The greatest love story ever told, Shakespeares Romeo and Juliet is a tragedy set in Verona, Italy. It is a classic example of an undying love becoming a victim of family feuds. At a masquerade when Romeo, the son of a Montague, sees Juliet, the daughter of a Capulet, he instantly falls for her. A profound attraction between them grows into an intense and passionate love and they are covetously married by Friar Laurence. Chafed between social conventions, responsibilities, and personal desires, they are led to a tragic denouement.