Romeo and Juliet 1

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Romeo and Juliet

 

In Act 1, Scene 1 different members of the Capulet and Montague households become involved in arguments in a public place in Verona and when they lose their tempers, swords are drawn. The scene starts off with Sampson and Gregory, servants from the Capulet household, and Abram and Balthasar, servants from the Montague household. A fight starts between the households when Abram asks ‘Do you bite your thumb at us, sir?’ and Sampson replies ‘I do bite my thumb, sir.’

Later, when Tybalt – a member of the Montague family – comes in, he tries to pick a fight with Benvolio – a member of the Capulet family. He says ‘Talk of piece! I hate the word as I hate Hell, all Montagues, and thee, coward!’ The Family Feud continues between Lord Capulet, the head of his family and father to Juliet Capulet, and Lord Montague, also head of this family, and father to Romeo. The feud started over something so small, that it was forgotten what had started it.

The Prince later warns both the Capulets and the Montagues that if they don’t stop fighting, he will torture both houses.

The second scene, in which

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