Romeo and Juliet

Romeo and Juliet

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  • "O Romeo. Romeo! Wherefore art thou Romeo? Deny thy father and refuse thy name; Or, if thou wilt not, be but sworn my love, And I'll no longer be a Capulet." 
  • Draw, Benvolio; beat down their weapons. gentlemen, fore shame, forebear this outrage! Tybalt, Mercutio, the prince expressly hath Forbid this bandying in Verona streets. Hold, Tybalt! Good Mercutio!
  • What if this mixture do not work at all? Shall I be married then to-morrow morning? No, no: this shall forbid it: lie thou there. [laying down her dagger] What if it be a poison, which the friar Subtly hath minister'red to have me dead Lest in this marriage he should be dishonour'd Because he married me before to Romeo?
  • In the balcony scene involving Romeo and Juliet, Juliet was contemplating on whether Romeo could change his name, so they could both get married while avoiding the family's feud. This causes internal conflict for both Romeo and Juliet. They both are faced with the same decision: should they stay loyal to their families or to their new soulmates?
  • The fight scene involving Tybalt, Mercutio, Benvolio, and Romeo represents an external conflict. When Tybalt throws an insult at Romeo, he refuses to fight his new cousin. Therefore, Mercutio steps in to defend his good friend, Romeo. As was the culture to the time, Mercutio fights Tybalt in Romeo’s name. Naturally, Romeo tries to end the fighting, so none of them face punishment from the Prince. In their duel, Mercutio was wounded by Tybalt, who flees and Mercutio dies later on. Tybalt then returns to battle Romeo, a duel where Romeo arises as the victor. This is an external conflict between Mercutio and Tybalt at first and later evolved to a conflict between Romeo and Tybalt. In the end, Romeo is the only living participant.
  • In Act 4 scene 1, Juliet seeks the Friar’s help with the arranged marriage that Juliet has with Paris as he married her to Romeo earlier. The Friar’s solution for this issue to have Juliet fake her own death and then be rescued by Romeo to be taken to Mantua. To fake her death, Juliet is given a potion to make her appear to be dead for 42 hours. As the night approaches and the time for drinking the potion approaches, Juliet starts having doubts about the legitimacy of the potion. This is an internal conflict as Juliet is unsure about what she should do and is debating about the issue with herself.
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