Romeo - Internal Conflict

Theme: A person should never get too attached

Act 1 Scene 2: Page 1004; lines 89-91

Before the Capulet's party, Benvolio talks to Romeo about his love for Rosaline: " 'At this same ancient feast of Capulet's sups the far Rosaline whom thou so lovest, with all the admired beauties of Verona.'" (Shakespeare). Through this, Romeo shows internal conflict because he can't get over Rosaline. Benvolio wants Romeo to go and meet new people because Rosaline isn't the only girl in the world. This ties back to the theme because Romeo gets over attached to Rosaline and it causes him heartache.

Act 3 Scene 1: page 1048; lines 129-136

After the death of Mercutio, Romeo is furious with Tybalt: " 'Alive in triumph, and Mercutio Slain? Away to heaven respective lenity, and fire-eyed fury be my conduct now! Now, Tybalt, take the 'villain' back again that late thou gavest me, for Mercutio's soul is but a little way above our heads, staying for thine to keep him company. Either thou or I, or both, must go with him.'" (Shakespere). Since Romeo was over attached to Mercutio, when he died, Romeo made a terrible decision to kill Tybalt. This lead to Romeo being hated and banished from Verona.
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Act 5 Scene 3: page 1086; lines 118-123

Romeo explains his love to 'dead' Juliet, his love for her. "'A dateless bargain to engrossing death! Come, bitter conduct; come unsavory guide! Thou desperate pilot, now at once run on the dashing rocks thy seasick wary bark! here's to my love! [drinks] O true apothecary! Thy drugs are quick. Thus with a kiss I die.'" (Shakespaere). Because Romeo got over attached to Juliet, when she 'died' he no longer wanted to live. This forced him to drink poison to kill himself so he didn't have to endure living without her anymore. If he wouldn't have gotten so attached, he wouldn't have missed her so much and it wouldn't have lead to his death.
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Act 5, Scene 3: Page 1100; lines 254-270

Friar Lawerence explains to the crowd that is in horror, over what has just happened: "Romeo, there dead, was husband to that Juliet; and she, there dead, that Romeo's faithful wife. I married them; and their stol'n marriage day was Tybalt's doomsday, whose untimely death banisht the new-made bridegroom from this city; For whom, and not for Tybalt, Juliet pined. You, to remove that siege of grief from her, betrothed and would have married her perforce to county Paris. Then comes she to me and with wild looks bid me a devise some mean to rid her from this second marriage, or in my cell there would she kill herself. Then i gave to her (so tutored by my art) a sleeping potion; which so took effect as I intended, for it wrought on her the form of death." (Shakespeare). After Romeo getting too attached to Mercutio, and killing Tybalt, he was banished from Verona. This caused over attached Juliet heartache and she needed a solution. Friar Lawrence gave her the sleeping potion. Romeo, who was grieving over the death of Juliet caused him to kill himself. Then when Juliet woke up from her sleep, she killed herself because she was too attached to Romeo and didn't want to endure living without him.