Romeo and Juliet – Conflict Quotes

‘a plague on both your houses’ Mercutio curses the two households and their feud.
‘Two households, both alike in dignity’ The Montagues and Capulets are big and important families in Verona, hence the ongoing feud.
‘ancient grudge’ The feud between the two families has been going on for a long time.
‘disobedient wretch’ Lord Capulet berates his daughter for not obeying his rules. She is required to be ‘obedient’ to her father.
”Peace, fools!’ Benvolio tries to be the peacemaker in Romeo and Juliet.
‘Deny thy father, and refuse thy name.’ Juliet wishes that Romeo wasn’t a Montague – it conflicts with her family loyalty.
‘Turn and draw.’ Tybalt is constantly starting fights – he is aggressive and violent.
‘That villain cousin would have killed my husband.’ Juliet is constantly conflicted between her feelings for Romeo and loyalty to her family.
‘Do you bite your thumb at us, sir?’ The play opens with a fight between the Montagues and Capulets, reinforcing to the audience the importance of the feud to the play as a whole.
‘O brawling love! O loving hate!’ Romeo uses oxymorons to discuss how closely linked love and conflict can be.