Nurses Role In Romeo And Juliet

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"Come Hither, Nurse!" Nurses currently wear hospital scrubs and they help nurse patients back to health, hence the name. It wasn 't always that way though, In Verona, Italy around the 1300 's nurses were more commonly known as servants and or nannies and they were in charge of the wives children from birth. In the play Romeo and Juliet, the nurse of Lord Capulet takes care of Juliet. The nurse is able to tell her age by knowing when the big event called Lammastide occurred. It is a big feast day that occurs the day after Juliet 's birthday. As the play takes place, Juliet is only 13 years old. The Nurse has an important role in and out of the play. She is a character that cares about Juliet and her well-being more than her own or her mother…show more content…
The textual evidence can be found in Act 1, Scene 5, Lines 125-130. "Marry, bachelor, Her mother is the lady of the house, and a good lady, and a wise and virtuous. I nursed her daughter, that you talk 'd withal; I tell you, he that can lay hold of her shall have the chinks." The nurse also appreciates Juliet 's physical beauty too. While talking to Lady Capulet and Juliet, she went on to say that Juliet is the prettiest maiden that she ever nursed or raised. This shows that not only did she recognize Juliet 's well-being but she also recognized her physical appearance and beauty. This can be found in Act 1, Scene 3, Lines 65-68; "Peace, I have done. God mark thee to his grace! Thou wast the prettiest babe that e 'er I nursed: An I might live to see thee married once, I have my wish." Overall, this proves that the nurse raises Juliet as if she were her own, and wants the best for her. Have you ever had a nurse care for you so much that you thought you could call her your mother? Juliet 's nurse was her best friend, she was able to rely on her like a mother and confide to her

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