1108 words - 4 pagesI have read the text version of RomeoandJuliet when I was a secondary student. In order to comprehend the story deeply, I have watched Romeo & Juliet (1968 film) recently. This film won many award and was very successful. RomeoandJuliet was popular, especially among teenagers since it is a romance film (RomeoandJuliet, 2014).
Romeo & Juliet is generally known as a sad story. This tragedy believed to occur by chance or by destiny (Studymode, 1999). Those people criticized Romeo for falling in love too quickly. However, it is reasonable as they were teenagers. Perhaps RomeoandJuliet were falling in love too quickly, it does not mean that it was just a puppy love and they did not knowVIEW DOCUMENT
1032 words - 4 pagesRomeoandJuliet is a play about two lovers who fought to be together, but became separated due to others fights; leading to their deaths. When RomeoandJuliet met it was love at first sight. When they find out that a last name will separate them, they are both sad. Juliets cousin Tybalt then gets in an altercation with Romeos friend Mercutio. Mercutio then dies. When Romeo kills Tybalt, who is Juliets cousin, Juliet knows they may never be together. Romeo is then exiled from Verona. By this time RomeoandJuliet have already been secretly married by the Friar. Juliet is so upset she tells her parents that she refuses to marry Paris. Also that she loves Romeoand not Paris. This leads toVIEW DOCUMENT
760 words - 3 pages3AnkrahIsaiah Ankrah Mr. Parkes ENG-9D-01 Dec 20, 2012 William Shakespeare's RomeoandJuliet EssayWilliam Shakespeare's RomeoandJuliet, is a tragic story about the struggles that people go through for love. The passage I read so far gives details that the protagonist, Romeo, has just escaped from a party that he wasn't invited to. Upon his escape, he journeys to the Capulet's backyard to express his feelings to his lovely Juliet. In this essay, IVIEW DOCUMENT
1152 words - 5 pagesMadisyn KingMrs. RospigliosiEnglish 9 Honors, 1B3 April 2014RomeoandJuliet's DecisionsWilliam Shakespeare is a well-known famous author who wrote one of the greatest love stories of all time, RomeoandJuliet. The play is easily known for infatuation with the main characters. Infatuation has a lot to do with poor decision making in teens. Both main characters RomeoandJuliet make several poor decisions. In William Shakespeare's play VIEW DOCUMENT
645 words - 3 pagesIn “The Tragedy of RomeoandJuliet,” William Shakespeare has given the characters realistic aspects. People can relate to Romeo's immature and rash nature, can admire Juliet's growth to maturity, and can find that their teen love is very convincing. To start off, Romeo is very rash and immature, especially when it comes to love. When talking about their relationship, Juliet even said, “It is too rash, too unadvised, too sudden.” Furthermore, Romeo was obsessed with Rosaline but soon became infatuated with Juliet. Friar Lawrence have said, “Young men's love then lies not truly in his heart, but in their eyes.” This aspect of Romeo is realistic because it is a flaw people can relate to. InVIEW DOCUMENT
1095 words - 4 pages Montague is trying to “outbid” Capulet, while Capulet responds by showing he is as wealthy as Montague. Perhaps the feud was financial; maybe who’s richer, or an ancient debt still unpaid. Who knows? This is just my own interpretation.
