In "Romeo and Juliet", can you name at least 4 conflicts in the play?

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mrs-campbell eNotes educator| Certified Educator

1.  There is ongoing conflict between the Capulets and the Montagues.  The two families have been feuding for a very long time, and this feud leads to Tybalt killing Mercutio, which leads to Romeo killing Tybalt, which leads to Romeo being banished, which leads to Juliet's decision to go "under the radar" so she doesn't marry Paris, which leads to Romeo's death and then hers.  Huge chain reaction, huh?

2.  There is the conflict created by the romance between Romeo and Juliet; they can't openly marry.  Their marriage creates the conflict with the situation with Paris; Juliet does not want to marry him because of her secret love for Romeo.  Because it is secret, she can't tell anyone and has to take alternate routes to evade Paris.

3.  There is conflict between Juliet and her father.  He demands that she marry Paris, and she refuses.  Eventually, only after formulating a plan, does she agree and patch things up with her father.

4.  There is conflict between Romeo and Paris outside the tomb of Juliet.  Romeo wins that one when he slays Paris and takes him into the tomb to bury him.

The entire story is fraught with conflict, but has a "soft center" in the love between Romeo and Juliet.