West Side Story

View Paper
ESSAY DETAILS Words: 750
Pages: 3
(approximately 235 words/page)

Essay Database > Arts & Humanities
In 1961, West Side Story, a filmed version of the hit Broadway musical that was inspired by William Shakespeare’s "Romeo and Juliet," was released to viewers, who just could not resist the energy and excitement of the movie. Thirty-eight years later, viewers, like myself, still cannot resist it. I had never seen the film, which was directed by Robert Wise and Jerome Robbins, before, but I had always wondered why people loved this multi award-winning …

showed first 75 words of 750 total
Sign up for EssayTask and enjoy a huge collection of student essays, term papers and research papers. Improve your grade with our unique database!
showed last 75 words of 750 total
…is gang violence. The teens in West Side Story thought that the only way they could solve their disagreement was through violence. Sadly, it is still the same case today with most young adults. However, the gang aspect of this film strikes closer to home today than it did in 1961. Million of kids and young adults are killed in gang-related deaths each year, so West Side Story can offer a valuable lesson to virtually everyone.