How does Lord Capulet change from act 1 to act 3 of Romeo and Juliet

Lord Capulet changes from a considerate, sensible father in act one to a brash, overbearing guardian in act three. Initially, Lord Capulet wants Juliet to make her own decision regarding her future husband and believes that she is too young to get married. In act 3, Lord Capulet's personality completely transforms as he forces Juliet to marry Paris and loses his temper when she refuses to obey him.

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In act 1, Lord Capulet is depicted as a sympathetic, understanding father who wants what is best for his daughter and is willing to allow Juliet to exercise her independence. When Paris arrives and requests Juliet's hand in marriage, Lord Capulet reveals his considerate nature by telling Paris,

But woo her, gentle Paris, get her heart; My will to her consent is but a part.
And, she agreed, within her scope of choice
Lies my consent and fair according voice (1.2.16–19).

Lord Capulet's decision to allow Juliet to choose her future husband portrays him as a thoughtful, caring father who is primarily concerned about his daughter's well-being. Lord Capulet also demonstrates his calm, composed demeanor when he discovers that Romeo managed to infiltrate his ball. He restrains Tybalt from making a scene and speaks highly of his enemy by saying,

"Content thee, gentle coz. Let him [Romeo] alone.
He bears him like a portly gentleman,
And, to say truth, Verona brags of him
To be a virtuous and well-governed...

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