Romeo and Juliet: Symbols at Capulets Party

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Romeo and Juliet Signs and Symbols at the Capulet’s Party
* The explosion of fireworks in the sky helped recapture an intense party scene. It could have been interpreted as an explosion of lust that would occur later on between Romeo and Juliet. The use of fireworks in the sky emphasized the stars, and Romeo and Juliet were star-crossed lovers.

* The coloring of reds and gold helped make the Capulet house outstanding and showed the audience royalty and richness.

* Music was also used to intensify this scene. The song "Young Hearts Run Free" was appropriate, because it produced an irony of how Romeo and Juliet would meet that night.

* Red banners that hung down from the windows intensified the exterior of the Capulet’s palace. White lights, which strung along the palm trees showed elegance. The director's choice of lighting and music helped to create an actual party scene with the liveliness it brought.

* The statues that were on each side of the staircase representing half man and half fish were showing the controversy of how a man is torn from being masculine, to being put in the direction of femininity or romanticism. I think the top part of the man is shown as strength, and the bottom fin shows his need to express his feminine side. I think this statue represented Romeo for his romantic qualities and how he chose to be a lover, over his instinctive masculinity of wanting to fight.

* Water was the main focus of scenery the first time Romeo and Juliet saw each other, creating an unusual array of lust. The first time they saw each other, their gaze went across a beautiful aquarium of fish. Again, the choice of music in the background, "Kissing You," helped create a romantic atmosphere. The use of water could’ve been emphasizing an intense array of sexuality. Another interpretation was that Romeo was looking through the aquarium at millions of beautiful fish, yet focusing on Juliet resembles Romeo's immaturity of being in...
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