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  • Tony And Maria
    761 words
    The movie takes place in the West Side of New York, in the late 1950's. The Jets are a teenage gang of American boys determined not only to check but to destroy the growth of Puerto Rican population and influence on their block. They are opposed by a Puerto Rican gang, the Sharks, led by Bernardo. In the entirely dance sene, the members of the two rival gangs provoke each other. A fight breaks out between them, but it's broken up by the arrival of two cops. After the police has got rid of the Pu...
  • Maria And Tony
    287 words
    West Side Story West Side Story is a modern novel version of Shakespeare's play, Romeo and Juliet. The two main characters are Polish boy named Tony and Puerta Rican girl named Maria. Maria is Bernardo's sister, the leader of a street gang named the Sharks. The Sharks are a Puerto Rican gang. Tony isa member of the Jets, the rival white gang of the Sharks wanting to keep Puerto Ricans out. The beginning starts as both gangs gather at a local dance. There, Tony and Maria meet and fall in love. Th...
  • Romeo And Juliet's Famous Balcony Scene
    725 words
    Similarities of Two Famous Tales of Love In one of the most famous love stories of this century, many elements from another famous tale of love were borrowed. In many instances, Westside Story mirrored Shakespeare " romeo And Juliet. Many similarities were noted from the characterization to the plot structure. However, they differed as well. In Westside Story, some characters shared personalities with those of Romeo And Juliet. The families of the Capulets and Montagues were well represented by ...
  • Time The Love Of Maria And Tony
    559 words
    Characters / Roles. 1. Riff- He is the leader of the Jets. Founded it with Tony. A wild man that acts like a punk and dies in a fight. 2. Bernardo- Leader of the sharks, the Puerto Ricans, he is a young immigrant to America. He dies in a fight with Riff, but Tony kills him. He is integral in helping to spur the gang rivalry between the Sharks and the Jets. 3. Maria- She falls in love with Tony, a rival jet. They become lovers and due to her Tony dies, and the gang wars end. 4. Officer Grubby- A ...
  • Bernardo By The Hands Of Tony
    398 words
    West Side Story The drama / musical, which parodies the story of Romeo & Juliet, takes place in a city of New York, probably in the early 50's late 40's. It is a tale of two rival gangs, which despises the other in a vicious circle of hate. Riff leader of the Jets; a group mainly of Polish origin and the Sharks of Spanish origin with their leader Bernardo. It seems as though the two rivals have been at their quarrels since before the story took place. Through mysterious fate the neutral one's fr...
  • Tony And Maria
    968 words
    Widely considered as a masterpiece of the America Musical Theater the movie version of West Side Story is among the most faithful of Hollywood adaptations. Leonard Bernstein's music, Jerome Robbins' choreography, the story by Arthur Laurent's and Stephen Sondheim's lyrics combine to transform William Shakespeare's Romeo & Juliet into the language and temper of the streets in the '50's of New York City. The musical, written and performed, opens with an overview of the setting, in Manhattan, and c...
  • Quality Time With Maria Tony
    736 words
    West Side Story is a novel about a two rival gangs, the Jets and the Shark located in West Side Manhattan, New York. The Jets, led by Riff feel that the Sharks, led by Benardo are invading their territory. The Sharks presume that they should be able to preside anyplace they choose. After the gangs provoke each other countless times the Jets plan to put a stop to it. Riff comes up with the idea of an all-out battle. The jets plan to meet up at a local community center where a dance was being held...

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