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  • A Modern Version of The Cave

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    A Modern Version of The Cave Bobby Jones was born in the outskirts of Jackson, Mississippi in 1948. He was the third son of a white couple. His family was well known in their town and his father was actually the sheriff there. The ancestry of his family could be brought back all the way to the beginning of the 19th century. His great-grandfather, in the years of the Civil War, owned a cotton plantation. Soon after the war ended he went bankrupt and sold most of his property. The main

  • A Modern Version of Romeo and Juliet

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    A Modern Version of Romeo and Juliet This is the story of two young lovers named Mohammed Fatah and Julia Smith. Mohammed was the only son of a Muslim sheik who owned many oilfields in Iran, while Julia was the daughter of a powerful oil-mining tycoon. The Fatah's and Smith's had been enemies as long as anyone could remember. If they happened to meet in the desert, they often fought. The sounds of gunfire would echo across the deserts almost daily. Through the years

  • Baz Luhrmann's Modern Version Of Romeo and Juliet

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    can still understand and appreciate William Shakespeare. Typically, when a modern audience think of Shakespeare, they immediately think it will be boring, yet Lurhmann successfully rejuvenates Romeo and Juliet. In his film production he uses a number of different cinematic techniques, costumes and a formidably enjoyable soundtrack; yet changes not one word from Shakespeare’s original play, thus making it appeal to a modern audience. Lurhmann sets the film in a fictitious border city between the

  • A Modern Version of Shakespeare's Play, Henry V

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    A Modern Version of Shakespeare's Play, Henry V The play Henry V, currently being staged at the University of Alberta student theatre, exemplifies an innovative manner of bringing the historic play into the modern era of technology. Set in the form of two multinational corporations: England and France, the play details the metaphoric battle for the market share from the two companies. Set in the current era circa 2002, the props and set for the play incorporate several technological innovations

  • The Modern Society : America 's Version Of Beautiful

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    In today 's modern society, American 's want to be beautiful. Fashion magazines and Hollywood movies glamorize a very slender figure and fashion designers cater to that vanity point. When it comes to weight loss, men and women alike are choosing to take the path of least resistance when it comes to reaching that goal; to be America 's version of beautiful. Weight loss companies around the world have noticed this and marketing has increased, at the expense of the consumer 's health. The availability

  • Human Trafficking Is A Modern Day Version Of Slavery

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    out here hearing their cry. We are very blind to this topic in the United States because its not very well-known and also because it’s such a big problem in other countries the U.S. doesn’t see it as such a huge issue. Human trafficking is a modern day version of slavery and has existed before the 1400s. Unlike slavery human trafficking is not legal anywhere in the world. According to, approximately 80% of trafficking involves sexual exploitation, and 19% involves labor exploitation

  • Comparing a Modern and Older Version of Romeo and Juliet Film

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    Comparing a Modern and Older Version of Romeo and Juliet Film The modern was directed by Baz Luhrman staring Leonardo-De-Capreo as Romeo this was a contempary version set in the modern fictional city of Verona, which was based on Miami. The Franco Zefferelli is set in renaissance Italy and sticks very closely to the actual Shakespeare script. I will compare them by the usage of props, costume and the setting, at the end I will assess them on how they would fair in front

  • A Modern German Version Of The Brothers Grimm 's Classic `` Hansel And Gretel ``

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    In Milchwald, filmmaker Christoph Hochhäusler presents a modern German version of the Brothers Grimm’s classic “Hansel and Gretel.” Although these two tales are not identical, they share enough similarities to convey the same theme. By comparing and contrasting the plot, setting, and characters in Milchwald and “Hansel and Gretel”, one can see how Hochhäusler cinematically engages with his textual source to convey a theme of uncertainty and ultimately develops a compelling story for contemporary

  • The Effective Use of Film Making Techniques to Engage Modern Society in Buz Luhrmann's Film Version of Romeo and Juliet

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    how they engage the modern audience. The Prologue Baz Luhrmann opens 'Romeo and Juliet' with an exceptional beginning, by creating an effective prologue which sets the stage for the movie. The feature of a prologue immediately grabs the attention of the viewer and keeps them captivated; the prologue is used to highlight the contrast in 'Romeo and Juliet' and typical modern day films - that no present day movies contain a prologue and using this technique will engage the modern audience. The film

  • Comparing the Opening Scenes of the Zeffirelli and Luhrmann Versions of Romeo and Juliet

