This shows the audience Lord Capulet’s arrogance and hostility, as well as emphasising his power and leadership shown in previous scenes.
Ideas of conflict have been shaped by Shakespeare, and reshaped in Luhrmann’s appropriation, through these ideas in the text Romeo and Juliet.
As Mercutio dies, he howls “A plague on both your houses!
” This quote is significant, as it foreshadows the tragic fate of Romeo and Juliet in later scenes.
However, the film adds to the emotions evoked in the audience by using different camera angles and shots.
Most of the time, the camera uses low angle when Lord Capulet is in the scene, as the powerful upper hand.The last idea which demonstrates conflict is disagreement within families.In act 3 scene 5, Juliet confesses to her father, Lord Capulet of her love for Romeo. ” by Lord Capulet, uses a biting tone against Juliet.Shakespeare’s original play, Romeo and Juliet and Luhrmann’s appropriated version, both investigate different types of conflict.The two texts are set in completely contrasting social and historical contexts of Elizabethan England to Southern California in Verona Beach.Luhrmann’s modification of Shakespeare’s Act 3 Scene 1 creates a deeper understanding of the text.Luhrmann conveys the flow of emotion and tone of the scene through POV shots which capture Tybalt and Mercutio’s fight.Tybalt is constantly presented with low angle shots, suggesting that he is the dominating figure.This suggests that Tybalt and the Capulets have the upper hand in the feud, and this is further propagated throughout the film.This scene features many minor conflicts between characters.An example is between Tybalt and Lord Capulet when Tybalt spots Romeo, at the venue, wanting to draw his sword.