How is Juliet a dynamic character?

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When the play begins, Paris is interested in marrying Juliet and has asked her father's permission. Though he's denied for the time being, Lord Capulet encourages him to try to win Juliet's heart. However, when Lady Capulet asks her about her thoughts on marriage, Juliet says, "It is an honor that I dream not of" (1.3.71). It doesn't seem that she has thought about marriage at all, that the idea of it hadn't really crossed in her young, thirteen-year-old mind yet. When her mother asks if she could be interested in Paris as a husband, Juliet diplomatically and dutifully states,

I'll look to like, if looking liking move.
But no more deep will I endart mine eye
Than your consent give strength to make it fly. (1.3.103-105)

In other words, she can tell that her mother wants her to consider Paris, and so she will. However, she says that she will go no further in her feelings than her parents would wish or have consented to. She seems to be...

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