However, time did not change the message of the story, simply the creators' unique visions evolved. It isn't until the last part of West Side Story, where Tony, our modern-day Romeo, dies and Maria, Tony's Juliet, doesn't unlike the two star-crossed lovers of Shakespeare's work , that the major difference between the two works becomes apparent. Compare and contrast the settings. In Romeo And Juliet, Romeo kills Tybalta, Juliet. In Romeo and Juliet they are both seperated only because of their family blood ties. The two main female characters also have many things in common.
Over the past 400 years since this play was written the world has changed drastically, but the emotions and feelings in this play have withstood the test of time. These stories help us see the power of love and the destructive forces of hatred. Marcucio in Romeo and Juliet, is killed while battling Tybalta. By doing this project I have further thought about things such as hate. In West Side Story, a character with a role similar to Tybalt is Bernardo. The plot sequences are also different in West Side Story and Romeo and Juliet. Romeo and Juliet are not wanted to see each other because Romeo is a Montague and Juliet is a Capulet.
Tony and Romeo are just the opposite. In West Side story, Robbins decided that both gangs, are poor. Neither you, nor the coeditors you shared it with will be able to recover it again. These settings affect the plotline and the theme of marriage. The reason guns were used in West Side Story was to make the story more modern.
Both are stories of unrequited love that end tragically, but there are many elements that make them very different. I have chosen to analyze both Shakespeare 's Romeo and Juliet and Laurent 's West Side Story. When Tony and Maria meet, all the other characters that were dancing, slow down and fade behind Tony and Maria. Romeo and Juliet and West Side Story are obviously similar in many ways, but there are many things that make each of these stories unique from the other. The characters have a direct correlation to each other, yet racial issues give them a new light.
In fact, Toni and Romeo both miss the beginning fight at the beginning of the plays, they both fall in love and end up getting killed. Another major difference is the fact that Romeo kills Juliet's suitor at the end while Maria's suitor kills Tony. Juliet and Maria both come from families that hate each other's boyfriend's families. The characters in Romeo and Juliet are sophisticated. In West Side Story the only thing holding each other back from one another are their ties to gangs; Maria, the Sharks and Tony,the Jets. To me this indicates that Romeo and Juliet are more grown up and ready to tackle life's challenges, while Tony and Maria are a little more childish and unprepared for what they've gotten themselves into.
Marcucio in Romeo and Juliet, is killed while battling Tybalta. People inflict their own wounds during their life by the choices that they make. These people were the Prince and the Lieutenant. This ultimately led to both protagonists' death. The language, attitudes, and customs detailed in the play are generally English, in spite of Brooke's original Italian setting. Both underline the power of love and its ultimate ability to unite enemies in spite of their differences. What if Paris killed Romeo, instead of vice versa.
One major compare and contrast in the two, are the main characters. This grouping of loyalties keeps the segregation of the two groups at a dead lock, thus producing the tension that keeps the two lovers in each play Romeo and Juliet, Tony and Maria in the unattainable, intangible realm of their idealistic love. Officer Krupke is involved because while performing his job as a police officer, he increases the amount of tension between the two gangs. The characters have a direct correlation to each other, yet racial issues give them a new light. It tracks the story of two lovers from opposing families'ancient feud, in death. Prince Escalius is completely neutral about the Capulet and Montague brawls as well as all public disputes. The Sharks are a Puerto Rican gang.
I will be talking about the body language, costumes, colour schemes, the sounds, music and camera angles used in each of the films. This is further emphasized by the fact that religion plays a substantially lesser role in West Side Story than it does in Romeo and Juliet. They both consist of a pair of star-crossed lovers and the story of their short lived love, which eventually ends in deaths. This ultimately led to both protagonists' death. Her father wants Paris West Side Story to marry Juliet. Some of the characters in West Side.
In Romeo and Juliet, one character who is partly responsible for the deaths of Romeo and Juliet is Tybalt. The hurt cannot be much. To add to that, the dominating genre of the film is a musical involving drama and romance. The Montagues and Capulets are from the same society and lifestyle in the play. Romeo and Juliet is set in Verona in about 1594. Both sets of characters come from completely different worlds, and because of rivalry and hatred they are not supposed to be together.