The audience knows that the love story of Romeo Montague and Juliet Capulet is destined to fail, and are continuously aware of it throughout the course of the play: creating dramatic tension. As the audience’s hopes build up, so does the tension, created marvelously by Shakespeare, and the two different adaptations that chose to reconvey the famous ‘Balcony Scene’. Both adaptations are able to showcase the seemingly uninhibited and boundless love Romeo and Juliet have for each other, through the use of strategies such as dialogue, character, atmosphere, and setting. Romeo and Juliet is perhaps the most tragic love story of all time, and it will continue to be so due to the intense scenes and even more intense love, that makes the Shakespeare classic one that will forever keep audiences on the edge of their
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.
Love is what the story pivots on. Love is seen as a very forceful influence that forces the main characters to commit acts seen as unorthodox. Love acts as a force that drives the story forward and acts as an unstoppable force. Another well seen theme in Romeo and Juliet is fate. Some characters are bound by fate to die, known as ‘death-marked’ characters.
Despite a lot of the play exploring the positives and the beauty of love and romance, the real lessons from the story are found in the primitive and belligerent nature of the characters. Ultimately, the story of Romeo and Juliet teaches us about the most quarrelsome, primal instincts of the human nature, and how not avoiding them can lead to a tragic end. Romeo and Juliet’s families, as mentioned previously, both have an extreme hatred for each other. Even at the beginning of the play, Tybalt and
Conflict is one of the many ways Shakespeare used to spice up the play of Romeo and Juliet. Not to mention that conflict is a recurring theme within the play as it intertwines with several other themes to importantly show the relationship of conflict to tragedy. He explores conflict to bring the significance of tragedy within the play, this can be observed that the idea of conflict has been dispersed throughout the play. This can be seen as when conflicts build up and unveil itself in a chain till the death of Romeo and Juliet, this intensifies what Shakespeare depicts the conflict as a means of proving the worth of conflict in the play. Since the play of Romeo and Juliet was set In Verona, during the Renaissance period, it was the rebirth of Art and beauty, showcasing nobility, humility, and dignity.
He perfectly captured the essence of anger towards both Romeo and Tybalt. The anger towards Romeo was mixed with sadness. The reason being that Romeo had gotten in the way of Mercutio’s duel with Tybalt, resulting in his death. While with Tybalt it was a different story it was both anger and sincere hatred. Perrineau’s ability to switch emotions so quickly and smoothly was an example of great talent.
The most true love stories that humans read, always end in a happy endings, but in the “Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet,” by the famous writer William Shakespeare and in the “Pyramus and Thisbe,” by the classic author Edith Hamilton. Both stories end in anything but a happily ever after. The lovers of these passages risk many things, and turns them to there future of death. These events that occur to the main characters lead to love, bad consequences, and no more life. The decisions made by the dramatic characters have a greater impact on the characters in these texts, leading to their death.
People all know that Shakespeare’s works is superb and remarkable, but why human beings all admire and respect them? From the view of “Hamlet” , the continuous deaths must be the power to push the storylines going ahead and ahead. The links between each deaths cause characters giving rise
S.T Coleridge refers to Shakespeare’s swan song, The Tempest, as a play “for all ages,” and this quote rings true in the light of the fascinating study of the presentation of Prospero, the play’s protagonist. Prospero’s complexity stands out against the binary archetypes of Jacobean drama, and this great wizard not only teaches the audience about accepting humanity, but embracing it. He reveals a reflection of the Bard himself, as well as that of our very being. To quote Gooder, Prospero “could give God a good fight.” The audience instantly gets a sense of the extent of Prospero’s power through the tempest that he casts in Act 1 Scene 1. Ferdinand’s cry of “Hell is empty and all the devils are here” clearly illustrates the psychological destruction that Propsero’s art can carry.