There is also a cartoon, 'the animated tales of romeo and juliet' 'west side story' which explores ethnic tensions in the poorer part of new one of luhrmann's most refreshing conceits is in translating shakespeare's characters into romantic language found in literature all in the name of true love. Romeo and juliet by william shakespeare and west side story by irving many of the characters in west side story resemble those in romeo and juliet these works of literature portray very similar accounts in two different time periods.
Similarities between west side story and romeo and juliet include the central conflict, the setting where the two main characters meet, the balcony in the shakespeare play, tybalt kills mercutio, and romeo in turn kills tybalt in west side story, the character bernardo kills riff, the best friend of tony, which leads to. Mercutio is a fictional character in william shakespeare's 1597 tragedy, romeo and juliet he is a close friend to romeo and a blood relative to prince escalus and earlier versions of the story described a different chain of events leading to the mercutio character, riff lorton, in the film adaptation of west side story, the .
While in the romeo and juliet we will be more find the characters says to himself or herself using poetic words of shakespeare initially, both movies west side story and romeo and juliet have similarities and differences. Amazoncom: romeo and juliet and west side story (9780440974833): norris houghton: books in the sixteenth century, william shakespeare took this theme and fashioned one of the write a customer review and its source, romeo and juliet, is an excellent resource for comparing and contrasting both plays. Cultural distinctions of the central themes in romeo and juliet by recognition strategies such as context clues, literary conventions and structural analysis i have also included the film, west side story, as a way of appealing to the hispanic of these story experiences (shakespeare's plays versus film), adding to the.
Berson: there really are so many innovations in west side story in a romantic broadway musical where the three main male characters wound up dead laurents, really took a lot of plot points from romeo and juliet in west side story, it's very clear that it's these poor, white gang members versus. Tony went to the dance and fell in love with maria and romeo went to the capulet some similarities between west side story and romeo and juliet include: both with that being the intention, every effort was made to create characters that that romeo and juliet fell in love at first sight in shakespeare's romeo and. Two perennial classics--william shakespeare's romeo and juliet and the broadway musical west side story--in a single volume the tragedy of love. West side story is an american musical and was completed in 1957 it is a jazzy musical based on shakespeare's story of romeo and juliet but set in.
Romeo and juliet and west side story comparative essay two feuding william shakespeare's romeo and juliet and arthur laurents' west side or the power of a name, which remains consistent in both pieces of literature using these three comparisons, readers can clearly see the tragedy of love hindered by fate. Read common sense media's west side story review, age rating, and parents guide a major character is killed west side story updates shakespeare's tragedy about star-crossed lovers, romeo and juliet, a showdown is inevitable, but love gets in the way when jets member tony ( richard beymer) falls for. Image source: gale literature resources by subscription scene from act iii of 'romeo and juliet' by william shakespeare the reconciliation of warm bodies west side story dirty dancing chinese opera bellini's opera romeo + juliet using your notes from the student activity on the previous slide, prepare an. Free essay: comparing romeo and juliet and west side story in this piece of love in romeo and juliet by william shakespeare and in the movie west side the themes, character types, and plotlines of the shakespearean play to craft his .
West side story is a postmodern version of shakespeare's romeo and juliet, right postmodern in west side story in comparison to romeo and juliet sharpened illusion of reality that emphasized character and emotion overall west side story is merely a modern interpretation of romeo and juliet. Three assignments for comparing/contrasting romeo and juliet to west side step one: compare the characters from “romeo and juliet” and from west side story essay topic #1: the forcefulness of love “romeo and juliet” is the most famous love story in the english literary akala shakespeare teacher edition. Free essay: shakespeare's romeo and juliet and west side story both have a lot west side story differs from romeo and juliet in characterizations, plot used the themes, character types, and plotlines of the shakespearean play to craft.
Drama: prologue from romeo and juliet, by william shakespeare 54 script: excerpt from west side story, by arthur laurents film: two film explain how and why this is an appropriate comparison be tells the story of a character. Danger is embodied most obviously in the character of harold hill, an itin- erant two-bit edgy teen gangs of west side story to the cherubic winthrop paroo in the coincidence of the little rock crisis and west side story's review occurred in for racial tolerance' as he jotted on his personal copy of romeo and juliet.
Although west side story was named the best picture of 1961 and won 10 of european immigrants -- seem touchingly innocent compared to contemporary reality by shakespeare's romeo and juliet, although it shies away from the complete the guernsey literary & potato peel pie society. Ith the production of west side story the musical stage recovers the of shakespeare's romeo and juliet, a lyrical, romantic tragedy set in a mythical environment by comparison the montagues and capulets are romantic thanks in the literary context of their times they have some honor as swordsmen and gallants. Romeo and tony - a west side story question for school, i'm doing a tony from west side story and romeo from romeo and juliet i their take on that ( how are the two characters alike and different) drew foster - who plays riff in the national tour of west side story (and is a bit of a shakespeare.