What is a mother? Someone who gave you life? Or someone who cared for you your entire life? In William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, Romeo and Juliet are star-crossed lovers who are in opposite households in a feud. They are trying to be together but the feud between their families is keeping them apart so they come up with a plan to stay together but terrible events one after another keep happening. In the story Juliet’s caretaker,the nurse, they have a stronger bond than Juliet has with her own mother. Because of this Juliet is closer to the Nurse than her mother and the Nurse can influence her decisions because of their bond, the Nurse plays a key part in uniting Romeo and Juliet.
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. It is a big feast day that occurs the day after Juliet 's birthday. As the play takes place, Juliet is only 13 years old. The Nurse has an important role in and out of the play. She is a character that cares about Juliet and her well-being more than her own or her mother
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.
From what I have read in the play Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare it is about two young teenagers falling in love together. The two main characters that I have chosen to write about would be Romeo and Paris. These two characters have similarities and differences between each other, some similarities that they have are Romeo and Paris both like Juliet. They are both trying to marry her because they both like and love her. As far as the community of Verona is concerned they are very caring and respectful people.
The loyalty between family and friends can cause people to do things which can have an minimum or huge impact in their lives. In ‘Romeo and Juliet” by William shakespeare, it had lots of issues with loyalty, in which later in the book had caused the two main characters Romeo and Juliet their lives to change. An individual fails to realize the importance of loyalty their family or friends who made an impact on their life.
The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet, written by Shakespeare, display many characters showing various traits. In the play, lovers from conflicting families find love and plan to wed, but death is presented. Romeo, Juliet, Friar Laurence, and the Nurse, characters, all show impetuosity in some form throughout the play.
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. After an incident on the street Romeo is exiled from the city of Verona. Juliet then has to choose to follow Romeo or stay with her family and be forced to marry a man named Paris. Because of the Nurse’s inability to support a side in the situation and the fact that she acted as a bystander
Juliet 's apparent death reveals the reactions and true emotions that her parents, The nurse and Paris felt towards her. Act 4 scene 5 starts with a humorous and eager tone but suddenly switches to a more sorrowful and sad tone as soon as the nurse discovers Juliet’s pale dead body.They were shocked and upset because it meant to be juliet 's wedding night. Their attitude and reaction shows us the importance of Juliet in their lives.Their relationships with Juliet in the past have an impact on the way they reacted.
When things get out of hand, there is always someone to blame, right? In The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare, the blame is not really placed on anyone. When the reader’s questions were left unanswered, readers have started pinning the fault on characters. Many people could take the blame for the death of some special kinsmen and beloved children. Ultimately the Capulets and Montagues are behind it all.
In Romeo and Juliet, Juliet’s mother is Lady Capulet. Throughout the whole story, Lady Capulet wants Juliet to marry Paris. No matter how much Juliet argues and begs her mother to not make her get married, Lady Capulet does not listen. Some people may think that Lady Capulet is a good mom who just wants what is best for her daughter. Although I do not believe that this is true and I will be discussing my reasons throughout this essay. My perspective of Lady Capulet is that she isn’t a good mom at all and that she is a very obedient person.
Responsibility means our ability to make a decision that satisfy ourselves and others, and to take the consequences for the action. When people hear the word “responsibility”, most people associated it with the word, blame. When something happens, people would say “Whose responsibility is this?”. In the book, Romeo and Juliet, Friar Laurence and the Nurse are trying to help Romeo and Juliet get married, unfortunately they both suicide in the end and I believe that Friar Laurence and the Nurse are responsible for their death.
It is viewed as a perfect love story that many people reference when speaking of love. However, the truth is that the rash actions of fictional characters Romeo and Juliet are manifested in a bitter reality. Many teens today do not realize the possible outcomes of rash actions they make and how they may affect the lives of their loved ones as well as themselves. By understanding the reasoning behind their actions, it is possible to educate teenagers today about the possible consequences of such behavior. It is of the utmost importance to ensure that such tragic consequences are avoided in the future to make the world a safer and easier place to live
Picture a rollercoaster. With so many ups and downs, there is never a point in the ride where the rollercoaster is at a constant level. This is the same effect that Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet plays on the audience’s emotions. There is just never a break in the emotional ride; however, that is the reason for why Romeo and Juliet is famed in the first place. From the beginning of the play, the audience is already set off to the top of the ride by the prologue which tells the entire plot of the story. As the plot progresses, Shakespeare stirs more emotions into the audience and ends the play in one of the most dramatic ways known to literature: death. More specifically, Romeo’s and Juliet’s death; however, it was not the death that made the
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.” Go, girl, seek happy nights to happy days” (1.3.106). Juliet goes to Nurse with whatever problem she has and gets her counseling. For example, she helped Juliet with her love for Romeo. “I am the drudge and toil in your delight” (2.5.68). She supports and helps Juliet get married behind the Capulets back. Knowing she can lose her job and get exiled she helps Juliet anyway because she values her more.
“It seems to me, that love could be labeled poison and we’d drink it anyway”, says Atticus. This quote means that love can be dangerous, but we, as humans, are willing to take the risk in order to find happiness. This quote relates to Romeo and Juliet because Romeo and Juliet knew that there would be so many risks falling in love with each other, but they were willing to take those risks because they love each other. In the tragedy of Romeo and Juliet, Romeo and Juliet are star-crossed lovers whose love for each other shows, in the way, they are willing to die for each other, the way they forgive each other, and the way they are willing to leave their families for each other.