scroll to top
Stuck on your essay?
Get ideas from this essay and see how your work stacks up
Word Count: 536
Romeo and Juliet and West Side Story are two similarly different stories They are both great stories written by great writers Romeo and Juliet is a sad love story thats a classic known by many It is the perfect model to be used by other writers It is one of the best works of William Shakespeare Although West Side Story is not as famous as Romeo and Juliet it was a impressive work of its time and it has left his mark on the times afterwards It is also a love story which also ends with somebodys death Both Shakespeare and Arthur Laurents had done their best when they wrote these stories Romeo and Juliet and West Side Story have similar if not exactly the same theme Both stories display the power of love and the destruction caused by hatred In Romeo and Juliet two people from rival families fall in love The families hatred destroys the two lovers and the love of the two lovers brings the two families together But the two families learn their lesson a little bit too late Their hatred already claimed the life of two innocent people In West Side Story something similar happens There are also two lovers in this story The lovers were separated because of gang related violence In this story the violence between two gangs also caused death The setting of the two stories is one of the few differences The two stories have very diverse settings Romeo and Juliet takes place in Vernon in the 15th century while West Side Story took place in New York around the 1950s The two gangs have their fights in the streets of New York while the Montagues and the Capulets raged war on the streets of Verona long before them The story of Romeo and Juliet takes us to palaces and mansions while the story of Tony and Mari take us to back allies and broken down
@Kibin is a lifesaver for my essay right now!!
- Sandra Slivka, student @ UC Berkeley
Wow, this is the best essay help I've ever received!
- Camvu Pham, student @ U of M
If I'd known about @Kibin in college, I would have gotten much more sleep
- Jen Soust, alumni @ UCLA