The West Side Story is about two gangs who hate each other; the Sharks and the Jets. The reason these two gangs don't like each other is because they think one is better than the other. These gangs also took place in New York City, in the 1950s. In those two gangs there was a boy and a girl, but they were on different sides. These two people were in love but couldn't be together because they were from different sides. So they snuck around hiding their love from everyone. The day came when the two sides had their rummble, and when they had their rummble two people died; one including Benardo, Maria's brother. Maria finds out that Tony, her love had killed her brother, but she didn't care because she wanted to be with him. The story ended up that Tony dies and Maria hates everyone and has nothing now, but the memory of her brother and her one true love.
The two conflicts of this movie are about hate, and love; and everybody deals with both in reality. In real life everyday people are killing, threatening and other terrible things, just because they hate someone. At schools people who hate someone starts fights and rumors, and all that mess is just ridiculous. In the movie it talks aout a relationship of two people who love each other, but can't be together; this happens in everyday life as well. Teenagers these days go through any trouble just to be with the one person they love the most. No matter if their parents band them from seeing each other. Today some parents want let their kids be with a different race; but honestly you can't help who you love and all parents need to understand that.