Compare And Contrast Gnomeo And Juliet With Romeo And Juliet

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the movie Gnomeo and Juliet (directed by Kelly Asbury) is based on the story of Romeo and Juliet written by Shakespeare. It tells the tale of a boy and a girl from warring families who meet and fall in love. In both stories, Romeo and Juliet come from two different families with extreme hatred towards one another, both characters fall in love with each other at first sight, and both characters sneak around to see each other.
Firstly, Gnomeo and Juliet come from two opposing families: the Montague’s and the Capulet’s. However, due to an unidentified reason, both families despise one another. The director presents this feud by introducing the story with a lawn mower race. The race is between two people, Tybalt, who is a Capulet and Gnomeo, who is a Montague. During the race, Tybalt cheated and destroyed Gnomeo’s lawn mower. Later on, Gnomeo snuck into the Capulet’s property and spray painted their wall to seek revenge. The next day, Gnomeo headed back to his home and discovers that the Capulet’s destroyed his father’s wisteria plant. This shows that the Capulet’s and the Montague’s are furious and seek revenge for one another. The story of Romeo and Juliet also involved two opposing families who despised one another. Shakespeare never explains why both families were enemies. However, he does mention a few hints in the story, which allows the reader to understand that the families didn’t have the same view points. He introduces the story with a street fight between the Montague’s and the Capulet’s. This presents a very broad idea of the tension between both families. Later on, Romeo finds out that Rosaline was going to attend the Capulet’s party, so he snuck into the party and attempted to find her. However, Tybalt recognized Romeo and was furious since the Montague’s were naturally not allowed to attend a Capulet’s party. In addition, Shakespeare also showcases their hatred to one another through the characters Romeo and Juliet. Given that the only reason Romeo and Juliet had to go through obstacles was because their two families were feuding and would have never allowed it. Overall, both stories present a thorough representation of the feud between both families.
Secondly, Gnomeo/Romeo and Juliet fall in love during their first encounter. In the movie Gnomeo and Juliet, Gnomeo attempts to sneak into the Capulet’s property to sabotage Tybalt’s mower. However, Juliet was also trying to sneak into the Montague’s property to steal a flower that would make her garden beautiful; although Gnomeo and Juliet reach for the flower at the same time. This is the moment when they both laid eyes on each other, unaware that they both come from two feuding families. Furthermore, the scene is presented very romantically through the music and expressions, which is another indication that there was some sort of love tension. This event is what leads them to see each other...

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