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Romeo Juliet and Westside Story The plays Romeo and Juliet and Westside Story have many similarities and differences One major compare and contrast in the two are the main characters Tony one of the main male characters in Westside Story is comparable to Romeo Maria of Westside Story is comparable to Juliet Some of the other comparable characters include Anita to the nurse Riff to Mercutio and Bernardo to Tybalt Tony and Romeo have many similarities however there are also some differences They both fall in love with a girl from a totally different social group Both of the men are in groups that are rivals of the group that their lover is in When Romeo confides in his friend the Friar and Tony to the candy store owner both men have a similar reaction but agree to help in any way possible When Romeo gets married to Juliet the Friar marries them When Tony marries Maria they say their vows to each other with nobody else around Also in Romeo and Juliet the Friar works out the plan for them to be together In Westside Story it is Maria and Tony the make up the plan At the end of A Westside Story Tony is killed by Chino who is compared to Paris However in Romeo and Juliet it is Romeo who kills Paris Maria of Westside Story is also much like Juliet However there are more differences between Juliet and Maria than there are between Romeo and Tony Maria instead of having a nurse has her friend Anita who helped her through her youth In Romeo and Juliet Juliet fakes her death by drinking a potion given to her by the Friar and awaits Romeo in the family tomb In Westside Story Maria becomes angry because she is told that Tony was killed by Chino when in fact Tony was still alive When Maria heard the news of Tonys death
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