Romeo- external conflict

Adriana Wright

Act 1 Scene 3

Romeo seeks out Friar Lawrence to marry him to Juliet and Friar Lawrence becomes confused "Holy Saint Francis, what a change is here! Is Rosaline, whom thou didst love so dear, so soon forsaken?" (1032 65-67). Romeo is a Montague, so he can't love Juliet and and Friar Lawrence is confused because Romeo just loved Rosaline.

Act 3 Scene 1

Romeo was trying to stop a fight between Tybalt and Mercutio and Romeo hints at him and Tybalt now being related and "Romeo, the love I bear thee can afford No better term than this: thou art a villain" (1046 31-32). Since Tybalt is a Capulet and Romeo is a Montague, Tybalt hates Romeo even though no one knows why the feud is happening.

Act 5 Scene 3

Romeo goes into the Capulet tomb to kill himself because he thinks she is dead "here's to my love! (drinks the poison) O true apothecary, Thy drugs are quick. Thus with a kiss I die" ( 1096 129-131). Romeo doesn't want to live without Juliet so he kills himself to be with her even though she is not dead.

Act 5 Scene 3

The Prince stands tall above the people of Verona and Romeo and Juliet's dead bodies "go hence, to have more talk of these sad things. Some shall be pardoned, and some shall be punished. For never was a story of more woe than this of Romeo and Juliet" (1102 323-326). The Prince concludes with how Romeo and Juliet and all the other innocent people would not be dead if there had not been a feud between the families.
Adriana Wright


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December 10, 2014