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The West Side Story gangs are Puerto Rican and American respectively, so the wars are largely based on racial territory. I think you’re good in that department. :)
To be honest I wanted to take all of the ‘tragedy’ out of the story. I know I know, the fact that the two families are arch enemies and all is what makes Romeo and Juliet even better but I wanted to try and write them off as just, you know, two families from the same neighbourhood and they really just don’t like each other. like ‘ugh not this girl again, romeo’ ‘I don’t like her she has a bad influence on you’…
Romeo’s family would NOT be dirt poor or super rich, just maybe middle class and his parents would be super concerned about his future and would want him to get the best education possible and it’s sometimes smothering him a little.He’d want to be a regular teenager and he envies Juliet because she seems so cool and relaxed about everything !
Juliet’s family would be a big one, full of uncles and cousins, and aunts, and they’d be all cocky and loud and would give a ‘dangerous’ vibe but they’d actually be pretty nice once you’d get to know them ! Juliet’s education would probably be assured once she’d actually commit to school, she could even get a scholarship to go to college since she’s gifted for sports.
Juliet would be like this cold queen snapping at misogynistic comments from guys and Romeo would be like your typical sweet boy, all dreamy and naive and at first she’d think he’s an idiot but he treats her respectfully but not like she’s made of glass either. He’s open and honest and she ends up spending more and more time with him. Maybe they hang out after school, or they get detention for doing shenanigans ?
Anyway, those were my headcanons, I don’t even know if I can use them or not but those were my thoughts. I hope they weren’t too cliché >.< !