Question: What other tragic elements are there in the play besides the fate of the hero and heroine?
Answer: The feud of the Montagues and Capulets, which, owing to the prominence of these two houses, made it a public calamity, and of which Romeo and Juliet are the innocent victims. The final reconciliation of the Montagues and Capulets which, while
it is not tragic, is full of pathos.
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