Romeo and Juliet is as much about hate as it is about love. The tragedy focuses on a kind of toxic masculinity that thrives on aggression and anger and that turns communities into battlefields, men into adversaries, and women into prizes or prey. This short critical commentary zooms in on the conversation between Gregory and Sampson at the beginning of Act I.
Johnson, Heather G.S.
"The Tragedy of Gregory and Sampson: Teaching Romeo and Juliet’s Opening Scene,"
Feminist Pedagogy: Vol. 1:
1, Article 6.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.calpoly.edu/feministpedagogy/vol1/iss1/6