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Two among the famous works of Shakespeare are Romeo and Juliet and Hamlet And in both of these works love is portrayed in different ways Romeo and Juliet disregarded their obstacles and pursued their love until their death while Hamlet and Ophelia allowed family circumstances to affect their relationship Both couples encountered problems that involved each ones family affecting each couples relationship In Romeo and Juliet even before the play begins the conflict between the families of the Capulets and the Montagues is expressed in the prologue Two households both alike in dignity In fair Verona where we lay our scene From ancient grudge break to new mutiny Where civil blood makes civil hands unclean PRO1-4 This hatred or conflict between the families is so great that everyone except the people in the house of Montagues is invited to join the party that the Capulets are having Now Ill tell you without asking My master is the great rich Capulet and if you be not of the house of Montagues I pray come and crush a cup of wine Rest you merry 1285-88 While in Hamlet Polonius orders Ophelia not to see or even talk with Hamlet anymore In few Ophelia Do not believe his vows for they are brokers Not of that dye which their investments show But mere implorators of unholy suits Breathing like sanctified and pious bawds The better to beguile This is for all I would not in plain terms from this time forth Have you so slander any moment leisure As to give words or talk with the Lord Hamlet Look tot I charge you Come your ways 13135-144 And Ophelia quickly replies with I shall obey my lord 13145 And with that Hamlet and Ophelias relationship as a couple is ended Though Romeo and Juliets so-called love story only took a few days many great events happened including the tragic end which was the death
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