Marry, my child, early next Thursday morn, The gallant, young, and noble gentleman, The County Paris, at Saint Peter’s Church...
Now, by Saint Peter’s Church and Peter too, He shall not make me there a joyful bride.
Subtly hath minist'red to have me dead, Lest in this marriage he should be dishonour'd Because he married me before to Romeo? I fear it is; and yet, methinks, it should not, For he hath still been tried a holy man.
In act 1, Romeo immediately has an internal conflict where he is in love with this young woman named Rosaline. Rosaline doesn't love Romeo back making Romeo sad and tells Benvolio about his sadness. Romeo is moping around and is depressed making Benvolio notice. This is an internal conflict because Romeo has a struggle within the mind about his sadness from the rejection.
Why, such is love’s transgression. Griefs of mine own lie heavy in my breast, Which thou wilt propagate, to have it pressed With more of thine.
There is an external conflict between Lady Capulet/ Lord Capulet and Juliet. Juliet's parents are expalining how Juliet is going to get married to Paris. Lady Capulet approves of him by continuing to compliment him. However, Juliet doesn't want to marry Paris and tells them that she wouldn't be joyous with Paris. This is a character vs. character external conflict. The protagonist, Juliet is having a problem with her parents on her marriage.
Hang thee, young baggage, disobidient wretch! I tell thee what: get thee to church o'Thursday, or never after look me in the face.
Good Father, I beseech you on my knees, Hear me with patience but to speak a word.
Juliet's internal conflict is that she is afraid of the outcomes that the potion might do to her. Since Juliet is afraid, she makes these scenarios of how the potion is harmful and that it's a trick by Friar lawrence. Since Friar Lawrence married Romeo and Juliet together, she makes an assumption that Friar Lawrence is trying to kill her so he won't be dishonored by the marriage. Juliet is so afraid of the plan of faking her death not working, that she is now questioning the potion and Friar Lawrence. This is an internal conflict because Juliet is afraid of what might happen if she drinks the potion.
Romeo explains to Benvolio about his internal conflict. His conflict is that he is depress from getting rejected by Rosaline. He explains how love is making his sadnees sit in his heavy chest. This is an internal conflict because Romeo is upset about the rejection and is having a struggle (rejection) within him.
Juliet's love for Romeo puts her into a character vs. character external conflict with her father. Lord Capulet expects Juliet to be obedient to his wishes on her marrying Paris. Also, he threatens to disown her when Juliet confesses that she doesn't want to marry Paris. This is an external conflict because Juliet and Lord Capulet are in a fight.
The last conflict is that Juliet is conflicted on drinking a sleeping potion given by Friar Lawrence. Juliet wants to take the sleeping potion because she wants to be with Romeo. Thus, Friar Lawrence helps them and constructs a plan. In order for them to be together, Juliet has to take the elixir. The sleeping potion will make Juliet seem like she is dead. Following the fake death, she will rest in a tomb and Friar Lawrence will tell Romeo the news so they can retrieve her and they can be together. However, Juliet is conflicted because she doesn't know if the potion will work. Juliet believes that she will suffocate inside of the tomb from the lack of oxygen. Also, she is afraid that she will wake up and Romeo isn't there causing her to die. This is an internal conflict because Juliet has a problem within herself on deciding to take the potion or not.
Shall I not then be stifled in the vault, To whose foul mouth no healthsome air breathes in, And there die strangled ere my Romeo comes?