I am confused why 望む is written in passive form below:

I understand 黒瀬くんの進学を望まれる as "mother wants Kurose to pursue further education." I wonder if 望む is written in passive form to show respect?


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Yes, as you supposed, the auxiliary verb (ら)れる is employed here to show respect to the subject of the verb 望む (which is Kurose's mother), and not to mean passive.

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