People should follow their heart and stay true to their love

Romeo and Juliet

This play is about a boy named Romeo who falls in love with a girl named Juliet, and his love for her helps to tie int the theme of, people should follow their heart and stay true to who they love. There are many internal and external conflicts in Romeo and Juliet but the ones that tie in with the theme the best are from act 1 scene 5, act 2 scene 2, act 3 scene 1, and act 5 scene 3.

Act 1 Scene 5

Romeo declares,"Is she a Capulet? O dear account! my life is my foe's debt."(1016,l.130-132.) Romeo is talking to Juliet's nurse trying to figure out who Juliet is. This is important because Romeo is thinking that even though Juliet is a Capulet and he could get killed or punished by his parents for being with her, he still loves her and wants to follow his heart and be with her.

Act 2 Scene 2

Romeo states,"My name, dear saint, is hateful to myself, because it is an enemy to thee. Had I it written, I would tear the word."(1023,l.61-63.) In this line Romeo is Talking to Juliet and declaring his love for her but also telling her that he is apart of the family Montague which is the enemy of her family the Capulet's. This is significant because this is where Romeo really proclaims his love for Juliet but is not proud of having the last name of Montague because he feels that he is shaming Juliet by having that name.

Act 3 Scene 1

Romeo proclaimed,"Then plainly know my heart's dear love is set on the fair daughter of rich Capulet; as mine on hers, so hers is set on mine and all combined."(1030,l.62-69.) In this scene Romeo is talking to Friar Lawrence about how much he loves Juliet and at how can't live on without her. This is important because Romeo wants the Friar to know how much he loves Juliet and how he is following his heart despite the fact that his family and her family are sworn enemies.

Act 5 Scene 3

Romeo announced,"Thou desperate pilot, now at once run on dashing rocks thy seasick weary bark! Here's to my love![Drinks] O true apothecary! Thy drugs are quick. Thus with a kiss I die.[falls]"(1096,l.120-123.) This is important because by killing himself, Romeo is declaring his undying love for Juliet and pronouncing that he is so true to her that he would rather die than live without his Juliet.