This quote shows how the Nurse unknowingly contributes to the tragic end of the play by helping Romeo and Juliet to be together but also inadvertently facilitating their separation when Romeo is banished. The Nurse should be punished as Juliet paid the ultimate price for her nurse's
It also shows that she is like a mother to Juliet, overjoyed and happy for her daughter to have found a man. A second excerpt about how much she cares for Juliet can be found in act three, scene five, when she advises Juliet when speaking about her marriage to Romeo, “I think it best you married the County. O, he’s a lovely gentleman! Romeo’s a dishclout to him,” (3*5*218-220). This explains to the reader that the nurse does not approve of Romeo as she believes that Juliet will not be happy with him, and should instead marry the Count, who will provide for her with ease.
She is the only person that supports their marriage just because she wants them to be happy. The nurse helps Juliet out of pure love, and is the steady, supporting mother figure in her life. She is the least selfish and most mature character in the play. In Act II, Scene V, Line XXVII,
Juliet disregards her common sense and lets her emotions influence her decisions. Shakespeare reveals Juliet’s true feelings for Romeo by her saying this without knowing her lover is there (Apostrophe). The quote reveals that Juliet knows the consequences of her and Romeo’s love, yet she ignores the risks, keeping their dangerous relationship on thin ice (Metaphor). Even though Juliet knew the consequences of loving a Montague, she let her love for Romeo take her down a path which lead to the death of both the young and tragic lovers. This makes it evident that she is the one to blame for both of their deaths.
All men in the world do not appreciate their masculinity to be challenged, which goes against their own code of honor. In the play The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare, Romeo, Tybalt and Mercutio disrupt each other’s codes of honor by their actions in Act III, scene i. These three men’s codes of honor contribute to the tragedy of the play because of their views on masculinity, such as when Tybalt kills Mercutio and when Romeo kills Tybalt. Here, Tybalt mocks Romeo’s masculinity, leading Mercutio to duel him in order to honor Romeo.
William Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet,” discusses how people have both a monstrous and honorable side. Shakespeare demonstrates this by using syntax and figurative language in the soliloquy, “Romeo and Juliet”. In the soliloquy, a monk by the name Friar Laurence, talks about how everybody has a guilty and innocent side. In the story, the Montague and Capulet family are fierce rivals. The rivalry shows the dark side while the love of Romeo and Juliet shows light side of both families.
She slowly takes charge of her life and takes matters into her own hands. Juliet is presented as quiet and dutiful, but with an inner strength and maturity: when her mother suggest that she should marry Paris because of his money and good looks, she responds: "I'll look to like, if looking liking move". However, when she meets Romeo she is prepared to defy her parents and marry Romeo in secret.
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.
This exchange of information shows that the nurse wants Romeo to know how Juliet feels because she wants them to stay together. Later, when Juliet is convinced that she is in love with Romeo, the nurse tells her she made the wrong choice. She says, “Well, you have made a simple choice; you know how to/ choose a man: Romeo! / ... 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.
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
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.”
Alan Watts once said, “Never pretend to a love which you do not actually feel, for love is not ours to command.” (brainyquotes.com). Watts is saying that we can't just say that we love someone, we have to feel our heart swell with the love we have for that person. In William Shakespeare's, The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet, Romeo and Juliet are not truly in love because they automatically fall ‘in love’ after seeing each other once, they decide to get married a few hours after they meet and they are too immature to actually know what love is . One reason Romeo and Juliet are not truly in love is that they fell in love right after they meet (lust at first sight).