Email Copy Link Copied Centuries my have passed since William Shakespeare last put ink to paper, but the stories he's spun aren't going anywhere. But period costumes and lofty dialogue isn't the only mark of a Shakespearean story; in fact, more movies owe their plot and characters to the Bard than the average movie fan is likely to realize. Change a shipwreck to a new high school, and Shakespeare's tale of gender-bending, disguises and love triangles is tailor-made for a new generation. In Shakespeare's original comedy, the young Viola is separated from her twin brother after a shipwreck, and disguises herself as the male Cesario.
So society did try to keep them apart, and it is kind of forbidden, especially to the Volturi. And had they acted as quick and head over heals as Romeo and Juliet, it most likely would have ended the same way.
Other than that, the genres of both stories, characters and storyline are entirely different. Character personalities are not alike at all as well.
Both Romeo and Edward makes desicions based on their own feelings at the very moment. And with Romeo that kills Juliets cousin, and drinks the poison. All these actions chanced the story entirely for both.
Juliet willingly drank the sleeping potion even though she could end up being buried alive or even worse things, and completed it al with the final act where she actually managed to kill herself with Romeos dagger!
Name one person that would do that, and by the love of another! She was brave as hell. And Bella did jump of a cliff just to see Edward, and decided to become a vampire just to be with him, and tops it with insisting on giving birth to their child even though it destroyed her.
OK, so in New Moon, when Bella goes cliff diving, Edward thinks that she just fell off of the cliff and died. He believes that he cannot live without her so he goes to the Volturi to have them kill him so that he can be with Bella.
It fits because when Romeo finds Juliet in her "living death" he kills himself to be with her.One way Romeo & Juliet is similar to Twilight is Juliet and Bella are both in dilemmas throughout the entire story or play. Bella’s dilemma is her boyfriend is a vampire and she is in such deep love with him.
Dr. Seuss vs Shakespeare/Rap Meanings vs Shakespeare.
View source. History Comments (This is based on a famous line in Romeo & Juliet, in which Romeo says, "But, soft! What light through yonder window breaks?" You crook, you. I bet you wrote the Twilight books, too! (The Twilight books are widely regarded as one of the worst.
Death and rebirth. A rising from the ashes. These are topics that I thought of when it came to reviving this column. MEMento Merry is a column which will explore Shakespeare through the form of the Internet based memes What you will find in here are memes that will show you how Shakespeare is .
Twilight vs. Romeo and Juliet Deemed the new modern day Romeo and Juliet, Stephanie Meyer’s Twilight reintroduces the idea of “forbidden love”.
However, Meyer’s Edward Cullen and Bella Swan are not simply rewritten versions of Romeo and Juliet. Instead, when comparing these two stories together, the reader can recognize more than the. Twilight vs. Romeo and Juliet: Some Thoughts. Now, here is the buzz. I know there is a lot of Twilight hate, and I don't want to lose any readers, but I have a bit to say on the matter.
First, in comparison to Romeo and Juliet. In R&J, the two young lovers meet, get married, and commit suicide in a matter of three days. Romeo is on the rebound.
Years later, when Twilight came out, the chaos made no sense to me until I realised that it was simply their R+J, and I smiled and nodded knowingly at them like Juliet's wise, old nurse.