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    and Luhrmann Versions of Romeo and Juliet This essay will focus on how Franco Zeffirelli and Baz Luhrmann portray the opening scenes of Romeo and Juliet. The traditional version of Romeo and Juliet was directed by Franco Zeffirelli in which Leonard Whiting played Romeo and Olivia Hussey played Juliet. This version was made in 1968 and aimed at the older audience. It was made in a way that was more accessible to the way Shakespeare wrote it. The modern version of Romeo and

  • Comparing Three Video Versions of William Shakespeare's Macbeth

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    Comparing Three Video Versions of William Shakespeare's Macbeth To help us compare and contrast the three video versions of "Macbeth" Act 1, Scene 7, we watched them. The first version was a more modern and in a way futuristic recreation of the scene, starring John Gordon Sinclair as Macbeth and Louise Lombard playing Lady Macbeth. The second version was a B.B.C Television version, the scene was made as a one off with Nicol Williamson playing Macbeth and Jane Lapotaire

  • Comparing Opening Sequences of Romeo and Juliet

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    Comparing Opening Sequences of Romeo and Juliet In my essay I am going to compare the opening scenes the two versions of Romeo & Juliet. One is by Franco Zeffirelli, which was made in the late 1970’s. The other one is by Baz Luhrmann and was made in 1996. The Zeffirelli version stars Leonardo Whiting as Romeo and Olivia Hussey as Juliet. This version was more authentic and traditional. It was filmed more in a way Shakespeare would have illusory it. It was set in Italy

  • Comparing Three Video Versions of Macbeth, Act One Scene Seven

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    Comparing Three Video Versions of Macbeth, Act One Scene Seven The first video version that I am observing, out of the three versions, is a production starring John Gordon Sinclair as Macbeth and Louise Lombard as Lady Macbeth. This video appears to be modern for the time in which the story is set. The second video production I am looking at is a production by the BBC. It was created to celebrate the anniversary of William Shakespeare. It stars Nicol Williamson as Macbeth

  • Comparing the Techniques Used in the Opening Sequences of the Franco Zeferelli and Baz Luhrmann Versions of Romeo and Juliet

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    Comparing the Techniques Used in the Opening Sequences of the Franco Zeferelli and Baz Luhrmann Versions of Romeo and Juliet The two versions of Shakespeare's play have two very different opening scenes, as one is intended to represent the play accurately and completely, while the other has been adapted for a modern-day audience. The two directors use different methods to convey their interpretations of Shakespeare's play, Romeo and Juliet. The play is based on a deep-seated

  • Text vs Movie Romeo and Juliet

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    converted into its intended style many times in the past, the earliest version in 1968 was directed by Franco Zeffirelli, the latest film in 1996 by Baz Luhrmann. The latter is quite modern and only occassionally uses the words of Shakespeare. On the contrary, the older version was very traditional, and almost completely stuck to the original script. In this essay, I will compare the modern day film to the traditional version of the tragic play, “Romeo and Juliet. Amongst the key differences are

  • Romeo and Juliet Movie comparison

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    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.      First

  • Comparing Romeo and Juliet Films

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    showed us in this version of the film given the audience old fashion setting which was the opposite of those Baz Lurhman version which is set in a modern version. Baz’s setting has a way of given us the idea that is a modern setting for he shows us there is a well build lift in which Romeo&Juliet shared their first kiss, and there is also a grand staircase where Mercutio singed and danced upon it. Not only was I aware that the setting was modern due to display of the

  • Comparison of Ethan Hawke and Kenneth Branagh's Versions of Hamlet

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    Kenneth Branagh's Versions of Hamlet Modern day directors use a variety of methods to hold ones interest. Ethan Hawke and Kenneth Branagh’s created versions of Hamlet that shared some similarities, but ultimately had many differences in respects to an audience’s appeal. An appealing movie is one that has an alluring ambiance and an intellectual stimulus. With these two movie versions, a setting and a mood forced an audience to acquire specific emotions, but Ethan Hawke’s version generated emotions

  • A Comparison of the Two Film Versions of Romeo and Juliet

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    A Comparison of the Two Film Versions of Romeo and Juliet I have been studying the prologue to 'Romeo and Juliet' written by the magnificent playwright, William Shakespeare sometime between 1594 and 1596. Still globally acknowledged

  • The Different Interpretations of the Film Romeo and Juliet

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    essay I have already seen two versions of Romeo + Juliet, one version was made in 1968 and directed by an Italian man called Franco Zefirelli. The other version was made in the late 1990's and was directed by an American called Baz Luhrman. Both versions are completely different from each other. I will analyse and give my own opinion on what I think about each play. The version of Romeo + Juliet that is directed by Baz Luhrman is set in modern times and surroundings. They

