Juliet comes to the Friar for his help in putting a stop to the wedding. She is desperate, and as soon as she is alone with the Friar she cries out, "O shut the door! and when thou hast done so, / Come weep with me; past hope, past cure, past help!" (4.1.44-45). Juliet says she will kill herself rather than marry Paris, which gives the Friar the inspiration for his plan for her to take the sleeping potion. He reasons that if she has enough courage to kill herself she has enough courage to take the drug which will make her appear dead for 42 hours. The Friar then proceeds to formulate all the details of his plan, and Juliet agrees to it.