Romeo and Juliet is a classic play by William Shakespeare, In 1968 it was adapted in a full movie, and later on in 1996 was again adapted into the big screen, both movies have so many similarities and so many differences, in the 1968 movie it is a more realistic, more true to the script, but the 1996 movie takes place in verona beach in the US, in modern times, the sword fights are actually guns, both use shakespearean english, but the most important part of any Romeo and Juliet performance, is to show their love was never meant to be, both movies do an excellent job in portraying this concept, in this essay I will explore that Romeo and Juliet’s relationship is starcrossed is portrayed by the 1968 and 1996 version through the first time they meet in the party, the balcony scene, and the scene where they are in bed. The first time Romeo and Juliet meet is at the Capulet party, this is portrayed in both movies differently, in the 1996 version Romeo is walking by an aquarium, looking at the fish, when he sees juliet, their eyes meet and follow each other, but just as they were going to come face to face, Juliet’s nurse grabs her, and takes her away to dance with Paris her future husband. In the 1968 version Romeo is far away from Juliet, and he hides behind a column, she is dancing with some people, but she is too far away, and has lots of people between Romeo and Juliet.
The play Romeo and Juliet has many immature characters. Most of the decisions the individuals make are very childish and harm them. Many of the adults also just allow the kids to do whatever they want and comply with their decisions like the Nurse and Friar Lawrence. The adolescents and adults are not acting in an appropriate manner given because they are making bad and hasty decisions as if they don’t know how to make good ones. The adolescents in the play act very childish and make many decisions that harm them.
The Role of Women in Romeo and Juliet Compared to Women Today Did you ever think you would get married and start a family when you’re only thirteen years old? During Shakespeare’s time, this was normally what would happen. Women weren’t as independent as they are today and often didn’t choose how their futures would be. In “Romeo and Juliet,” women weren’t treated with respect and were less independent than women today. Also, women didn’t have the option to make their own choices like women today do.
Romeo and Juliet’s Impermanences William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, a tragic play between two star crossed lovers, portrays the death and impermanence of both Romeo and Juliet. Belonging to rival families, Romeo and Juliet must see each other in private. Romeo and Juliet, meeting at a party, fall deeply in love with each other and end up marrying. But due to the mindless killing of Juliet’s cousin, this marriage is short ended as the city exiles Romeo. This leads Juliet to fake her death to be with Romeo, but due to an misunderstanding, Romeo poisons himself.
In the tragic play, The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet, by William Shakespeare, the author uses individuality vs. conformity to further develop the central idea. Individuality vs. Conformity is the idea that a group’s actions do not define your actions. Romeo falls in love with Juliet, but once they learn they are from the opposite families, they acknowledge that a name does not define a person. Shakespeare’s development of Romeo and Juliet refine the central idea of individuality vs. conformity. Shakespeare develops Juliet in a way that reveals individuality vs. conformity.
William Shakespeare’s The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet, is a tragic love story of two teenagers, Romeo and Juliet. Their relationship is made complicated by the fact that they yield from feuding households, the Montagues and Capulets. After falling in love instantly, Romeo and Juliet are forced to marry secretly in order to avoid further escalating their families’ conflict. As teenagers, Romeo and Juliet seek the guidance of an elder, Friar Lawrence.
With the 1968 version the masquerade ball was elegant and sophisticated. Everyone who attended was dressed nice and it was organized. They had organized types of dances and organized food and drinks. The light came from chandeliers and candles.
The setting was transposed from 1300s Verona, Italy to 1990s “Verona Beach,” which has a Los Angeles vibe. The change of the time period and setting where the biggest changes to the text, yet the reason begin the changed showed how relevant Shakespeare's text can be. Luhrmann immediately shows the audience that this is not going to be Shakespeare's time. From the first shot and solique, the audience immediately knows though the language is Shakespeare the setting is ours, making the audience think about their society. Luhrmann never stops using Shakespeare's text to reflect his time.
A conflict is always started by an intruding force. It could be hate, love, jealousy or bad decisions. In both Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare, and 1984 by George Orwell, a conflict arose that needed to be dealt with. Every conflict, must have a peacemaker, someone who does whatever it takes to keep the peace and disperse a crowd. First of all, in Romeo and Juliet the conflict that Prince Escalus had to step in to stop was first started by Sampson’s hate for all Montagues.
Sorrow is an emotion of deep distress that is caused by loss, disappointment, or other misfortune suffered by oneself or others. Others might think that sorrow is the emotion that accepts two individuals to forges all of the inconvenience and all of the unfairness that makes one completely fall in love but the sorrow takes over. William Shakespeare was known of his writing that includes different emotions such as sorrow. Many of his sonnets and plays are all about sorrow. His most famous play is Romeo and Juliet.