In Act 1, Scene 3 of Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare, what kind of person does Lady Capulet seem to be? Why do you think she might be like this??

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The main information we get about Lady Capulet's character in Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare comes later in the play, in Act IV. In Act I, though, we are introduced to her character. She is a mother with a teenage daughter concerned with making sure her daughter is married well. Arranged marriages were typical in this period, often with the young people being consulted at all. Because Lady Capulet herself was married at Juliet's age, she tries to cast Paris in a good light by telling Juliet that he is handsome and rich. This does not show her to be superficial, but rather reflects her judgement of what a young and silly girl will find appealing. Overall, she appears to be a good mother by the conventional standards of her period.


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