Differences Between Romeo And Juliet

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The Tragedy of Romeo & Juliet vs. Romeo + Juliet
The story of Romeo & Juliet is a timeless tale with many different interpretations that have evolved over many years. Two different variations of this are the play “The Tragedy of Romeo & Juliet” by Shakespeare and the movie “Romeo + Juliet” directed by Baz Luhrmann. Both versions tell the same story but with a few key differences. One scene where these differences are prevalent is in Act 5 Scene 3 when Romeo visits Juliet's tomb. In this scene the screenwriters of the film changed up the events and script of this scene to create more romantic and modern approach to the ageless story.
One difference between the film and the play is the absence of Paris throughout the whole scene. In the play, Paris arrives in the cemetery before Romeo to see his love for one last time and “to strew thy grave and weep” (5.3.16). Romeo appears suddenly in front of him, startling Paris and causing him to
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As Romeo expresses his feeling towards to what is presumed to be dead Juliet, he shouts “O my love! my wife! Death, that hath suck'd the honey of thy breath, Hath had no power yet upon thy beauty: Thou art not conquer'd; beauty's ensign yet Is crimson in thy lips and in thy cheeks”(). This statement plays a key role in foreshadowing what fact that Juliet is still alive in both the play and the film. There is one key difference between the two version; for example, in the play Juliet is fast asleep during Romeo’s dialogue and is unable to hear or see what is happening; however, in the movie Juliet is able to witness what is occurring with Romeo, yet she is unable to comprehend what is transpiring or do anything about stopping him since the effects of the drug had not worn off. This moment creates a form of dramatic irony where the audience is knowledgeable of the situation, causing them to become emotionally attached to the