Tybalt was her cousin, not her brother
And they make a point of how children are pretty much commodities, to be traded for land, title, advancement. Which is interesting...and fits that time period. Marriages are arranged.
The romance genre is obsessed with class, often to the exception of all else.
I think because often class and gender politics go hand in hand?
Sci-fi also will delve into class more, over here.
Mainly because class is different here -- it's based on "wealth" and how it was obtained.
Europe looks at it more from an aristocracy perspective, which we don't quite understand over here.
In Still Star-Crossed-- the class distinction is "old wealth/entitled wealth" vs. "new wealth/self-made", which is an American thing.
Part of the reason for the racial diversity/colorblind casting is the show-runner/executive producer - who is Shondra Rhimes. (Grey's Anatomy, Scandal, How to Get Away with Murder) who is among the few female African-American show-runners on a major broadcast channel.
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