Also, Luhrman uses the Shakespearean language even though the setting is different. On the other hand, the West Side Story is very different especially on the setting they used for the balcony scene of “Romeo and Juliet”. On their balcony scene, they are on the fire exit stairs and they use modern language instead of the Shakespearean
Romeo & Juliet is considered the greatest love story of all time. The story is about a young individual named Romeo that is looking for love and falls for the gorgeous Rosaline. But since she ignored him and wasn’t looking for love he fell into depression which gave the idea to his best friend Mercutio to convince him to go to a party to try forgetting about her. There instead of spying on Rosaline he meets the Beautiful Juliet which he met by chance and fell for. After falling in love with each other and kissing they both find out their love is forbidden due to the fact their families are enemies, so in order to stay together they risked everything and got married by Friar Lawrence.
However, both Desdemona and Othello failed to think for themselves regarding love. Had Othello thought for himself whether Desdemona would really cheat on him, he could have kept them both alive, but instead he acted irrationally and caused a lot of distress. Desdemona was head over heels for Othello, but for what solid reasons? She barely knew him; she just fell in love with the adventurous person he portrayed himself as. Her father died of shock at the relationship, and there seemed to be far too many conflicting opinions between her and Othello.
This, hopefully would have resulted in him not killing Tybalt. People could argue that Romeo only killed Tybalt simply because of his bad temper. A reason to support the view stating Romeo is fortunes fool and this bad act was destined to happen is the fact that Romeo is a Montague and Tybalt is a Capulet. This shows us that Romeo was born into bad luck, as both the families had always been rivals. Romeo and Tybalt are unable to prevent being born into these families, stating Romeo and Tybalt only fought considering that they were both born into families which had forever been enemies making Romeo bound to have killed Tybalt, or death could have easily occurred the other way round.
Also, several similarities in plot exist between Romeo and Juliet and Much Ado About Nothing. In each of these plays, a romance between young lovers includes a false death of the female character, which the male character believes to be real. In Romeo and Juliet, there is a fatal ending; in which both of the lovers kill themselves because they would rather die than go on living without each other. However, in Much Ado About Nothing, the false death is discovered before there are any real deaths. Both couples do end up together, although one is in life and the other in death.
In a way Friar Lawrence married the Romeo and Juliet to see if it would end their family fued's. Instead of ending it, this all caused it to be worse. Friar Lawrence was way too involved in everything. He promised not to tell anyone, but that was one of the biggest mistakes he could have made. Since no one knew about their marriage Tybalt and Benvolio both died.
He is a wealthy young man yet so self-absorbed and demanding. The Capulets chose him and think very much of him to be the perfect man for their daughter, Juliet. He is more possessive than he is romantic and an example of this would be when he called Juliet his wife before they even got married. Paris is conflicted with a few situations, first he wasn’t given permission straight away to marry Juliet, then she refuses to marry him since she is already “secretly” married to Romeo. When Tybalt is killed, Lady Capulet, Lord Capulet, and Paris think she is unhappy because of her cousin’s death, which makes Paris respond to this conflict by scheduling the wedding earlier to make Juliet happy again, and that’s one of the biggest conflicts since she told Friar Lawrence she would rather do the most dangerous things than marry Paris.
Mark imports meaning through the reference to the play and its characters. If the song had two different names as the title, he had to describe the setting and scene more. With the bad pickup line: “you and me babe how about it”, Mark suggests that Romeo is a pretty hopeless romanticist. “He’s underneath the window she’s singing hey la my boyfriend’s back”. “Underneath” settles that we have Juliet on a balcony, just like in the original Shakespeare play, or at least a window.
One way in which Act 1 of A Midsummer Night’s Dream conforms to my expectations of a dramatic comedy is through the use of setting. Act 1 opens with it being set in the city of Athens and this evokes normality. However Lysander, when talking to Hermia, mentions meeting ‘in the wood, a league without the town’ the following night. The ‘wood’, also known as the ‘second world’, represents freedom but also disorder and confusion. This therefore conforms to my expectations as it foreshadows chaos that would therefore lead to comedy later on in the play.
While Tybalt is Juliet's cousin, Bernardo was written as Maria's brother and protector, creating a closer familial, Male lead kills both. Anita / Nurse Friend and confidante to the female lead. However, Anita is also Bernardo's girlfriend, which adds considerable interpersonal conflict. Both know about the romance between the leading characters, but choose not to subvert it. In fact, Nurse aids Juliet in her secret marriage to Romeo.