Embedded Task #2
Internal and External Conflicts in Romeo and Juliet
Tis well thou art not fish; if thou hadst, thou hadst been poor John. Draw thy tool; here comes two of the house of Montagues.
Nay, as they dare. I will bite my thumb at them; which is disgrace to them, if they bear it.
Are you thumbing your nose at us sir?
Gentlemen, for shame, forbear this outrage! Tybalt, Mercutio, the Prince expressly hath Forbid this bandying in Verona streets.
Will you pluck your sword out of his pilcher by the ears? Make haste, lest mine be about your ears ere it be out.
I am for you.
What if this mixture do not work at all? Shall I be married then tomorrow morning?
This scene describes an external conflict. It shows how conflict is started between Sampson (green vest), Gregory (Brown coat), Abraham (Brown vest) , and Benvolio (Overalls). Sampson starts the conflict with Gregory backing him up. He starts a conflict because of the Capulet and Montague's family feud's, making both parties hate each other. They want Abraham and Benvolio to start a fight first so they don't get blamed. In order to do this, they threaten Abraham and Benvolio.
Part, fools! Put up your swords; you know not what you do.
Draw, if you be real men. Gregory, remember thy swashing blow.
If you ever disturb our streets again, your lives will pay the forfeit of the peace.
This scene is an external conflict. It shows conflict between Tybalt (red shirt), Mercutio (green shirt), and Romeo (dark green shirt). Mercutio starts a fight with Tybalt because he cannot let him get away with an insult. Romeo and juliet had just gotten married, as Tybalt is Juliet's cousin, so he doesn't want Tybalt dead. He tries to seperate both of them fighting, and also warns them that the prince said if they start a disturbance (fight) in Verona's streets, they would die.
That late thou gavest me, for Mercutio’s souls but a little way above our heads, Staying for thine to keep him company. Either thou or I, or both, must go with him.
Thou wretched boy that didst consort him here Shalt with him hence.
This scene describes an internal conflict because it is Juliet herself in the scene and no one else. Here, Juliet explains a conflict herself because since she does not want to marry Paris since she is married to Romeo secretly, she will take a drink that will make her seem like she is dead so she will not need to marry Paris. But before she takes it, she begins thinking of all the outcomes that could happen if she takes the drink. She asks herself and orries if the drink does not have any affect on her and she will still be marries to Paris when she wakes up the next morning.
O look, methinks I see my cousin’s ghost Seeking out Romeo that did spit his body Upon a rapier’s point! Stay, Tybalt, stay! Romeo, Romeo, Romeo! Here’s drink. I drink to thee.
They all fight but Benvolio who does not appprove their fight, and tries to end it. In the middle of their fight, the prince comes and warns them if they fight or disturb Verona again with their family feud, they will have to die.
Mercutio ends up slain by Tybalt, and Romeo forgetting of Tybalt's relationship to Juliet, wants to avenge Mercutio as his best friend. Tybalt takes on the challenge and he ends up getting slain by Romeo. After Tybalt dies, Romeo realizes what he has done and calls himself fortune's fool for killing Tybalt.
O, I am Fortune's fool!
Juliet pushing aside all her concerns away, decides to drink the poison. She worries so much she thinks she sees her cousin, Tybalt, and his ghost before she drinks the poison. She drinks to Romeo so she can stay married to him and not to Paris.