Shakespeares Romeo and Juliet and the modern world
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...Montague” (Act 1 , scene 1, line 7) or “A dog of that house (Act 1, scene 1, line 10) and “Thou villain Capulet (Act 1, scene 1, line 76). The young men challenge each other to draw their swords, and it is clear that the only reason they want to fight is because they are sworn enemies. Gang rivalry is very often carried out by men. They are motivated by pride and arrogance, wanting to show off their strength . Tybalt even reveals that he hates the idea of peace as much as he hates the Montagues. (Act 1, scene 1, line 67-68) There does not seem to be any reason for the hatred other than that the people who bear the opposite name are the enemy. This kind of...