Romeo and Juliet Compare and Contrast

Although Romeo and Juliet are from different households, they share some similarities. William Shakespeare portrayed these two lovers as having other things not in common. These two lovers however, were the only children in their wealthy families.

Similarly both asked the assistance of the Friar to make their love able to hold the families' hatred. They are also star-crossed lovers in this story. The most important part of the story is that both their families despise on another. One last thing they have in common takes place at the end, they both commit suicide.

Although they have many things in common, they have more things that contradict. Romeo is a Montague, unlike Juliet who is a Capulet. The person Romeo trusted most was Mercutio, who died, but Juliet trusted the most was the Nurse who was still alive at the end. Romeo is believed to be around eighteen, yet Juliet is about to turn fourteen in a few weeks. Lastly, other than the male and female difference, they both had different methods of death. Juliet stabbed herself with a dagger and Romeo drunk poison.

Despite their similarities they have more things not in common with each other than they have in common. Although their differences made the story as unique and the best it could become. The attraction between the two of them if so immediate and romantic though, it makes all their differences just goes away. So neither the audience nor Romeo and Juliet feel any need to complain.