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Romeo and Juliet Essay

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Baz Luhrmann’s representation of Romeo and Juliet was a hip and modern but also was hard hitting. The film Romeo and Juliet has many relationships occurring in it such as; love, friendship and rivalry. In this essay, relationships that occur in the film will be discussed in depth and also the relationship between the main characters Romeo Montague & Juliet Capulet. True love and matriarchy are reoccurring in the film. Romeo and Mercutio are best of friends, but their bond and connection is much more like of a brother to brother relationship. Mercutio takes Romeo under his wing as they stand together against the Capulet’s, supporting one another along the way. When Tybalt kills Mercutio after the Capulet party, things escalate fast. Romeo tracks down Tybalt and in a burst of rage he killed him where he stood. Juliet Capulet and her father Fulgencio Capulet have a peculiar relationship, Juliet doesn’t just follow her father’s instructions but she is scared of his temper as well. For example when Fulgencio Capulet ordered Juliet to meet with Paris to arrange their soon to be marriage. To the end of the film Juliet’s father gets aggressive to both her and her mother, this is very frightening to not only her but the people around her. The Capulet and Montague families have a strong hatred for each other, this arch rivalry ends in many gun fights, lives lost and added chaos to the city of Verona. The separate families forbid any interaction with their rivals. So when Romeo Montague and Juliet Capulet fell in love, their love would’ve been forbidden if it ever was known. True love is something that not only needs to be heard but felt physically and mentally. Feeling the touch of a loved one, family member or crush is something that is invigorating. It fills you with happiness. Finding a love or lover is easy but keeping that love true strong is hard. True love does not always end in the ways we like or how we want it to be, for example Romeo and Juliet’s love....

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