On the subject of suicide, both Romeo and Hamlet's lovers met their deaths in this manner. And although affections for their lovers were different (Romeo loved Juliet, Hamlet was indifferent to Ophelia), similar affairs guide their relationships. Notably, both male main characters accidentally kill a family member of their lover. Also, Ophelia and Juliet share some similarities but this can be chalked up to role of women at the time, meaning the way they were socially expected to act (meek, controlled by father, marrying young). In the end, neither couple is married or happy: in fact they all end up dead, with Hamlet, Romeo and others discovered dead or dying by other characters who will survive them and live to tell the tale.