William Shakespeare 's Romeo And Juliet

894 Words May 5th, 2015 4 Pages
Endry Nuñez
D Block
Mr. Lee West Side Story Vs. Romeo & Juliet

“Oh Romeo Romeo wherefore art thou Romeo...?” These famous words are from the romantic classic, Romeo and Juliet, which has been the hard hitting piece that many novels, romantic comedies, dramas, and many more genres of art have adapted from. Though many of these adaptations fail to use the poetic aspect of the play, there are few who try and preserve the art of poetry. Nevertheless, West Side Story, a romantic movie is the perfect adaptation of Romeo and Juliet. West side story is a modern day version of Romeo and Juliet, which summarizes the plot of the original story in attempt to keep the original background. Though with noticeable differences, some similarities include two members of main characters of opposite classifications falling for each other, murder of relatives and the deaths of the two members. Romeo and Juliet start off falling in love (or lust) with each other but complications arise when they are in two different family values. Juliet, who is part of the Capulets, is considered to be “old money”, while Romeo is part of the Montagues which were known as “rising stars”. With this situation taking place, Juliet is conflicted because of her feelings for Romeo and her knowledge that he is not favored by the family. “Juliet: O Romeo, Romeo! wherefore art thou Romeo? Deny thy father and refuse thy name; Or, if thou wilt not, be but sworn my love, And I 'll no longer be a…
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