Romeo (Internal Conflict)

"O Romeo, Romeo! wherefore art tho Romeo?"

Summary of Romeo and Juliet

The play Romeo and Juliet, written by William Shakespeare, is about two teenagers who fall in love at first sight. The two teenagers, Romeo and Juliet, are from two different families who are feuding. Romeo and Juliet take multiple risks to see each other and be with each other. Throughout the play, Romeo and Juliet show a theme of a person should love someone (if it's true love) no matter the circumstance. Romeo shows he loves Juliet numerous times throughout the story from when they first met, to the marriage, and until death.

Act 1, Scene 5

At the beginning of the play, Romeo declares, " Have no saints lips, let lips do what hands do!" (1016, 111) Romeo first meets and speaks to Juliet at the Capulets ball and falls instantly in love with her. He tells her to kiss him because he believe she is the one and they will be together forever.

Act 2, Scene 5

As the play continues, Friar Laurence marries the two love birds when he said, "Till holy church incorporate two into one." (1042, 40) As Friar Laurence is talking to and marries Romeo and Juliet, it shows that Romeo is still in love with Juliet and he takes risks to be able to see her. Romeo would sneak into Juliet's room and they would sneak out onto Juliet's balcony outside her room to see each other and kiss.

Act 3, Scene 5

As Romeo is leaving Juliet's house, he says to her, "I must be gone and live, or stay and die." (1062,11) Romeo made the decision to stay the night at Juliet's house because he had been banished from Verona for killing Tybolt. Romeo stayed with Juliet so he could see her again before he left because he they were married and he didn't want Juliet to worry about him.

Act 5, Scene 3

At the end of the play, Romeo makes the astonishing decision to kill himself when he spoke, "The doors of breath, seal with a righteous kiss." (1094,117) Right after Romeo kissed Juliet and died, Juliet woke up from the potion and killed herself because Romeo was dead. Romeo never realized that Juliet wasn't dead, and he started freaking out and used the poison to kill him self so he didn't have to live with the pain. Romeo believed suicide was the only way to see Juliet again because that's all he cared about. All he wanted to do was see her and be with her.