What are some quotes that demonstrate that Romeo and Juliet sacrificed their lives in order to reconcile two family houses?William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet.
In my reading of Act V, Scene 3, I do not believe that Romeo and Juliet are dying IN ORDER TO reconcile their families. I would agree, of course, that their deaths DO reconcile the families, but not that either of them meant to do that when they killed themselves.
When Romeo kills himself, he does tell Tybalt (or his dead body)
So in that sense he's apologizing, but only to Tybalt. And if he had been meaning to make the families reconcile, I doubt he would have killed Paris.
When Juliet is about to stab herself, she says nothing about families. She wakes up, asks where Romeo is, and kills herself right away when she sees he's dead.
Now, it is clear that the Montagues and Capulets reconcile after the deaths. Here are the relevant passages: