Are there such things as true love and hatred? In the story Romeo and Juliet, written by William Shakespeare there is true love and hatred. Romeo, a Montague and Juliet, a Capulet are two star-crossed lovers who will always love each other. The hatred between the two families will be a problem for the couple to get together. These two families the Montagues and the Capulets truly dislike each other for no true reason. For example at the beginning of the script Sampson, a Capulet says "Nay, as they dare. I will bite my thumb at them; which is disgrace to them, if they bear it," (I, i, 44) to his Capulet friend in order to pick a fight with a Montague.

In addition the feud continues between the families when Romeo kills Tybalt and also how the Capulets and Montagues almost started a brawl in front of the Prince. Again hatred was demonstrated by Lady Capulet when she says "We will have vengeance to one in Mantua, shall give him such an unaccustomed dram that he shall soon keep Tybalt company," (III, v, 98) referring to Romeo. All this hatred led to Romeo and Juliet's death. Also the Prince said, "And I, for winking at your discords too have lost a brace of kinsmen. All are punished," (V, iii, 318) saying all are punished for everyone lost a family member. Love at first site, which is how Romeo and Juliet got together.

At a party where Romeo first laid eyes upon Juliet he said, "Did my heart love till now? Forswear it, sight! For I ne " er saw true beauty till this night," (I, v, 57). What Romeo said was love from his heart, which is real love. As the night went on they arranged to meet the next day and get married. Marriage demonstrates how these two kids are in love because marriage is the final step to show you love and want to be with them forever. This marriage doesn't last long when Romeo is given misleading information and kills himself to be with Juliet in Heaven. Juliet wakes up from the potion and sees that Romeo lies dead she says, "O happy dagger! This is thy sheath; there rust, and let me die," (V, iii, 182) taking her life away to be with Romeo.

Her actions were done by true love and by thinking, not by a reaction. When these two died it finally brought the Montagues and Capulets together in peace. The two lovers Romeo and Juliet were doomed. Their families brought them to their death. Their family's difference could not bring Romeo or Juliet apart from being together.

It took Romeo and Juliet's death for each other before their families could bring peace among the families. At the end love overcame hatred but with a great loss. Love will always prevail over hatred if the love is true.