Romeo and Juliet Persuasive Essay. Which is better, the book or the movie?

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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.