In the play 'Romeo and Juliet' by William Shakespeare, the author shows us that there is much to learn from the tragic end of the tw young sweethearts - and that is not only applicable to young people. Yes, Romeo and Juliet did lie to their parents when they got too carried away - but the question also is about why they felt they needed to lie. They needed to lie mostly because neither felt safe confiding to the adults in their extended family - they had probable learnt from past experience that they would not be listened to let alone have their wishes considered. For example, see Juliet's situation in the scenes where she tries to explain her distress first to her mother, then to her father. They have learnt that their needs will always come last before the needs of the two families - to feud have learned how damaging it can be not considering childrens needs.