Romeo: Internal Conflict

People should not let love control their lives.

Act 1 Scene 1

Romeo told Benvolio, "Why, such is loves transgression. Griefs of mine own lie heavy in my own breath" (p. 999 lines 197-198). Romeo is describing how he feels since Rosaline told Romeo she did not love him back. Romeo is letting his love Rosaline decide what he does, because he instead of living life and going out with friends he stays in all day upset with the fact that she doesn't like him back. This is an internal conflict for Romeo because he told this girl that he loved her an she told him that she would never like him back.

Act 1 Scene 5

Romeo is talking aloud to himself about Juliet, "Beauty to rich for use, for earth too dear" (p. 1014 line 52). Romeo feel in love Juliet at first sight and as shes walking away he starts describing her beauty. He says how much he loves her and how he plans to find her and ask for her hand in marriage. This causes an internal conflict in Romeo since he was head over heals for Rosaline 5 minutes before he met Juliet.

Act 5 Scene 1

Romeo is talking to himself after talking to Benvolio, "Well Juliet I will lie with thee tonight" (p. 1088 line 37). Once Benvolio tells Romeo of him seeing Juliet be put in the Capulet tomb. Now thinking that Juliet is dead Romeo pans to kill himself by buying poison and drinking it next to Juliet in the Capulet's tomb. Even though Juliet is not actually dead. This is an internal conflict for Romeo because he just met and married Juliet now he thinks she is dead and is prepared to kill himself.

Act 5 Scene 3 THEME

Juliet is talking to herself next to Romeos dead body, "Hapily some poison yet doth hang on them. To make me die with a restorative" (p. 1097 line 178-179). Once Juliet wakes up and sees Romeo dead body lying on the floor she decides that she is going to kill herself. When she realizes that there is no poison left she stabs herself with a dagger. This supports my theme that people should not let love control their life because she ended her life at 14 over a guy that she just met four days.