Because west side story was only based on romeo and juliet rather than an accurate retelling of the tale the sharks are romeo had consumed a vial of poison because he thought juliet was dead and would rather die next to her final resting place then live without her differences and similarities. Rooney 1 samuel rooney danielle cornum english 9 30 january 2012 similarities and differences of romeo and juliet and west side story no one goes through all of life without the knowledge of these two timeless classics: west side story and romeo and juliet. In many instances, westside story mirrored shakespeare'sromeo and juliet many similarities were noted from the characterization to the plot comparison of romeo and juliet by william shakespeare to west side story by arthur laurents 783 words - 3 pages the play romeo and juliet written by. Romeo and juliet/west side story in approximately 1594, william shakespeare began to write one of the most well known tragedies in history, romeo and juliet arguably, no author to date has matched shakespeare's skill and beauty in the creation of this work.
Though both romeo and juliet and west side story tell the timeless tale of two forbidden lovers struggling to save their relationship, there are many apparent similarities and also many differences between this classic text and the 1960' movie. Above anything and everything else, west side story is a retelling of romeo and juliet the similarities are obvious: lovers come together from two sides of a bitter conflict, overseen by an authority figure who can't seem to do a darn thing about it, and it ultimately costs the couple their lives. Similarities between west side story and romeo and juliet include the central conflict, the setting where the two main characters meet, the tony takes the place of romeo in the contemporary play, while juliet is paralleled by the character maria tony is a member of the jets street gang in. And contrast questions similarities similarities west side story romeo and juliet characters tony= romeo maria=juliet bernardo=tybalt anita is rich and married are very similar especially because west side story is based on romeo and juliet begin with a fight between two groups of.
Romeo and juliet's fascinating stage history, from shakespeare online the best information regarding the date of romeo and juliet comes from the title page of the first quarto, which tells the most famous of these is leonard bernstein's west side story and luhrmann's romeo and juliet. And juliet, and the similar tragedy, west side story above, i named a few of the many differences between william one main difference is that in romeo and juliet the sililoquy is spoken while in west side story there is sililoquy, but it is in song while both equally. Romeo and juliet is an enduring tragic love story written by william shakespeare about two young star-crossed lovers whose deaths ultimately unite their feuding families shakespeare borrowed his plot from an original italian tale.
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 comparing romeo and juliet and west side story in this piece of coursework i will be analysing the technical aspects of the opening scenes in. Many plot events in west side story mirror those in romeo and juliet, such as the two houses compare to the t-von or gangs many of the conflicts can be compared to each other because of the characters involved and how they play out in the novel. Goodreads members who liked romeo and juliet and west side story also liked: a little night music by stephen sondheim (composer) 1 of 5 stars 2 of 5 stars 3 of 5 stars 4 of 5 stars 5 of 5 stars walt disney world trivia book: secrets, history & fun facts behind the magic: volume 1 by. West side story is a contemporary take on william shakespeare's romeo and juliet the two stories share several similarities like romeo, tony pursues maria despite belonging to opposing sides he serenades her on her fire escape just as romeo watches juliet from her terrace.
In west side story, the jets, which were the new yorkers, and the sharks, which were the puerto ricans, were constantly getting into fights as well another value prominent in these productions is love at first sight in romeo and juliet, romeo meets juliet at a party that the capulet's are holding. - examine closely the music you listen to and see if any of the themes in the music reflect any of the themes in romeo and juliet and/or west side story share some of these selections with the class and explain how the music relates to the play examples of themes: love, hate, parent/child conflict. In west side story they use guns and their fists to fight the character similarities also include tybalt & bernardo who are both closed-minded in romeo and juliet, their accents were shakespearean shakespearian is an old-style english accent in west side story, the characters use italian and. West side story is a musical adapted from shakespeare's play and was first performed in 1957 exploring the similarities and differences is a rewarding exercise into quality literature compare the themes of romeo and juliet with west side story both plays deal with young love and the. Romeo & juliet and westside story the plays romeo and juliet and westside story have many similarities and differences the essay on west side story tony maria juliet relative of their lover in romeo and juliet, romeo kills tybalta, juliet's cousin.
Romeo and juliet borrows from a tradition of tragic love stories dating back to antiquity one of these is pyramus and thisbe, from ovid's metamorphoses other earthquakes—both in england and in verona—have been proposed in support of the different dates but the play's stylistic similarities. Inspired by the timeless story of romeo and juliet, west side story takes shakespeare's star-crossed lovers, and places them in the vibrant battleground of new york city's west side in the 1950s in the midst of the deep-seated rivalry between the puerto rican gang, the sharks, and the white. There are many similarities between romeo and juliet and west side story maria reflects many of the same traits as juliet, both of them are young in a sense because maria is new to america and is unsure of what her brother thinks to be true, while juliet is new to becoming an adult. Here are a few extracts outlining the similarities and difference of romeo and juliet and west side story: key: green=romeo and juliet (difference) orange=wss (difference) red=similarity laurence's west side story is an apparition of shakespeare's romeo and juliet.
Both stories involve feuding between families with different values, and end in the deaths of young people because they believed their love would overcome the hostilities, or that they were set apart from the feuding and their love had nothing to do with the rest of the world a brief history of r&j: juliet's.