Gnomeo & Juliet vs. William Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet

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The original Romeo and Juliet was written by William Shakespeare in the late 16th century. It was first a tragedy, but then many directors made movie parodies of it with their own little twist. Gnomeo and Juliet, directed by Kelly Asbury, has the same plot line as the first Romeo and Juliet, but is a cartoon comedy instead of a tragedy. Baz-Luhrmann directed the first tragedy Romeo and Juliet movie. Between the two movies, there are many similarities, but there are also plenty of astounding differences. The two movies were alike in many ways; one of the most noticeable was that there were two star-crossed lovers, each from feuding families. Their love is forbidden, as their parents are and have been bitter enemies since the beginning of time. Both Juliet’s in the movies have a comforting matron, a Nurse. But in Gnomeo in Juliet, the Nurse takes the form of a frog, while in Baz-Luhrmann’s version it was a wise and elderly grandmother. They both offer advice to Juliet about Romeo, Paris, and her parents, and they protect her when Juliet runs away to visit Romeo in absolute secrecy. Also, both the tales end with the Montagues and Capulets having a truce. However, in Baz-Luhrmann’s version, both Romeo and Juliet die before the truce occurs, while in Gnomeo and Juliet, they seem to die but rise from underneath the rubble of her tower. One of the more obvious differences between the two movies was that one was a comedic cartoon with garden gnomes and other creatures, and the other was played by real actors such as Leonardo DiCaprio. Also, in Gnomeo and Juliet, they sought revenge by destroying each other’s gardens; yet in the realistic film, all the characters had modernized weapons such as guns and bombs. Juliet and Romeo both met in very romantic ways; in Gnomeo and Juliet, she was in the midst of retrieving the beautiful Cupid’s Heart flower. In the original, they

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