In act 3, scene 5 of Romeo and Juliet, what is your impression of both Lord and Lady Capulet?

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In act 3, scene 5 of Romeo and Juliet, one's impression of both Lord and Lady Capulet is rather negative due to their stubborn insistence that their daughter will marry Paris, a man she doesn't love.

At this point in the play, Juliet is already married to Romeo, but her parents remain blissfully unaware of this fact. They insist that Juliet marries Paris, despite the fact that she doesn't love him. When Juliet defies her parents' wishes, Lord Capulet goes through the roof and threatens to disown his daughter if she continues to disobey him.

Lady Capulet naturally doesn't challenge her husband's angry words. As a traditional wife, she doesn't feel it's appropriate to say anything that might contradict her husband. Not that she would in any case, of course, because she, no less than Lord Capulet, wants Juliet to marry Paris.

The overall impression given by Lord and Lady Capulet in act 3, scene 5 is far from positive. They come across as being more concerned with forging a strategic alliance with another aristocratic family than with making their daughter happy. At the same time, it's important to bear in mind that this was the norm among aristocratic families in those days. Marriages were seldom made for love but for political advantage.

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