Source: The reconciliation of the Montagues and the Capulets over the dead bodies of Romeo and Juliet (Leighton, 1855)
"The characters of Romeo and Juliet have been depicted in literature, music, dance, and theatre. The appeal of the young hero and heroine — whose families, the Montagues and the Capulets, respectively, are implacable enemies — is such that they have become, in the popular imagination, the representative type of star-crossed lovers." (Britannica, n.d.)
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