This slide shows RomeoandJuliet at the Capulet’s banquet or gathering. Romeo wears a mask to prevent being seen, for Montagues were not allowed, or even invited to this gathering. Romeo went to this gathering only for the sole purpose of meeting Rosaline again, which was Romeo’s first crush. But halfway through this “party”, Romeo saw Juliet, in which he stated he never saw true beauty until this night. He compares her to many things, such as a brightVIEW DOCUMENT
1490 words - 6 pagesDescribe the events that happened at Capulet's party.After Romeoand Mercutio convinced Romeo to go to a party for him to forget Rosaline, he sees an amazingly beautiful young girl named Juliet. They kiss even though they do not know the fact that their families are enemies. After the party, Romeo hides from his friends to avoid them mocking him. He then meets Juliet at her balcony and they actually talk about getting married.What premonitions occur in the play? What is their dramatic purpose?The first one is before theVIEW DOCUMENT
959 words - 4 pagesWhen I look at the movie version of RomeoandJuliet by Luhrman, in comparison to the original text, lots of comparisons and comments come to my mind. The question that I want to answer is," Is The Tragedy of RomeoandJuliet Fate or Fortune?" I mean, was this all of God's Will, or was it that Romeo came upon a string of bad luck? Different people have different opinions about was it fate or fortune. I said that it was a little bit of both. However, my feelings are more strongly directed to fate. In the text, it appeared to me that they wereVIEW DOCUMENT
1250 words - 5 pagesHow does Baz Luhrmann update Shakespeare's RomeoandJuliet for a modern audience?The Baz Luhrmann has crafted his own interpretation of William Shakespeare's 'RomeoandJuliet' to be relevant to the modern audience. Luhrmann was highly effective at recreating characters from Shakespeare's play to be modernised. Firstly the main character who had been changed most from the original was Lady Capulet.In the original play, Lady Capulet was much nicer to Juliet. Lady Capulet respected Juliet's obedience until she fell in loveVIEW DOCUMENT
927 words - 4 pages1. What values does your character most cherish? What values does your character reject?
The value Romeo most cherishes is privacy between him andJuliet. The value of privacy is expressed through the metaphor of night. Through night, darkness is a veil that removes any obligations to social institutions and implications, rules and regulations. In short, night is the individual’s escape from the public world. In a way, the lover’s eventual suicides may be viewed as an eternal night. Romeo rejects the values of his surrounding public and social institutions. The placement of familial power on the head masculine figure of the household creates a profound obstacle between RomeoandJulietVIEW DOCUMENT
929 words - 4 pagesThe story of RomeoandJuliet contains many controversial topics that are mainly focused on teenagers. The most amazing fact about this story is that even though this story was written hundreds of years ago, the teenagers today still go through the same ordeals or, even wonderful events as well.One of these important topics in this story was friendship. Romeoand Mercurito's friendship was portrayed as what people would call today a "best friends" status. This was quite obvious in the text and both RomeoandJuliet movies; especially when witnessing Romeo's reaction to Mercurito's death. On theVIEW DOCUMENT
600 words - 2 pagesRomeoandJulietWe just finished reading the play RomeoandJuliet by William Shakespeare.In this play we are introduced to the tragic story of their forbidden 'love'which ultimately leads to their deaths. Although RomeoandJuliet is consideredto be a timeless love story, I find Romeo to be too immature for this to be so.When we are first introduced to Romeo, he is involved with a girl bythe name of Rosaline. Benvolio inquired about Romeo's situation withVIEW DOCUMENT
1547 words - 6 pages"Never was a story of more woe than this of Julietand her Romeo," is a fitting phrase to the conclusion of the play. It is fitting because the text is truly about woe, which occurs when the characters allow their feelings to take over reason. Romeo, for example, constantly shows this nature in the play, just like the older and fiery-tempered Capulet. Capulet's daughter, Juliet, though younger than Romeo, is at times much more mature than Romeo, but also allows her feels to cloud her judgement; and so does her cousin, Tybalt, who is vengeful and loathes all Montague's. These characters are mere pawns in the tragedy, used by Shakespeare to display the dire consequences of allowing emotion toVIEW DOCUMENT
