Essay – Romeo and Juliet 2016

Explain superstition (from Elizabethan times) of both Romeo and Juliet and Gnomeo and Juliet Romeo and Juliet: everyone has their own personal destiny that no one can change.Love at first sight.
Explain gender roles for romeo and Juliet compared to Gnomeo and Juliet. Gender roles in Gnomeo and Juliet: Juliet is seen by others characters as delicate and fragile, while she is a ninja. Romeo and Juliet: Juliet seems hopeless like stereotypical female, while romeo seems layback.
Explain marriage expectations for elizabethan times in relation to Romeo and Juliet During this period of time, people expected the Capulets to arrange Juliet to marry young, as her age of 13 was the normal age to get married at.
How long does the Romeo and Juliet movie go on for? 2 hours and 10 minutes
How long does Gnomeo and Juliet go on for? 1 hour and 24 minutes.
Where was Romeo and Juliet based at? Verona Italy.
Where was Gnomeo and Juliet filmed- suppose to be filmed in? (Cartoon- so which country). In 2 English gardens.
Explain the ideas, attitudes and values formed for Romeo and Juliet. Attitudes: women had to do house work and cook, while men had to work. Ideas: hatred, love and faith.Values: Religion played big value.
Explain the ideas, attitudes and values formed for Gnomeo and Juliet. Values: kids to find movie funnyIdeas: hatred, love and faith. Attitudes: Females being to fragile
Explain the difference in film language in both films. Gnomeo and juliet: is comedy and aimed to entertain kids.Romeo and juliet: is original shakespeare wording.
Explain the audience in both films. The aimed audience for Romeo and Juliet was teenagers and above and the aimed audience for Romeo were at families, but in particular children.
Explain the themes in both films. Romeo and Juliet: woman are arranged to get married and gender roles: woman are portrayed as weaker gender.Gnomeo and Juliet: women are portrayed as weaker gender, but they change attitudes towards them and stand up for themselves.
Explain the characterisation in both films. Romeo and Juliet; Juliet: She wore formal clothing, this showed that their family has a high reputation.Romeo and Juliet; Romeo: he wore Hawaiian clothing, this showed that he was layback. Speech was in Shakespearean words. Gnomeo and Juliet; Gnomeo:Gnomeo and Juliet; Juliet:
Explain changes between versions of films and why its changed. The film Romeo and Juliet was changed for the kids film Gnomeo and Juliet, mainly because the content in Romeo and Juliet was not appropriate for kids and would bore them. But they kept dirty jokes in the kids film to entertain adults, who may be possibly watching the film with their children. They turned the characters into Gnomes and took out the violence out to appeal more to kids.

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