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Violence in Romeo and Juliet Romeo and Juliet by Shakespeare is a play which shows how prejudice leads to escalating violence Prejudice leads to violence shown in the play when the feuding families the Montagues and Capulets fight In each case disruption fighting injuries and death occur Also the prejudice between the two families never was resolved because they were enemies The feuding started in Act 1 Scene 1 when the Capulets and Montague servants confronted each other The Capulets servants insult the Montagues and this leads to a street brawl of the two families Furthermore in Act 3 Scene 1 the hatred between the families gets worse When Tybalt wanted revenge against the Montagues he then confronted Romeo and Mercutio and started a duel In addition the feud between the families got even worse when Tybalt killed Mercutio Also in Act 5 Scene 3 Tybalt challenges Romeo to fight and Romeo kills him The street in Verona a public place is where the feuding starts between the two families In Act 1 Scene 1 Sampson and Gregory servants for the Capulets insulted the Montagues servants Balthasar and Abraham This leads to a fight which involves the Lords of both families and the Prince No death occurred but the families attitudes against each other were worse than before This created hate between the families which lead to violence In like manner another duel between the two feuding families starts up again in the street of Verona in Act 3 Scene 1 When Mercutio and Benvolio friends of Romeo are confronted by Tybalt who still hates the Montagues Tybalt thinks that they crashed the Capulets ball and he wants revenge Mercutio and Tybalt fight each other Now Romeo arrives trying to stop the argument Tybalt
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