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Persuasive Essays For Romeo And Juliet

ROMEO AND JULIET PERSUASIVE ESSAY

Romeo and Juliet is a play about tow young adults that fall in love with each other. The only thing that is holding these tow lovers back is the feuding between the two families.

'Was Franco Zeffili's film version of the play 'Romeo and Juliet an improvement over Shakespeares play?' Yes, Franco Zeffelli's film was an improvement over Shakespeares play because he changed the dialogue a little, he made the location better, and the Tybalt and Romeo duel was action packed.

I really liked the real elaborate scenery in the movie. I liked all the nice looking buildings. I also liked the scenery because it was real open and right in the center of the city.

Franco Zeffelli really added a lot to the great battle scene between Romeo and Tybalt. In the actual play the fight sounded stupid and it seemed like it barely lasted a minute.

In the movie the fight scene was great because it was a long fierce fight.

Franco Zeffelli's film was a great improvement over Shakespeares play. He made it better by taking out some of the boring dialogue. He changed the scenery around a lot. The fight scene was a lot better also. Over all the film was twice as good as the play.


Regarding Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, and Escalus' responsibilities, if I were to write a persuasive essay on this topic, I think that I would discuss the sense that this has been going on a long time—much too long for a Prince not to do something constructive.

Escalus should have done something sooner because the feud has been going on for so long that no one even knows what the original fight was about—and still...

Regarding Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, and Escalus' responsibilities, if I were to write a persuasive essay on this topic, I think that I would discuss the sense that this has been going on a long time—much too long for a Prince not to do something constructive.

Escalus should have done something sooner because the feud has been going on for so long that no one even knows what the original fight was about—and still Escalus done nothing.

I would include comments from the beginning (Act I, scene i) that show how pervasive the hatred is, which must be obvious even to Escalus: it's not just that the families are fighting, but it has reached down to the servants who are willing to kill each other for the sake of the family. (I don't think I could be paid enough money in any job to put my life in jeopardy for the sake of my boss and his personal problems: this simply shows the obsessive trend that has permeated all levels of their society.)

Another situation that points to how out of control the situation is can be seen (in Act III, scene i) when Tybalt kills Romeo's friend, Mercutio. Being related to the Escalus himself, I would have thought this would have been the last straw for the Prince. Just because Mercutio is a friend to a Montague does not constitute reason for his death at Tybalt's hand. And even though Tybalt is after Romeo for disrespecting the Capulets by attending their party, he reaches past Romeo to kill Mercutio—other than emotionally hurting Romeo, it would make no sense, except that Tybalt is a hot-head. And in doing this, Tybalt has lashed out at Escalus, not just Romeo. This should have been the wake-up call Escalus needed.

In essence, when looking for blame, is it not possible to find Escalus at fault? If he, as their ruler, is interested in protecting his people as a father would protect his children, shouldn't he have taken steps prior to Romeo's banishment, rather than waiting for tragedy to take place? Based on the depth of this problem within the society, it was inevitable that something truly tragic would ultimately take place. Escalus should have been more concerned and more forward-thinking.

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