In Romeo and Juliet, how does Lord Capulet's behavior change dramatically between Act 1, Scene 2 and Act 3, Scene 5? What are the causes for that and how does our opinion change of him?  

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Lord Capulet goes from being a jolly father to a tyrant.

When we first meet Capulet, he seems to be a great guy.  As far as he is concerned, everything is going well.  He finally gets to show off his daughter.  He has a big party for her, and is a very congenial host.  You would think Lord Capulet was the most generous and forgiving guy in the world.  He even isn’t bothered by Romeo’s unexpected appearance at the party.  However, soon he is complaining that if Juliet doesn't marry right away he will disown her.

When Capulet and Paris first discuss Juliet’s marriage, Capulet is not ready to have her married yet.  He tells Paris that she is too young to marry.

But saying o'er what I have said before:

My child is yet a stranger in the world;

She hath not seen the change of fourteen years,

Let two more summers wither in their pride,

Ere we may think her ripe to be a bride. (Act 1, Scene 2)

This is the same mindset he is in at...

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