What are the motivations of Friar Laurence, Juliet, and Romeo in Act 2 of Romeo and Juliet?

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Friar Laurence has a fatherly concern for Romeo and Juliet. He wants nothing but happiness for the love-struck couple. He knows that the Montagues and Capulets will frown on this illicit relationship, but he accommodates it anyway, as he genuinely believes that only the power of love could possibly end this long, bitter feud between the warring families.

As for Romeo, he's become instantly smitten with Juliet and wants nothing more than to be with her. To Mercutio and Benvolio, this is just another of their friend's romantic infatuations. But Romeo knows different. He knows in his heart that his love for Juliet is the real thing.

Juliet is on the same wavelength as Romeo. She's head-over-heels in love with him, yet at the same time shows a greater awareness of the potential dangers involved in their clandestine relationship. Try as she might, she cannot forget that Romeo, as a Montague, is supposed to be her sworn enemy. But, like Romeo, she follows the dictates of her heart and commits herself body and soul to this all-consuming love.

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Romeo is motivated by his interest in Juliet's looks. All he had to do was see Juliet and he forgot all about Rosaline, his love in Act I. Throughout the Act, Romeo's singluar purpose is to marry Juliet at whatever cost. He will keep the truth from his parents and sneak around behind his friends in order to make it happen.

The Friar is motivated to help these families come to some sort of agreement. He is tired of the feud and wants to help it be put to an end. Even though these kids are planning to marry in secret, he knows the truth will come out one day.

Juliet has a singular motivation for Romeo. Although she is encouraged to have interest in Paris, it is not happening for her. She envokes the use of the Nurse to try to communicate with Romeo about their wedding place and time.

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