Nay as they dare. I will bite my thumb at them; which is a disgrace to them if they bear it.
I will frown as I pass by, and let them take it as they list.
Follow me close, for I will speak to them. Gentlemen, good den; a word with one of you.
And but one word with one of us? Couple it with something; make it sword and a blow.
'Tis but thy name that is my enemy; thou art thyself, though not a Montague. What's Montague? It is nor hand, nor foot, nor arm, nor face, nor any other part belonging to a man. O, be some other name! What's in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet; so Romeo would, were he not Romeo call'd, retain that dear perfection which he owes without that title. Romeo, doff thy name, and for that name which is no part of thee take all myself.
This scene at the start of the play signifies the very profound feud that is going on between the families. This external conflict is repeated often and affects the story heavily. In this scene, the Capulet Servants have just insulted the Montague servants and have started a family-wide fight on the streets of Verona.
Do you bite your thumb at us sir?
This is another external conflict that is caused by the family feud. This scene in Act 3 of the play shows how the family feud is affecting Tybalt, Roemo, and Mercutio. Because Tybalt has been raised to hate the Montagues due to the family feud, he has a hatred toward Romeo and wants to duel him. However, Romeo refuses to duel Tybalt scince they are cousins after his marriage with Juliet.
This gentleman, the prince's near ally, my very friend, hath got his mortal hurt Ii my behalf; my reputation stain'd with Tybalt's slander,--Tybalt, that an hour hath been my kinsman! O sweet Juliet, thy beauty hath made me effeminate and in my temper soften'd valour's steel!
This internal conflict is problem than mainly only affects Juliet here. She is expressing her feelings towards Romeo. They techniccaly should hate each other, but they love each other. Juliet wants to marry Romeo, but is conflicted on how she would be able to such a thing without changing her name.
Shall I hear more, or shall I speak at this?
Because Romeo refused to fight, Mercutio stepped in to save his and Roemo's pride and fought Tybalt. Unfortunately, he lost and died. Romeo then avenged Mercutio's death by killing Tybalt.
Juliet is pondering on whether she should love Romeo or not, but then decides that she loves him.