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.
Parents. Everyone has them, and everyone either loves them or hates them. They give their children a house to live in, provide food and water, raise and teach them valuable lessons. But do they know what's best for them? Parents don't know the answer to everything whether they have been in the situation before or not. Shakespeare shows that in the different situations their parents were put in, they either did or they didn't know what to do. Romeo’s parents know what to do when he is sad and even when he almost gets killed for avenging Mercutio. Juliet’s parents don’t know what to do when they forced her to make the choice to marry Paris and when they didn't let her have her own opinion. In some situations, parents don't know what to do for
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.
Romeo and Juliet died tragically and unnecessarily. Many characters in the book bear responsibility for their deaths in part, including the Friar and even Romeo and Juliet themselves. However; their parents and in particular, Juliet's parents, bear the brunt of the blame for keeping the feud alive.
Before Romeo meets Juliet at the Capulets’ party, Shakespeare portrays him as a romantic, melancholic, and emotional young man involved in an unrequited relationship with another young women. When a fight between Capulets and Montagues in Act One, Scene One finally disperses, Benvolio claims his cousin did not participate in the quarrel, and Montague acknowledges his son’s sorrow and that he encloses himself in his room, yet he does not know why [1.1.135-145]. This implies that Romeo, unlike the other young men of the two conflicting families, favors pacifism and keeps his issues secret. Montague adds, “But he, [his] own affections’ counselor” [1.1.150]. Although he is explicitly shown as depressed, Romeo does not share his concerns with
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.
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
It would have been impossible for Juliet to even communicate with Romeo if it weren’t for the nurse. The nurse blindly followed Juliet's orders without thinking of the results her words and actions could cause. Juliet looks up to the nurse who has taken care of her for years. When the nurse provides Juliet with no initial guidance Juliet is forced into making the decision of staying loyal to her husband or staying with her
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
Frederick Douglas once said, “‘[i]t is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men’” (Brainy Quotes) proving that a child’s experience growing up will determine who they are when they reach adulthood be. Parents with excessive requirement that seem unachievable are what create figuratively “broken” men and women throughout time. Romeo and Juliet, the tragic play written by William Shakespeare in the 1500s, is about a bitter feud between families that results in devastating effects on their children. Two teenagers from opposing families, Juliet and Romeo, fall in love throughout the play and show their perpetual love for each other by trying to overcome family obstacles that are keeping them apart. Shattering Glass by Gail Giles
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 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.
“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 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.