Comparing Tale Of Shakespeare's Romeo And Juliet

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Romeo and Juliet original vs modern
The tale of Romeo and Juliet is extraordinary. The original story is very good and very well written. The more modern story is very different from the original. In the original the families hate each other, in the modern the families are actually friends. This is what I found to be the same and different about the two stories.

In the original story the two families hated each other. They hated each other enough to want to kill each other. They are always at war with one another. The Capulets want Juliet to marry and Romeo is very depressed. At the party Romeo and Juliet meet and instantly fall in love with each other. They fall in love and get married a few hours after meeting each other. They try to be together but Romeo kills Tybalt and gets banished.

In the modern Romeo and Juliet the families like each other. They are secretly friends and want their children together. In the original they are worst enemies. They
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The Montagues and Capulets both hate each other with a passion. Lord Montague and Capulet are always fighting. Tybalt Capulet is always looking for a fight. Mercutio was a good friend of Romeo and enemy of Tybalt. Romeo is very sad because his love doesn't love him. Juliet is young and wants to live her life. They are way different from the modern story.
In the modern story the characters are more caring and loving. Montague and Capulet are friends but they don't show it to their kids. Romeo is a bit shy and Juliet is more of the aggressor. Juliet tell Romeo that she likes him and he tell her the same thing. Just like in the original the two fall in love right away. Like in the original Montague and Capulets dispute keeps Romeo and Juliet apart. Romeo and Juliet work together to try and get their parents to approve of them. The plan works, Romeo and Juliet can be together and Montague and Capulet can be be friends without hiding
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