Romeo And Juliet Compare And Contrast Essay

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“Wherefore art thou Romeo?”, and why adapt a modern version of the classic play? Romeo and Juliet had been turned into a modern day movie with new concepts and fun plays on Shakespeare’s classic work. The story revolves around the Montagues and the Capulets feud and how their children, Romeo and Juliet, have fallen in love. Because they knew their parents would never approve, Romeo and Juliet get married behind their backs. Due to many fights and deaths, Romeo and Juliet struggle to see each other, only ending in tragedy. Although the movie is modernized, it is still the same love story with the unfortunate ending revolving around the two star-crossed lovers. Although the story lines are the same, the modern twist in the movie is what made it better and more appealing. The similarities between the movie and the book are evident. The language is the same and so is the tragic story line. The characters don’t change and neither does the intense love that Romeo and Juliet share. The movie started with the chorus and ended with the chorus, just as the book had. Also, The Capulets and the Montagues are still at each other’s throats as…show more content…
The chorus was cleverly portrayed with a news anchor on TV and the Montagues and the Capulets were company executives who seemed to have had some feud. The costume design was much more modern, as was the setting. For example, in the movie version, Romeo wore a hawaiian flower shirt throughout most of the story line. Also, The movie took place in 1990’s Verona beach while the play took place in 1500’s Verona. This added a modern twist on the classic story. Also, before the party, Romeo takes ecstasy, while in the play, it is indicated that Romeo drinks a lot. Since Romeo took ecstasy, the party scene was very humorous to watch, and this allows for Romeo to meet Juliet in the bathroom instead of seeing her across the dance

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