Recreating a classic story such as Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet from stage to film is a difficult task, but both Franco Zeffirelli and Baz Luhrmann were able to execute the challenge. This classic play is based on the story of “a pair of star-crossed lovers” (Rom. 1.0.6) who fall in love despite the feud happening between their families. Sadly, even with the undying love they have for each other, their love story ends in a tragedy. The story of Romeo and Juliet is a typical love at first sight plot but includes various other aspects that make the story interesting and different to other movies or stories with the same basic plot line.
When people think of Romeo and Juliet, do they think of guns and powerful companies or swords and feuding families? Most people think about the Shakespearean classic from medieval times. However, is Baz Luhrmann’s modern film version really that different? When looking at the Baz Luhrmann version of Romeo and Juliet, the film shows striking similarities and differences to the original in terms of the time period shift, the details, and the visible themes. With the 1996 version, Baz Luhrmann set the time period in the modern days.
The movie Throne Of Blood is an adaption of the play Macbeth, but it’s not just a translation of the play. In Fact, The director of the movie Asir Kurosawa did a brilliant job by inserting diverse cultural, and historical sources into the movie. Since Throne of Blood is heavily based on the play Macbeth, There are a lot of similarities during the events of the story. One of the most important fact about both stories is that Bloodshed was taking over. In Macbeth, Struggles over succession mostly resulted in massacres and chaos.
She is able to deceive the Nurse from suspecting that she fell in love with Romeo. Furthermore, Juliet struggles with another problem when her parents decide that she was to marry the Count Paris when she was already married to Romeo. When Juliet refuses to marry Paris, she states, “I will not even marry yet, and when I do I swear it shall be Romeo, whom you know I hate, rather than Paris.” (III.v.126). She is not obedient to her parents like she used to. She also starts to speak out on her behalf.
This changed very quickly. Romeo was truly in love with Rosaline, not Juliet. Therefore, this proves that Juliet is just the rebound to Romeo’s ever changing feelings. Romeo and Juliet were immature people. Juliet was just a young girl, who was not ready to give her life to someone.
Romeo is a Montague and comes from a very loving family who cares for him and is close to him. Juliet on the other hand, still comes from a loving family; however, her mother is uncomfortable talking to her and is not close to her Juliet’s Nurse is more of a motherly figure to her than her own mother. The Nurse, Juliet’s servant, acts as a motherly figure in Juliet’s life; she is caring, and supportive towards Juliet, even when she finds out about Juliet’s love for Romeo and his love for her. Romeo and Juliet meet at a masquerade ball held by Juliet’s father, that Romeo should
Clearly the idea of identity in Romeo and Juliet contributes to a great conflict within the famous play. Each family were in a different social class and Juliet's gender played a major role in the idea of Independence and privacy against her her own family! Juliet only being 13 or 14 was a major contributing factor to the theme of identity as a young female in the Middle Ages such a play would have been absolutely shocking during shakespeare's era because of her outright disownment of her wealthy family for a lover of a lower social class. We see this in other literature and movies such as mixed races where individuals have fallen in love with each other families disown each other because of societal pressure and societal norms of racism and discrimination. 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.
Hamlet’s Mind-Game, the Suspension of Disbelief and the Fictional Reality William Shakespeare composed in 1601 the play Hamlet, Prince of Denmark which was considered as a masterpiece at the time and it is still considered as one till the present time. The reason for the great attraction of the play lies in Shakespeare 's unique writing techniques. In these writing methods he elevates the language from its fundamental facility to a level in which the language transfers from its abstract notion to a degree when it becomes materialized for the audience. Therefore, in Hamlet prince of Denmark, the audience in the theater experiences the elaboration of the words from its complex or intangible meaning into a material form; thus a form that is more
Juliet, Lady and Lord Capulet’s only daughter needs to get married based on the parents deadline. Juliet being younger than fourteen years old was unexceriend in the real world and not getting what she deserves. Paris shows up to Capulet asking for Juliet’s hand in marriage, yet Capulet believes that they think it should be Juliet’s own decision. Capulet throws a feast with the beautiful ladies that live in Verona to show Paris he really does not love Juliet. Meanwhile on the streets Romeo Montague was depressed over Rosaline, because she wants to stay a virgin and not have children.
It affects many of the events and actions done by the characters. Juliet and Romeo are both adolescent; Romeo is 16 years old while Juliet is 13 years old. In the beginning of the play, Juliet’s attitude towards marriage is that of dismissal. She waves off that her parents, particularly her father, who wants her to marry Paris, a well-respected county. Juliet’s reluctance to get married shows that she does not feel ready for commitment, especially committing herself into a relationship with a person she hardly knows.