What are the main similarities and differences between the balcony scene in Romeo and Juliet and the fire escape scene in West Side Story?

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Both scenes show the distance that the lovers have to conquer. According to their respective socities, they are not supposed to be together. Both female leads acknowledge their background as the reason why they can't be together. They both show the results of their chance meeting (love at first sight and the need to see each other)....

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