The story, Romeo and Juliet is a story about unconditional love between two teenagers from opposing families. Throughout the story, they face troubles to try to be together while secretly expressing their love for one another. They risk everything to be together and in the end, would rather die than live apart. I have chosen a song for each act of Romeo and Juliet that I believe relates to the act in the closest way, I chose the songs based on the lyrics of them, and how I think they relate to the story.
To represent the first act of Romeo and Juliet, I chose the song “Stranger” by Secondhand Serenade. I chose this song because it is a love song about a boy who meets a girl, and within a short amount of time is convinced to be in love with her. This is similar to the story because Romeo fell in love with Juliet the day he met her at the ball. In Both the song and the story, the boy explains his love for the girl that he is said to be in love with. Also, the story tells how Romeo and Juliet are so deeply in love and want to meet again soon because they love to be together. Similar to this, the song “Stranger” explains the boy’s amazement towards this girl who calls him a stranger because they have not known each other for long at all, yet they have been affected by love at first sight.
For act two, I chose to represent the story with the song “Need you Now” by Lady Antebellum. I chose this song because at this point in the story, Romeo and Juliet have met and confessed their love for each other. During this act, they also decide they want to be married so they can be together for the rest of their lives. Since their families are enemies to each other, it is hard for them to meet up without getting caught, which is why I chose the song “Need You Now.” The song is about a young man needing the girl he loves to be with her. The song says “I’m all alone…and I don’t know how I can do without, I just need you now.” This line from the song reminds me of Romeo and...
Cited: Secondhand Serenade. “Stranger” Awake. (Record Label), 2010.
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