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How old were Romeo and Juliet when they died? Did they marry?

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reid-holy | Student | eNotes Newbie

Posted October 7, 2008 at 12:16 AM via web

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How old were Romeo and Juliet when they died? Did they marry?

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playsthething | High School Teacher | (Level 3) Assistant Educator

Posted October 7, 2008 at 1:26 AM (Answer #1)

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Juliet is just shy of her fourteenth birthday.  Romeo's age isn't implicitly stated in the play, but it's assumed he is just a bit older - perhaps fifteen years old.  Their youthfulness may explain some of their hasty decision-making.  They were married, secretly; only Friar Laurence and the Nurse are in that loop.  They marry in Act II, Scene 6.

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gretavandecarr | High School Teacher | eNotes Newbie

Posted October 7, 2008 at 6:34 AM (Answer #2)

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Juliet is about to turn 14 in a week or two and Romeo is not given an age. Due to the time period, it is guessed he is around 15 or 16. Yes they married at the end of Act II.

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jess1999 | TA , Grade 9 | Valedictorian

Posted July 23, 2014 at 6:20 AM (Answer #5)

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Juliet was about to turn 14 soon, and Romeo was just a bit older than Juliet when they died . Juliet and Romeo actually did marry  before they died . Here's the timeline : they met at the party , after the party there was the balcony scene , next they got married .

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