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Conflicts Name:________________________________

Date:_________________________________

Period:______________________________

Directions: For each type of literary conflict, briefly describe scenes (with
act and scene numbers) in Romeo and Juliet that match the types.

VS VS
Man Versus Man Man Versus Society Man Versus Himself

1.)_______________________________________
Act 3, Scene 1: Mercutio attempts Act 1, Scene 5: Romeo is in
1.)________________________________ Act 1, Scene 4: Benvolio
1.)________________________________
to protect Romeo’s pride after he
__________________________________________ disguise when he first sees
___________________________________ and Mercutio are trying to
____________________________________
__________________________________________
refuses to fight Tybalt. In what Juliet because of societal
___________________________________ persuade Romeo to crash the
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__________________________________________
begins as verbal conflict between conflict. The conflict escalates
___________________________________ Capulet’s ball. Romeo has a
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Mercutio and Tybalt soon becomes
__________________________________________ when Tybalt recognizes
___________________________________ deep intuition that it’s a bad
____________________________________
violent and ends in Mercutio’s death
__________________________________________ Romeo beneath his disguise.
___________________________________ idea, yet is convinced anyhow.
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Act 1, Scene 4: Mercutio mocks


2.)_______________________________________ Act 1, Scene 1: Gregory
2.)________________________________ Act 3, Scene 1: After Tybalt
2.)________________________________
Romeo’s romantic ways, and
__________________________________________ and Samson brag about the
___________________________________ kills Mercutio, Romeo gives in
____________________________________
argues Romeo’s dream only
__________________________________________ things they’d do if they saw a
___________________________________ to his inner rage and kills
____________________________________
reflects his own desire, not love.
__________________________________________ Montague. The
___________________________________ Tybalt himself. In this scene,
____________________________________
Mercutio’s Queen Mab speech is a
__________________________________________ Capulet/Montague feud is
___________________________________ Romeo is his own worst
____________________________________
result of conflict between the two.
__________________________________________ immediately established as a
___________________________________ enemy, as this action leads to
____________________________________
social force in Verona.
___________________________________ his banishment from Verona.
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Throughout the entire play: The
3.)_______________________________________
feud between the Montague and
__________________________________________ Act 3, Scene 2: Juliet begs
3.)________________________________ 3.)________________________________
Capulet families is a clear example
__________________________________________ nightfall to come and to bring
___________________________________ ____________________________________
of man versus man conflict. The
__________________________________________ Romeo with it. Because of
___________________________________ ____________________________________
family feud is the driving force
__________________________________________ social conflicts, the two lovers
___________________________________ ______________
behind much of the conflict
__________________________________________ must meet in secret and under
___________________________________
throughout the play.
__________________________________________ the cover of night.
___________________________________
VS VS
Man Versus Nature Man Versus The Supernatural (Fate)

Act 5, Scene 2: Friar John, who is carrying


1.)_____________________________________________________ Prologue: The Chorus states that
1.)_____________________________________________
Friar Lawrence’s message to Romeo, is detained
_________________________________________________________ Romeo and Juliet are “star-crossed
________________________________________________
by a plague threat. This act of nature prevents
_________________________________________________________ lovers,” whose love is “death marked.”
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Friar John from delivering the important note to
_________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________
Romeo explaining Friar Lawrence’s plan for
_________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________
Juliet to fake her own death. If delivered as
_________________________________________________________
planned, the letter could have prevented both
_________________________________________________________ Act 5, Scene 1: When Romeo believes
2.)_____________________________________________
Romeo and Juliet’s deaths.
_________________________________________________________ Juliet is dead he cries out, “Then I defy
________________________________________________
_________________________________________________________ you stars,” which completes the idea that
________________________________________________
_________________________________________________________ the love between Romeo and Juliet was
________________________________________________
_________________________________________________________ against fate all along.
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VS
Man Versus Technology

Act 4, Scene 1: At the desperate request of Juliet, Friar Lawrence concocts the plan to fake
1.)__________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Juliet’s death by giving her the sleeping potion that will make it appear as though she has
______________________________________________________________________________________________________________
died, yet will wake up after a certain amount of time. While not what we may consider as
______________________________________________________________________________________________________________
technology today, the Friar’s ability to create such a potion—a man-made potion—certainly
______________________________________________________________________________________________________________
qualifies as technology for the time in which the play is set.
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