949 words - 4 pagesRomeoandJuliet, the broadly acknowledged representative of all romantic stories, portrayed a world of chaos with mere moments of tranquility throughout the whole play. Using various literary devices and imagery, Shakespeare presents the audience a vivid picture of RomeoandJulietand the love between them. Love is the main theme in this story, probably superseding all the others; it is a violent, discouraging and yet intriguing force driving RomeoandJuliet closer to developing an amorous relationship. Love, identified by Shakespeare, is very forceful, can easily lead to violence, but most importantly, requires sacrifice and braveryVIEW DOCUMENT
2252 words - 9 pagesAristotle proposed what is believed to be the first definition of a true tragedy. Specifically, he states that a tragedy triggers great pity and fear caused by the main characters’ actions alone. Likewise, a true tragedy lacks coincidence and fate plays little in the overall play. William Shakespeare writes the play of The Tragedy of RomeoandJuliet in which the audience knows the destiny of these two tragic heroes from the very beginning. Although this play is tragic knowing that the lives of two lovers are lost, it is not a tragedy as RomeoandJuliet are not solely responsible for their own deaths. Destiny is determined through the hands of greater forces than that of RomeoandJulietVIEW DOCUMENT
1056 words - 4 pagesNotice whenever Juliet seeks for help, the people close to her tend to always let her down? Why is that? Aren't your friends or family members suppose to be the ones who are always there for you, and never let you down? Well not in Juliet's case. You see, Shakespeare, the author of Romeo & Juliet wrote the story in a way that Juliet a main character in the story, whenever seeks for guidance from her friends and family members, especially when she needs it most, is always betrayed or let down. In the following paragraphs, I will explain how, Lady CapuletVIEW DOCUMENT
1985 words - 8 pagesNapoleon Bonaparte once said, "There is no such thing as an accident; it is Fate misnamed." This is clearly shown in The Tragedy of RomeoandJuliet by William Shakespeare. The Tragedy of RomeoandJuliet is a play about love and hate and the eventual demise of "star-crossed lovers," RomeoandJuliet. Shakespeare eloquently states throughout the play that Fate is to blame for the lover's deaths in the end. While some may argue that the characters are to blame due to their choices, which, the readers may claim, were acts or free will, the reality of the situation is that Fate is to blame for causing RomeoandJuliet to fall in love as well as causing the situations that led to their deathsVIEW DOCUMENT
1222 words - 5 pagesIn the streets of Verona another brawl breaks out between the servants of the feuding noble families of Capulet and Montague. Benvolio, a Montague, tries to stop the fighting, but is himself embroiled when the rash Capulet, Tybalt, arrives on the scene. After citizens outraged by the constant violence beat back the warring factions, Prince Escalus, the ruler of Verona, attempts to prevent any further conflicts between the families by decreeing death for any individual who disturbs the peace in theVIEW DOCUMENT
1120 words - 4 pagesRelationship evolves as a human being evolves. During the time of Shakespeare, humans’ relationship was based mostly on impulse, but in the present time, humans do not tend to go impulsive at the beginning of the relationship for avoiding any tragedy by learning from past stories. In Shakespeare’s RomeoandJuliet, the original relationship between the lovers, their marriage, and their suicides are the direct result of their impulsive.
The initial relationship between RomeoandJuliet is based on impulse. Romeo immediately chooses a lover without thinking about her. Romeo mopes about his past love. Romeo’s past love is Rosaline. When Benvolio suggests to Romeo that he can Benvolio suggestsVIEW DOCUMENT
767 words - 3 pages“In the end one needs more courage to live than to kill himself.”
Albert Camus points out that for some people, it is easier for them to take their own life, than it is to continue living an empty one. This is the case for the star-crossed lovers, Romeo, andJuliet, in William Shakespeare’s play, RomeoandJuliet. Although there were multiple contributing factors to the suicides of RomeoandJuliet, Friar Laurence is directly responsible for their deaths. He is responsible because he trusted someone other than himself to deliver the letter to Romeo, he gave Juliet the potion, and left when RomeoandJuliet were in danger at the tomb.
