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What is Juliet's response when her mother suggests she consider marriage?

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christy2010 | Student, Grade 9 | eNotes Newbie

Posted March 5, 2007 at 9:00 AM via web

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What is Juliet's response when her mother suggests she consider marriage?

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lmillerm | College Teacher | (Level 2) Assistant Educator

Posted March 5, 2007 at 11:50 AM (Answer #1)

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*All quotes are taken from The Norton Shakespeare, based on the Oxford Edition.

Lady Capulet suggests that Juliet consider marrying Paris (Act I, Scene iii). Juliet's heart belongs to Romeo, and she answers her mother honestly. Juliet claims that she can look at Paris on the surface (physically), but she can look no further. She cannot look deeper than the surface just because of her mother's acceptance ("I'll look to like, if looking liking move;/But no more deep will I endart mine eye/Than your consent gives strength to make it fly.")

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kylaa-kk | Student, Grade 9 | (Level 1) eNoter

Posted March 13, 2007 at 12:32 AM (Answer #2)

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Juliet's response when he mother suggests she consider marriage is, "It is an honour that I hadn't thought about." And then later on Juliet tells her mother she will try to consider it.

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