Things were probably very different back in the Elizabethan Era when the play was written, so the story happens in the Capulet’s household refreshes my understanding about motherhood back in that time. Lady Capulet and the Nurse are the two important women that form great contrast. Although Lady Capulet and the Nurse both played a similar motherhood role as regard to Juliet, their behaviors and wishes for Juliet are completely different. Both of Lady Capulet and the Nurse has watched Juliet growing up since she is born. Lady
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. The Nurse foils Lady Capulet by her relationship with Juliet.
In the story, The Miracle Worker, Annie is shown to have many relationships with individuals in the Keller home. One of the main relationships that stood out in the story is that of Kate Keller and Annie. I will focus on Annie’s relationship with Kate Keller since both women have played an important role in assisting Helen. Kate is the mother of Helen and she really loves and adores her daughter. Since Helen is deaf and mute, Kate finds it difficult to converse with Helen.
We must talk in secret.” Then she says, “Nurse, come back again. I have remembered me, thou’s hear our counsel.” (1.3.8-10) This quote shows that Lady Capulet feels comfortable talking to Juliet about anything around Nurse since Nurse knows Juliet better and can help make the best decision. Nurse is practically the mother figure for Juliet because her mother is not around as much. Although, Lady Capulet does not make much effort to bond with Juliet since she is closest to Nurse. Lady Capulet also proves parents do not always know what's best for their children by telling Juliet to start thinking of marriage.
By using women to create a conflict and add drama, Shakespeare reveals that he feel women are problematic and add unnecessary attitude or pizzazz. Three professors explain how women were used to show that only they had weakness and that men do not when they state, “ Laertes exclaims, “the woman will be let out,” as he begins to weep showing that a man does not cry and that only women do” (Gerlach, Almasy, Daniel). When Laertes says, “the woman will be let out,” he is ultimately saying that only women cry and that men do not. Also, Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar is a perfect example of how woman are used to add drama and go over the top. According to Sparknotes, Portia, Brutus’ wife, kills herself out of grief showing how weak she is to things that have nothing to do with her.
/ ...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
I don't think you got nothing to cry about.’ She moved a little. ‘You tell Fonny?’” This quote shows how supportive she was when Tish told her. Tish was scared, but her Mom understood and tried to understand her situation. This type of love help Tish go through all the stuff she was going through while Fonny was in Prison. Without her Mother i don't think she would of have done
There are many similarities and differences between some of literature’s most famous works. Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare can be compared to Harper Lee’s, To Kill a Mockingbird. Both works are very well-known to most. There are obvious relationships between the two. Despite an obvious difference, that one is a play and one is a novel, they can be compared with their plot, literary devices and subjects.
The doctors that found her assumes a feminine role saying, “I think, but dare not speak (5.1.69).” Lady Macbeth’s power, at that point, had become so strong that male characters were acting in ways that were expected of women. Her power, along with her insanity, left the Doctor dumbfounded. Men expected women to think but not speak. This swap of roles starts the end of the play with the start of downfall of the Macbeths. As the start of the play, Lady Macbeth held most of the relationship power between the two of them and at the end left both of them in
Without determination, Annie would not have been able to achieve this miracle. Accomplishing teaching with success is troublesome without the determination to do so. In Act I of the play, Kate Keller, Helen’s mother, showed determination towards helping Helen. Helen struggled a great deal since the beginning of her life, and all Kate wanted was to help her daughter lead an average life like any other child; to do this, Kate needed determination. Kate’s motherly and concerned attributes gave her the ability and strength to support her daughter.