Explain how the feud of the Capulets and Montagues is over by the end of Act 5?

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By the end of the entire play, both Montague and Capulet learn that their children had a secret love affair that they kept secret because their parents did not get along. So after recognizing that the hate between them killed what they loved, they each extended an offer of truce. Capulet allows Romeo's body to remain in the tomb with Juliet as his gesture of forgiveness. Montague agrees to have a gold statue built in honor of Juliet. This agreement is the event that ends the play and so readers and audience members never really know what actually happens as a result.