In Romeo and Juliet why did her parents force her to marry Paris at the age of 13 ?
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The principal reason is that they know absolutely nothing about the relationship between Romeo and Juliet. In an example of dramatic irony, only the audience and three other characters (Friar Lawrence, the Nurse and Balthasar) are aware that Romeo has married Juliet.
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