The Cause Of The Feud Between Montagues And Capulets

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What do you think is the cause of the feud between the Montagues and the Capulets?

The feud between the Capulets and the Montagues lasted for many years and was known amongst many people of Verona, including the Prince. Though this feud is famous, Shakespeare has never revealed what triggered the hate between the two families. I’ve pondered this thought and have come up with hypotheses’ about what may have started this feud. Using clues found in the book, I think that this conflict could’ve started because of the families’ wealth, their relationships with the Prince of Verona, or a love triangle may have formed between Lord Capulet, Lord Montague, and Lady Montague when they were young. Shakespeare is a brilliant writer and gives readers a lot of room to interpret what they think caused the family feud in Romeo and Juliet.
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There are several reasons found throughout the book that implies the Montagues and Capulets are very wealthy. In act one, scene four, the Capulets host a party in their mansion and invite many noble men and women; which indicates that the Capulet’s must be noble and wealthy to invite, feed, and entertain their guests. Also, in the Prologue, it states that the families’ rankings are alike, so I inferred that the Montagues were also a rich, noble family. Shakespeare didn’t mention how the families earned their money, but I think that they could be competitive business owners and each family always wanting to do better than the other. Another possibility is that a Montague or a Capulet could’ve stolen money from the other causing the accused to be a
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