In The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet, the Italian city of Verona is disrupted by two wealthy families at war. The Capulets and the Montagues despise each other. Unwittingly, Romeo Montague and Juliet Capulet fall in love. Too afraid to tell their families, Romeo and Juliet marry in secret. They make this choice knowing that nothing good can come from their deception. The hatred between their families creates a tragic end.