Nov 26 2012

Friar Lawrence’s Tattoo in the Movie!

This going to be a short piece of error in the movie! As you can see on the left of you can see Friar Lawrence’s tattoo! A Friar has a tattoo! A man of God should be praising God, not getting tattoos! My guess to why the tattoo is there because it is of Jesus’ cross. Baz Luhrmann should have thought how important God was in Shakespeare’s time and interpreted a Friar back then but more ‘down to earth’ if I should say. It would have been more suited for the Capulets and Montagues boys to have tattoos!

Thank you for reading and I hoped you enjoyed it!


Nov 26 2012

God in Romeo and Juliet!

This not really a interpretation of God but how God is used in the play, written by William Shakespeare!

In the 1500-1600 England was a very strong Christian country! Everyone had to be Christian or face the consequences! The play of Romeo and Juliet completely takes out God. In the play there were many references to God but Romeo and Juliet both killed themselves!!?? This is means that a person has no belief in God and life! Christianity believes that committing suicide is the most sinful thing a human can do. Even killing someone else is considered a smaller sin than killing yourself. So why did Shakespeare even think of putting sinful actions in the play. Well my guess is that it contributes to the ‘tragedy’ of the play. Not only this structure of a play changed the world because so many plays have copied this, it might have influenced a slight of doubt for Christianity in England!

Next time I will talk about how God is used in the movie or if God is even used in the movie!? Thank for reading!!

Oct 20 2012

Interpretations about Romeo and Juliet

This is going to be another weekly post about all the interpretations in Romeo and Juliet! I will start of Prince and then as we read in class more I will find more interpretations between the film and movie.

Oct 15 2012

Romeo and Juliet – Some Consequence Yet Hanging in the Stars

This is really, really late but I have thought about this very thoroughly!

So this passage by Romeo, is about Romeo doubts about going to the Capulet Party! Before I breakdown bit by bit of this passage, I think that this is one of the most powerful parts of the book.

The first line ‘I fear, too early: for my mind misgives’ means that my mind (Romeo’s mind) warns him if Romeo go to the party before his time something bad is going to happen. The second line ‘Some consequence yet hanging in the stars’ means that some consequence is hiding in the stars so that he does not go! The third line ‘Shall bitterly begin his fearful date’ means that his death date shall begin to come close if he goes to the party. The fourth line ‘With this night’s revels and expire the term’ means that when the night comes (when he is at the party) and his life will expire. The fourth line ‘Of a despised life closed in my breast’ means that he hides his bad life to himself (his breast) where no one will find it. The firth line ‘By some vile forfeit of untimely death.’ (this is a hard one) means that if he goes to the party that is the forfeit of his life and he will die before his time! The sixth line ‘But He, that hath the steerage of my course,’ is very powerful and I will explain about this later! The line means that God (He) will control Romeo’s bumpy life! Finally the last line of this passage ‘Direct my sail! On, lusty gentlemen.’ means that Romeo’s wants God to control his life (sail) and called him ‘strong, controlling’ gentleman!

I was talking about how powerful this was because the book tells you about what is going to happen but this adds to it because Romeo said that something bad will happen! Also that the last two lines talk about God and in that in Shakespeare time everyone was Christian but Romeo killed himself that was a sin at that time. I will leave you with that point!