Why is the Prince angry with Lord Capulet and Lord Montague in Romeo and Juliet?

Expert Answers

An illustration of the letter 'A' in a speech bubbles

The Prince is angry with these two men because of the feud that has been going on between their two families.

You could say that it should not be the Prince's business if the two houses are feuding, but it becomes his business because of the way it spills over into the streets.  In the first scene of the play, we see the servants from the two families brawling in the streets.  From what the Prince says, it appears that this has happened before.  This disturbs the public peace and makes the Prince very angry.

Approved by eNotes Editorial Team

We’ll help your grades soar

Start your 48-hour free trial and unlock all the summaries, Q&A, and analyses you need to get better grades now.

  • 30,000+ book summaries
  • 20% study tools discount
  • Ad-free content
  • PDF downloads
  • 300,000+ answers
  • 5-star customer support
Start your 48-Hour Free Trial