Romeo and Juliet Conflicts

Updated: 4/17/2018
Romeo and Juliet Conflicts
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The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare

Lesson Plans by Rebecca Ray

The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet is about two star­-crossed lovers from feuding families, who take their own lives. Through a series of unfortunate events, fate and chance turn against the lovers. Romeo, a Montague, and Juliet, a Capulet, marry in secret, but are soon separated. The two die tragically in one of the most famous examples of dramatic irony.


Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet

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The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet literary conflicts

Storyboard Text

  • MAN vs MAN
  • "Curse you ROMEO!"
  • MAN vs SELF
  • "Feather of lead, bright smoke, cold fire, sick health, Still-waking sleep, that not what it is!"
  • MAN vs SOCIETY
  • "O, then, I see Queen mab hath been with you... she gallops night by night... Through lovers’ brains, and then they dream of love!
  • Romeo kills Tybalt out of revenge.
  • Romeo is at war within himself over rejected feelings of deep love.
  • Mercutio laughs at the notions of love that society has created. In his "Queen Mab" speech, he constructs a satire of Romeo's love and insignificant dreams.