  • Contrasts between Zeffirelli and Luhrmann’s Romeo and Juliet

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    Contrasts between Zeffirelli and Luhrmann’s Romeo and Juliet There are many differences, large and small, between Zeffirelli and Luhrmann’s version of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet. After seeing the first scene of both of these films, some notable contrasts became clear. The props used in both films differ greatly, in the 1967 version, very dated costumes were used, it looked like the director wanted a medieval style to be shown in the film judging by the costumes and

  • The Bible version controversy

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    silliness has recently broken out among Evangelicals regarding the validity of modern, conservative translations of the Bible like the New American Standard, the New International, and the New King James. The controversy was ignited by a book written by Gail Riplinger entitled New Age Bible Versions. The only thing sillier than the controversy is the book that sparked it. Remember the old joke? -- "If the King James Version was good enough for the Apostle Paul, then it's good enough for me!"

  • Comparative Analysis Between Both Film Versions of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet

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    Romeo and Juliet is the most famous love story of all times, and each generation needs a version of their own, which they can feel identified with. The same play can be interpreted in a totally different way, according to the moral values, the relevant events and the point of view of the time in which it is performed. Thus, two films have been made, based on this masterpiece of English Literature. The first version was filmed in 1968, directed by Zeffirelli, while the second one, whose director is Baz

  • Analysis Of The Book ' Cinderella '

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    Imitation is the most sincere form of flattery is a common saying. If it is in fact true, then modern writers sure do love fairytale authors of the past! However, in the modern versions, many things are changed drastically, most notably the characters and their actions! One such example of this is the many different adaptions of what is now known as Rapunzel, the original is an Italian fairytale that is very different from the tales by the Brothers Grimm or Disney that most people are familiar with

  • Romeo And Juliet 1996 Analysis

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    Zeffirelli’s 1968 version and the modern version directed by Baz Luhrmann in 1996 was although controversial, it portrayed the purest and unstoppable love in a turbulent society by using creative, jazzy elements that was stylishly edited in a modern way. Both of the 1968 and 1996 films have clarified the setting right at the start of the film- 13th century (the medieval times) in Italy for the 1968 version, and modern but trouble-filled society at California’s Verona Beach in the 1996 version. Scenes were

  • The Presentation of Witches in William Shakespeare's Macbeth

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    productions of the play and the two I have chosen are the BBCs version and a modern play by Anne Ross Muir. The BBC production was an old fashioned version and was set in medieval Scotland in the 11th century and followed a more traditional style. The version directed by Anne Ross Muir followed a modern route in trying to make the play more understandable. This was achieved by making the play have modern qualities, which people can relate to The BBCs was set in

  • Comparing Directing Styles Two Film Versions of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet

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    Comparing Directing Styles Two Film Versions of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet This essay shows the subtle differences that can occur between directors, even when they are basing the movie off of almost the exact same script. Almost no two movies are exactly alike, no matter how hard the directors and actors might try. Minor personality differences and scene changes greatly affect the atmosphere and meaning of the same movie. One example of this is the movie Romeo and Juliet. This movie tells

  • Oedipus the King

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    shown in an updated version is a very effective and understandable way to present it to audiences. The play that was viewed in class was a good adaptation of the original play. Although modern versions of Oedipus are far different today than the way they were performed during Sophocles’s time, I think he would be impressed with the way that modern versions of his play are performed.      The reason I think that the play works so well in an updated version is the fact that most

  • Fairy Tales By Charles Perrault

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    have survived into the modern age, familiar stories such as; Jack and the Bean Stock, the Little Mermaid, The Tin Soldier, Little Red Riding Hood, and many others have all been used in modern films and literature. However, there is one storied classic that has been captivating children and adults alike for centuries, Cinderella. Charles Perrault wrote the familiar tale over three hundred years ago, yet modern adaptations of the story continue to be used. One example of a modern rendition of Perrault’s

  • Romeo And Juliet Movie Versions

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    ‘Romeo & Juliet’ display the values and attitudes of their contexts. Which is the better version? Justify your answer with references to the films and the plays. Answer: The two version of ‘Romeo and Juliet’ that we watched were the 1968 Franco Zeffirelli version, staring Leonard Whiting, and Olivia Hussy, and the 1996 Baz Luhrmann version, staring Clair Danes, and Leonardo De Caprio. Within both of these versions the plot line is still the same, with Romeo meeting Juliet at her father’s party, and

  • Romeo and Juliet

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    “star-crossed lovers” who come from two families that are rivals, which challenges their relationship and they die as a sacrifice for each other and their families. Many people have produced traditional and nontraditional versions of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet play. These versions have enhanced the play in a way that the feud between the families is more intense, making their love stronger, but it also takes away from the theme that love conquers all. Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare is about

  • The Opening fight scenes of Franco Zeffirelli’s, ‘Romeo and Juliet’ and Baz Luhrmann’s ‘Romeo and Juliet’

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    feud between their families. Many films and books, all over the world, have used this famous playwright as an inspiration. As they were inspired, the story of Romeo and Juliet had kept spreading worldwide. Franco Zeffirelli had directed the first version of Romeo and Juliet in 1968. He had casted the vital roles of Romeo and Juliet to Leonard Whiting and Olivia hussy, who were both unrecognised actors before the releasing of the movie. Meanwhile, Tybalt and the Prince of Verona were played by two

  • A Comparison of the Opening Sequences of Two Films Version of William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet

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    A Comparison of the Opening Sequences of Two Films Version of William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet “Romeo and Juliet” is a play by Shakespeare; the play has been made into films by many directors. The version of the film by Franco Zeffirelli was made in 1976 for general release. The one made by Baz Lurhman in 19997 was also for general release. The Zeffirelli version is a very old fashioned type film set in Verona, to make it look authentic the clothes worn by the characters

  • William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet

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    Shakespearean play to film is showing the action and the real emotion of the play. I feel the Dicaprio version fulfills this purpose better than the Zeffereli version for the following reasons. Overall it is more entertaining, more attention is paid to action scenes such as the intensity of the feud, and the music really suits the play and makes it that much easier to watch. When I say the modern version is more entertaining I mean that it is far more captivating to watch then the Zeffereli rendition

  • Franco Zeffirelli And Baz Luhrmanns Romeo And Juliet

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    preserving Shakespearean language, the spirit of Shakespeare emerges to captivate a large audience.      Shakespeare's plays were designed to adapt to any audience: with this in mind, Baz Luhrmann created a film that applies to the modern audience through this updating. Luhrmann modernizes "Romeo and Juliet," through constant alterations of the props, which entice the audience into genuinely feeling the spirit of Shakespeare. First, the movie starts with an prologue masked

  • Differing Versions of William Shakespeare's Hamlet

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    Differing Versions of William Shakespeare's Hamlet TNT Britain’s Theatrical version and Ethan Hawke’s movie version of the play ‘Hamlet’ were vastly different in virtually all aspects. From the portrayal of characters in performances, the sets, paraphernalia and especially the fact that one is based in our modern world, (New York, 2000) both differ to large extents. Hamlet in the TNT’s version does not dwell on about his Father’s death in contrast to the Hamlet played

  • Differences Between the Grimm Brother's and Disney's Cinderella

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    primarily adaptations of older versions recreated by Disney— the pioneers of this generation. With that said, the modern versions consistently display good triumphing over evil, a prince charming that constantly came to the rescue, and a happily ever after ending. However, the original folktale version didn’t always come with fortunate events, but often were more violent and gruesome. With the fairytale Cinderella, Disney maintains a similar theme as its Grimm version; however, the conflicts, events

  • Comparing the Text and the Two Filmed Versions of Jane Austen's Emma

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    Comparing the Text and the Two Filmed Versions of Jane Austen's Emma   After reading Jane Austen's Emma, then viewing the BBC production and Miramax films based on the novel one can understand why most authors are horrified over the translation of their novels into film.  The two film versions are quite different from one another, but both take such liberties with the original text as to wonder why the film makers of each even bothered with Austen's work.  The BBC production encompasses more

  • Franco Zeffirelli and Baz Luhrmann's Romeo and Juliet

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    language, the spirit of Shakespeare emerges to captivate a large audience.         Shakespeare's plays were designed to adapt to any audience: with this in mind, Baz Luhrmann created a film that applies to the modern audience through this updating. Luhrmann modernizes "Romeo and Juliet," through constant alterations of the props, which entice the audience into genuinely feeling the spirit of Shakespeare.  First, the movie starts with an prologue masked

  • Gibson and Branagh in the Movie Versions of Shakespeare’s Hamlet

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    Franco Zeffirelli’s version of Hamlet was released in 1990, with Mel Gibson playing as hamlet, Glenn Close as Gertrude, Alan Bates as Claudius, and lastly Helena Bonham Carter as Ophelia. The setting took place in Scotland, but in the movie was supposed to be filmed in Denmark around the 1300th century with the main theme being a tragedy, and they did a great job at trying to make the castle, and the landscape seem as uninhabited as possible, so there weren’t any modern day equipment. From

