Romeo and Juliet vs West Side Story

Romeo and Juliet vs West Side Story

Above, I called a few of the many differences in between William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet and Ernest Leaman’s movie, West Side Story. One of the primary differences is that in Romeo and Juliet the speech is spoken while in West Side Story there is speech, but it remains in a tune. Both of them express the characters feelings at the minute, however i feel that West Side Story express’ itself more and makes it much easier for the people seeing the play. An example of this is the balcony sceen of Romeo and Juliet, Romeo reveals his thoughts in a long speech until Juliet shows up.

Romeo and Juliet is all spoken while in West Side Story it is a muscial and its in between Maria and Tony. Among the other main differences is in Romeo and Juliet, Juliet sees Romeo dead and decides to kill herself. Nevertheless, in West Side Story, Tony does pass away since he is shot by Chino. Maria isn’t that shocked or upset taht she kills her self as Juliet did. That is very essential since in Romeo and Juliet, neither one of them is allowed to proceed with their lives.

As in West Side Story, I’m sure that Maria proceed with her life to get over Tony. I believe if they would show that in the movie that it would be a dramtic shock to everyone. I personally think that the above holds true because unlike Romeo and Juliet Maria and Tony weren’t kept apart by their families like Romeo and Juliet were. However, in West Side Story the only think holding Tony and Maria back was their realtion to the gangs. Maria’s brother belonges to the Sharks and Tony belonges to the Jets.

It’s pretty much the very same thing as Romeo and Juliet however its not household hating family, its the gangs they are realted to. I believe that is what makes Romeo and Juliet’s love more powerful then Maria and Tony’s. Another distinction in between these disasters is the problems of marital relationship. Marriage is another thing that Romeo and Juliet have that Tony and Maria don’t. Romeo and Juliet’s Marital relationship was raised right after they satisfied. As everyone know Romeo is very sensative and falls in love quickly. As in West Side Story it is brought up however is nto taken seriously.

I think that shows to me that Romeo and Juliet are a little bit more grown up and fully grown and prepared to begin a life at such a young age unlike Tony and Maria who are kind of childish and aren’t ready to start their own lifes with one another. This may or may not be a difference however it depends on how you look at it. Tony and Maria’s moms and dads weren’t in it at all but Romeo and Juliet’s played a crucial roll in this. West Side Story resembles an updated variation of Romeo and Juliet, they are both love tales pretty much based on the same things with very couple of distinctions. That concludes my report I hope you enjoyed it.

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