The West Side Story And Arthur Conrads And The West Side Story By Arthur Laurents

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“A deep sense of love and belonging is an irreducible need of all people. We are biologically, cognitively, physically, and spiritually wired to love, to be loved, and to belong. When those needs are not met, we don 't function as we were meant to. We break. We fall apart. We numb. We ache. We hurt others. We get sick.” - Brene Brown. In the West Side Story by Arthur Laurents, the play expatiates about how each gang has its own people furthermore, how both gangs have their own difficulties, nevertheless they fight their tribulations together that’s why these gang members stick together and never leave each other 's backs. In The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton, Ponyboy the protagonist envisions all his greasers as who they are as well as why they are greasers along with why he thinks he belongs in this group called the greasers. Both the novel and the musical focuses on how belonging to their own gang is equally important as surviving and there is only one way to survive for them, together. The similarities between the West Side Story by Arthur Laurents and The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton can be depicted by the literary device regarding euphemism. In the West Side story by Arthur Laurents, euphemism was used to elucidate the fact that you will always be a Jet, even when you die. “Then you are set With a capital J, Which you 'll never forget Till they cart you away. When you 're a Jet, You stay a Jet!” This aforementioned stanza of the text stated that you are always a Jet until you

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