How is the theme of marriage shown in Romeo and Juliet, and in what acts/scenes? 

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In the famous balcony scene in Act II, Scene 2, Juliet brings up the important subject of marriage when she says to Romeo:

If that thy bent of love be honourable,
Thy purpose marriage, send me word to-morrow,
By one that I'll procure to come to thee,
Where and what time thou wilt perform the rite;
And all my fortunes at thy foot I'll lay
And follow thee my lord throughout the world.

In Act II, Scene 3, Romeo goes to Friar Laurence for the express purpose of asking the friar to marry him to Juliet.

Then plainly know my heart's dear love is set
On the fair daughter of rich Capulet;
As mine on hers, so hers is set on mine,
And...

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