Have you ever looked at a song based on a book and thought, do they depict the characters correctly? I don't know about you but I sure haven't.
For this blog I chose the song Check Yes Juliet by We the Kings. I chose this song because I think it is has good accuracy when compared to Romeo and Juliet.
In the song they depict both Romeo and Juliet. Romeo is depicted as a boy, creeping outside of Juliet's home trying to get her attention. Then he tells her to run away with him and to not let anyone change her mind. He also tells her not to “sell her heart”. They don't exactly depict Juliet as much. This is because the singer is supposedly Romeo. The reason that Romeo creeping outside of Juliet's window and telling her to run away with him is accurate because that's pretty much what he does in the play.
In the play Romeo and Juliet made plans to get married and run away after she caught him outside of her window. The allusion of Romeo telling her not to sell her heart is also accurate because in the play she may have to get married to Paris. By telling her this he is saying run away with me and don't marry him just like he tells her in the play.
I think that the accuracy is very good in this song when compared to the play. In the play Romeo wants Juliet to run away with him and not marry Paris. He also says this in the song when he says,
"Lace up your shoes
Here's how we do
Run baby run
Don't ever look back They'll tear us apart if you give them the chance
Don't sell your heart, don't say we're not meant to be
Run baby run, forever will be
You and me”.
In these lines of the song Romeo is telling Juliet to get her things and run away with him because they’re meant to be. This is accurate when compared to the play because in the play Juliet fakes her death to run away with Romeo.
Those are some example of how the song depicts Romeo and Juliet. Also there is whether or not the depictions were accurate to the book.