In "Romeo and Juliet", why does Capulet suddenly decide to accept Paris's offer? In Act 1, Capulet was not eager to see Juliet married.
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.
And then, a little later, Capulet tells him about the party and makes two further arguments:
But woo her, gentle Paris, get her heart;
My will to her consent is but a part.
An she agree, within her scope of choice
Lies my consent and fair according voice.
This night I hold an old accustom'd feast,
Whereto I have invited many a guest,
Such as I love; and you among the store,
One more, most welcome, makes my number more.
At my poor house look to behold this night
Earth-treading stars that make dark heaven light.
...Hear all, all see,
And like her most whose merit most shall be;
Which, amongst view of many, mine, being one,
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Capulet eagerly accepted Paris' offer because Juliet didn't wnat to marry.Capulet didnt want Juliet to chane her mind again