Romeo And Juliet Vs. West Side Story

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Romeo and Juliet versus West Side Story Literary Analysis Essay
Human are impulsive. Sometimes we do things without thinking. Acting without without taking time to think car have tragic consequences is a theme to both Shakespeare's play Romeo and Juliet and the 1961 movie West Side Story;however, It is more shown in Romeo and Juliet. The impulsivity is shown strongly in both of these topics. In Romeo and Juliet Romeo is already acting without thinking of the consequences by the end of act one. As Romeo is at the dance he sees Juliet and says “Did my heart love till now? Forswear it, sight!/For I ne'er saw true beauty till this night.”(I, 5, 52-53). Romeo quickly drops his love for Rosalyn and falls deeply in love with Juliet. In Westside
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Romeo goes to Friar one day and talks about his love for Rosalyn then the next day he asks him to marry himself and Juliet. Friar responds with “Holy Saint Francis! What a change is here! Is Rosaline, that thou didst love so dear, So soon forsaken? Young men's love then lies Not truly in their hearts, but in their eyes” (II, 3, 65-68). After saying this Friar decides to marry them 30 lines later. In West Side Story It is shown in the fight scene when tony tries to stop the fight but because by him fighting he ends up killing his best friend. Between the two impulsivity is shown differently is some parts. Towards the end of the two the acts upon the characters are very different. In Romeo and Juliet you might see it a little darker. Unlike West Side Story Juliet kills herself, But in West Side Story Maria does not kill herself this might have to do with the time both were made. Back during the time of the play suicide was more common in many. But impulsivity was still shown in the movie it was just less of a consequence and only one died than both. The Impulsivity is shown in these works because of The the tragic deaths in Romeo and Juliet. Their unplanned actions cause the death of themselves and others. In West Side Story people also died because of unplanned actions. Tony is killed by Chino at the end of the movie because of his actions to prevent the fight between the two
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