Romeo & Juliet

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Romeo and Juliet

Symbolism through color and juxtaposition are used to show allegiance and stance of

an individual or group. In the Film Romeo + Juliet (directed by Baz Luhrmann),

symbolism was present to show allegiance of the rival families through color and

juxtaposition. Symbolism through color and juxtaposition is used in social context to

make stance and show faction.

In the movie everyone is wearing a cross that shows that the two groups

are religious but they still have their differences in their two families. When Romeo went

to the costume party he saw Juliet's father dressed as Cesar and he saw her mother

dressed as a Egyptian queen that shows that there very powerful people. Romeo was

dressed as a knight it shows that he's brave and a hero. Juliet was an angel that shows

her innocence and good hearted soul.

When the Capulet's and Montague's were fighting and when Tybalt took off his

jacket there was a religious symbol on his shirt and on the bottom of his two pistols.

When Romeo went to go see Juliet's body there were a trail of crosses that lead to her

body. When Friar Lawrence was putting on his gown there was a cross on it. Juliet was

dressed as an angel showing that their lives are centered around the church so they

could say it's a holy conflict to see who's family is better or more right.

Tybalt was wearing a red devil costume, the color red represents anger, and the

thirst for revenge. The Montague's car was yellow which is representing joy and

sunshine in other words carefree and happy. The Capulet's car was blue which

represents trust, loyalty, wisdom, confidence, intelligence, faith, and truth. And Juliet

was wearing black when she went to Friar Lawrence that represents...