A despairing Juliet begs Friar Lawrence’s help in averting a marriage to Paris. If he can’t help her, she has resolved to commit suicide. Friar Lawrence has a solution: she should go along with her father’s plan, but when it’s time to marry Paris, Juliet will take a potion that mimics death.
How does Juliet escape from marrying Paris?
Juliet refuses to marry Paris
Juliet defies her father and tells him she won’t marry Paris and she will not be at the church as arranged. He is horrified with her response and tells her she must be married to Paris or else he will disown her forever. Juliet flees to Friar Laurence where she tells him this news.
What is Juliet’s response to marrying Paris?
Lady Capulet tells Juliet about Capulet’s plan for her to marry Paris on Thursday, explaining that he wishes to make her happy. Juliet is appalled. She rejects the match, saying “I will not marry yet; and when I do, I swear / It shall be Romeo—whom you know I hate— / Rather than Paris” (3.5. 121–123).
What is Juliet’s solution to her problem?
The Friar offers Juliet a remedy — a sleeping potion that she is to take on Wednesday night, the evening before the wedding. The potion will render Juliet unconscious, and she will appear to be dead for 42 hours, during which time her body will rest in the family tomb.
What is the plan so that Juliet will not have to marry Paris?
After Paris leaves, Juliet tells the Friar she is resolved to kill herself if he can offer no solution out of the impending marriage. The Friar offers her a plan: agree to the marriage, but drink a poison the night before that will make her appear dead while in reality leaving her asleep.
Why did Juliet have to marry Paris?
Lady Capulet wants Juliet to marry Paris because it is the best way for Juliet to secure a stronger social position, while increasing the family’s…
What does Juliet threaten to do if she is forced to marry Paris?
Juliet refuses her father’s wishes to marry Paris and decides she will commit suicide rather than betray Romeo. Friar Laurence advises Juliet to pretend to take poison and fake her death, allowing her to escape to Romeo.
What is Juliet’s response to marrying Paris how has she changed since Act 1?
What is Juliet’s response when she is told the news that she is to marry Paris (lines 129-130)? How has she changed since Act 1? She does not want to marry Paris at all. She says she would rather marry Romeo.
What is Juliet’s attitude to marrying Paris in Act 1?
Generally speaking, Juliet simply does not seem very interested in marriage at all, let alone marriage to the Count Paris , a man about which she knows little, aside from his position and that he will attend the Capulets’ party that night.
What does Juliet’s interaction with her mother reveal about her attitude towards marriage?
Her mother thinks marriage is very important, she describes Juliet’s suitor as “valiant,” “fair” and “precious,” and she uses “love” several times.
What is Juliet’s immediate solution to her problem what is Friar Lawrence’s plan for her Does this seem like a logical solution Why or why not?
Friar’s solution to Juliet’s problem is for her to drink a liquid that appears to stop her life for 42 hours, then he will inform Romeo. Since Juliet will be in her family crypt Romeo and the Friar will wait there until she wakes up, and then Romeo and Juliet will head to Mantua.
Why does Juliet tell her father that she is willing to marry Paris?
Juliet tells her father that she is willing to marry Paris so that she will be able to move forward with Friar Lawrence’s plan to fake her death and reunite her with Romeo.
Why is Friar Laurence reluctant to marry Paris to Juliet How does Paris explain the sudden haste of the marriage plans?
Friar Laurence is reluctant to marry Paris to Juliet because she is already married to Romeo, so that means she would be married to two people at once. How does Paris explain the sudden haste of the Marriage plans? … If Friar Laurence can not help Juliet, she threaten to kill herself.
What are two things Juliet would rather do than marry Paris?
Juliet therefore says that she would rather jump off a building, keep company with thieves, face poisonous snakes, be chained up with bears, be shut up in a funeral vault, or share a grave with a corpse than marry Paris.
What are some of the experiences Juliet says she will endure to avoid marrying Paris?
Juliet. Oh, rather than ask me to marry Paris, you could tell me to leap from the castle walls, walk among highway robbers, dwell with snakes, chain myself to a post and let bears attack me.
What is Juliet’s backup plan if the potion doesn’t work?
What is Juliet’s “backup plan” if the potion does not work? Juliet’s backup plan is to kill herself. What thoughts go through Juliet’s head about Friar Lawrence giving her the potion? She thinks that she’ll have to marry Paris or that it’ll poison her.