What is Juliet's plan to avoid marrying Paris?
Initially, Juliet is planning to kill herself if Friar Lawrence doesn't have a solution to her problem. After hearing her father's decree that she marry Count Paris and the Nurse's denouncement of Romeo at the end of Act III she has no choice but to turn to the Friar for advice. After an awkward conversation with Paris outside Lawrence's "cell" at the beginning of Act IV, she reveals to the Friar that she's carrying a knife and will use it if he can't advise her:
If in thy wisdom thou canst give no help,
Do thou but call my resolution wise,
And with this knife I’ll help it presently.