City Of Angels Compared With Romeo And Juliet

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City of Angels Compared with Romeo and Juliet Love can be defined as a powerful emotion felt for another person, in deep affection devotion or sexual desire. But in the end is it really worth it? William Shakespeare's play Romeo and Juliet is a perfect example of a love story, but unfortunately it comes with a tragic outcome. The film City of Angels compares with Shakespeare's play Romeo and Juliet for they have many similarities. Both the story and film follow the tragedy theme, two lovers go to great lengths to be with each other, and both have similar characters whose passion and love overcome their challenging problems.

In the movie City of Angels and the novel Romeo and Juliet both follow the tragedy theme. The only weakness in a human being is that of fear and mortality. Tragedy has at one time or another struck us all. In Shakespeare's play Romeo and Juliet two youths come together in holy matrimony only to be disappointed by the turn of events.

The only way Romeo and Juliet thought that they could be together is for Romeo to leave and go to Mantua. While Romeo is away, Friar Laurence gives Juliet a potion to drink that will give her the appearance of death. This, in the end, leads to the conclusion of the plan of Romeo to rescue Juliet from the tomb and take her to Mantua with him.

"Romeo, I come. This do I drink to thee…" Juliet is certain of the fact that she and Romeo will, at last, be together forever. After Juliet drinks the potion she is considered dead. Romeo finds out about her apparent death and returns to her tomb. As a distraught lover, Romeo drinks poison in order to die rather than live with the tremendous...