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The Results of Hostilities in Romeo and Juliet by Shakespeare

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Argumentative behavior and hostility can force people to take undesired actions and change their morals. In Romeo and Juliet, many characters experience the rapid moral change in themselves after a fight starts between the Montagues and the Capulets resulting in them only able to follow orders since they sided with a family. Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet delves into the duality that conflict can be damaging and altering in one’s mind as a consequence of Sampson and the Montague guards, Romeo and Juliet, and the Montagues and the Capulets. When honor is at stake, one might find themselves trying to instigate another in order to get attention. Sampson in swayed by the rift between the Montagues and the Capulets forcing him to take pride in…show more content…
SAMPSON: (to ABRAM) Yes, better, sir ABRAM: You lie. SAMPSON: Draw, if you be men.—Gregory, remember thy washing blow. They fight” (Shakespeare 4) Sampson decides to fight and is notified by Gregory that a Capulet kinsman is approaching. Sampson uses this to his advantage so that it will look that Abram started the fight. He felt that in order to truly serve his masters was to get the other family in trouble with the law. This argument between the Capulets and the Montagues has been going on for a long time and has taken a toll on many of their servants. Even though the argument is between the families, Sampson feels the need to support the family and makes things worse. The conflict itself changes Sampson’s mind making a rivalry between Sampson and the Montagues even though the Montagues haven’t done anything to him. Arguments can provide reason for uninvolved people to become involved. Quarrels can force people to break the rules and have unexpected encounters. Romeo breaks the rules and enters the Capulet’s feast where he meets Juliet. As Romeo looked over and saw Juliet for the first time, he fell in love with her instantly and went talk to her. Tybalt hears Romeo’s voice and decides to capture him. (Shakespeare 53) Romeo broke the rules and attended his enemy’s party and fell in love with Juliet there. His family and himself and have always been against each other and Romeo decided to go to the party since his first love, Rosaline was
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