WHY Romeo and Juliet is all time favorite love story? WHY romeo and juliet are famous inspite of its sad ending?

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I would say that one reason it is famous is definitely BECAUSE OF the sad ending.  People love tragedy, and the idea of two people so young and so in love dying after one night together grabs attention.  Another reason is that popularity is a self-perpetuating thing, and people love it because people love it. 

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Part of the fame of Romeo and Juliet comes from the fact that so many other love stories are based on this one.  It is called the greatest love story of all time because it was one of the first stories of this nature.  I think the sad ending helps the story and proves the point.  If Juliet had run off to Mantua with Romeo , the...

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Romeo and Juliet is a favorite love story even today because of its tragic ending . It shows two lovers ignoring the hatred that goes between their two families . And at the end it shows how much they love each other that they were willing to kill themselves for they cannot live without each other . That is what makes Romeo and Juliet a favorite love story .

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