Contrast Essay: Romeo and Juliet
are correct. It is amazing how Shakespeare’s play Romeo and Juliet written
One major difference between the play and the movie occurs in mood. An example
equal (Act II, Scene 6, Line 4) which is a very intelligent thing to say.
viewer to believe that Franco Zefferelli wanted the two to look like fools, that
real-life, young adults would take the matter seriously because they know it is
a major step in life. Because the play is not entirely trying to make the two
look bad, it is the better production.
Another major difference in the mood of the play and the movie is in the funeral
scene. The funeral scene of the play is a very serious event. Juliet’s family
is very upset and think that they are the cause of her “death”. Also, the Friar
However, in the movie version of the funeral scene, again everyone is sad but
this time the Friar lets out a giggle as he pretends to pray for Juliet. This
is a major difference because if someone had seen the Friar giggle, it may have
changed the entire play. They may have questioned him why he giggled but since
once again unrealistic, the play is the better production in this scene as well.
Some other major differences between the play and the movie occurred in the plot
Romeo is just getting over Rosaline “rejecting” him (Act I, Scene 1, Line 155).
This means that he could have just been very upset. Resulting in him just
grabbing the first thing he could find which just happened to be Juliet. If he
had never even met Rosaline he probably would have never met Juliet either.
Although in the movie version of this part, all that the viewer knows is that
Romeo is extremely upset from something that was never brought up. If Franco
Zefferelli had added this to his production it would probably make more sense
that him just leaving it out and having the viewer guess what was the matter
Another difference between the play and the movie in plot details is at the
Scene 3, Line 295). On the other hand, the movie only shows that he two
families have come together. But this is for a reason that virtually and two
groups would come together for?a funeral of one for one of their family members.
All that the families do to acknowledge each other is as they walk into the
church, they turn to face their equal in the opposite family. This is probably
the biggest difference out of the productions because one of the goal’s that
Romeo, Juliet and Friar Laurence had was that this marriage would end the
quarrels. The play’s version of this was better because nobody really wants to
happy story (in a way) by one of Romeo and Juliet’s primary goals being
completed, although they had to die for it.
Due to all of the examples listed here, the mood in the marriage scene, the mood
in the funeral scene, and the plot details in the beginning and the end of the
play, the play is without a doubt, the better production. However, if Franco
Zefferelli had made his movie more as a work of art instead of a production, and
spent a little more time in doing so, he could have had himself one of the best