romeo and juliet act 4
Updated: 2/10/2020
romeo and juliet act 4

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  • Paris finds Friar Lawrence to talk with him about the marriage to Juliet. This visit makes Friar Lawrence realize the urgency of the Romeo and Juliet situation. The Friar states, "I would I knew not why it should be slowed" (4.1.16). The Friar is worried that the wedding is too soon. 
  • Juliet gives Friar Lawrence her confession before the wedding. In the confession, Juliet says, "O, bid me leap, rather than marry Paris" (4.1.77). After hearing this, Friar Lawrence gives Juliet a potion to make her appear dead, so she doesn't have to marry Paris.
  • Juliet finally consents to marrying Paris, and begs for her father's forgiveness. She says, "To beg your pardon. Pardon, I beseech you. Henceforward I am ever ruled by you" (4.2.22-23). Juliet's father is so excited that he moves the wedding up to Wednesday.