When do Juliet and her father argue about Juliet's marrying Paris in Romeo and Juliet?

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Juliet and her father argue about her marriage to Count Paris just after her mother informs her of the arrangements her father has made, in Act 3, Scene 5 (and this takes place right after Romeo leaves her bedroom!).  Juliet rejects their plans, insisting that she will not marry Paris.  When her father walks in, her mother says that Juliet should tell him herself.  He is immediately incensed at Juliet's lack of gratitude and pride in their choice of so great a husband.  He calls her "Unworthy" of such an advantageous match (3.5.150).  Even when she begs for his patience, imploring him to listen to her, he threatens to hit her (his "fingers itch"), and says that she can "hang, beg, starve, die in the streets" unless she relents and does as he has ordered (3.5.204).  He promises that he will "not be forsworn" (3.5.207); in other words, he will not change his mind or take back what he has said.  Juliet is absolutely her father's daughter, though, because she is as resolute as he once she's made up her mind.