What would the main similarities and differences be between the balcony scene in "Romeo and Juliet" and the fire escape scene in West Side Story? I am writitng a compare and contrast paper on romeo...

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

I am writitng a compare and contrast paper on romeo and juliet and west side story and have found most everything else and just need some help with this section. thnx!

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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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