Romeo And Juliet And Nurse Relationship

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Romeo and Juliet both have a person who they can confide in and seek advice from. They act as their second parents, in their case they talk to them about their forbidden love. The Capulets and Montagues have an ancient grudge, and it hasn’t been numbified to an extent of uniting through love or marriage. So therefore they rely on Friar Laurence and the nurse to talk about such matters. They both serve as parental figures to Romeo and Juliet, since their real parents expect them to carry on their family name and accept their duties. The Capulets and Montagues want their children to protect and represent their name. They do love her but they are very distant with Juliet. The nurse and Friar Laurence act as their mentors. Friar Laurence answers…show more content…
As a maid in the Capulet household she associates often with Juliet. The nurse has known her ever since she was a child, they have a mother-daughter relationship. She raised her ever since she was a baby. The nurse provides a comic relief in the play. She has a very sentimental character, and has helped shape Juliet throughout her life. The nurse also has a different view of love, Juliet has a very deep serious love with Romeo and she is willing to trade her life for him, that idea is foreign and unexpected to the nurse. The nurse’s view on love is very temporary and meant for enjoyment. She knows Juliet very well and passes messages between her and Romeo. She personally asks Romeo about his sincerity to Juliet, and if he takes the marriage seriously. The nurse has a close relationship with her and she cares about her, she wants the best for her, so she helps her and Romeo meet each other. Soon after Romeo and Juliet had met, the nurse meets Romeo and informed him about their secret wedding. After she comes back she plays a game with Juliet by postponing the exciting news and complains of her aching back. She finally tells Juliet and later on they get married, “Then hie you hence to Friar Lawrence’s cell. There stays a husband to make you a wife.” (Act 2 Scene 5 Page…show more content…
This is due to her expectations as a nurse serving in the Capulet household. Instead of encouraging Juliet to be with Romeo while he is banished, she retreats and tries to distract Juliet by talking badly of Romeo. The nurse glorifies Paris and his good qualities hoping to attract Juliet. This is because she knows that Romeo won’t be coming back and she wants her to move on. She tries to persuade her to enjoy her second marriage because it will be better than the first. “Romeo’s a dishclout to him,” (Act 3 Scene 5) the nurse compares their looks to distract Juliet, she wants her to be intrigued so that it will distract her over the loss of her Romeo. Juliet doesn’t accept the nurse’s advice, she shows her loyalty to her husband and defends him. The nurse understands her loyalty but wants her to move on from Romeo. She cares about Juliet’s wellbeing and happiness and doesn’t want her to be hankering over her loss. Juliet feels betrayed by the nurse and decides to discontinue her conversations of love with her, she becomes independent and doesn’t go to her for advice after the nurse’s persuasive speech about Paris. The nurse knew Juliet should’ve ran away with Romeo but her place in the Capulet household made her act like she wanted Juliet to marry Paris. She hid her honest advice from Juliet and did her duty of protecting her. The nurse’s role in the play influenced Romeo and Juliet’s relationship by bringing them
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