Friar Laurence trusted Friar John toVIEW DOCUMENT
732 words - 3 pages Without the masterful foils, <RomeoandJuliet> would not be the archetype of love tragedy. Among all the character’s foils, foils between Romeoand Paris is not as obvious as foils between Benvolio and Mercuitio or between the nurse and Lady Capulet, but they are the linchpins of the whole play, reflect why and how does Juliet choose Romeo over Paris. Foils between Romeoand Paris are shown as their attitude toward courtship, which Paris formally asks Capulet for Juliet’s hand but Romeo’s secretive about his forbidden plan; their languages, which Paris is wooden and stilted- laced andRomeo is articulate and good at using cajolery; their responses gotten from Juliet, which Juliet lovesVIEW DOCUMENT
774 words - 3 pagesRomeoandJulietRomeoandJuliet, is a story of two young lovers, whose love was destined for destruction. They did not imagine that their love would lead to the tragedies that it did. These two young people did nothing wrong except fall in love. Three aspects of their destruction included the feud between the two families, the nurse and her betrayal of Julietand the most important aspect of all is fate.The feud between the two families was one factor that contributed to the love of RomeoandJuliet being destined forVIEW DOCUMENT
830 words - 3 pagesThe Tragedy of RomeoandJuliet Light shapes our lives. Without it, we would be in a sea of empty darkness. White and black are complements of each other, expressing different extremes of color. Instead of using color and light to visually see, William Shakespeare uses color and light to show love between the "star-crossed lovers" in The Tragedy ofVIEW DOCUMENT
708 words - 3 pagesIn the tragic play, RomeoandJuliet, William Shakespeare explores love and how it is a powerful human emotion that will not only lead to great happiness but may also lead to great sorrow. The two 'star-cross'd lovers', RomeoandJuliet, are propelled into a world of joy when they meet each other for the first time, as it is love at first sight. This love is not only seen as a cure to Romeo's sadness but the Friar sees it as a possible solution to the long lasting feud between the Capulets and Montagues. It turns out the Friar was right in how it would resolve the conflict, but heVIEW DOCUMENT
562 words - 2 pages"RomeoandJuliet" is a timeless tale of two lovers that bring misfortune on themselves due to their inexperience and immaturity. Baz Lurhmann portrays this in his visual text using lighting effects, costumes, and camera angles.Juliet is shown to be immature in an opening scene where Juliet's father says, 'My child is yet a stranger to the world, she has not seen the charge of fourteen years.' It is also shown in how Juliet agrees to marry Romeo when she has only known him for a day. Then after she has married Romeo the Nurse tells her how her father has arranged for her to marry VIEW DOCUMENT
1309 words - 5 pagesRomeoandJuliet Journal
Hi. I am Roberto Montague, Romeo's cousin. This is the first of five
entries to this journal.
Many things happened today. Some of these things are that Sampson and
Gregory were talking, and then Abram and Balthasar entered the room. After
Abram started to quarrel, they started to sword fight, but then Benvolio came in
and broke up the fight. After Benvolio broke up the fight, Tybalt entered and
started to fight with Benvolio. Soon later, an Officer entered the room with
three or four citizens all armed with clubs, bills, and partisans, or spears.
