Love and hate are usually thought of as opposites, but in Romeo and Juliet, love and hate are two sides of the same coin, as two children from warring families (the Capulets and the Montagues) turn their hatred of each other into an insatiable passion. Ultimately, the hatred between their two families propels the lovers towards their tragic deaths. When their parents discover Romeo and Juliet dead in each others' arms, they vow to end the feud between their two families. At last, love triumphs over hatred – but the cost of two young lives is too heavy to bear.
Love as passionate as Romeo and Juliet's could only be born out of hatred; their love is made more intense because of their families' feud.
In the play, love and hate are both intense. The language Shakespeare uses to depict love and hate shows that the two passions are deeply similar.