How is the rivalry between the feuding families in Romeo and Juliet a catalyst for events that lead up to Romeo and Juliet’s demise?

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The enmity and rivalry between the Capulets and the Montagues propels events forward after it happened by chance that Romeo and his friends were invited, though their identities were unknown, to Capulet's party. It was here that the other critical element catalyzing the rushing of Romeo and Juliet to their deaths is introduced in the person of Paris, with whom Juliet's parents are arranging a marriage on Juliet's behalf.

Had the feud not been raging between Capulet and Montague, perhaps Juliet could have made a successful case to her parents that she be allowed to marry Romeo instead of Paris, whom she thoroughly disliked. It was to escape an impending...

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