How does religion affect the relationship between Romeo and Juliet?

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Readers are likely to assume that Romeo and Juliet are practicing Catholics. We don't get to see them at a Catholic mass or anything like that, but Romeo's close relationship with Friar Lawrence is good supporting evidence that Romeo is religious. The ease with which both Romeo and Juliet weave religious images and references in their conversations with each other about how much they love each other also indicates that they are practicing Catholics as well. The first way that religion...

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