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Similarities of Two Famous Tales of LoveIn one of the most famous love stories of this century many elements from anotherfamous tale of love were borrowed In many instances Westside Story mirrored ShakespearesRomeo And Juliet Many similarities were noted from the characterization to the plot structureHowever they differed as wellIn Westside Story some characters shared personalities with those of Romeo And JulietThe families of the Capulets and Montagues were well represented by two gangs the Sharks andthe Jets Both being ineffective rulers officer Krumpke and the Prince struggle to keep peace if their cities both to no avail and warned If you disturb our streets again your lives shall pay theforfeit of peace Due to their differing backgrounds Tony being affiliated with the Jets and Maria with the Sharks Tony and Maria partook in forbidden love much like Romeo andJuliet Much like Tybalt Bernado disapproved of their love and was quick to fight with anymember of the Jets or Tony However Anita Bernardos girlfriend approved of their love because she just wanted to see Maria happy like the Nurse Overwhelmed by all the fighting Baby John was much like Tybalts peace keeping foil character Mercutio Lastly Doc tried to help Tony and stop all the insanity around him like Friar LaurenceIn both stories comic relief occurred to keep the audience interested but the two plays usually differed in their approaches to comedy In Romeo And Juliet Mercutio amused the audience with his actions and soliloquies Westside Story didnt have a character like Mercutio so it used a combination of their dance and characters for comic relief The Jets performed a humorous song that mocked Officer Krumpke Also to enliven the audience The Jets always picked on Anybodys a scruffy looking girl who always tried to get in the gang Depsite those different approaches for comedy Westside Story immitated Mercutio and other Montagues scene with the Nurse
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