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In "Romeo and Juliet," Act 2 Scene 3, why does the Friar agree to marry the two young...

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Posted June 12, 2009 at 12:34 PM via web

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In "Romeo and Juliet," Act 2 Scene 3, why does the Friar agree to marry the two young lovers? (line 90-92)

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ladyvols1 | High School Teacher | (Level 3) Senior Educator

Posted June 12, 2009 at 1:05 PM (Answer #1)

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"I'll thy assistant be;
For this alliance may so happy prove
To turn your households’ rancour to pure love."(95)

Romeo asks Friar Lawrence to marry Juliet and him even though their families are enemies. The Friar is confused at first and against the idea.  He asks Romeo what happened to his professed love for Rosaline.  Romeo finally convinces the Friar to agree to wed the two young lovers in the hopes that their love for each other, and their marriage, would end the hatred the two families feel toward each other.

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emd12695 | Student, Grade 9 | eNotes Newbie

Posted March 22, 2011 at 8:25 AM (Answer #2)

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The Friar agrees to marry them becasuse he thinks that it will solve the problems between the Montagues and the Capulets, seeing how Romeo is a Montague and Juliet a capulet.

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kjwoods | Student, Grade 9 | eNotes Newbie

Posted September 24, 2009 at 8:00 PM (Answer #3)

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cause they helped him overcome his fear

 

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