Romeo and Juliet
Between the book and the movie of Romeo and Juliet there were a contrast between the characters and a lot of descriptions about them. During the movie it was easier to understand what the people were saying because of their actions and voice. The three characters I think were the most interesting are Romeo, Juliet, and Mercutio. Romeo, in Romeo and Juliet, does indeed experience a love of such purity and passion that he kills himself when he believes that the object of his love, Juliet, has died. The power of Romeo’s love often shows a clear vision of Romeo’s character, which is far more complex. At the play’s beginning Juliet seems merely an obedient, sheltered, naïve child. Though many girls her age get married around this time, as Juliet and Paris were supposed to wed. Her personality somewhat changed throughout the movie. Mercutio was my favorite character in the movie because he was witty, and daring. He had a cool attitude towards him and seemed to be confident.
The name Romeo, in most places has become nearly associated with “lover.” Even Romeo’s relation to love is not so simple. At the beginning of the play, Romeo pines for Rosaline proclaiming she was a model girlfriend. Romeo is a great reader of love poetry, and the portrayal of his love for Rosaline suggests he is trying to re-create the feelings that he has read about. After first kissing Juliet, she tells him “you kiss by the book,” meaning that he kisses according to the “rules”. After Romeo and Rosaline breakup Romeo saw Juliet at a Capulet party. The love she shares with Romeo is far deeper, more authentic and unique than the puppy love Romeo felt for Rosaline. Romeo’s love matures over the course of the play from the small desire to be in love to a profound and intense passion. Her level-headed observations, such as the one about Romeo’s kissing, seem to change Romeo’s outlook on things and he begins to ditch the mainstream “love” aspect and speaks...
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