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Sampson is a character in William Shakespeare's tragedy Romeo and Juliet.

Role Edit

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Sampson (left) (Jamie Kennedy) and Gregory (Zak Orth) in 1996 "Romeo and Juliet.

Sampson is a minor character in the play. He is of the house of Capulet, and a friend to Gregory. Sampson hates Montagues, and in the beginning of the play, bites his thumb at some Montague boys, which is "a disgrace to them, if they bear it". Sampson and Gregory begin to quarrel with the Montague boys. Benvolio and Tybalt eventually join the quarrel as well, even though Benvolio was set on stopping the quarrel. Sampson, Gregory, the Capulets who fought and the Montagues who fought all get in trouble for this fight due to the Prince's arrival.

Great Quotes Edit

"A dog of the house of Montague moves me." -- Sampson, 1.1

"Me they shall feel while I am able to stand: and 'tis known I am a pretty piece of flesh." -- Sampson, 1.1

"Nay, as they dare. I will bite my thumb at them; which is a disgrace to them, if they bear it." -- Sampson, 1.1

"No, sir, I do not bite my thumb at you, sir, but I bite my thumb, sir." -- Sampson, 1.1

"Draw, if you be men. Gregory, remember thy swashing blow." -- Sampson, 1.1

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