Compare And Contrast Romeo And Juliet And The West Side Story

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Romeo and Juliet at Shakespeare to the West Side Story

Romeo and Juliet is a remarkable love story that anyone would be excited to know about the scene in Shakespeare’s play that reflects in the play which is love, tragedy, and death. Romeo and Juliet on Shakespeare present many similarities and as well a lot differences to compare the West Side Story. Juliet, shows her greater love for Romeo. Juliet with her strong character resists her parent’s decision by refusing to marry Paris. She decided to listen to her heart. In fact, it is a lot easy in the West Side Story for Tony and Maria make any decision because parents were really not involve. Maria and Tony secretly decided to make the decision to marry without consent of their parents. Although, love is common on both stories. Unfortunately, the lovers of both stories suffer from their relationship until it leads to death. Romeo is the classic Shakespearian lover. In the play, he matures from adolescence to adulthood as a result of his love for Juliet. Even Capulet recognizes Romeo as a noble youth. And to say “Verona brags of him to be a virtuous and well-govern’d youth” (1.5 ). Romeo is a young man with a good
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Juliet takes time to consume her love with Romeo, and for Maria it is like love at first sight, because on the first meeting and the first dance, they exchange their first kiss. But both stories Romeo and Juliet; The West Side Story have a similar balcony scene. Romeo in the darkness says, “But soft, what light through yonder window breaks? It is the east, and Juliet is the sun” (2.2.1021). Romeo in his comparison from the dark to the light makes him have good reasons to live. The lovers, Romeo and Juliet take advantage of this special moment to meet together to kiss and have their gentle touch in the balcony. Moreover, Maria and Tony uses the same balcony scene to express their love for one other. These lovers are inseparable until
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