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Romeo & Juliet // Movie Synopsis

‘Romeo and Juliet’ is set in Verona, Italy, where there is an ongoing feud between the Montague and Capulet families. The play opens with servants from both houses engaged in a street brawl that eventually draws in the family patriarchs and the city officials, including Prince Escalus. This feud causes tragic results for the main characters in the play,Romeo and Juliet.

Keyword: heart love, forswear it,sight, true beauty, night.

When you forswear, you abandon something completely. In Romeo and Juliet, Romeo is at first smitten by the maiden Rosaline, but once he lays eyes on Juliet, Rosaline is history. He says of Juliet, “Did my heart love till now? Forswear it, sight, for I ne’er saw true beauty till this night.”

Initally I was not sure of its meaning, but as I went research into it, it supposed to mean that he has never seen true beauty until that point. Meaning that his idea of “beauty” has changed and was nothing when compared to the beauty in front of him at that moment.

This movie focuses on romantic love, specifically the intense passion that springs up at first sight between Romeo and Juliet. Hence, the main characters in my design consisted of a female and male, looking intimately with each other. The ‘night’ from the quote is represented by the backdrop and also the stars on the lower part of the design..

Then I moved on creating a wavy lines which represents the difficulties that they faced. Ok, these difficulties happened after they first met, whereby their families had involved in a feud together, interfering with their relationship.

I extended the wavy lines outside of its frame, to reiterate that the family’s feud is slowly ‘eating them up’ and eventually will break off their relationship. These wavy lines are the ‘ups and down’ of the whole situation that they were in.

Additionally, to make the whole composition more relatable and interesting, I add in stars in the ‘wave of difficulties’ that they were in. This is because, their first meeting/ sight was during that night dance. And hence, I want to reiterate their first meeting together.