The masterpiece tragedy, one of the earlier works of the famous writer William Shakespeare, "Romeo and Juliet" is a story of two star-crossed young lovers from Verona, Italy. Their unfortunate deaths ultimately reconcile the feuding families of Capulet and Montague.
William Shakespeare borrowed the plot from the old Italian folk tale, and it is believed that Romeo and Juliet were based on the actual characters who lived in Renaissance Verona, Italy.
Their story is truly a tragic love, sadly influenced by the disputes between their families which led to several manifestations of human stupidity that ended this love forever. Both promised to others, but in love with each other, Romeo and Juliet tried to avoid their destiny, the one which their families prepared for them. They've managed to secretly marry, but after the families found out everything started to fall apart. The final scenes of this tragedy are truly sorrowful, as Romeo kills himself not knowing about Juliet's fake death. When Juliet finally awakes, she finds her lover dead and decides to end her own life with a dagger.
The moral of the story can be easily applied to the modern, globalized, world and problems caused by differences between cultures, traditions, and religions. The love - no matter the differences, is what unites us all!
Until next time, yours Ms. and Mr. Love <3