Romeo and Juliet

By Travis Thilmony

Romeo and Juliet is a timeless poem. Even if you're not someone who appreciates poetry, most people know the intense love story. I believe the long-standing feud between the two families results in the suicide of the lovers. Their families had an abiding hatred toward one another, which affected Romeo and Juliet's relationship. I believe they would rather be together in death than not together at all. These are some quotes I found that show that the feud between the two families resulted in the captivating end to the two lovers. "O Romeo. Romeo, wherefore art thou Romeo? Deny thy father and refuse thy name, or, of thou wilt not, be but sworn my love, and I'll no longer be a Capulet". "From forth the fatal loins of these two foes a pair of star-crossed lovers take their life;Whole misadventured piteous overthrows do with their death bury their parents' strife".

Die In Your Arms

Justin Bieber - Die In Your Arms LYRICS
If I could just die in your arms
I wouldn't mind
'Cause every time you touch me
I just die in your arms
Ooh, it feels so right
So baby baby please don't stop girl
These lines from the song depict the intense feelings shared between Romeo and Juliet. They both believed if they couldn't physically have each other they'd rather just die in each others arms. Which ironically ended up happening at the end of the story.
This movie has a similar theme as Romeo and Juliet. There is a strong tension among the two gangs that comprised the Puerto Ricans and the Whites. Maria and Riff fought to maintain their relationship. But in the end Maria dies due to the strong tension between the two groups and the loved shared between the two diverse lovers.
West Side Story Official Trailer #1 - Russ Tamblyn Movie (1961) HD