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Fate Vs Free Will Romeo And Juliet West Side Story

Crashing Down When two people are meant to be together, no time is too long” (Anonymous). Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare and West Side Story by Arthur Laurents show the pure evils of acting extremely hastily and how it can change the outlook on the future. Romeo and Juliet are two young lovers who were taught to hate one another and who suffer deeply because of the consequences of fate. Romeo and Juliet’s deaths were sure to be tragic as was hinted at early on throughout the play. Both...

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Romeo &Juliet vs. West Side Story

Romeo & Juliet vs. West Side Story What would Romeo and Juliet be like if Juliet hadn't died? What if Paris killed Romeo, instead of vice versa? What if instead of occurring several centuries ago, it took place on the streets of New York City during the 1950s, with a bunch of fresh-faced youths posing as street toughs and dancing and singing their hearts out? Well, just take a look at West Side Story, and you will have your answers. It is impossible for anyone familiar with both texts to not...

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"Romeo and Juliet" / "West Side Story" - a Comparison / Contrast

Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet and West Side Story both have a lot in common as well as major differences that set them apart. Although West Side Story is a direct rendition of Shakespeare's original play, many of the themes and symbols are altered to fit the modern perspective. The characters have a direct correlation to each other, yet racial issues give them a new light. Many of the events also reflect each other, yet small differences give them uniqueness. West Side Story differs from Romeo and Juliet...

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Romeo and Juliet and West Side Story Comparative Essay

Romeo and Juliet and West Side Story Comparative Essay Two feuding families in the old city of Verona, and two rival gangs in New York’s West Side; what could these two scenarios possibly have in common? They both consist of a pair of star-crossed lovers and the story of their short lived love, which eventually ends in deaths. William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet and Arthur Laurents’ West Side Story are similar in many ways. They both have the similar theme of forbidden love and love that is...

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Romeo and Juliet and West Side Story Comparison Essay

other authors and their stories. The screenplay writer of West Side Story, Ernest Lehman was inspired by the author of Romeo and Juliet, William Shakespeare. William Shakespeare inspired Ernest Lehman because of the obvious similarities in theme, plot and the characters of both of their stories. Inspiration can be the best way to jumpstart your own imagination and is especially helpful when it comes to the theme of a story. The themes of both Romeo and Juliet and West Side Story are very similar. The...

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Romeo and Juliet - Comparisson to West Side Story

Shakespeare and Robbins' Romeo and Juliet Andy Warhol once said, "They say that time changes things, but actually you have to change them yourself." Two hundred fifty years passed between the original Romeo and Juliet and the premiere of West Side Story on Broadway in 1957. However, time did not change the message of the story, simply the creators' unique visions evolved. Shakespeare's delivery of the timeless tale of desperate love in his classic Romeo and Juliet proves to only intensify...

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Romeo and Juliet v. West Side Story

never would have imagined that they would be the template on which many romantic stories are built. The story of the ill-fated lovers, as told in the Metamorphosis by Ovid, is one that has stood the test of time and became the story authors like William Shakespeare, song writers like Bethany Cosentino and directors like Jerome Robbins have used to express forbidden love, misunderstanding and loss. These elements of story have resonated over the ages with audiences due to our desire to love and be loved...

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Romeo and Juliet Fate or Free Will

April 2012 Romeo and Juliet: Fate or Free Will? In Shakespearse’s classic play The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet, the two star-crossed lovers created one of the most notorious tragedies known to man. Romeo and Juliet met as an act of a single force known as fate. Fate is the idea used to describe a circumstance when it is meant to happen; fate is the living body responsible for controlling everything, except the decisions you personally make. Act I indefinitely demonstrates Romeo and Juliet met as...

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West Side Story: the Romeo and Juliet Connection

West Side Story: The Romeo & Juliet Connection (Trivia Quiz at bottom of page) Character Analogies | Maria = Juliet |A-Rab = Sampson |Sharks = Capulets | |Tony = Romeo |Riff = Tybalt |Jets = Montagues | |Anita = Nurse |Bernardo = Mercutio |Det. Shrank = Escalus | |Baby John = Gregor |Doc = Friar Laurence |Chino = Paris ...

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Fate and Free Will in Romeo and Juliet

CONSIDER THE ROLE OF FATE AND FREE-WILL IN THE PLAY It might seem at first glance that the role of fate in the play is crucial to its outcome. Certainly many of the characters blame fate/destiny for what happens to them, and the language of the play does at times encourage the audience to view the events as dominated by fate. Romeo for example describes himself as 'fortune's fool', and the prologue seems to follow his judgement in its pronunciation of the couple as 'a pair of star cross'd lovers'...

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