According to, it is never revealed who started the feud between the Capulets and Montagues in "Romeo and Juliet," nor does the audience ever learn what caused it. The play does divulge who ended it; Rom... More »

The play "Romeo and Juliet" by William Shakespeare never mentions why the Capulets and Montagues are fighting. The only thing that is clear is that it is a long-standing family feud that comes up numerous times in the pl... More »

The phrase, "From forth the fatal loins of these two foes" in William Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet" announces to the audience that the unfortunate children born to the two warring families, the Capulets and the Montag... More »

It is never revealed why the Montagues and Capulets, the two feuding families in William Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet," become enemies. In the first four lines of the prologue, it is explained that "Two households, bo... More »

It is presumed that the Montagues and the Capulets hated one another because both families wanted to be the most powerful in Verona. The famous play “Romeo and Juliet" by William Shakespeare never fully explains the reas... More »

Mercutio's dying words to Romeo and Tybalt, "A plague o' both your houses!" indicate that he blames the feud between the Capulets and Montagues for his death. He does, however, also blame Romeo and Tybalt directly. More »

This quote comes from Shakespeare's 'Romeo and Juliet,' and Romeo says this line in reference to Mercutio, meaning that Mercutio has not been in love and does not know what Romeo is truly feeling. Romeo says this line in... More »