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Compare and Contrast Romeo Juliet vs The Westside Story The stories of Romeo and Juliet and Westside Story have many differences and many similarities between them I will give some of the comparisons and the contrasts between the two Though many years have passed between Romeo and Juliet and Westside story the message of the stories are still the same They are both stories of violence and hatred between families and gangs The relationships between the characters are very similar love stories Maria and Juliet are more practical where as Tony and Romeo are more idealistic Marias brother and Juliets cousin are stubborn and violent characters who die from wounds inflicted by the male lead The lieutenant is similar to the prince although the lieutenant has an attitude and is unfair against the gang the Sharks The lead person in each story has a confidant The character of Doc is like that of the Friar they both tend to be peacekeepers Both stories show that there is mutual disrespect between the parties In Romeo and Juliet Capulets harass the Montagues In Westside Story several members of a Puerto Rican gang insult A-rab a member of a rival gang In each story both Tony and Romeo attend a dance and see Maria and Juliet across the rooms The balcony scene in Romeo and Juliet is similar to the fire escape scene in Westside Story Romeo and Juliet and Tony and Maria both dance and agree to meet the following day their meetings lead them to try and make peace between the rival groupsBoth stories result
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