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QUARREL. A dispute; a difference. In law, particularly in releases, which are taken most strongly against the releasor, when a man releases all quarrels he is said to release all actions, real and personal. 8 Co. 153.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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Largely, the characters are either lovers or quarrelers. Even the Prince, the play's principle political figure, indulges in mainly empty threats of punishment--appealing to "peace" and the tradition of the families.
The representative figures of modern literature are nasty quarrelers like Dostoevsky's underground man, lapsed moralists like Aschenbach in Death in Venice, hollow men like Kurtz in Heart of Darkness, troubled anarchists like Tarrou in The Plague, frantic opters-out like Yossarian in Catch-22, doubters, exiles, iconoclasts, criminals, inhabiting a fictional world whose dominant tone is irony.