"O Romeo, Romeo! Wherefore art thou Romeo?" (2.2.36).
Romeo and JulietIn Capulet's Orchard
"Or, if thou wilt not, be but sworn my love,And I’ll no longer be a Capulet" (2.2.38-39).
Juliet talks to herself about how to solve the problems in her relationship with Romeo. (Conflict)
"Tis but thy name that is my enemy" (2.2.41).
When Juliet tells Romeo to "refuse thy name" to live happily ever after, deep down they know that this relationship will only bring more conflicts for them to face. Also, as in "The Namesake," a name defines oneself. It represents his family, his friends, and influences the future. If he weren't Romeo, none of this would have happened.
Act 2 Scene 6
This scene shows conflict, as they choose to continue the relationship although their families' history suggests otherwise. They are repeatedly advised to take caution, but continue. Although "Tis but thy name that is my enemy," one cannot separate from their name. They evolve around it, so they are just trying to cheat fate, which always leads to conflict.
Romeo, Friar Lawrence, and JulietIn Friar Lawrence's cell
"These violent delights have violent ends" (2.6.9).
Shakespeare used this scene to demonstrate that when many try to accomplish, they often try to evade the inevitable, which leads to hardships ahead. When trying to cheat fate by lying to themselves that they can separate from their names, all Romeo and Juliet are doing is heading further in the wrong path.
Friar Lawrence is giving advice to Romeo that this marriage will only cause further hardships before Juliet will meet them to be married. (Conflict)
"The sweetest honey Is loathsome his own deliciousness" (2.6.11-12).
When provoking "love-devouring death to do what he dare" and disregarding inexorable misfortunes, Romeo believes in following his desires and ignoring the truth. Although Romeo and Friar Lawrence know that this marriage will only cause struggles, they proceed to try thwarting fate.
"Then love-devouring death do what he dare" (2.6.7).
"But come what sorrow can" (2.6.3).
The scene demonstrates conflict, since throughout the story everyone ignores the obvious truth and makes rushed unplanned decisions, fueled by desire. Romeo and Juliet know that their two families have strife but proceed with foolish actions, while we all know that "Too swift arrives as tardy as too slow" and conflict is inevitable henceforth.
"And in their triumph die, like fire and powder, Which as they kiss, consume" (2.6.10-11).
Shakespeare is portraying that many head the wrong way when trying to strive for perfection, often because they are unable to see the truth clearly. When one tries to fool the future, all that is ahead is conflict, such as for Romeo and Juliet.
"Too swift arrives as tardy as too slow" (2.6.15).