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West Side Story and Romeo and Juliet are basically a movie and a book about unlucky lovers from two different families In the case of West Side Story Maria is a young woman from a Puerto Rican family that has a brother in a gang called the Sharks Tony is an American who has separated himself from his past gang the Jets In Romeo and Juliet Juliet comes from a royal family the Capulets Romeo comes from another royal family the Montagues These two stories have a basic thing in common In the West Side Story the Sharks and the Jets hate each other In Romeo and Juliet the Capulets and the Montagues hate each other Romeo and Juliet takes place during the Renaissance period in Verona Italy As in the West Side Story it takes place in America The theme and the moral in both stories are the same which demonstrates no matter what happen the love ones can never be separated Looking back on the details of the play Romeo and Juliet its safe to conclude that the movie West side story can contribute many aspects that are being portrayed in Romeo and Juliet Romeo and Juliet Maria and Tony both meet in a party that the Capulets were having It was like love in first sight They both feel in love without even knowing each other In the book Juliet was the only child but in the movie Maria has a brother which wants to start a fight with Tony seeing him with his sister We come to true 100 pure love When Romeo meets Juliet he knows that shes different Love changes people Romeo became a more passionate eager person and Juliet became more independent Most importantly love lasts through hardships Love is not just a feeling it is something that a person is willing to do something for someone In the extreme case of Romeo and Juliet they were each
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