With its comparative approach, comparative literature demonstrates the historical, thematic, cultural and linguistic relations between the world literatures. Eastern and Western literature, being the zenith of today’s literary terrene, with two different poles, are examined in this paper with reference to Romeo and Juliet and Adam Khan aw Durkhanai. Finding the differences and similarities between the two love stories is the focus of the current study. These similarities as well as differences simultaneously affect the cultural and theatrical representation of both the societies. The two cultures and literatures in which they are set are different on the basis of language, culture, norms, and customs; while at the same time, they are similar on the grounds of onomastic, socialization and some cultural notions. Under the ambit qualitative methodology, the researcher uses Intertextuality and Textual Analysis to extract the distinctions and similitude.
Shakespeare’s plays, eastern and western cultures, intertextuality, adaptations, comparative literature.