Romeo and Juliet first meet each other at a party at the Capulets? house. They fall in love with each other at the first sight without knowing that they are from rival houses, and when they do learn about it, it is too late. Juliet says: "My only love, sprung from my only hate!/Too early seen unknown, and known too late!" (I, v, 147-148). Juliet realizes that it was a mistake to fall in love with Romeo, because he is one of the people she should watch out for. He is her first and only love, but he is an enemy of her family. Luckily for Romeo, Juliet is smart, and such dumb thing as unreasonable hate between their parents wouldn?t stop her from loving Romeo and getting married with him. She is sorry that their families are enemies, though, because everything would be much easier if they weren?t. So this is the first time when the hate between Capulets and Montagues becomes an obstacle to Romeo and Juliet?s happiness.
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When you thought the tension keeping a secret marriage away from your family was hard enough, Mercutio is stabbed and killed which he cursed both households “A plague o` both your houses!” (). When word got out to Juliet about Romeo killing Tybalt, she said “Shall I speak ill of him that is my husband?” (). Right before leaving Verona because he is banished, he sneaks in and says a farewell to Juliet. While Romeo is gone, Lord Capulet asks why she all of a sudden does not want to marry Paris, which she asks Friar Laurence for an answer. The Friar comes up with a plan
Many film adaptations of William Shakespeare’s classic tragedy of “star-crossed lovers” have been made, both in the original setting and more modern ones (Shakespeare Prologue. 6). Two movies that exemplify this are Franco Zeffirelli’s Romeo and...