Romeo and Juliet

Act 1, Scene 1. Are the Capulets or the Montagues to blame for the fight in the street during Scene 1? Support answer with 1 detail.

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Two Capulet servants – Sampson and Gregory – loiter on the street, waiting for some Montague servants to pass. They banter, using sexual innuendo and raunchy puns to joke about women, and speak with animosity about the Montagues. They lament that the law prohibits fighting, and wonder how to start a battle legally.

When the Montague servants – Abram and Balthasar – arrive, Sampson bites his thumb at them (which is rude but not illegal). Insulted, Abram confronts Sampson and a fight begins.Although a fight was impending you could cay that a Capulet, Sampson, starts it.