In Romeo and Juliet, what prompted Paris to visit Juliet's tomb secretly on Thursday night?

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dymatsuoka eNotes educator| Certified Educator

Paris comes to Juliet's tomb to weep and leave flowers. It is a ritual he plans to perform nightly, and this first night he wants to grieve alone, and sends his page away to stand watch and make sure no one disturbs him.  Thursday was to have been Paris's and Juliet's wedding night, and Paris, whose communications had been taking place mainly with her father, is unaware of Juliet's love for Romeo.  He calls Juliet his "true love" (V, iii, 20), and believes she died of grief because of her cousin Tybalt's death.

jess1999 | Student

Paris wanted to visit Juliet's tomb because he wanted to weep over her death . From this play , we can truly tell that Paris truly did love Juliet . For example , he was willing to visit Juliet's tomb . Also , when Paris died his last words to Romeo was to that he wanted to be placed next to Juliet .