The Nurse is to Blame for Juliet's Predicament in Romeo and Juliet Everyone is faced with a difficult situation sometime in their life where the two different choices will result in totally different outcomes. A situation where once a decision is made they can’t go back. In the play Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet are from feuding families. They meet, fall in love, and get married with help from Juliet’s nurse and Friar Laurence.
In most societies, it is common for mothers to have great affection for their daughter(s), but Juliet receives more affection from the nurse that raised her rather than her mother. The Nurse shows Juliet great affection and love, while Juliet’s mother, Lady Capulet, barely knows anything about her own daughter, Juliet. The Nurse raised Juliet since she was an infant while Lady Capulet, a member of the nobility, spent very little time with Juliet as her priorities were attending social events, entertaining and spending time away on vacations. In Shakespeare’s tragedy “Romeo and Juliet”, the Nurse foils Lady Capulet by her relationship and affection towards Juliet showing Lady Capulet as the ultimate "Ice Queen" who cares more about her social status than her own daughter's happiness.
Lastly, Shakespeare uses Romeo and Juliet to show true love. Nurse shows parental love to Juliet throughout the play. Despite being a servant to the Capulet household, she has a role equivalent to that of Juliet’s mothers and regards Juliet as her own. Even with the fact that Nurse is not the birth mother of Juliet, she still treats Juliet like a daughter. Nurse cares about Juliet and wants her to be happy and find success.”
The Nurse helped out Juliet when her Parents could not. “As I told you my young lady bade me inquire you out; what she bade me say, I will keep to myself”(Act II.II.148-149). The Nurse has offered to keep the secret of the marriage between the two young ones and she will not tell anyone about it. After the Nursze comes back from visting Romeo she finds ways to not tell Juliet the good news instead she starts talking about other things, the Nurse also knows how delighted juliet will be once when she finds out about the wedding “Your love says, like an honest gentleman, and a courteous, and a kind,...where is your mother?”(Act II.II.55-57). The day of Mercutio and Tybalt 's death she did not think Romeo would do such a thing, and now her thoughts about Romeo have changed instead she thinks Romeo would end up hurting her young lady.
The nurse believes that Juliet should wed Romeo although they come from conflicting families, “I think it best you married with the country. O, he’s a lovely gentleman! Romeo’s a dishclout to him” (iii. v. 218-221). Correspondingly, the nurse isn’t realizing the long term effects between the feuding families if Juliet was to marry Romeo.
In this case, it seems that Juliet has not had as much bonding with her Lady Capulet as much as she has with the nurse. Lady Capulet has always needed a person to help her even when it is something that she has been doing for years. Some people may argue that she doesn’t take care of her child as much
"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.
Juliet, not knowing what to do, asks her nurse, who is her closest family member, who she should be with. The nurse who was originally on team Romeo and Juliet, has now decided Juliet should be with Paris. In the 1996 version of Romeo & Juliet by Baz Luhrmann the Nurse gives Juliet a big speech. She says that she might be a better fit with Paris. That makes Juliet mad and Juliet calls her a
Romeo and Juliet is a story of hasty decisions. The young couple must quickly decide to get married, how to act after Romeo is exiled, and whether or not to take their own lives. Many of these decisions are made under the guidance of the children’s mentors, Friar Laurence and the Nurse. Throughout this tragedy, Friar Laurence and the Nurse are the only adults that Romeo and Juliet seem to feel that they can trust and are in turn some of the main people that influence the outcome of the play. The Nurse and Friar Laurence play very similar roles, both in the play and the lives of the children, but the ways in which they advise and influence the children include more differences.
The Nurse on numerous occasions helps Juliet’s in her schemes to meet Romeo. For instance, she says, “Your lady mother is coming to your chamber. / The day is broke; be wary; look about.” (Shakespeare 3.5.39-40) This quote shows the Nurse warning Juliet that her mother was coming when the newlyweds were consummating.
“Good Heart, and faith I will tell her as much/ Lord, Lord, she will be a joyful woman” (II.4.163-164). What the nurse means by that is she has a message from Romeo to give to Juliet ,and she knows Juliet will be excited to receive it. Juliet's nurse is agreeing with their young forsaken love, this is the nurse's first mistake. Keeping a secret from the enemy families is a lot of weight on her
The Nurse believes that Juliet is not fully grown to be married as she said “She’s not fourteen” (18). Her age has proven that she’s not mature enough to become a wife and indeed that she won’t be able to act or talk like an adult. And because at such young age, 13, it’s obvious to the maid of house Capulet to act innocent, especially in her response during the conversation about her marriage. Juliet replied to her mom obediently “I’ll look to like, if looking liking move” (Shakespeare 21) about the man that she’s going to marry without hesitation. She don’t even considered whether that man would be a good selection or not.
The nurse(juliet 's) informs Romeo that Juliet is a Capulet and that bothered him a lot. Meanwhile Juliet was worried because Romeo was a Montague. That night Romeo climbed the garden wall into Juliet 's garden and Juliet was saying her thoughts out loud. Romeo and juliet were talking and she told him that he had to promise that he would be true to their love no matter what even if there families had issues. Benvolio and Mercutio were in the streets the next day and tybalt told them to tell him where Romeo was at so they can duel
After carefully analyzing the play Romeo and Juliet written by William Shakespeare, it can be concluded that both characters Friar Laurence and The Nurse are seen as mentors to the lovers. As a result of the two families fighting both characters were forced to become not only mentors, but parents to the couple, which resulted in the Juliet and Romeo building trust in them. Both the Nurse and Frair Laurence have their best interest in mind when making crucial decisions, making sure they are happy regardless of the result. However, when events start ocurring, pressure gets the best of them and they both retreat. The Nurse and Frair Laurence are both responsible for the final tragedy of the play.