Lord Capulet and Montague with their Ladies entered the room and started toVIEW DOCUMENT
1067 words - 4 pages Chan 1Andrea ChanMrs. AshmanESLAO1.1RomeoandJulietRash behaviour is an action that happens without thinking about the consequences, which may cause someone trouble. In the book RomeoandJuliet, there are many acts of rash behaviour. They are shown through fights and ignorance. The rash behaviours change the outcome negatively because they lead to more angers and deaths.The rushed love between RomeoandJuliet is the most important, indispensable part of the whole play. They fall in love with each other and get married all in a rush. Their rush love leads many problems to them. One of theVIEW DOCUMENT
1479 words - 6 pagesRomeoandJuliet is known as one of the greatest love stories, but it has its fair share of tragedy as well. The story riddles with themes throughout. Love is the first theme and there is no greater love than the love RomeoandJuliet share. Shakespeare offers his audiences just as much hate as love in RomeoandJuliet. The families of both RomeoandJuliet involve themselves in centuries of feuding. The ongoing feud between the Montagues and Capulets drives RomeoandJuliet into a life of secrecy, which ultimately causes their deaths. Youth is another theme and ties directly to how young both RomeoandJuliet are both in their age and their relationship. The story of RomeoandJuliet usesVIEW DOCUMENT
651 words - 3 pagesRomeoandJuliet Love and Hate In RomeoandJuliet, Shakespeare wrote the story of two lover's RomeoandJuliet. The love of RomeoandJuliet was a great and unforgettable love. The two cross star lovers had shared their love and hate to each other. The families had to have love and hate or story would have been so good. The fight of Merutio and Tybalt was an act of hate between the two societies. In that sence Romeo had to show his hate by killing Tybalt. Romeo just got marry and now kills theVIEW DOCUMENT
941 words - 4 pagesYasmine JakibBlock 2June 10, 2014It's all His faultEveryone has made mistakes at least once in their life. Most of the time no one wants to take the fault, even if it is big or small. In the well-known play, RomeoandJuliet not only does Friar Lawrence make numerous errors, but he costs death upon both characters, RomeoandJuliet. Eventhough many characters in RomeoandJuliet affect the love story to be a tragedy, Friar LawrenceVIEW DOCUMENT
1065 words - 4 pagesHeredia 3Diego G. Heredia THESISPeriod 8 AWKMr. Brown DISCONN4 April 2014 CLARITY It's all About FateWhile individuals face unlucky and hopeless outcomes, they wonder if those happen because of lack of the responsibility or because the power of fate made that way. Before individuals blame their wrong decisions, they fear the presence of fate which they could not fight against because it is impossible to manipulate and absolute control. In William Shakespeare's romantic drama VIEW DOCUMENT
677 words - 3 pagesHaste is a major theme shown throughout William Shakespeare's play, RomeoandJuliet. Many of the characters were impetuous in their actions and as a result, the consequences were tragic. Lord Capulet was too eager in his desire for Juliet's marriage to Paris, which later led to her betrayal. Romeo's rash decision to fall in love with Juliet soon became fatal. Juliet's impulsiveVIEW DOCUMENT
1080 words - 4 pagesRomeoandJuliet is a play written in the 16th century by William Shakespeare. It is the story of a pair of star-crossed lovers, RomeoandJuliet set in the city of Verona. In actuality, it is a story of choices. RomeoandJuliet were to blame for their death as it was their choices that had rendered them dead. This essay will look at the factors that had caused their death such as Romeo’s hastiness, their fast moving relationship and secretive behavior.
Romeo’s hastiness had ultimately caused his death. He had proposed the idea of marriage to Juliet on the night of their initial meeting. Romeo had proposed even though he knew of the trouble brewing between their families, the Montagues andVIEW DOCUMENT
1461 words - 6 pages back” refers to maids having sex. “Presses them and learns them first to bear” is maids getting pregnant. This speech shows that Mercutio is very fun loving and joking. Reproduction is part of the human condition and it ties in with the theme of love. (168)
2. “Then, I defy you stars!” is an example of free will versus fate portrayed by Romeo in Act Five Scene One. The quote is an allusion to a quote in the Shakespeare’s same work in the prologue. Romeo is crushed by the latest news from Balthasar that his love, Juliet, is dead. Fate is not at all sympathetic towards free will. Romeo is signifying that he is in charge of his own life, and not ruled by some preset order of events. IronicallyVIEW DOCUMENT
