Some might argue that Anita's is the saddest role in West Side Story. After all, she lost her boyfriend and was seriously harassed by the Jets later that same night.
What do you think? Is her fate a better one or a worse one than, for example, Maria's? Did she deserve any of what happened to her, and if so, why? Why do you think the story is about Tony and Maria...and not Bernardo and Anita?