Why does Friar Laurence marry Juliet and Paris?
When did Friar Laurence agree to marry Romeo and Juliet?
What does Friar Laurence say to discourage Paris from marrying Juliet?
Paris goes to talk to Friar Laurence in Scene 1 of Act IV. The reason that he is going to talk to the friar is because the friar is supposed to marry Paris to Juliet in just a few days. Paris is presumably there to make plans about the wedding.
Why does Paris visit Friar?
As the daughter of a wealthy man, she was to be married to whoever her father wished. Therefore Friar Lawrence does his best to point out to Paris that the marriage is rather hasty given that he has not had a definite response from Juliet yet, but his objections are overruled.
Friar Laurence agrees to marry the two young lovers, because he believes that it will cause an end to the grudge between the two families. The Montagues and the Capulets have hated each other for some time.
Why does the Friar decide to marry them?
Does Friar Laurence want Juliet to marry Paris?
When Paris goes to see Friar Laurence, though, the Friar does not want to marry Paris to Juliet. The reason for Laurence’s reluctance is because he has already married Juliet to Romeo in a secret ceremony in his cell. This happened in Act II, Scene 5.