Why does Romeo keep secret from his friends the reason for his dramatic change in mood in Romeo and Juliet?
After the night in which Mercutio and the others search for Romeo, who has scaled the orchard walls of the Capulets in order to see with love dazzled eyes she who "doth teach the torches to burn bright," Romeo visits Friar Laurence. At the priest's cell, Romeo asks the friar to perform the marriage rites for Juliet and him. Amazed, Friar Laurence exclaims,
Holy Saint Frances, what a change is here!
Is Rosaline, that thou didst love so dear,
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