I don't really like this story. Who in their right mind kill themselves because their loved ones were killed. I don't see the logic in it and I don't see the romance in it either. I could kill someone to protect my loved ones but not kill myself because they are dead. Now that i'm older, I see this book differently. A stressful event either brake you or bring you together. Let's say you lost a child: this event will either bring the couple together or separate them. One will go down in the abyss of depression and the other one cannot bring he/she back from there. Or they will both support one another and go through it together. I'm a romantic at heart but I really don't like this story. My husband and I went to very stressful stuff one after the other and we held on to each other for each waves, with the kids right there on our sides.
Although I mostly don't read romance novels but this one is a classic read, I read it in high school and really liked it a lot. I watched the film as well.
I read this book in grade 9 and was so intrigued by the story that I couldn't wait for the school bringing us the original movie to watch. Young love between to teens who's family did not approve of each other and ultimately lead the teens to a tragic end.
Although there is much to be appreciated in the writing of this play, overall I found it to be frustrating due to the absolute ridiculous behaviour of the characters.
I think people should read it, because it is so heavily referenced elsewhere, but it isn't Shakespeare's best work.
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