Blood Feud In Romeo And Juliet

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Feuds “Them is fight’n’ words!” “This town ain’t big enough for the two of us.” Feuds, especially the played-up, television show kind, tend to have lines like this that express the anger one group or person feels toward another. Not altogether uncommon, feuds have been portrayed in multiple books, including The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain and Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare. In Huckleberry Finn’s story, Huck gets caught up in a feud between the Grangerfords and Shepherdsons that results in multiple deaths on both sides, one of whom had become Huck’s friend. Romeo and Juliet face a dilemma with the feud between their families that keeps them from having much of a relationship, as many know. Though these feuds are both…show more content…
Through this definition, one can clearly see that, as feuds are based around conflict, they are inevitably detrimental to the parties involved. Also, feuding comes about in places that either do not have a government to take care of the root problem, or the government did not pose a solution that satisfied the parties involved (“Feuds”). When people are too proud to let the authorities take care of a conflict, it is far too easy to let the situation escalate beyond what is necessary, or even safe. Now that the term “feud” has been defined, the “understood rules” of feuds should also be…show more content…
Grant Gordon lists multiple causes of feuds in his book Family Wars, the first of which is property disputes (6). One instance of a feud caused by a property dispute involves the Clark brothers, Sterling and Stephen. Elizabeth Nix elaborated on this feud, talking about how Sterling attempted to edit the Clark family trust to give all the inheritance left for his brothers to his wife. However, Stephen would not allow it. Their disagreement in the use of trust terms caused a rift between the brothers, resulting in little to no contact with one another for the remainder of their lives (“6 Epic Family
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