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Act 1 Scene 1 Lines 80-102 Prince Rebellious subjects enemies to peace Profaners of this neighbour-stained steel-- Will they not hear What ho you men you beasts That quench the fire of your pernicious rage With purple fountains issuing from your veins On pain of torture from those bloody hands Throw your mistemperd weapons to the ground And hear the sentence of your moved prince Three civil brawls bred of an airy word By thee old Capulet and Montague Have thrice disturbd the quiet of our streets And made Veronas ancient citizens Cast by their grave beseeming ornaments To wield old partisans in hands as old Cankerd with peace to part your cankerd hate If ever you disturb our streets again Your lives shall pay the forfeit of the peace For this time all the rest depart away You Capulet shall go along with me And Montague come you this afternoon To know our further pleasure in this case To old Free-town our common judgment-place Once more on pain of death all men depart Exeunt all but MONTAGUE LADY MONTAGUE and BENVOLIO The Prince is introduced in this scene because of the ongoing fight in the street of Verona between Montague and Capulet In the passage we can see one of Shakespeares many themes thought out the book Violence not only affects the people involved but everyone around it The first words said by the prince are Rebellious subjects enemies to peace Profaners of this neighbour-stained steel-- Will they not hear What ho you
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