Romeo Internal Conflict

One should not act rashly before thinking.

Act II, Scene 3

Friar Lawrence sees that Romeo has fallen in love with a woman just from seeing her beauty (the second time this has happened): "Young men's love then lies/not truly in their hearts, but in their eyes" (p. 1031, lines 4-5)

Friar Lawrence is telling Romeo that he isn't thinking the love he gained through, and Romeo is going too quickly.

The Friar is warning Romeo to slow down and not rush into his love, due to the fact that Romeo and Juliet had just met.

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Act I, Scene 5

Romeo has been told by the nurse that Juliet's mother is Lady Capulet: "Is she a Capulet?/O dear account! My life is my foe's debt" (p. 1016, lines 131-132).

Romeo is upset that Juliet is a Capulet. After knowing that Juliet is a Capulet, Romeo still decided to be with her, even though their families are mortal enemies. This is a show of him either loving Juliet a lot (they just met), or him not thinking this through.

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Act III, Scene 1

After Mercutio dies, Tybalt is confronted by Romeo: "... for Mercutio's soul/Is but a little way above our heads,/Staying for thine to keep him company" (p. 1048, lines 133-135). Romeo is telling Tibault that Mercutio is now dead because of Tybalt, and that Romeo wants to kill him for killing Mercutio. Romeo is so enraged at Tybalt that he is going to kill Tybalt, which he does, and he isn't thinking about his actions due to his clouded judgement.
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Act III, Scene 3

Romeo has found out he is banished from Verona: "'Tis torture, and not mercy. Heavan is here,/ where Juliet lives..." (p.1056, lines 33-34). Romeo sees that his rushing to kill Tibault without thinking about the consequences has caused him to be banished from Verona, and, in turn, Juliet. This gives him even more regret on top of the fact that he has killed a man. Romeo is a person who has trouble thinking before he acts, and, throughout the play, this causes him great anguish.
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Alex Shaffer

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