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Why did Romeo and Juliet keep their marriage a secret?

Why did Romeo and Juliet keep their marriage a secret?

Shakespeare uses secrecy in Romeo and Juliet to protect the character’s love and to avert the threat of the families’ feud. Their love is indulged in secrecy through the betrayal of family, the fear of their consequences, and the influence their love had on their decisions.

What is the plan for the secret marriage in Romeo and Juliet?

The friar proposes a plan: Juliet must consent to marry Paris; then, on the night before the wedding, she must drink a sleeping potion that will make her appear to be dead. Juliet will be laid to rest in the Capulet tomb, and the friar will send word to Romeo in Mantua to help him retrieve her when she wakes up.

What do Romeo and Juliet secretly do?

Romeo and Juliet kept their love and marriage a secret from everyone other than Friar Laurence, the Nurse, and Romeo’s servant Balthasar.

What were Mercutio’s last words?

Before he dies, Mercutio curses both the Montagues and Capulets, crying several times, “A plague o’ both your houses!” (Act III, Sc. 1, often quoted as “A pox on both your houses”).

Did Paris really love Juliet?

Even though Paris’s’ love for Juliet was seen as a mere affection for her beauty and Paris had planed to marry Juliet through an arranged marriage, but as the play gets to and end it is show that Paris truly did love Juliet.

Who finds Juliet dead?

Early the next morning, the Capulet house is aflutter with preparations for the wedding. Capulet sends the Nurse to go wake Juliet. She finds Juliet dead and begins to wail, soon joined by both Lady Capulet and Capulet.

What age is Romeo?

Romeo’s age is never given, but since he carries a sword, it can be assumed that he is not younger than Juliet’s thirteen years. It is much more likely that, given his immature responses to problematic events in the play, that he is probably about sixteen or seventeen years old.

Why did Romeo and Juliet have to keep their marriage a secret?

One example of a bad choice in Act II, scene iv is that Romeo and Juliet get married one day after they meet. This causes their death because their families are enemies, so they had to keep their marriage a secret. One may also ask, who knows about Romeo and Juliet’s secret marriage?

Why did Friar Laurence agree to marry Romeo and Juliet?

However, the Friar does not publicise the fact that the two are married, for fear of blame and contempt, and so the marriage is kept a secret until the two lovers die. Some argue that Romeo and Juliet would both have survived had Friar Laurence agreed to marry them, but not kept their marriage a secret.

What happens in Scene 6 of Romeo and Juliet?

Romeo and the Friar await Juliet’s arrival at the Friar’s cell. Juliet arrives and the young couple embrace. Juliet reinforces her true love for Romeo and Friar Laurence leads them away to be married.

Why did Juliet fake her death in Romeo and Juliet?

Because Romeo and Juliet don’t tell anyone besides Friar Lawrence and the Nurse, Juliet’s parents DO try to force her to marry another man, and this causes her to fake her own death. When Romeo hears that she has died, he kills Paris (at her tomb), then himself; Juliet then kills herself when she finds Romeo dead.