The houses hold an “ancient grudge” (Prologue.2) against each other that remains a source of violent and bloody conflict.
The Chorus states that from these two houses, two “star-crossed” (Prologue.6) lovers will appear.
However, there are ways to solve family problems and restore peace to the dynamic.
Life is too short to waste time bogged down with negativity towards the people you love.
There are 11 references cited in this article, which can be found at the bottom of the page. If there is an ongoing dispute between family members, you may want to mediate to make everyone's lives easier. Encourage everyone to go into the situation with empathy. This way, you will have a more stable family situation moving forward.
When discussing things, make sure everyone's voice is heard. If they are in their seventies or eighties, you may not be able to make them see things differently.
How you approach the family member and what you say can make a big difference.
Encourage your friend to follow her heart and do what makes her happy, because at the end of the day she has to live with the results.
The obvious function of the Prologue as introduction to the Verona of Romeo and Juliet can obscure its deeper, more important function.
The Prologue does not merely set the scene of Romeo and Juliet, it tells the audience exactly what is going to happen in the play.