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Romeo and Juliet a play written by William Shakespeare is considered to be one of the most excellent and lamentable tragedies ever written The Capulets and the Montagues are the two main families in the play It is due to their feud that at the conclusion of the play the reader is left with a feeling of waste The conflict between the two families is the cause of the misfortune in this play and causes Juliet to engage in a deception which ends with her untimely death and that of her young lover Romeo The Capulets and Montagues have had a long-standing and bitter feud and there is great rivalry and conflict between the families An example of conflict between the families arises when Romeo Benvolio and Mercutio encounter Tybalt Juliets cousin Tybalt is furious that Romeo attended the Capulets feast and therefore challenges Romeo to a duel Romeo however does not want to fight Tybalt But Mercutio is not of the same mind and decides to fight Tybalt himself Enraged Tybalt takes Mercutios life by stabbing him In order to avenge the needless death of Mercutio Romeo decides to fight Tybalt As a result Tybalt ends up dead and Romeo is exiled from Verona and from his new bride Juliet Juliet has fallen in love with Romeo and marries him secretly The two share one passionate night before Romeo has to flee to Mantua leaving Juliet alone Very upset with this Juliet concocts a plan in order to be with Romeo The plan consists of Juliet drinking a potion that will make her appear to be dead so that she doesnt have to marry Paris and then Romeo and Juliet can reunite in Mantua So Friar Lawrence wrote a letter explaining everything to Romeo sent it off in the mail and then gave Juliet the potion of which she drank without delay This leads her family to believe she is dead
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