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Romeo and Juliet

William Shakespeare

Key Questions and Answers

Summary Key Questions and Answers

14) At the end of Romeo and Juliet’s wedding night together, why does Juliet first deny that it is day and then change her mind ?

As dawn breaks, Juliet denies to Romeo that it is day, for she doesn’t want Romeo to leave her, it being the end of their first night together. However, as she awakens more and her mind clears, she realizes that Romeo’s life is in danger should he be found in her bedroom, and she admits that the day has begun. She urges Romeo to leave despite her wanting to stay with him.