Asked • 07/01/19

What caused the feud between the Capulets and the Montagues?

As I understand it, the scholarship has so far not compellingly answered a significant question of the text of *Romeo and Juliet*; namely, why the Capulets and the Montagues are at war. I am convinced based on my understanding of Shakespeare's poetics that an unmistakably correct answer is supplied in the text, however cleverly and discreetly. Please provide the closest hypotheses of which you are aware - your own or scholars' - to that "unmistakably correct answer."

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Alexis E. answered • 07/03/19

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Heather W. answered • 07/02/19

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