The conflict escalates between Tybalt and Mercutio, as Mercutio provokes Tybalt to engage in a fight after Tybalt confronts Romeo. ” This emphasises Romeo’s reluctance for a fight to break out, highlighted through his desperate tone, as he pleads for them to stop before blood is shed.
Romeo follows with the exasperated remark, “Gentlemen, for shame! Tybalt’s ignorance and urge to fight leads to Mercutio’s death, as well as his own.
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.
In contradiction, high angles are used when Juliet is shot, making the subject look helpless.
Close up shots are also used to show each character’s’ emotions, building suspense and provoking emotions.This shows the audience the anger built inside the character by reinforcing the consonant sounds.The film portrays the same effect, but through a different process.Luhrmann modifies these concepts in his rendition to conform to a contemporary audience.Conflict is shaped and reshaped in the text through Act 3 Scene 1, which resulted in the deaths of Tybalt and Mercutio.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.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 has transformed Shakespeare’s original masquerade ball to a casual costume party.The attire used in the film was deliberate, to stress certain characteristics.