It may'eth seem possible that these two characters are facing the same plights of destiny?
I am running from my family feud to be with Romeo, my true love. For I am a Capulet and he is a Montague.
I, too, am running from a long family feud to be with Harney, my true love. I am a Grangerford and he is a Shepherdson.
Family feuds, senseless grudges carried through the ages meant to destroy each that partakes.
Where are you going Harney? It seems you and I have much in common?
Yes Romeo, I much like you, am off to meet the girl of my dreams. This is against my families wishes, much like you.
Such a common theme, running from family to start a new.
Another theme, escaping destiny. Is this ever accomplished in the end?
My name is Mercutio, I am a friend of Romeo and Juliet.
Escaping destiny, seems impossible for Romeo and Juliet. On the other hand, Harney and Sophia seem to stand a chance.
We have a lot in common! I am Huckleberry, a friend of Sophia and Harney. Both of our friends are defying their families and changing the fate of destiny.
Romeo and Juliet did not end together, but an important lesson of forgiveness was emphasized by the author. Feuds destroy and the origins are often forgotten. Shakespeare's point was to show that it takes serious hurt before lessons of change can take place.
Good bye Juliet! We were to escape the bondage of our family feud only to be embraced by death. Will change ever come to our families, or will we be bound forever to cruel hatred?
We made it! We escaped our family feud and destiny of hatred. We are together, unlike Romeo and Juliet. Mark Twain really wanted to emphasize that escape from family feuds are possible.