright example for the future. Shakespeare shows that for a marriage to work, true love must be the main basis or else the smallest issues will destroy the weak
It is truly fascinating to see how two plays that could have been written in the same century (although the chances are low) by different playwrights differ or have similar traits. It is well known that drama has seemed to grow wherever men have gained the piquing interest to know- the facts, the reasons, and the cause. However, as does men change and evolve, so does drama. So what is the next “new” way to capture an audience and express the feelings locked in every writer 's’ heart?
Shakespeare in love is comedy that provides a clear juxtaposition of Shakespeare’s live in Elizabethan time and creates allusions to his works and modern times with allusion to famous Hollywood films.