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Why didn't Romeo and Juliet's families like each other?
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There is no obvious reason given in the play. We know it is a long-standing, old, and sometimes bloody feud between two families, and that's about it.
At the end of the play, after the tragic deaths of Romeo and Juliet, the families end the feud.
Posted by a-b on January 29, 2007 at 10:53 AM (Answer #1)
It's unclear but it's thought that it's just a fued of power. They're both rich families. It's just a matter of who's richer, who's more powerful. That sort of thing.
Posted by luvthekingofsc on February 25, 2007 at 12:09 PM (Answer #2)
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As the others have noted, there is no reason but it does highlight how silly it was to have it in the first place. If there wasn't a feud, Romeo and Juliet would have lived happily ever after. Then again, this would have been a very boring play without it.
Posted by meowmix on May 11, 2007 at 10:24 AM (Answer #3)
There was no reason provided in the story to explain the reason why there was an deep and long-standing feud between the Montagues and the Capulets. I think it could have been that they were vying and fighting for power and pride in the social ranking. If there was no feud, Romeo and Juliet would have been blissfully married to each other and all these would not have lead up to this sad tragedy, which both characters died.
Posted by revolution on August 15, 2009 at 2:28 AM (Answer #4)
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