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Essay by lailahxxHigh School, 10th gradeA, November 2014

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The well-known play Romeo And Juliet was written by one of the most famous playwrights William Shakespeare back in the 16th century. There are many interpretations of the play but the two modern versions are predominantly between Gnomeo and Juliet and the original Romeo and Juliet, which is the Baz Luhrmans version.

Today I will be comparing the two interpretations and show which version of the play portrays the stronger theme of love. I believe after comparing the two adaptations I believe Gnomeo and Juliet shows a stronger theme of love as it is a modern version in the form of cartoon characters which appeals to a modern day audience including, younger children.

Love is clearly shown throughout the first meeting scene in both versions between Romeo and Juliet and Gnomeo and Juliet. It is easier to see the theme of love, as there appears to be an immediate connection when Gnomeo and Juliet gaze into each other's eyes, as its shows love at first sight.

Gnomeo and Juliet's scene of the first meeting was at the greenhouse were they both spotted an extremely uncommon flower on top of a roof. They are both drawn and both unexpectedly go to get the flower at the same time, and both find themselves to be staring into each other's eyes. This clearly shows that they immediately have attention attraction towards each other, without knowing they are from contrasting families that are feuding with each other. The camera angles used during this scene were close ups. The use of close ups shows the feelings between Gnomeo and Juliet; there was also the sound of joyful music in the background to prompt and show the moods between the characters. This film is modern and portrays a realistic display of love,