Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare

Two Veronese families, the Montagues, and the Capulets hate each other. But their children, Romeo and Juliet, fall in love and the seed of tragedy is sown. Because of the familial rivalry, they marry in secret.

The "ancient grudge" results in a fight between young men from the two families. Romeo kills Juliet's cousin and is banished. Juliet's parents, not knowing that she's already married, tell her she must marry Paris.

Juliet drinks a potion which simulates death. Romeo, believing she's dead, poisons himself. Juliet wakes, sees what he's done and stabs herself. The families make peace with each other.

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