Romeo and Juliet vs. West Side Story
Romeo and Juliet’s balcony scene vs. Westside Story’s rooftop scene The romantic stress between Romeo and Juliet and Tony and Maria in Shakespears initial play and its modern day remake, Westside Story, is what makes them have such enthusiastic and entrancing scenes. The primary reason for romantic stress in these two plays is because the 2 couples can’t be together like they want to be. There are several elements that develop different quality of romantic tension in these 2 scenes.
Although the two plays have comparable plots, the romantic tension in between the two lovers is really various due to the fact that of the setting, the language and the scenarios in which the lovers face. In Romeo and Juliet the setting happens on Juliet’s terrace after she has simply gotten back from the Capulet ball and has satisfied fair Romeo. She is speaking aloud to herself when Romeo hears her and disrupts. This scene contains a lot tension since Romeo has actually snuck into her garden and if he were to be captured, he would be eliminated.
In Westside Story, nevertheless, the fear is of Bernardo coming home and seeing them together develops a different sort of stress. The language utilized in these two scenes is rather different. In Romeo and Juliet most of the scene is of the two fans confessing their undying love for each other using beautiful language and lots of metaphors. They likewise discuss marital relationship and serious dedications to each other. In Westside Story, this scene is invested singing to each other, which I find, makes it more romantic however has less stress.
They also don’t appear as severe about dedication towards each other. The situations that Romeo and Juliet and Tony and Maria remain in differ in lots of ways. For example, Romeo and Juliet originate from rival households that would not allow them to be together. Tony and Maria, on the other hand, come from families of various backgrounds, which isn’t almost as bad. Tony and Maria’s moms and dads have no say in whether or not they are together, it is simply their pals and gangs that protest it.
Juliet and Maria are both suppose to be married but in Juliet’s case, she is to be wed to Paris, an abundant kinsman to the prince, who would not allow her to be anywhere near Romeo. West Side Story is similar and various from Romeo and Juliet; it is not better nor worse. West Side Story is just using Shakespeares idea of “star-crossed enthusiasts” in a contemporary setting. They are both incredible examples of romantic tension and reveal 2 various levels of stress.