1262 words - 5 pagesI consider myself a hopeless romantic. I have hopes and dreams of finding my true love. Although I would like for my true love to say he would die for me and would never want to live without me, and me the same for him, I know realistically that this would never be. There is no better example of this love than in William Shakespeare's RomeoandJuliet. In this tale , their love was true and they did give up their lives tragically, so as not to be without each other. In this play there are also forms of love between friends, and "love" for enemies, and I will explore all three.Two households both alike inVIEW DOCUMENT
1203 words - 5 pages In one day we make a vast array of decisions, some seem small and some seem large but they all impact our destiny. There are many tough choices that we must make in our lives. Which college to go to? Who to marry? How we want to exist. When making our decision we consider ourselves and the ones we love and try to do the right thing, however we are human and so sometimes we make the wrong choice. Sometimes we are pressured by irrational emotion, society, or the glimmer of gratitude and riches. Sometimes we make a choice that seems right but has disastrous results. Every character in Shakespeare’s RomeoandJuliet goes down the wrong path at some point and leads us to the tragic end. ThisVIEW DOCUMENT
846 words - 3 pagesRomeoandJulietRomeoandJuliet, is a story of two young lovers, whose love was destined for destruction. They did not imagine that their love would lead to the tragedies that it did. These two young people did nothing wrong except fall in love. Three aspects of their destruction included the feud between the two families, the nurse and her betrayal of Julietand the most important aspect of all is fate. The feud between the two families was one factor that contributed to the love of RomeoandJuliet being destined for destruction. 'From ancient grudge break to new mutiny'. (Romeo & Juliet, Prologue, pg.2 l.3) The two families, VIEW DOCUMENT
1370 words - 5 pagesThe tragedy RomeoandJuliet by William Shakespeare validates the struggle behind Romeoand Juliet's love. Through dialogue and plot Shakespeare addresses the birth of love with the families’ violence that threatens to taint love’s existence. The contradicting terms violence and love contrasts the blooming emotions from RomeoandJulietand the families’ feud. Their death becomes an oxymoron as their feelings turn to happiness instead of sorrow. Shakespeare’s use of oxymoron contrasts the Montague-Capulet feud against the passion of Romeoand Juliet’s love.
As the Montague-Capulet families are introduced, an overwhelming hatred creates a conflict between the two dignified families. TheVIEW DOCUMENT
860 words - 3 pagesShakespeare in The Tragedy of RomeoandJuliet depicts the conflict between fate and free will through use of his characters’ actions and beliefs. Fate is the main driving force between the demise of the two main protagonists. Because of it, superstition, the actions of others, and the idea of chance are allowed a main role in the play building up to events that lead to a tragic end.
The main protagonists of the play are victims of fate’s cruelty. Many events that directly affect Romeoand Juliet’s lives are brought about by the harmless actions of others. The reason they were even able to meet was because of a servant’s mistake: “My master is the great rich Capulet; and if you not be ofVIEW DOCUMENT
587 words - 2 pagesFate The inevitability of fate permeates the play. In the chorus if the play, it tells us that both lovers are "star-crossed". The mechanism of fate works in all of the events surrounding the lovers, reaffirming its role as the lovers sense its interference. Indeed, RomeoandJuliet both have ominous feelings about their relationship. Romeo quoted "some consequences, yet hanging in the stars", which gives the audience insights to the audience that the play would have a tragic end. It was fate that the lovers lived in two feuding families which had a strong sense of enmity. It was fate that a horrible series ruined Friar Lawrence's seemingly well-intentioned plans in which theVIEW DOCUMENT
1037 words - 4 pagesThroughout the play The Tragedy of RomeoandJuliet, by William Shakespeare, Juliet Capulet views on love and marriage dramatically changes. In the beginning of the play Juliet has mixed feelings about love and marriage, but once meeting her “Star-crossed lover”, she changes the way that she feels. In the end, Juliet tragically kills herself once she realizes that Romeo killed himself. Shakespeare provides evidence for this change through Juliet's use of language, imagery, and dramatic irony in the play.
Juliet's first introduction was in Act 1, Scene 3, establishes the fact that she does not think about getting married, and love. Lord Capulet asks Juliet what she thinks about marriage andVIEW DOCUMENT
1219 words - 5 pagesRomeo & JulietRomeoandJuliet was a tragedy, but it did not have to be. Many things could have been done to prevent their deaths. Many characters contributed to their deaths. The sole character that was responsible for their deaths is Friar Lawrence. Friar Lawrence is responsible for the deaths of the lovers because he was secretive with their relationship, he was unable communicate effectively, and he had a cowardly persona.
