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Essay heading: Romeo and Juliet vs. West Side Story
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Issue: Shakespeare
Written by: Toniann Clemente
Date added: July 1, 2009
No of pages / words: 2 / 515
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Maria's brother belonges to the Sharks and Tony belonges to the Jets. It's pretty much the same thing as Romeo and Juliet but its not family hating family, its the gangs they are realted to. I think that is what makes Romeo and Juliet's love stronger then Maria and Tony's. Another difference between these tragedies is the issues of marriage...
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Marriage is another thing that Romeo and Juliet have that Tony and Maria don't. Romeo and Juliet's Marriage was brought up right after they met. As all of us know Romeo is very sensative and falls in love quickly. As in West Side Story it is brought up but is nto taken seriously. I think that that proves to me that Romeo and Juliet are a little more grown up and mature and ready to start a life at such a young age unlike Tony and Maria who are kind of childish and aren't ready to start their own lifes with one another...
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