  • A Comparison of Two Versions of Romeo and Juliet

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    A Comparison of Two Versions of Romeo and Juliet In this essay the opening sequences of the two versions of Shakespeare's disastrous love story, "Romeo and Juliet" have been compared. The

  • The Women's Agreement

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    comedy based around the main idea of antiwar. The meaning can be different for everyone. Lysistrata can support the antiwar methods of a present-day protestor or it can just be a means to entertain a person looking for a laugh. Intellectuals of our modern time may use Lysistrata to paint a picture of how the Greeks sought comedy in their ancient times. The play can be used for some many different purposes and that is part of the beauty of literature. Aristophanes’ original work was meant to entertain

  • Franco Zeffirelli's Film Romeo and Juliet

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    two different directors. The first one was directed by Franco Zeffirelli in 1968 this film is set in the 1800 they use the same costume and dialogue as in the 1500. On the other hand the Baz luhrmann production is a 1996 american urban film, it's a modern and violent but at same it's a romantic and tragedy. The film is aimed at young audience where as the zeffirelli verison is aimed at adults, but the dialogue they use is the same. The opening of the Baz luhrmann productions Romeo and Juliet, was

  • A Comparison of Act 1 Scene I and II in Two Different Versions of William Shakespeare's Macbeth

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    A Comparison of Act 1 Scene I and II in Two Different Versions of William Shakespeare's Macbeth Macbeth is a play written by William Shakespeare for the entertainment of King James i. During this time many people believed in witchcraft, King James being one of these. During the time which this play was written many people were burned at the stake

  • Children's Versions of "The Cantebury Tales"

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    unprecedented “wealth of fascinating characters”, Chaucer’s The Canterbury Tales has been translated and retold in many versions over the years (Cohen 7-8). Unavoidably translations and retelling require choices made by writers and editors of how to represent things and what to include, which can easily change aspects of the original story. The most difficult retellings may be versions written for children as writers not only have to deal with modernizing the language but also simplifying stories which

  • William Shakespeare 's Romeo And Juliet

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    in which they commit suicide for each other. Both Franco Zeffirelli’s (1968) and Baz Lurhmann’s (1996) versions retained the dialogues written by William Shakespeare in their movies. However, these two movies are directed in their own unique ways, which have several distinctive differences. One major and the most notable difference in the films is the setting. The setting of the 1968 version is set in Verona, Italy with buildings, courtyards, and streets similar to the middle ages. It follows the

  • Writing in Hebrew

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    Étan Levine’s article “Writing in Hebrew” focused on the resurrection of the Hebrew language from its original archaic version. In its original context, the Hebrew language was not only Israel’s primary tongue, but also its source of religious and cultural history. It was the language chosen by God and the primary source of language for the Bible. Like most ancient dialects, such as Latin, Old Norse, and Middle English, the Hebrew language around the age of CE was a form of speech and writing that

  • Romeo And Juliet: From Play To Big Screen

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    3) This feud between the two families ultimately is the cause of the two lovers untimely demise. In 1996, Baz Luhrmann produced a modern film of the classic tragedy entitled William Shakespeare’s Romeo + Juliet. Adding familiar images and common ideas, Luhrmann brought the classic story to modern times. Though Romeo + Juliet has many differences from the original version from Shakespeare, it supports the original characters, themes, dialogue, and key issues of the classic tale of the star-crossed lovers

  • Cinderella 's Around The World

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    where they just want to be better. Also from all the different versions of Cinderella stories, all of them are surrounded by jealousy, hate, and negative vibes. However, there are cultural difference that is expressed in each of the different versions of these Fairy Tales. In my paper I am going to express these differences, the two versions that I’ll be talking about is “Aschenputtel” which is the Germany version, and a modern version “Maid in Manhattan”. My goal in this essay is to compare the historical

  • Modern American Reconstruction of Dante’s Nine Circles

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    Based on modern American standard and their conception of morality, the order of which Dante assigns sin along with their corresponding values is out of arrangement. The sins that place those into the Seventh, Eighth and Ninth Circles of Hell would greatly differ from a version of the last three circles if they were made by a modern American. These sins would differ in both order and grouping. I have come to this conclusion after comparing the sins detailed in Dante’s Inferno to modern American