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Romeo and Juliet: Death Scene Comparison

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Cara Gallagher

on 14 May 2014

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Transcript of Romeo and Juliet: Death Scene Comparison

Romeo shoots at the police as he tries to sneak into Verona to say goodbye to Juliet.
Romeo & the POLICE
Guns are used throughout the fight scenes in the Luhrmann version of Romeo and Juliet.
In the text, swords are used during fights and during Juliet's death (since guns weren't even a thing)
Friar Lawrence finds Romeo and Juliet in the text but not in the movie.
In the movie it just goes to the dramatic ending
Juliet Awakes to DEATH
By: Ashley McGoff, Cara Gallagher, and Maddie Belaska
Romeo and Juliet: Death Scene Comparison
In the text, Romeo sneaks into Verona without anyone knowing
In the movie, Romeo is chased by the police when he tries to sneak into Verona.
Juliet's Death
In the text, Romeo kills Paris
In the movie, Romeo and Paris never meet.

Paris: Oh, I am slain! If thou be merciful, Open the tomb. Lay me with Juliet. (Act 5, Scene 3, Line 80-81)
Romeo Takes Down Paris
Juliet stabs herself
Juliet shoots herself in the head
Juliet does not wake up before Romeo dies in the text.
In the movie, Juliet wakes up in time to watch Romeo die.

Juliet: "O comfortable Friar! Where is my lord?
I do remember well where I should be,
And there I am. Where is my Romeo?"
( 5. 3. 160-162)
Juliet: Yea, noise? Then I'll be brief. O happy dagger, This is they sheath. There rust and let me die. ( 5. 3. 183-184)
What We Imagined It to Be...
We imagined it as a much simpler setting. There were a lot of gaudy crosses and candles, that added to the effect of the movie.
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