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West Side Story
1. Which characters were your favorite and least favorite? Explain why you chose both.
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2. Out of all the main characters, determine which one you could say is most like
yourself. Why can you say this? Do you see yourself doing the same things as the
character you picked when presented with similar situations? Explain why or why not.
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3. Why do the Sharks and Jets hate each other? Do they still hate each other at the end
of the show?
Explain why or why not.
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4. Which character(s) could be considered the villain(s) of the story? Are there any
heroes? Explain your answers.
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5. How is Doc led to believe that Maria is dead when she is not?
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6. When Tony and Maria fall in love, what reason does Bernardo have for telling his
sister to stay away from Tony?
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7. Would you consider Lt. Schrank and Officer Krupke partly responsible for the deaths
in West Side Story? Explain why or why not.
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8. Explain why Tony tells the Sharks and Jets they need to have a "fair" rumble. What is
their definition of "fair"? Why does this not work out in the end?
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