Fight on the Streets of Verona!
The Capulets' and Montagues' are at it again
The Daily Globe: Leopold Hodgeson
Innocent civilans of Verona were privy to the events that occurred after the servants unsheathed their rapiers. "After the servants began fighting, it seemed that one Montague and Capulet after another came pouring into the square," said one bystander. According to one witness, the fray became so large that Montague and Capulet themselves showed up with their wives, although they themselves did not get involved.
Fortunately, Prince Escalus arrived in time to break up the fight with his police force. He threatened the two feuding families, and his statement reached the public today: "If ever you disturb our streets again,/Your lives shall pay the forfeit of the peace." The Prince was so adamant about this statement that he emphasized it again before both parties left, "Once more, on pain of death, all men depart." It's in the best interest of both the Capulets and the Montagues to take the Prince's serious warning.
The brawls created by these two feuding families have both put innocent people in the crossfire, as well as undermine the Prince's authority as the supreme ruler of Verona. The Prince no longer wants to put innocent civilians at risk for being injured. Hopefully this Prince's threat will cause these two families to finally be at peace and end their ancient feud. If not, many citizens fear that blood will flow through the streets of Verona. One innocent bystander was on the street when the feud began, "When I saw Gregory and Sampson pull out their rapiers, I immediately fled the scene. I have a wife and two kids."
Here at the Daily Globe we share the same sentiment, or feeling, as Prince Escalus and our fellow Veronian citizens: these feuds need to end. It's our hope that some event will cause these two angered families to come to peaceful terms.