Themes in West Side Story and Romeo and Juliet:


The dominant theme, of course, between the West Side Story and Romeo and Juliet

is love - deep, intense and passionate love that defies friendship, family and everything in between.

Deep love theme or point is

this point is emphasized when Maria later disregards the death of her brother, Bernardo, at the hands of Tony and agrees to marry him, consummation sealing the deal.

Both Tony and Romeo show emotional outburst when they act out in the following ways

sneaking into enemy territory to see Maria, killing Bernardo after Bernardo kills Riff, and finally seeking out Chino and daring Chino to shoot him. 

Romeo shows


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