quotes courtesy of William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet
History impacts anything and everything. It is the foundation and inspiration of the future. Known as one of the purest love stories, Romeo and Juliet has, substantially impacted the fate of subsequent tales. West Side Story uses Shakespeare’s play as a mentor, adapting it to suit the appropriate issues of the time period. Names change, locations alter, but the core-the very essence of the story- remains the same.