The romantic tension between Romeo and Juliet and Tony and Maria in Shakespears original play and its modern day remake, Westside Story, is what makes them have such passionate and entrancing scenes. The main reason for romantic tension in these two plays is because the two couples can’t be together like they want to be. There are many different aspects that create different quality of romantic tension in these two scenes. Although the two plays have similar plots, the romantic tension between the two lovers is very different because of the setting, the language and the circumstances in which the lovers face.
Romeo and Juliet and West Side Story have many differences and similarities. Characters such as Chino and Count Paris are very similar. There are also many similar events like their rumble. However, there are some differences in the scenes such as the tomb scene.There are many similarities and differences in West Side Story and Romeo and Juliet.
In approximately 1594, William Shakespeare began to write one of the most well known tragedies in history, Romeo and Juliet. Arguably, no author to date has matched Shakespeare's skill and beauty in the creation of this work. However, authors have regurgitated and will continue to regurgitate the theme, "star-crossed lovers", for centuries. Martha Duffy remarks in "West Side Glory", "Slang may change and violence escalate, but the theme of star-crossed city kids has never dated, nor has its appeal diminished" (p. 1). The only viable attempt is the work of modern dramatist Arthur Laurents. However, Laurents' West Side Story originally written as an attempt to modernize Romeo and Juliet, actually became a work of skill and beauty in its own right. The emphasis is now removed from simply "modernizing" Romeo and Juliet; the emphasis is the creation of art through a similar theme, yet very differing styles and influences. The similarities abound within Romeo and Juliet and West Side Story; consequently, there are many deviations found in the plots, characters, and authors' influences.
Romeo and Juliet, written by William Shakespeare, is a tragic love story about two young lovers who are forced to be estranged as a result of their feuding families. The play is about their struggle to contravene fate and create a future together. As such, it was only a matter of time before Hollywood would try and emulate Shakespeare’s masterpiece. This had been done before in many films. Prominent among them were, Franco Zeffirelli’s 1968 “Romeo and Juliet” and Baz Luhrmann’s 1996 “William Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet.” Both films stay true to the themes of Shakespeare’s original play. However, the modernised Luhrmann film not only maintains the essence of Shakespeare’s writings, Luhrmann makes it relevant to a teenage audience. This is done through the renewal of props and costumes, the reconstruction of the prologue and the upgrading of the setting, whilst preserving the original Shakespearean language. Out of the two, it is Luhrmann who targets Romeo & Juliet to a younger audience to a much larger extent than Zeffirelli.
The play West Side Story, by Arthur Laurents, is based upon the play Romeo and Juliet, by William Shakespeare. Despite a few differences, both works, in essence, have the same plot. The source of violence in Romeo and Juliet and West Side Story is the ever-present hatred between families and between gangs, although, because of the "star-cross’d lovers" motif in Romeo and Juliet, the hatred plays a larger role in producing the ending of West Side Story than it does the ending of Romeo and Juliet.
Romeo and Juliet, a story of a tragic romance between two young lovers. And within the story you find that it is different from the book to the movie. While reading the book you notice some differences between it and the movie. While watching the movie you see one difference and it is that instead of swords like the book they have guns and they called them swords. They did this as a result of the movie is in a more modern time than the book. Another difference is when Mercutio is making Romeo go to the party. In the book he talks him into going to the party. In the movie Mercutio made him take a tablet or pill of some kind to make him go. Still the same as the other difference, still in a more modern era.
A Comparison of Scenes From West Side Story and Romeo and Juliet Cinematography The scene before the meeting scene in West Side Story Maria spins. around in her dress the camera then carries on spinning which creates a colourful blur effect on the screen. The effect makes her look like she is almost spinning into the next scene. When Tony and Maria met, all the other characters that were dancing.
Is there an answer to one of the biggest questions about what is said to be the greatest love story of all time? In other words, are Romeo and Juliet in love, or not? Romeo and Juliet was written by William Shakespeare and takes place in Verona, Italy in the 1300’s. The two fall in love and have a secret relationship behind their two families feud. In the end, they end up killing themselves as a result of thinking that the other is dead. The feelings that Romeo and Juliet had for each other were feelings of true love because the book says that Romeo and Juliet love each other, they fell in love really fast, and they kill themselves, because they want to be with each other so badly.
“Two households, both alike in dignity” a quote from the prologue of Romeo and Juliet, I would like to compare this essay to this because it says “Two households, both alike” and figuratively that is what this essay is going to be about. Two movies that are much alike, but also have their differences. I will be sharing my view of some of these likenesses and some of these differences, essentially comparing and contrasting the two. These movies are called Clash of the Titans, one is from 1980 and the other is from 2010. In this essay you will read and be informed all about the opposites and the identicals in these two movies on these three narrative elements: the setting(s), characters, and theme.
The plays Romeo and Juliet and West Side Story have significant similarities and differences between each other. The plays are very similar in the cast and main parts of the storyline, but there were still differences in the storyline that weren’t transferred into to movie and also aspects were added to the original storyline.
According to goodreads.com “Romeo and Juliet” is the single most popular English play in history. In the play “Romeo and Juliet” by William Shakespeare there are many lessons the author teaches the readers throughout the play which is why the play has been one of if not the most popular for hundreds of years. Romeo and Juliet is a tragic play about two lovers (Romeo and Juliet) who are the only children from two rival families. They fall in love and that causes lots of tension between the two families which results in death to family members from both families, including Romeo and Juliet who kill themselves at the end of the play. The author’s primary message of love in the play is that love is an extremely powerful emotion
Romeo and Juliet is a remarkable love story that anyone would be excited to know about the scene in Shakespeare’s play that reflects in the play which is love, tragedy, and death. Romeo and Juliet on Shakespeare present many similarities and as well a lot differences to compare the West Side Story. Juliet, shows her greater love for Romeo. Juliet with her strong character resists her parent’s decision by refusing to marry Paris. She decided to listen to her heart. In fact, it is a lot easy in the West Side Story for Tony and Maria make any decision because parents were really not involve. Maria and Tony secretly decided to make the decision to marry without consent of their parents. Although, love is common on both stories. Unfortunately, the lovers of both stories suffer from their relationship until it leads to death.
Movie Compare and Contrast There are many similarities and differences between the sixties version of Romeo and Juliet and the modern version of Romeo and Juliet. It is very easy to spot these differences considering the time period each movie was set in. There are some things in the play that totally got cut from both movies. There are also some things that they added to the movies that weren’t in the play. Let us get on to the similarities and differences.
Comparing Romeo and Juliet and Much Ado About Nothing As illustrated by the two plays Romeo and Juliet and Much Ado About Nothing, William Shakespeare is a true romantic. In each play, his characters suffer great hardship, but in the end, he delivers them to a life of eternal love. Characters plot against each other in each play. The relationships of the people in his plays are not always what they seem.