Romeo and Juliet is one of the most popular and frequently enacted plays penned by Shakespeare. Despite the violent feud between families, the play weaves a fated love story between two young lovers, the ‘Montague’ Romeo and the ‘Capulet’ Juliet. Their intense love leads to inseparability between lovers and open warfare between families, as “Violent delights have violent ends.”
Written at an early stage of Shakespeare’s literary career, every line breathes a certain passion and newness. It is beautifully adorned in imagery and symbolism. The play is often quoted, even today, as a quintessential example of ‘immortality of love’.