Essay on the feuds of the montaques and capulets. it also talks about how shakesspear could have saved the 2 lovers before thier deaths. not a long essay but it gets to the point quick.

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The tragedy "Romeo and Juliet" written by William Shakespeare is a world famous story that is still being told today. The story is about two feuding families, and the hatred they have for each other. These two families were the Montagues and the Capulets. Romeo Montague goes to a party that is held by the Capulets and finds his true love, Juliet Capulet. There is problem with this love. It cannot happen, due to the family's hatred for each other, which has been going on for generations. Romeo and Juliet are unaware of family's name when they first meet, but when they find out who they really are, they put their families behind them and decide to get married anyways. This changes the lives of everyone that has any relation to the Capulets and Montagues forever.

The hatred between the two families is shown at the beginning of the play in Act 1, scene 1, when some of the Capulets and Montagues confront each other.

One of the Montagues insults the Capulets, and a brawl breaks out between the two groups of men. Later on in Act 3 scene 1, the hatred between the families gets worse. This happens when Tybalt, a cousin of Juliet, wanted revenge on Romeo for showing up at the Capulet's party. Romeo didn't want to fight Tybalt, so Mercutio, Romeo's best friend, challenges Tybalt to a duel. Tybalt ends up killing Mercutio by stabbing him in the stomach. Since Mercutio was Romeo's best friend, Romeo was outraged when Tybalt killed him, so Romeo went after Tybalt and killed him. A little while later after Romeo was banished from Verona for killing Tybalt, Paris who wanted to marry Juliet before she "died" challenges Romeo, because Paris thinks that Romeo was inside of Juliet's tomb to...