Why is Romeo and Juliet a famous story? Why is Romeo and Juliet a famous story?  

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Romeo and Juliet is a famous story because something as wonderful as love causes so much grief. How could love, true love, prove to be the most miserable of conditions? In Romeo and Juliet, there is the classic interference of love by those who are filled with hatred. Two families hate each other and porbably do not even remember what started the feud.

Classic: Hatred overcomes true love. Hatred wins again. While love is supposed to be the strongest of all emotions, hatred wins in the classic Romeo and Juliet.

The story is as old as all time. Adam loves Eve. Eve loves Adam. The serpent hates the fellowship that Adam and Eve have with God. His hatred for God brings about the downfall of the first couple to ever be in love.

Love does not overcome all; hatred does.

Where there is love, there is hatred. Romeo and Juliet is a story remembered most for a hatred between two families--the Montagues and Capulets.

When one thinks about Romeo and Juliet, it is remembered for its tragedy. Tragedies are more interesting than a story which has a happily ever after ending. True love is secondary in the tragedy. Sadly enough, love does not conquer all.