I would argue that the play is more about the strength of love than it is about hate. It is true that the feud between the Montague and Capulet families does a great deal of damage, but, in the end, it is love that triumphs over hate and not the other way around. Even in the prologue, the Chorus tells us of
The fearful passage of [Romeo and Juliet's] death-marked love
And the continuance of their parents' rage,
Which, but their children's end, naught could remove [. . .]. (lines 9–11)
Thus, from the beginning, we understand that the love is ultimately more important than the hate. Romeo and Juliet take their own lives in their deep desire to be with one another, the result of their love, and it is only this proof of their love that is finally able to bring an end to their parents' hatred for one another. In the end, their fathers vow to construct beautiful states of pure gold of each other's...
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