External Conflict


Romeo and Juliet is a play written by William Shakespere. The play is a tragedy about two lovers from two rivaling families. A theme that people should not let there emotions control them occurs throughout the writting. This theme is shown by

Romeo marrying Juliet, killing Tybalt, killing Paris, and killing himself.

Romeo and Juliet marry

In scene six of act two, Romeo declares, "Then love-devouring death do what he dare, it is enough I may but call her mine."(p.1040, l.6-7) In this quote, Romeo is speaking with Friar Laurence, telling him about his love of Juliet. Romeo, who met Juliet one day ago, wants to spend the rest of his life with her. Romeo feels that Juliet is the love of his life, even though he barely knows her.

Romeo kills Tybalt

In act three, scene 1, Benvolio says, "There lies a man, slain by young Romeo."(p.1050, l.155) Benvolio is telling the prince that Tybalt has been killed by Romeo. Romeo let his anger get the best of him, because Tybalt killed his best friend Mercutio, and he kills Tybalt in a duel.

Romeo kills paris

In scene two of act five, Paris cries, "O, I am slain! If thou be merciful, open the tomb and lay me with Juliet."(p.1093, l.75-76) In the text, Paris is dying because Romeo stabbed him near the tomb where Juliet is. Romeo kills Paris because Paris provokes his rage.

Romeo kills himself

In the same scene, Romeo stated, "Thy drugs are quick. Thus with a kiss I die."(p.1096, l.123) In the moment, Romeo is talking to himself. He Just discovered that his true love has died, or so he thinks, and he decides to drink a deathly potion. Romeo believed that suicide was the only option.