Essay Comparing Lurhman's Romeo And Juliet

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Romeo and Juliet is a tragedy written by William Shakespeare that Baz Lurhman made a modern representation of. The film stars Leonardo DiCaprio and Claire Danes as Romeo and Juliet. Even though the film is a modern representation, it’s still roughly using the original script, which means that the English they speak is from the 1600s. Lurhman does a good job keeping the script as original as possible. An example of this is that even though the characters are carrying modern firearms, they refer to them as swords, just like Shakespeare did in the original script.
The introduction of modern weapons creates a more violent action scene, which Lurhman emphasizes by using appropriate soundtracks, as well as camera angles. In the more intense fighting …show more content…

The physical appearance of Romeo is never described in the original text by William Shakespeare, but we do know that he is a handsome young man, around sixteen years old. His personality can be described as intelligent, but he’s also impulsive and immature, however what makes Romeo such a great character, is his strong passion and love for Juliet. As we know, this is quite a big problem as Romeo is a Montague, and Juliet is a Capulet.
Juliet is the main female protagonist of the film. She’s a thirteen year old girl, with long brown hair and pale skin. Juliet is defiant and rebellious. She stands up against her mom, and refuses to take orders from her parents. At first, Juliet is not interested in marrying, but when she meets Romeo, it all changes. Juliet is that daughter of the lord of Capulet. The two do not communicate very well. That father is completely clueless as to what’s going on in her life. She does have a decent relationship with her mother; but some may even say her relationship with the nurse is even

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