Compare and Contrast Essay
The well known story called Romeo and Juliet created by William Shakespeare, is about
two young tennagers that fall in love but neither of their families want them together because,
they are both rivals. Romeo came from a family named the Montagues and Juliet came from a
family named the Capulets. Throughout the story Shakespeare creatively describes the love they
have towards each other which led to their death. There are two different versions of Romeo and
Juliet but they are both connect to the original story.
To start off from the director Franco Zeffirelli made the original film in 1969 and he
explains and shows the very original play from Shakespeare and his words but he demonstrated
his words with more of and older time of setting along with the props. For example, for
transportation they would use horses. The setting was mainly filled with dirt and wilderness
around and the location was more rural compared to the film created and directed by Baz
Luhrmann which was made in the year of 1996. In this year of the film Luhrmann made it more
into a modern version which gave me personally a better understanding of the play because of
both the setting and their way of transportation. In this version Luhrmann changed the setting a
bit and made it to where they were at a beach and it was more how we live today along with the
transportation. Instead of horses they would use updated cars.
Another difference between these two version are the props and the most important part,
both Romeo and Juliet’s death. In Zeffirelli's version the props were more in the way you wo...