Romeo And Juliet Death Scene Analysis

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Register to read the introduction… Romeo entering the tomb is thrilling as helicopters and police follow him and he even takes a hostage. You can feel the desperation and tension in all the commotion occurring and you can’t look away as you wait for what’s going to happen next. Upon actually entering the church, Juliet is front and center lying on a raised alter, dressed in white, with dozens of lit candles and religious statues surrounding her, except for the clear path Romeo can reach her by. It’s a very emotional moment as we see the shock on Romeo’s face. Using a gun instead of knife in the scene also made it much more dramatic. Zeffirelli’s version often contradicts Luhrmann’s excitement so it appears less intense and lacks an emotional display. Zeffirelli’s film loses intensity and romance with him choice of setting. Contrary to Luhrmann’s big, dramatic scene Zeffirelli has Romeo quietly sneaking into the Capulet tomb. It lacks intensity, bores us as the viewer, and doesn’t portray the risks that Romeo is …show more content…
It starts off very loud with helicopters, sirens, yelling, and intense music and all abruptly end when Romeo enters the tomb which leads to a very unsettling feeling of dread. In just a few minutes you are excited and can’t wait to see what happens next. This way we also get the full of effect of Romeo seeing a supposedly dead Juliet. Claire Daines, Juliet, and Leonardo DiCaprio, Romeo, recite their lines very quietly, and even though there is no background music you have to give all your attention to them, which gives you the full impact of their last moments. One defining sound is the gunshot. The church echoes so you can here every click as Juliet arms herself and takes her last actions. The sound is starling in the quiet and creates a great intensity. Zeffirelli chose a quieter soundtrack for his

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