Romeo And Juliet Movie Vs Movie Essay

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Romeo and Juliet Play Versus Movie The original play Romeo and Juliet, written around 1595 by William Shakespeare, is about two young people who fall in love, Romeo Montague and Juliet Capulet. The unfortunate thing is that both of their families are feuding and despise each other, making their relationship impossible. During a turn of events, Romeo is banished from their hometown of Verona and Juliet fakes her death in order to avoid a marriage with another man. The young Romeo is not informed of the illegitimacy of her death and ends his life over her ‘dead’ body. She awakens, sees her dead lover, and ends her life as well. The movie, directed by Baz Luhrmann in 1996, follows the same story with minor changes to the characters, dialogue, plot, and setting. It is set in a modern day compared to the original being set in 1300s. The movie carried many of the same aspects of the characters. Tybalt, Juliet’s cousin, is known for being very troublesome with others, especially the Montague family. He causes many problems and …show more content…

There is a prologue said at the beginning, but the last lines of it aren’t said. In both versions of Romeo and Juliet, Tybalt says “Peace. Peace? I hate the word, As I hate hell, all Montagues, and thee.”. In the play he says this in act one, scene one and in the movie he says this at the beginning. Both end with the same line: “For never was a story of more woe, than this of Juliet and her Romeo”. There is a difference when in the play, Juliet has a long sylloloque about her sudden, but not long lasting hate towards Romeo but in the movie, this is shortened. A conversation between Juliet to her mother about Romeo is completely removed. In the conversation, Juliet talks in a double sided way appearing to dislike the Montagues to her mother but it can also be read in a way to show how much she loves Romeo. Another is when the Nurse telling Juliet that Romeo has slain Tybalt is

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