Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet is a tragic love story, set in Verona Italy. I taught it at the IB several years ago.
What I find interesting is that Juliet’s (alleged!) balcony in Verona has become a sort of shrine to lovers – I think DD got it right when she wrote to her boyfriend ‘hope our story has a better ending!’
As Christians we know the end of the story … but how we live our life day in day out matters. That’s discipleship.