Romeo & juliet (abridged & illustrated for children)
Romeo and Juliet is the love story of two star-crossed lovers, set against the backdrop of two warring families of Verona, has captured the imagination of people, for centuries. The love of Romeo and Juliet has been brought out beautifully by the master and poetry of the play is strong as well as sweet. Throughout the play, the lovers battle against the hate of their kinsmen, which threatens to destroy their love again and again.
The friar is their ally in this battle and helps them as much as be can. They also have other allies like Benvolio or the talkative nurse of Juliet, but they prove rather ineffective. In the end the forces of evil manage to kill Romeo and Juliet but there is triumph in the death of the lovers. The effect is not of waste and pity, but of victory. Romeo and Juliet’s love reaches a kind of fulfillment in death and finally manages to destroy the forces of hate. The sworn enemies Capulet and Montague swear to bury their mutual strife forever, over the dead bodies of their children.
The evil was so deep rooted at the beginning that even the servants and remotest relatives of both houses could not pass each other without a fight. The evil, which was destroying the peace of whole Verona, is finally uprooted by the sacrifice of these lovers.