Romeo And Juliet Comparative Essay

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The 1996 film of Romeo + Juliet is an American romantic drama version of William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet. It was directed by Baz Luhrmann. The film stars Leonardo DiCaprio and Claire Danes in the leading roles. The film is a shorter form of Shakespeare's play. While it still has the original Shakespearean dialogue, the Montagues and the Capulets are represented as warring mafia empires and swords are replaced with guns. 2013 version of Romeo & Juliet is a British-Italian-Swiss romantic drama film adaptation of William Shakespeare's romantic tragedy of the same name directed by Carlo Carlei. The film was released in the United Kingdom and the United States on 11 October 2013. Like Franco Zeffirelli's adaptation of Shakespeare's tragedy, this film habits the traditional setting of Renaissance Verona, but, unlike previous major film adaptations, this film only monitors the plot and uses some of the dialogue as written by Shakespeare.
In the striking city of Verona, where our story takes place, a long-standing hatred between two families erupts into new violence, and citizen’s hands covered with the blood of their fellow citizens. Two unsuccessful children of these enemy families become lovers and commit suicide. Their unfortunate deaths put an end to their parents' feud. The two scenes I’m focusing on is the Romeo + Juliet Baz …show more content…

While trying to stop the fight, Benvolio (Romeo's cousin) is drawn into the fray by Tybalt, kinsman of the Capulets. The fight quickly escalates as more citizens become involved and soon the heads of both households appear on the scene. At last, Prince Escalus arrives and breaks the riot, forbidding any additional outbreaks of violence on pain of death. In the Baz Luhrmann film the two enemies fight with guns, where as in the 2013 film they fight and draw their swords at one another, with an awful

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