Similarities And Differences Between Romeo And Juliet And West Side Story

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Romeo and Juliet and West Side Story are both iconic, enjoyable stories that most people have heard of. Romeo and Juliet was written much earlier than West Side Story was, however it was still based on older Italian stories. These stories can teach us a lot about our daily lives and how we live them. In order to do this though, we have to make other comparisons throughout the story first. So, let’s dive in and analyze the differences between the stories, their origins, and their authors. Romeo and Juliet was written by William Shakespeare, a famous actor and playwright. William Shakespeare was born on April 23, 1564, near Stratford. Shakespeare is considered the most famous writer by some, however there are some things we don’t know a whole lot about him. We get most information about him from church documents as well as legal documents. His father, John Shakespeare was a shop keeper and high bailiff. His mother, Mary Arden, was a part of the aristocracy. She was born to a noble Catholic family. On the subject of Catholicism, there are hints Shakespeare was a Catholic; we do not know for sure. We are under the impression he was a Catholic because a lot of his writings were about Catholicism, his mother came from a Catholic family, his father refused to go to the Church of England, and he also possibly had a pro-Catholic wedding when he was wed to Anne Hathaway. In addition to this, he died as a Catholic and a pro-Catholic document was found after he perished on April 23,
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