Friar Lawrence thought it was a good idea to keep Romeoand Juliet’s relationship a secret. He was unaware that this would be a cause of their deaths. Friar Lawrence said to Romeo when he gave consent to marry RomeoandJuliet, “come, young waverer, come, goVIEW DOCUMENT
744 words - 3 pagesRomeoandJuliet, teenagers, we are all . Blinding ourselves into love and make our decisions on it .This play was introduced by William Shakespeare , the story of RomeoandJuliet .For example RomeoandJuliet is a mad in love couple , that when somebody did something to make their love fail they cobbled up a way to still stay together ..Why or how do these teenagers even fall for devotedness, how do they know the definition of love. We can say with certainty teenagers today are just like RomeoandJuliet with their loving qualification. But the question is in what way or way.
The behavior of RomeoandJuliet are in comparison to teenagers byVIEW DOCUMENT
1647 words - 7 pagesCreated in 1595, Shakespeare's RomeoandJuliet is about two star-crossed lovers from opposing families who hold an ancient grudge. The theme is about love and hate throughout the play.
Shakespeare built up the tension to Scene 5 from the start of Act 1 intelligently by, for example, building up the feud between the families. This build up of tension is essential to the context of the story and without this the play would not be as dramatically effective. Right from the very start, the feud between the Montague’s and the Capulet’s builds up impact and drama. For example, Tybalt said: “this is a Montague, our foe”.
Prior to this scene, Shakespeare shows an insight into each characterVIEW DOCUMENT
1001 words - 4 pagesShakespeare’s RomeoandJuliet used the literary device of foreshadowing to advance the tragic story of two teenage lovers. Foreshadowing was a warning or indication of an event that came later in the story. Shakespeare used many examples of foreshadowing to show an indication of the death or grave future of somebody. Shakespeare uses a few motifs, or reoccurring events, to tell the future.
In RomeoandJuliet Shakespeare references light and dark to show the love of the couple and the consequences. Romeo compares Juliet to light a few times during the play. When Romeo first sees her he says “O, she doth teach the torches to burn bright!” (I.v.43). He is saying that she is so beautifulVIEW DOCUMENT
725 words - 3 pagesRomeoandJuliet media essayBoth films appeal to different audiences; luhrman's film appeals more to a modern day audience. Instead of lurhman trying to make the film look as if it was set in the year it was made, like zeffereli has done, lurhman set it in modern day u.s.a. Tomake the film appeal to twentieth century audience Lurhman has used fireworks, drugs and elaborate sets lurhman also uses gun fights instead of sword fights. It appeals more to a audience around the ages of 15-25.Zeffereli's version is set in the sixteenth century, and he has tried to recreate how it would have lookedVIEW DOCUMENT
627 words - 3 pages Shakespeare is known for his lesson-teaching stories. May it be Macbeth, Taming of the Shrew, or as we all know “RomeoandJuliet”. “RomeoandJuliet” is the story of the star-crossed lovers who took their own lives because their love was forbidden. There are various themes in “RomeoandJuliet” apart from forbidden love, there is also defying loyalty, and accepting change. The themes are not only expressed by the main characters, but can also be conveyed by other characters. Every single character augments to the whole idea. Characters influence the main characters and even add to the theme.
Firstly, RomeoandJuliet are two characters that express the theme “forbidden love” the bestVIEW DOCUMENT
894 words - 4 pages“Epic, Passionate and Poetic.” RomeoandJuliet is written in blank verse. This simply means “unrhymed iambic pentameter.” For example,
Two households, both alike in dignity
In fair Verona, where we lay our scene,
From ancient grudge break to new mutiny,
Where civil blood makes civil hands unclean.
From forth the fatal loins of these two foes
A pair of star-crossed lovers take their life.
It may seem “melodramatic”, but it’s perfect for the play. Shakespeare makes it work by the plot actually living up to the hype (RomeoandJuliet Writing Style). “It truly entices the heart of the reader as they empathize with the protagonists’ universal, unconditional and ideal romance, theVIEW DOCUMENT