A vital similarity between the play and the film is the use of the Elizabethan language.
“Juliet: O Romeo, Romeo, wherefore art thou Romeo? Deny thy father and refuse thy name…” (Shakespeare. 2.2.36-7). In the film, the same dialogue has been used during the same scenario, where Juliet discusses how Romeo being a Montague us catastrophic, since she loves him and her family is foes with the Montagues. This shows that the film kept the same Elizabethan language used originally in the play. Hence, the movie and the play are similar when it comes to language.
Another major similarity is that the plot remains the same in both the film and the play.
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“Montague: Alas, my liege, my wife is dead tonight.” (Shakespeare. 5.3.218). In the film, Lady Montague lives. Another example would be how in the play, Romeo kills Paris in a fight when Paris does not let Romeo enter Juliet’s tomb, but in the film, Paris does not die, nor does Romeo fight with him. In the play, Friar Laurence had a brother Friar John, but in the movie, there was no Friar John. Likewise, many scenes have been altered but the plot overall, remains the same.
The film and the play of Romeo and Juliet have many similarities and differences. They use the Elizabethan language. The plot remains the similar. Although, the use of props is changed. A few scenes being changed were different. Making modernized version of an old 16th century love story, still cannot make better versions of it, even though now there is much advance technology than there was in the 16th