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Is Juliet a complex character? What different side of personality do you see in her in Act 5?

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It seems you have made an error in your first post about Juliet's transformation in the play Romeo and Juliet. I have already described the change in Juliet's character. However, Juliet's persistence in her love for Romeo is revisited in Act IV, Scene 1. She tells the Friar that she will do anything not to marry Paris. When Friar Laurence describes what the potion will do to her body, Juliet does not hesitate.

Give me, give me! O, tell not me of fear!

In addition, when Juliet returns to the Capulet house, she apologizes for having been disobedient and begs pardon for her disrespectful behavior. She explains to Capulet that she has been to see Friar Laurence in order to cleanse her sins.

Where I have learnt me to repent the sin

Of disobedient opposition

To you and your behests, and am enjoined

By holy Laurence to fall prostrate here

To beg your pardon. Pardon, I beseech you!

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I meant to say Act 4. What different side of her personality do you see in her in Act 4?