Identity In Shakespeare's Romeo And Juliet

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Characters in Shakespeare 's play Romeo and Juliet are coerced to obtain certain roles depending on social class, gender, and age solely because of the severances caused between the Montagues and the Capulets families. One’s identity in Verona is defined by belonging to either one of the two quarrelling families, the Montagues or the Capulets; this leads to discrepancies between Romeo and Juliet’s relationship. Love powers the two forbidden lovers to go against their identities, and through much struggle and many hardships, Romeo and Juliet finally create their own identities, only to be rewarded with their own deaths. Although the two families play a major role of the identity of an individual in Verona, there are several other factors as well.
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