Do Juliet's parents have any real concern for her welfare?

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I think that much about the Capulets can be seen in Act III, sc. 5.  Part of the reason why Juliet changes so much throughout the course of the drama is based on how her parents discard her.  When confronted with the distinct possibility that their daughter will not heed to their wishes, both parents display a lack of concern for their child.  Lady Capulet cuts off her child in a frank and brutal display:  “Do as thou wilt, for I have done with thee.”  This is a stunning display of a lack of concern from a parent to their child.  It does not seem as if Lady Capulet has...

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