“Romeo and Juliet” is a tragedy written by William Shakespeare at the beginning of his career. Set in Verona, it tells the story of two young lovers from two rival families, the Montagues and the Capulets. This family feud makes their love forbidden.
The story begins with Romeo, a Montague, who falls in love with Juliet, a Capulet, during a ball. They decide to marry in secret the following day. However, due to a series of tragic events, including the death of Juliet’s cousin, Tybalt, at the hands of Romeo, the latter is banished from Verona. With the help of Friar Lawrence, the two lovers devise a plan to reunite.
Juliet takes a potion that makes her appear dead. Romeo, unaware of the plan and believing Juliet to be truly dead, returns to Verona and poisons himself beside her. When Juliet awakens and finds Romeo dead, she kills herself with a dagger.
The tragedy concludes with the two families, devastated by the deaths of their children, deciding to end their feud. The story has become an archetype of tragic and youthful love.