Juliet: Internal Conflict

People should not make quick choices because they may be bad

Act 2, Scene 2

As Romeo is talking to Juliet on the balcony he says he wants, "'The exchange of loves vow for mine', 'I gave you thee mine before thou didst request it, And yet I would it were to give again,' "( Shakespeare lines 132-133). Romeo is talking to Juliet on the balcony and Juliet says that she loves him and would give her love twice over even though they just met at the party just before, therefore she is making a hasty choice to give him his love leading to the theme, People should not make hasty choices for they may end in blood.

Act 3, Scene 2

As the nurse is talking to Juliet about Tybalt, '"O Tybalt! Tybalt! The best friend I had. O courteous Tybalt... That ever I should live to see thee dead","Romeo that had killed him, he is banished,"' (Shakespeare lines 67-76). As the Nurse tells Juliet about Tybalts death it begins a internal conflict as she is married to Romeo yet he has killed her cousin Tybalt which leads to the over all theme of the book, People should not make hasty choices for they may end gravely, for Juliet made a hasty choice to marry Romeo and he then soon after killed Tybalt.

Act 3, Scene 5

Lady Capulet comes to her daughter she says, "'Marry, my child, early on Thursday morn. The gallant, young, and noble gentleman, The County Paris, at saint Peter's Church, Shall happily make thee there a joyful bride"' (Shakespeare lines 117-120). Lady Capulet talks to Juliet about how she must marry Paris which is an internal conflict for she is married to Romeo and does not wish to be unfaithful to him. Juliet made a hasty choice to marry Romeo which in turn causes him to become in conflict with Tybalt and therefore kill him causing her parents to think that because Tybalt is dead they believe that Juliet is sad causing them to make her marry Paris, leading to the theme, People should not make hasty choices for they may then end badly.

Act 5, Scene 3

Fiar-Laurence discovers Romeo and says, "'Alack, alack, what blood is this which stains the stony entrance... To lie discolored by this place of peace? Romeo! O, pale! Who else? What Paris too?.... "O comfortable Friar, where is my lord?... Where is my Romeo"'(Shakespeare lines 145-155). Romeo rushes to marry Juliet and in turn makes conflict with the Capulet family cause Romeo to kill Tybalt and then Paris, afterwards when Romeo finds Juliet believing her to be dead causes him to kill himself. This shows that though out the book there is an ongoing theme of, People should not make hasty choices for they may end grave, sometimes literally.
Luke VanDyne December 11, 2014

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