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The 1996 Luhrmann version of Romeo and Juliet is unusual because it takes place in modern times This creates an interesting setting for a play written in the 15th century Luhrmann manages to create a movie that is remarkably faithful to the plays vision and sense of tragedy without drastically changing the playThe characters of Romeo and Juliet are a colorful group Their changes in the movie are subtle but noticeable The nurse in the play is a blabbermouth and is more of a mother to Juliet than Lady Capulet In the movie she is more to the point doesnt talk as much and not very friendly Another character is Lady Capulet she has very bad temper and wants Romeo to die In the movie she is horrible flirt with Paris and has a more platonic relationship with Tybalt The main characters hardly change though Mercutio is still the satirist dueling with words Juliet also remains the same She is independent mature woman who defies her parents wishes to marry ParisThemes have strong role in Romeo and Juliet Most notables are the themes of love and fate On one hand there is Romeos infatuation with Rosaline and the arranged Patel 2Marriage of Paris and Juliet Both the play and the movie show this through their action and speeches The theme of the fate almost disappears however The play shows many premonitions of tragedy to Romeo Juliet and the Friar There are also some events that are beyond their control One particular event is feud between the families the plague and Lord Capulet consenting Pariss marriage In the movie Romeo
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