/ ...he is not the flower of courtesy” (40). The nurse is now saying that she thinks Juliet made the wrong choice choosing Romeo and she should have chosen her family's recommendation, Paris. After the news of Romeo being exiled is delivered to Juliet, Juliet breaks down. The nurse then tells Juliet she will “find Romeo/ to comfort [her]” (52). The nurse once again takes action to bring Romeo
In order to get the two lovers together, the Nurse even sets up a ladder so that romeo can spend the night with Juliet. The Nurse is even willing to be a messenger for Juliet and take insults from Mercutio to help their marriage and do the right thing. To give confidence to Romeo the Nurse says “Stand up, stand up. Stand, an you be a man./For Juliet’s sake, for her sake, rise and stand.” giving Romeo confidence and to be a man for Juliet (3.iii.88-89). Only when the Nurse tells Juliet she should marry Paris is when she does not do the right thing, due to Romeo and Juliet 's love being true and Juliet and Paris’ love is not.
The Nurse attempts to train Juliet to be more rational through telling her to marry County Paris instead of being with Romeo. After Juliet marries Romeo, he engages in a quarrel which results in the deaths of Mercutio, a close friend to Romeo, and Tyablt, Juliet’s cousin, as well as his banishment from Verona. Because of this, the Nurse tries to coerce Juliet into marrying County Paris, a kinsman to Prince Escalus, the Prince of Verona. Through logic and reason, she deduces that County Paris is better marriage material and that Juliet is “happy in this second match/ for it excels her first” (III.V.225-226) Feeling betrayed by her confidante, Juliet turns to the help of the local monk, Friar Lawrence, without the Nurse’s knowing. Friar Laurence devises a plan in order to reunite the two lovers.
Friar Laurence’s rash action in marrying Juliet, his hasty plan to avert Juliet from an unwanted marriage with Paris, and his failure to get his message delivered to Romeo in time all contribute to the death of Romeo and Juliet. When Romeo goes to see Friar Laurence after his new found love, they immediately begin to talk about marriage. Friar Laurence sees the opportunity to unite the two disputing families by marrying them. When Friar Laurence and Romeo are discussing a possible marriage, he tells Romeo “ wisely and slow; they stumble that run fast” (Shakespeare.2.3.95-96). Friar Laurence agrees to marry them knowing the danger in making such an immense commitment in just 24 hours.
Paris says, “That she doth give her sorrow so much sway, and in his wisdom hastes our marriage, to stop the inundation of her tears.” (708) when he is talking to Friar Laurence about him and Juliet getting married. In others words, Paris and Capulet think that Juliet is lamenting over Tybalt’s death and Paris wants to get married quickly in order to make Juliet happy again. This shows that neither Paris nor Capulet knows how Juliet actually feels and what is really going on. Capulet most likely has an ulterior motive in the sense that now that Tybalt is dead he wants to have another relation to Prince Escalus, which in this case would be through Paris. It is because of fate that Capulet decides to have the marriage so soon.
Their vision becomes is obstructed by the love they have for one another, they don’t even learn they are enemies until later. “Is she a Capulet?” , asks Romeo to the nurse(Romeo and Juliet 1.5.117) “Come hither, nurse. What is yond gentleman?” , Juliet asks about Romeo to the nurse (Romeo and Juliet 1.5.126) The best example of love blinding rationale is when romeo is banished. Juliet does not even weep for Tybalt, her cousin, she only weeps for Romeo. Romeo says, “Ha, banishment!
To beautify him only lacks a cover”(1.3.85-90). Lady Capulet means Juliet will be the "cover" if she marries him. With a lock on it, to keep the story (Paris) all to herself. Paris needs a wife, and Lady Capulet wants that wife to be Juliet. The audience understanding that juliet doesn't really love Paris which helps us conclude that there relationship is just being forced.
First, there is Benvolio, a close and trusted companion to Romeo, who helps him through many struggles of his life, including Rosaline, the death of Tybalt, and his punishment from the Prince. Next there is Friar Laurence, a Priest whom Romeo leans on for help many times, Friar Laurence advises Romeo when he want to marry Juliet, helps him when he gets exiled, and devises a plan for him and Juliet to be together. Finally, there is Juliet, the love Romeo has for Juliet allows Juliet to influence Romeo the most throughout the play. For instance, she influences Romeo to get over Rosaline, come to her despite being exiled, and lastly to kill himself. Romeo has many people who influence him throughout the story and these people help Romeo make hard decisions and get through many
One of the biggest reason for Juliet being closer to the Nurse is that the Nurse is more caring and always tries to respect Juliet’s opinion. She is the messenger for Juliet and Romeo because she knows that Juliet loves Romeo deeply. For contrast, when Juliet begs for the delay of the wedding with Paris, Lady Capulet’s response was: "Talk not to me, for I'll not say a word / Do as thou wilt, for I have done with thee" (3.5.214-215). Her cold, harsh words have really hurt
Another topic I will be covering is love at first sight. Romeo and Juliet went to Friar Lawrence for advice during their difficult moments. In the beginning of the story, Romeo thinks he’s in love with Rosaline. As she does not return his affections, Benvolio tells him that he should forget her and find another woman but Romeo doesn’t budge. While this is happening, Pairs is wanting to marry Juliet so he invites her to a Capulet ball where Rosaline is also attending.