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  • Comparison Contrast Romeo And Juliet Vs West Side Story
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    Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet and West Side Story both have a lot in common as well as major differences that set them apart. Although West Side Story is a direct rendition of Shakespeare's original play, many of the themes and symbols are altered to fit the modern perspective. The characters have a direct correlation to each other, yet racial issues give them a new light. Many of the events also reflect each other, yet small differences give them uniqueness. West Side Story differs from Romeo ...
  • West Side Story And Romeo And Juliet
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    Differences Between Laurence's West Side Story and Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet Laurence's West Side story is an apparition of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet. West Side Story and Romeo and Juliet differ in many ways. Romeo and Juliet is set in Verona in about 1594. West Side Story takes in New York City in 1957. Tony is the modern character of Romeo and Maria is the modern character of Juliet. In the two tragedies the major conflict is two opposing families, or gangs, do not agree of the relat...
  • West Side Story And Romeo And Juliet
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    Romeo and Juliet versus West Side Story By Kirk Forte " Romeo and Juliet, West Side Story, two timeless dramas that will live forever. Although both of these stories have many similarities, there are also many differences. These differences include the differences in soliloquy, the fact that Maria doesn't die, the fact that we never see Tony or Maria's parents, as well as the issues of marriage, the importance of gangs and families to each story. To understand these differences, I have read and ...
  • Story Of Romeo And Juliet
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    A Comparison of Romeo and Juliet and West Side Story. There is a lot in common between the two plays Romeo And Juliet and West Side Story. The main male characters have many things in common. In fact, Toni and Romeo both miss the beginning fight at the beginning of the plays, they both fall in love and end up getting killed. The difference between the two is that Toni takes place in the 1950s', while Romeo happens in Elizabethan times (the late 1500s). The two main female characters also have ma...
  • End Of Romeo And Juliet
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    Romeo & Juliet and Westside Story The plays Romeo and Juliet and Westside Story have many similarities and differences. One major compare and contrast in the two, are the main characters. Tony, one of the main male characters in Westside Story, is comparable to Romeo; Maria of Westside Story, is comparable to Juliet. Some of the other comparable characters include: Anita to the nurse, Riff to Mercutio, and Bernardo to Tybalt. Tony and Romeo have many similarities, however, there are also some di...
  • Play Romeo And Juliet
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    David Peng June 26, 2003 Grade 8 Comparison with the play Romeo and Juliet and the movie Westside Story Although the movie Westside story and the play Romeo and Juliet had the same theme, there are many different principles that led to the different endings. Since the movie Westside story took place in present time New York. The level of civility, the amount of individual freedom, the laws, the loyalty and friendship between the people made a big difference in how the story was performed and how...

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