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Why do Romeo and Juliet have to keep their love a secret?

Shakespeare uses secrecy in Romeo and Juliet to protect the character's love and to avert the threat of the families' feud. Their love is indulged in secrecy through the betrayal of family, the fear of their consequences, and the influence their love had on their decisions.

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Herein, why did Romeo and Juliet hide their love?

It's because of this conflict that Romeo and Juliet feel they must hide their love which, in the end, is the cause of their deaths. Romeo wanted the fighting to end so he could announce his love and marriage to Juliet so he wasn't happy when his best friend, Mercuto, decided to stick up for him against Tybalt.

Likewise, why Romeo Cannot be with Juliet? We know that the main reason for the tragedy was the fact that Romeo and Juliet just couldn't be together. It was impossible for them to have any kind of relationship because their family's had absolutely forbidden anything like it. It is such a tragedy that because of their parents feud they had to die.

In respect to this, why do Romeo and Juliet marry in secret?

However, the Friar does not publicise the fact that the two are married, for fear of blame and contempt, and so the marriage is kept a secret until the two lovers die. Some argue that Romeo and Juliet would both have survived had Friar Laurence agreed to marry them, but not kept their marriage a secret.

Who knows about Romeo and Juliet's secret marriage?

Friar Laurence and the Nurse are the only ones who know before hand that a marriage is intended. The Friar performs the marriage and the Nurse approves of Romeo as a husband for Juliet. A corresponding question might be who would approve or disapprove of the marriage if it had become known.

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