Juliet Internal Conflict

People shouldn't let their love for someone control them

Act 1 Scene 3

The first of three Internal conflict involving Juliet evident is, "I'll look to like, if looking liking move; But no more deep will I endart mine eye than your consent gives strength to make it fly"(p.1008;lines.106-108). In this internal conflict Juliet is speaking to her mother and the nurse about determining if she wishes to marry Paris. This text is relevant to the theme because Juliet will determine if she wants to marry Paris therefore having to live her life with him in turn controlling her life.
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Act 4 Scene 3

The second of the internal conflicts is, "What if it be a poison which the friar subtly hath ministered to have me dead"(p.1079;lines.26-27). In these lines Juliet is speaking to herself about one of her fears she has about the "poison" that was given to her by Friar Laurence to make her sleep but seem dead. This text is relevant to the theme because Juliet worried if the potion that the friar gave her would work and make her sleep so she would not have to marry Paris in which she is being controlled by her love for Romeo to avoid Paris' marriage.
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Act 5 Scene 3

The last of the three internal conflicts is, "This is thy sheath, there rust and let me die"(p.1098;line.81). This quote is Juliet speaking to herself in which she is saying that the knife she has will end her life. This text is relevant to the theme because Juliet is going to end her life because her "true" lover is dead and since her love for him controlled her then she feels alone and wants to be with him in turn she must kill herself and she does.
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Act 4 Scene 1

A quote that can be used for the theme is, "Do thou but call my resolution wise And with this knife I'll help presently"(p.1074;lines.60-61). This textual evidence is relevant to the theme because Juliet is saying that she will kill herself if the friar does not help her and give her the potion of sleep which is saying that she is so in love with Romeo that she will do anything for the potion just so she won't have to marry Paris, even die early on in the story but everyone knows this doesn't occur.
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David Stutzman

David Stutzman

Urbina

Adv. English

11 December 2014