Who is Juliet meant to marry?

Juliet is meant to marry Count Paris, who is older than her and related to the Prince of Verona. Lord and Lady Capulet arrange this marriage for Juliet, but she resists it because of her secret marriage to Romeo. Her refusal to go along with marrying Paris is one of the major conflicts in the play, especially after Romeo is banished from Verona.

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Romeo and Juliet is a play written by famed English playwright and poet William Shakespeare. It tells the tragic story of two young, star-crossed lovers named Romeo and Juliet whose love is doomed to fail due to the ancient feud between their warring families, the Montagues and the Capulets....

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Romeo and Juliet is a play written by famed English playwright and poet William Shakespeare. It tells the tragic story of two young, star-crossed lovers named Romeo and Juliet whose love is doomed to fail due to the ancient feud between their warring families, the Montagues and the Capulets. We learn early in the play that Lord Capulet, Juliet's vain and stubborn father, has arranged a marriage between her and Count Paris, a wealthy, somewhat arrogant nobleman and kinsman of Prince Escalus.

In act 3, scene 5, we learn that Romeo has killed Juliet's cousin Tybalt and has been banished to Mantua. In light of this chaos, Lord Capulet, Lady Capulet, and Paris propose to hasten the marriage, which Juliet refuses. She begs her father to cancel the wedding and stop the marriage from happening.

Lord Capulet responds harshly, telling her that he will disown her and throw her out on the streets if she dares to disobey him. Juliet then pleads that her mother help her change her father's mind, but Lady Capulet remains silent and leaves her with the Nurse, who also believes that it's best for Juliet to marry the Count and forget all about Romeo. Helpless, anxious, and desperate to find a way out of her complicated situation, Juliet decides to seek help from the only person she still trusts: Friar Laurence.

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