Romeo And Juliet Essay

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Director, Baz luhrmann, entertained viewers with his modern version of the four hundred year old play, Romeo and Juliet. The film was released in the first of November, 1996. One of the main themes in Romeo and Juliet is fate. This indicates that Romeo and Juliet's life could be influenced by some power other than of their wills. The Montagues, Capulets, and their loyal servants were embroiled in a family feud that had lasted for years. Romeo and Juliet, two star-crossed lovers, ended their lives tragically. The film was made to relate to youth in today’s society; because Romeo and Juliet show the same example that young teenagers do today, by rushing and wanting things to go their way. The opening scene of the film shows the hate between the two families. The way this was established was right from the very beginning, two buildings were shown on a dark background. Storms and thunder noises surrounded both the buildings, to express the extreme dislike between the Montagues and Capulets. Romeo is a Montague, who realizes he has fallen in love with his own enemy, Juliet Capulet. However, they did not give up loving each other. ‘What’s in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet”. Juliet continued to love Romeo. All she knew was that by any other name, Romeo will still be Romeo. Today you would still find people who fall in love at first sight, then after rushing into things, they find out about the feud between their families. Some have never met before, but are caused to hate each other by their family names. People fall in love every day, there are still families who dislike each other. Families who often argue and teach their younger generation to dislike the other family, causing them to alternate and kill each other out of spite and hatred. This is how Romeo and Juliet relate to youth in today’s world. In the film, Romeo and

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