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Prince Escalus's dramatic monologue immediately following the street brawl significantly contributes to the conflict of the play by
introducing a death penalty for any member of the Capulet or Montague family caught fighting.
increasing the hatred between the Capulets and Montagues.
rallying the Capulet and Montague families against the Prince, thus creating a new conflict.
creating bias against the Capulet family.
introducing the threat of banishment for Benvolio and Tybalt.