Juliet's Relationships In Romeo And Juliet

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Smith 1 Dionie Smith Mrs. Wild English H 21 March 2018 Romeo and Juliet Act III Essay The relationship between Juliet and the nurse changes immensely in Act III Scene V. Up to Act III, their relationship was very close and the nurse always looked out for Juliet and was on her side for most things. But in Act III, all of this changes. The nurse has her own opinion about Romeo and what Juliet should do on account of her marrying Paris or not. Juliet says that she would rather die than marry Paris and confronts her father about her resentment towards the idea. The nurse, who up to now, had predominantly been on Juliet’s…show more content…
For example, in act II, scene V, the nurse teasingly hinders on giving Juliet information about Romeo. It takes a while before the nurse finally gives the information to Juliet. Juliet says, “Here’s such a coil! Come, what says Romeo?” This shows Juliet’s response to the teasing manner of the nurse. Also, before the nurse advises Juliet to marry Paris, the nurse stands up for Juliet during the fight between Juliet and her parents. The nurse says to Lord Capulet, “God in heaven bless her! You are to blame, my lord, to rate her so.” The nurse defends Juliet against the nurse’s own employers! The nurse cares so much about Juliet that she risks her job, her livelihood, in order to see Juliet happy. Although the nurse stilled cared for Juliet when she said Juliet should marry Paris, the nurse has given up on Juliet’s love life, consequently giving the impression that she doesn’t believe in Juliet anymore. But in a way, the nurse also tries to help Juliet in the same passage. The nurse says to Juliet, “I think it best you married with the County. O, he’s a lovely gentleman! Romeo’s a dishclout to him. An eagle, madam, hath not so green, so quick, so fair an eye as Paris hath.” The nurse tries to portray Romeo as nothing special and she tries to make Paris seem like a better option for Juliet. The nurse only tries to be honest with Juliet and tries to help her, but Juliet does not want to hear

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